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CPS-3 Enrolls 632 from Central Georgia

CPS-3 Enrolls 632 from Central Georgia 

MACON, GA (Friday, Jan. 27, 2012) – Over 12 hours in two days saw 632 enrollees from central Georgia in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3. The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) is thrilled with the turnout and thanks the American Cancer Society and the central Georgia community.

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert, Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen, Mercer University President Bill Underwood and Macon Fire Chief Marvin Riggins were just some of the community leaders who enrolled.

CPS-3 is a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. CPS-3 will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. To enroll in the study, individuals between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer were asked to read and sign an informed consent form; complete a comprehensive survey packet that asked for information on lifestyle, behavioral and other factors related to his or her health; had his or her waist circumference measured; and gave a small blood sample. The American Cancer Society will send periodic follow-up surveys for participants to update information, and annual newsletters with study updates and results. The in-person enrollment process took about an hour to complete.

The study took place at the Cancer Life Center, a service of MCCG.

For more information or to learn how to become involved with CPS-3, visit, email cps3@cancer org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.