Catholic Health Services Partnering With American Cancer Society
October 9, 2012
In historic study
(Rockville Centre, NY) The American Cancer Society of Long Island hosted a Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) kickoff, in partnership with Catholic Health Services (CHS) and other Long Island leaders to recruit local residents interested in spreading the word about an historic nationwide study. With the help of these Community Champions, the findings from CPS-3 will help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.
Community Champions educate fellow community members about the study and how they can make an appointment to enroll between November 8 and 17 at one of the following CHS hospitals: Mercy Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and St. Charles Hospital.
The American Cancer Society’s Department of Epidemiology & Surveillance Research is recruiting 300,000 adults across the U.S. and Puerto Rico for CPS-3.
Men and women willing to commit to the study who are between the ages of 30 and 65 and who have never been diagnosed with cancer are invited to enroll. These individuals will provide a waist measurement, give a small blood sample and complete a baseline and enrollment survey. Over the course of the study, participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years for the next 20-30 years.
CHS and other Long Island partners are seeking 100 Community Champions who will support CPS-3 grassroots efforts and 1,000 study participants on Long Island between September and November. While the American Cancer Society has been conducting studies such as this for decades, its world-class research department relies on the involvement of community members to study new and emerging cancer risks.
For more information on CPS-3 or to sign up to be a Community Champion and/or study participant, please visit wwwcps3LongIsland.org
Catholic Health Services (CHS) is an integrated system encompassing some of the region’s finest health and human services agencies. With six acute care hospitals, three nursing homes, a home health agency, hospice, a community-based agency for persons with special needs and a regional lab, CHS’s high standards have resulted in a nearly 24% market share.