Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Become a Cancer Champion: Enroll in CPS-3

Last year, the American Cancer Society launched its Cancer Prevention Study-3, a historic research study enrolling at least 300,000 adults from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the U.S. in order to better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations.

Today, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, along with the American Cancer Society, launched our own effort to help CPS-3. Between now and October 2-3, we at the Cancer Center will be working with our colleagues within UAB to recruit and enroll 1,201 individuals in the CPS-3 study. In doing so, we will be tremendously helping the ACS to reach its recruitment goal.

Cancer affects everyone, and our employees at UAB are no exception. I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in a video explaining CPS-3 with several UAB employees, all of whom have been touched by cancer, which you can watch below.

Help scientists better understand cancer. Enroll in the CPS-3 study from uabnews on Vimeo.

For more information on the study, as well as how to enroll, you can visit our website. I highly encourage you to join me in participating and helping us achieve our vision of a world where cancer is no longer a major public health problem.

-Ed Partridge, M.D.