Cancer Prevention Study-3 - Fort Dodge

We all want to know we have made a difference in the life of another.  One hundred years ago, the American Cancer Society began the fight of a lifetime – the fight to end cancer. Our community has a unique opportunity to help finish the fight. 

The third Cancer Prevention Study of the American Cancer Society will be enrolling participants at select locations in Fort Dodgeduring the week of October 24th, 2013. As part of enrollment, individuals who choose to participate will simply fill out a comprehensive survey packet about health history, provide a small blood sample (to be collected by trained phlebotomists) and provide a waist measurement. Enrollment will take approximately 20-30 minutes at your local event.  From that point forward, study participants will be followed over time to update information via periodic, mailed surveys. Your involvement in CPS-3 will help American Cancer Society researchers understand the causes of, and ultimately determine ways to prevent cancer.

If you are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study (which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20-30 years), are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer, then you will want to participate in this study. 

Participation is easy and enrollment is available in your local community. Local enrollment is being made possible in partnership with UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center, the Webster County Health Department, and the Fort Dodge Community Recreation Center.  Once you schedule your appointment, you will receive instructions on how to complete your first, most comprehensive survey online. This survey will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete.

Your onsite enrollment will take approximately 20-30 minutes and will involve:

·        Completing a short survey
·        Signing a consent form
·        Providing a waist circumference measurement
·        Providing a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit). 

Enrollment will take place at select sites during the week of October 24th.  For more details about enrollment locations, dates and times and to schedule your appointment, visit

Following enrollment, you will receive mailed surveys at home every few years to update your information. You will also receive annual study newsletters to update you on research results.

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, your significant participation comes from telling everyone you know about the opportunity to help prevent cancer. 

Visit, call 1-888-604-5888 or e-mail to learn more about the difference you can personally make in the fight against cancer.  Research Today for a Cancer Free Tomorrow!

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