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Cancer Prevention Study-3 Kicks Off in Montgomery

Hospital news | Monday, June 17, 2013

On Tuesday, June 25, Montgomery residents will join the American Cancer Society to kick off its upcoming Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

Anyone who is interested in becoming a champion is welcome – there are no specific age or other eligibility requirements. There are, however, eligibility considerations for those who wish to enroll in the study, which will take place August 15 and August 21-23. Men and women who are willing to commit to the study must be between the ages of 30 and 65 and never have been diagnosed with cancer. The study will enroll a diverse population of 300,000 people across the United States. To enroll, individuals provide a waist measurement, give a small blood sample and complete a comprehensive survey online or at the enrollment site. Over the course of the study, participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years.

WHAT: CPS-3 Montgomery Kickoff – The kickoff will begin with a press conference followed by a brief Community Champion training. Refreshments will be provided.

Press conference speakers include the following:

  • Kimberly Williams, State Vice President for the American Cancer Society
  • Mayor Todd Strange, City of Montgomery
  • Donald E. Williamson, M.D., State Health Officer of Alabama
  • Steven D. Huntley, Pastor, True Divine Baptist Church
  • Peter Selman, CEO, Baptist Medical Center East
  • Joe B. Riley, President and CEO, Jackson Hospital

WHEN: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: City of Montgomery City Hall, Auditorium 103 N. Perry Street, Montgomery, AL 36104