The American Cancer Society is looking for thousands of volunteers to participate in a long-term study that will look at the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause cancer.
The organization is looking for 300,000 volunteers around the country, including more than 5,000 in Maryland, that they will follow for at least 20 years. Free enrollment for the study begins Sunday. You must preregister.
The study is a third in a series that researchers hope will help one day lead to a cure for the fatal disease.
Volunteers should be aged 30 to 65 and never have been diagnosed with cancer. Participants will provide a waist measurement and blood sample and fill out a survey. They will then be contacted every two years to fill out additional surveys.
Answers to the most common questions about the study can be found here.
ENROLLMENT LOCATIONS & TIMES:
Sunday, Sept 9:
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Empowerment Temple
4217 Primrose Ave, Balt.
Tuesday, Sept 11:
2 – 6 p.m., Good Samaritan Hospital
Wednesday, Sept 12:
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Franklin Square Hospital
12 noon – 4 p.m., Harbor Hospital
3 – 7 p.m. Union Memorial Hospital
Thursday, Sept 13:
9 a.m. – 2p.m., MDHMH, 201 W. Preston
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Sinai Hospital
3 – 7 p.m., Merritt Athletic Clubs, Canton
3 – 7 p.m., Merritt Athletic Clubs, Security
4 – 8 p.m. Merritt Athletic Clubs, Centre St.
Friday, Sept 14
6 – 10 a.m., Merritt Athletic Clubs, Towson
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland
10 a.m. – 2p.m. , Merritt Athletic Clubs – Owings Mills
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., GBMC
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Northwest Hospital
Saturday, Sept 15
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Franklin Square
CPS3 enrollment will also take place in Harford County in November. Locations include Upper Chesapeake Hospital and the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Department. See www.CPS3Harford.org.
Over the next year, CPS3 enrollments will be scheduled in Carroll, Frederick, Howard and Washington Counties.