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Mercy Medical Center to Help Cancer Study

Volunteers wanted for long-term American Cancer Society assessment.

Enrollment in a major study of cancer is scheduled at Mercy Medical Center in April. 

The American Cancer Society’s Epidemiology Research Program is looking for volunteers, both men and women, between the ages of 30 and 65 years and who have never been diagnosed with cancer to join the study. The goal of the Cancer Prevention Study (CPS-3) is to enroll at least 300,000 adults from different racial/ethnic backgrounds from around the United States.

Enrollment requires a long-term commitment to the study, which involves completing periodic follow-up surveys at home

The study aims 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.

The Rockville Centre site involved in the process is:

CHSLI – Mercy Medical Center
Employee Dining Room
1000 North Village Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Click here for driving directions. 
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 4 to 7:30 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, click here or call the CPS-3 toll free line, 888-604-5888.

The cancer society noted that:

  • After scheduling an enrollment appointment, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions to go online and complete the first comprehensive survey. This survey will ask you questions regarding medications, family history of cancer, lifestyle and other behaviors.  This survey should be completed prior to your appointment time.
  • At an appointment, participants will be asked to sign an informed consent form, complete a brief survey, as well as provide a waist circumference measurement and a small blood sample. The blood sample will be taken by a certified, trained phlebotomist.  The appointment should last approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

Original enrollment dates were postponed by Hurricane Sandy. All previous appointments must be rescheduled.

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