JACKSON, Miss.– For the second and last time, residents of Jackson have a unique opportunity to participate in a historic cancer study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) is returning to the Jackson area after a successful enrollment turnout of more than 500 at the UMMC in 2012. Soon after last year’s enrollment, more businesses and individuals expressed a willingness to partner with the American Cancer Society in order to bring CPS-3 back to Jackson.
Researchers will end recruitment nationwide December 2013. CPS-3 will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.
Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the study. CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the US and Puerto Rico. Local residents may enroll in CPS-3 between April 23 and 27. Partners in the enrollment efforts include Central Mississippi Medical Center, Broadmoor Baptist Church, Mississippi State Capitol, and Hinds Community College, Rankin Campus. Participants can register in the study at www.cps3jackson.org or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.