Bridgeport and Greater Danbury Residents Needed For Cancer Research Effort

Connecticut residents living or working in the Bridgeport and Greater Danbury areas are needed to participate in a historic study on November 16th – November 21st led by the American Cancer Society.

Men and women between the ages of 30 - 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

During the 30 minute enrollment you will be asked to

-       read and sign an informed consent form;

-       complete a brief survey,

-       have a waist measurement;

-       give a small blood sample.

At home, individuals will complete follow up questionnaire related to health. Periodic follow-ups surveys and newsletters will be sent. For more information or to pre-register, visit cancer.org/cps3ne or call 888-604-5888

CPS-3 is being made possible in partnership with local hospitals, corporations, and community groups.  Enrollment locations and dates include:

Saturday, November 16, 2013

CT Challenge Lobby

250 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT

9:00am – 1:00pm


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Western Connecticut Health Network

Biomedical Research Institute

131 West Street, Danbury, CT

4:00pm – 8:00pm


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Westport Weston Family Y

59 Post Road East, Westport, CT

8:00am – 12:00pm


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Western Connecticut Health Network

Danbury Hospital, Praxair Cancer Center

Praxair Conference Room

24 Hospital Ave., Danbury, CT

11:00am – 3:00pm


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bridgeport Hospital, Mill Hill B

267 Grant Street, Bridgeport, CT

12:00pm – 4:00pm


Thursday, November 21, 2013

New Milford Hospital, Robinson Rooms A & B

21 Elm Street, New Milford, CT

4:00pm – 8:00pm

CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico.  Researchers will use the data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from a series of American Cancer Society studies that began in the 1950s that collectively have involved millions of volunteer participants. The Hammond-Horn Study and previous Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS-I, and CPS-II) have played a major role in understanding cancer prevention and risk, and have contributed significantly to the scientific basis and development of public health guidelines and recommendations. Those studies confirmed the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, demonstrated the link between larger waist size and increased death rates from cancer and other causes, and showed the considerable impact of air pollution on heart and lung conditions. The current study, CPS-II, began in 1982 and is still ongoing. But changes in lifestyle and in the understanding of cancer in the more than two decades since its launch make it important to begin a new study.


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