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Published on July 11, 2013

Take Part in Cancer Prevention Study

ABERDEEN (July 11, 2013) - If you’re between the ages of 30 and 65 and have never been diagnosed with cancer, you can be part of a landmark new research study, Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

This nationwide project is being undertaken by the American Cancer Society to better understand ways to prevent cancer. Enrollment locally is through a partnership between Avera St. Luke’s Hospital and Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center. Appointments will be Sept. 10-12. You need to be willing to make a long-term commitment to the study, which involves completing follow-up surveys mailed to you periodically over the next 20 to 30 years.

After scheduling your enrollment appointment, you can go online and complete your first, most comprehensive survey. This survey will ask questions regarding medications, family history of cancer, lifestyle and other behaviors. 

At your appointment, you’ll be asked to sign an informed consent form, complete a brief survey, provide a waist circumference measurement and have a small blood sample taken by a trained phlebotomist. This should take less than 30 minutes.

Appointments will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, and 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Avera St. Luke’s Education Center, and at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and noon to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.

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To set up your enrollment appointment or learn more, visit, call 888-604-5888 or email