Louisville is playing host to a nationwide cancer study

Louisville is playing host to a nationwide cancer study

Louisville is playing host to a nationwide cancer study


by Press Release


Posted on August 7, 2012 at 4:54 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Press Release) - - The American Cancer Society, in partnership with Jewish Cancer Care, part of KentuckyOne Health, and the YMCA of Greater Louisville, invites all media to the first day of a community-wide enrollment for its Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Representatives from American Cancer Society will be available for interviews upon request.

The American Cancer Society CPS-3 will allow community members the unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Enrollment will take place in nine locations throughout Greater Louisville during August 7-11, 2012.

Location: Jewish Hospital
                 200 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville, KY
Date:       Tuesday, August 7
Time:      Enrollment will take place from 7 a.m.-11 a.m. and 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

Location: Jewish Hospital Medical Center Northeast
                  2401 Terra Crossing Blvd., Louisville, KY
Date:        Tuesday, August 7
Time:       Enrollment will take place from 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

Location: Chestnut Street Family YMCA
                  930 W Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY
Date:         Tuesday, August 7
Time:        Enrollment will take place from 3 p.m.-7 p.m.


To better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer, the American Cancer Society's Department of Epidemiology & Surveillance Research is recruiting 300,000 adults across the U.S. and Puerto Rico for a new research study, the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

Men and women who are willing to commit to the study must be between the ages of 30 and 65 and never have been diagnosed with cancer. To enroll, individuals provide a waist measurement, give a small blood sample and complete and complete a baseline and enrollment survey. Over the course of the study, participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years for the next 20-30 years.  

For more information on CPS-3, visit cps3kentucky.org. Walk-ins are accepted. Enrollment is taking place August 7-11.