Cedar Rapids went beyond its goal in recruiting participants for a national cancer research study. Here is more from the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society, along with our partners, the Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA, Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center, Mercy Medical Center’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, and St. Luke’s Cancer Care, would like to announce the recent Cancer Prevention Study-3 was a great success with 700 individuals signing up to participate. The official goal for CPS-3 in Cedar Rapids was 600, which means the final number was 17% over goal.
“I am so proud of my home community with the commitment it has made to help in the fight against cancer,” said Christy Thurman, American Cancer Society Staff Lead. “The data and information that will be gained out of CPS-3 will help future generations through better treatments, better drugs, and a better understanding of what causes cancer. This will go a long way in helping lessen the impact cancer has on our world.”
Iowa continues to be a leader in the nation in people signing up for Cancer Prevention Study-3. The Des Moines event last April, the Quad Cities event in October, and the Cedar Rapids event, also in October, all came in over goal. Nationally, over 164,000 people have signed up towards our goal of 300,000.
CPS-3 is funded and managed by the American Cancer Society’s Epidemiology Research Program. The Epidemiology Research program conducts, analyzes, and publishes original research on the causes and prevention of cancer utilizing these large follow-up studies. The goal of CPS-3 is to better understand the factors (lifestyle, environmental, genetic) that cause or prevent cancer and, ultimately, to help eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations.
For more information about the final numbers and details concerning the Cedar Rapids CPS-3 study, please contact Christy Thurman of the American Cancer Society at 319-560-1524 or Christy.Thurman@cancer.org.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.8 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, an estimated 13.7 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.