Hagen discusses cancer study supportMayor Bruce Hagen discusses why he supports the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study 3 and how you can become involved in fighting cancer in the community at 5 p.m. Monday at the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave.
Mayor Bruce Hagen discusses why he supports the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study 3 and how you can become involved in fighting cancer in the community at 5 p.m. Monday at the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave.
Twin Ports residents can fight cancer by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s research study called the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). By joining, you can help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer, which will ultimately save lives.
“This is only the third study of its kind in the history of the American Cancer Society, and its importance is immeasurable,” Hagen said in a prepared statement. “This study will benefit everyone for years to come. This is a great chance to give a possibly life-saving gift to your children, grandchildren, and future generations,” Hagen said.
Twin Ports residents can make a major impact in the fight against cancer. The study is open to anyone ages 30-65 who has never been diagnosed with cancer, excluding basal and squamous cell skin cancer, is willing to make a long-term commitment to the study, which involves a blood draw, waist measurement and completing periodic follow-up surveys at home for the next 20-30 years.
The voluntary, long-term commitment by participants is what will produce benefits for decades to come. Cancer Prevention Study-3’s goal is to enroll 300,000 adults from various racial and ethnic backgrounds from across the U.S.
You can register for the study at www.cps3twinports.org or through the city of Superior and Douglas County websites.
To RSVP, contact Marjorie Johnson at 218-529-7627, ext. 23.