Please join the Cancer Prevention Study

*Please consider! **This is an important study that the African American community who suffers from a disproportionate rate of cancer—can help contribute to finding a cure!

Mercy is participating in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study – 3 (CPS-3) and is looking for people to help us create a cancer-free world. A press conference was held Tuesday, March 6, to highlight the study and featured our own Dr. Richard Deming.

We are encouraging as many people as possible to volunteer for the Cancer Prevention Study-3 and are hosting blood draws at our central campus on April 17th and 19th as well as the YMCA Healthy Living Center on April 18th. We are recruiting men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who want to see an end to cancer. Those that volunteer will help us reach our ultimate goal – to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Individuals who are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study who are between the ages of 30-65 and have never been personally been diagnosed with cancer are eligible to enroll.

You can enroll by visiting cps3desmoines.com. You’ll be asked to schedule a 20 minute appointment for a blood draw between April 17-20th and complete a comprehensive survey. The survey will ask you questions regarding medications you are taking, family history of cancer, lifestyle and other behaviors.

If you are not eligible to enroll, be an advocate for Cancer Prevention Study-3. Encourage those close to you to take part in this potentially life-saving study in your honor. Spread the word to everyone you know.

See the attached for more information on the study and blood draw locations and times.

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