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July 26, 2013

Study to check out cancer prevention

Cass Co. one of four NW Ind. locations.

Logansport is one of four locations in northwest Indiana currently scheduled to accept enrollment for the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

An enrollment date is set for 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at All Saints Catholic Church, 112 E. Market St.

The study is to better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health problem, according to The American Cancer Society’s website.

People between 30 and 65 years old who have never been diagnosed with cancer may apply to participate.

Melissa Baker, health initiative coordinator with The American Cancer Society who is helping coordinate the study, said people can schedule an appointment online before the enrollment day. After scheduling an appointment, an e-mailed confirmation will give instructions to go online and complete an initial survey.

That first survey should take about 45 minutes and asks questions about lifestyle and behavior habits, Baker said.

The day of enrollment at All Saints Catholic Church, the participant will be asked to complete a brief survey and provide a waist circumference measurement and a small blood sample.

After enrollment, participants will periodically receive mailed surveys every few years.

Other northwest Indiana locations are in Plymouth, South Bend and Elkhart.

Cass County was probably chosen because the involvement from the volunteers here, according to Lita Rouser, director of impact strategies and community investment at United Way of Cass County.

The goal for participants at the Cass County enrollment is 100 people, Baker said. As of Wednesday, 11 people have enrolled. The goal for the entire study, continuing through December 2013, is 300,000 participants, Baker said.

There was a community kick-off for enrollment at Logansport Memorial Hospital on July 16. At the kick-off, Baker said they tried to find people who could act as community champions and help get the word out within the community.

“It’s a big community effort,” Baker said. “It’s not just an American Cancer Society effort.”

Although they can accept people the day of enrollment, they would prefer people signed up ahead of time so they have the correct number of supplies, Baker said.

If you go: WHAT: Cancer Prevention Study-3 enrollment WHEN: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 WHERE: All Saints Catholic Church, 112 E. Market St.

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