As it celebrates its 100th birthday, the American Cancer Society is looking to Twin Ports residents to help finish the fight against cancer by participating in a historic research study. The study is a critical step in finishing the fight against cancer. By joining CPS-3, the Twin Ports community can help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer, which will ultimately save lives.

Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer) are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to 300,000 people across the United States.

You can schedule an appointment online at up to 24 hours before you make an appointment. Appointments will take place April 2-6 across the Twin Ports at the following locations: US Bank, First Covenant Church, Peace in Christ Lutheran Church, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Asbury United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church, Superior Public Library and Mariner Mall in Superior.

To enroll in the study, individuals will go to a local enrollment location and will be asked to read and sign an informed consent form; complete a brief survey, have their waist circumference measured and give a small blood sample. The in-person enrollment process takes approximately 20 - 30 minutes to complete. At home, individuals will complete a comprehensive survey packet that asks for information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to their health. Upon completion of this process, the Society will continue to send periodic follow-up surveys to update participant information and annual newsletters with study updates and results. The initial and follow-up surveys completed at home will take an hour or less of time to complete and are expected to be sent every few years.

For more information or to learn how to become involved with CPS-3, visit, email, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.

(From an American Cancer Society Press Release)