August 05, 2013

Change the face of cancer, be a champion at UAB

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CPS3Lung cancer is linked to cigarette smoking. Overexposure to ultraviolet rays is linked to skin cancer. But the causes of other cancers are unknown, so the American Cancer Society is conducting the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3); enrollment is coming to UAB this fall.

CPS-3 will enable the general public to help scientists understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer. Anyone age 30-65 who never has been diagnosed with cancer (excluding basal cell & squamous cell carcinoma) can join this study. Participation is easy, and enrollment is being facilitated by UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.  

To sign up, visit; to do more — become a CPS-3 Champion. A champion will spread the word to co-workers, family and friends and encourage 10 people to enroll in the study. To be a champion, email