Chesterfield Health District Helps American Cancer Society with Cancer Research Study

November 12, 2013

The Chesterfield Health District is hosting the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) new research study, called the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).  The study will ultimately save lives by better understanding the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.

ACS aims to enroll at least 300,000 adults from various racial and ethnic backgrounds from across the U.S. CPS-3 is a grassroots effort that enables local communities from across the country to support cancer research, not just through fundraising efforts, but also by participating actively in this historic research study.

The study is open to anyone willing to make a long-term commitment to the study, (ACS will complete follow-up surveys for the next 20-30 years), is between 30 and 65 years old and has never been diagnosed with cancer. Individuals who have been diagnosed with basal or squamous cell skin cancer, however, are still eligible to participate in the study.

Individuals interested in enrolling in the study can go to the Chesterfield Health District on Thursday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following address:

Smith Wagner Building, Multi-Purpose Room
9501 Lucy Corr Circle
Chesterfield, VA 23832

ACS will also be enrolling individuals on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at:

American Family Fitness
4751 Brad McNeer Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23112

For more information about the registry, visit