Cancer Prevention Study - 3 Twin Cities
Join the movement for more birthdays. Enroll in CPS-3.

One hundred years ago, the American Cancer Society began the fight of a lifetime – the fight against cancer. Now it’s time to join together to help finish the fight.

This year, you can fight back against cancer by enrolling in the American Cancer Society's new research study called the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). By joining CPS-3, you can help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer, which will ultimately save lives.

If particpating in this study could mean just one person could be spared a cancer diagnosis, it would be the most important and meaningful action to fight cancer. Study Participant quote Who is eligible to participate?
Anyone who:
  • Is willing to make a long-term commitment to the study, which involves completing periodic follow-up surveys at home
  • Is between 30 and 65 years old
  • Has never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer)

How can you participate?
Enrollment is free and will take place at various locations in and around the Twin Cities from June 11 to June 27, 2013. To schedule your appointment, scroll down and find the enrollment location most convenient for you and then click on Schedule an Appointment.

Prior to your appointment, complete a comprehensive online survey that asks for information on lifestyle, behavioral and other factors related to your health.

At your appointment you will:

  • Read and sign an informed consent form.
  • Have your waist circumference measured.
  • Give a small blood sample (similar to a doctor's visit - 7 teaspoons total). The blood sample will be drawn by a trained, certified phlebotomist.

Upon completion of these steps, we will send periodic follow-up surveys to update your information and annual newsletters with study updates and results.

What else can you do?
Spread the word to everyone you know! 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. After 100 years of saving lives and creating more birthdays, join us as we lead the way in helping transform cancer from deadly to treatable and from treatable to preventable.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions is available. For more information visit or e-mail or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888

CPS-3 Enrollment Sites

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Downtown YWCA
Hennepin County Medical Center
University of Minnesota - East Bank

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Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
Midtown YWCA
Uptown YWCA
Whittier Clinic

Saint Paul
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HealthEast St Joseph's Hospital
Minnesota Oncology

West Suburbs
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Allianz Life Insurance Company
Anytime Fitness
Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
Park Nicollet, Frauenshuh Cancer Center
Vital Images

North Suburbs
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Anytime Fitness
Brooklyn Center High School
Faith Lutheran Church
Lord of Life Lutheran Church

East Suburbs
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Eagan Community Center
HealthEast St John's Hospital
HealthEast Woodwinds Hospital
CPS-3 Host Partners
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Hennepin County Medical Center     Minnesota Oncology Caring, down to a science.
Park Nicollet Frauenhuh Cancer Center   University of Minnesota Medical School - Driven to Discover   Vital A Toshba Medical Systems Group Company
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