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Thursday, July 04, 2013 - CentraState is the first area hospital to take part in a historic cancer research study


For Release:  June 21, 2012

Contact:         Karen Lippai, Public Relations (732) 294-7080

CentraState is the first area hospital to take part in a historic cancer research study

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIPCentraState Healthcare System is proud to announce its participation in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Epidemiology Research Program—Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CentraState is inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have no personal history of cancer to participate in this historic cancer research study.

The purpose of 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 for this and future generations. Participants in this grassroots effort will complete an introductory evaluation process followed by periodic personal information update surveys conducted from their home. 

Previous CPS efforts have uncovered significant findings, including the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer; how physical activity can ultimately lower the risk of a variety of cancers; and the impact of obesity on cancer occurrences.

Interested participants must schedule an enrollment appointment and receive instructions on how to first complete the comprehensive online survey. Enrollment appointments will be scheduled for Tuesday, July 24, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., or Wednesday, July 25, from 2-7 p.m. at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main Street, Freehold. Appointments will also be offered on Thursday, July 26, 12-5 p.m. at CentraState’s Medical Office at Monroe, 312 Applegarth Road, Monroe. The enrollment appointment will take approximately 30 minutes and include completing a survey packet, signing consent forms, and providing a waist measurement and a small blood sample. To schedule an appointment, visit www.cps3centrastate.org

For more information about the CPS-3 research program, visit www.cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer.org, or call (888) 604-5888.

The Cancer Center at CentraState Medical Center provides services ranging from disease education and prevention to state-of-the-art detection and treatment. CentraState Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) for quality excellence and has been designated as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program, and is one of only 60 locations nationwide approved as a clinical trial site by the Cancer Trials Support Unit of the National Cancer Institute. For more information about all of the cancer services offered at CentraState, visit www.centrastate.com/cancercenter or call (855) 411-CANCER.

CentraState Healthcare System is a non-profit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. CentraState is a member of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.