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News: Centegra CEO registered to participate in ACS study, did you?

MSE-new-2010.small-web-150x150Centegra Health System and the American Cancer Society are partnering to recruit men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer to participate in an American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Residents have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in this historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations.

“I’m registered to participate in this important study myself,”  said Michael S. Eesley, chief executive officer at Centegra Health System. “We’re proud that Centegra is the first health system in Illinois to be invited to partner with the American Cancer Society for this study that should help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.” 

Centegra officials hope to recruit more than 600 participants in the McHenry County study. To date, more than 300 have already registered.”This is a perfect opportunity for those who really want to do something to help make a difference in the fight against cancer,”  Eesley added.To participate in the study, individuals must first go to www.seeuthere.com/cps3enroll/mchenryil to schedule an enrollment appointment. Limited appointment dates are available. They are:

  • 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock
  • 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry

Participants will receive a confirmation email after scheduling the enrollment appointment. The email will instruct them to complete the first, most comprehensive survey. They will answer questions about medications, family history, lifestyle and other behaviors.”We encourage participants to complete the survey at home prior to their enrollment appointment,”  said Eesley. “All information is completely confidential to the study and will not be shared.” For more information or to learn how to become involved with CPS-3, visit cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer.org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.