The American Cancer Society is looking to local residents to help in a historic research study. Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) will give scientists a better understanding of cancer causes and prevention. The Society is looking for Inland Empire men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 from various racial and ethnic backgrounds with no personal history of cancer to help reach full enrollment of at least 300,000 people in the U.S., including 400 people in the Inland Empire.

If you are eligible to participate, visit to make an appointment.

Signing up requires a one-time, in-person visit to read and sign a consent form, complete a survey, have a waist measurement, and give a small nonfasting blood sample, similar to what you’d do during a routine doctor visit.

Participants will also complete a more detailed survey at home and will continue to receive periodic follow-up surveys over the next 20 to 30 years that researchers will use to look for more clues to cancer’s causes.