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Did you know that brain tumors are the second leading cause of death in people under age 20?

May is Brain Tumor Awareness month, and at the University of Minnesota we are dedicated to tackling this serious disease, particularly through our innovative Brain Tumor Program.

But you don’t have to be a neuroscientist to make a difference in the life of patients battling brain tumors. This year our community has a unique opportunity to impact the lives of many.

The third Cancer Prevention Study by the American Cancer Society is a longitudinal study aimed at finding root causes of cancer.

The third Cancer Prevention Study of the American Cancer Society will be enrolling participants at the University of Minnesota on June 19, 2013, and in several places around the Twin Cities around the same time.

For enrollment locations, dates and times and to schedule an appointment,

please visit

Enrollment is easy. Individuals who choose to participate will fill out a comprehensive survey about health history, provide a small blood sample collected by trained phlebotomists and provide a waist measurement. In total, enrollment will take approximately 20-30 minutes.

From that point forward, study participants will be followed over time to update information via periodic, mailed surveys. Your involvement in CPS-3 will help American Cancer Society researchers understand the causes of – and ultimately determine ways to prevent – cancer.

Participants should be between 30 and 65 within this calendar year and never diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer). The study will consist of follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20-30 years.

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, you can still help by spreading the word about this opportunity to help prevent cancer.

Visit, call 1-888-604-5888 or e-mail to learn more about the difference you can personally make in the fight against cancer.

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