NFL’s Chris Draft Enrolls in Cancer Prevention Study

For several years, our Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) has traveled to Relay For life events across the country, enrolling people who want to make a personal contribution to cancer research. Now enrollment is expanding to make it easier for people to become involved. This week, enrollment comes to Atlanta, the home of the American Cancer Society. And one of our first enrollees: former NFL linebacker Chris Draft.

Chris Draft, former NFL linebacker

“Almost 170,000 African Americans will be diagnosed this year. That’s why I’m proud to partner with the American Cancer Society by enrolling in CPS-3.”

You can join Chris Draft and even help change the course of cancer by enrolling in CPS-3. Enrollment is taking place at the American Cancer Society Center and nine other locations across metro Atlanta from March 24 -31. For sites and other information, please visit

Who’s eligible? Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 years who have never had cancer are eligible to participate in CPS-3.

Our researchers hope to enroll at least 300,000 adults from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the United States. The ultimate goal of this historic research study is to help us better understand what causes cancer and how to prevent it, so we can save more lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Enrollment takes about an hour and will involve:

  • Completing a survey on demographic, lifestyle, and personal and family medical information
  • Signing a consent form
  • Providing some physical measurements (including waist circumference, weight, height, resting heart rate, and blood pressure)
  • Providing a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit)

Please consider enrolling and inviting your friends and family members to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For more information about CPS-3, please visit, email, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.

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. Spread the word and help us enroll as many area participants as possible.  Tweet the following link on Twitter or post as a Facebook status update.

About David Sampson

I am the director of medical and scientific communications for the American Cancer Society national home office.
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