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City of Toledo Mayor Bell and UT present Cancer Prevention Day proclamation

As a follow up to a news conference held at The University of Toledo on March 20, the Mayor will present a proclamation to the city declaring April 16, 2013 as Cancer Prevention Day, in support of Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) in Toledo. The presentation will be made at approximately 3:55 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2, in City Council Chambers just prior to the City Council meeting.

CPS-3 is the third phase of an ongoing effort to discover the causes of cancer. In phase one, the study officially linked cigarette smoking to lung cancer. In phase two, obesity and certain foods were identified as a cause. Now, CPS-3 will increase understanding further.

“The CPS has revealed incredibly important things about the relationship between human behaviors and cancer,” Bell said. “I am very excited about this partnership with the American Cancer Society, The University of Toledo and the City of Toledo that empowers our citizens to be proactive in the fight against cancer.”

The study is open to anyone between the ages of 30 and 65 who has never been diagnosed with cancer. The University’s goal is to enroll 800 adults from various racial and ethnic backgrounds here in northwest Ohio, to collect data that may one day help eliminate cancer as a major health risk.

The first step will take place at the UT enrollment sites, scheduled on the Main and Health Science Campuses from April 16-20. Participants will be asked to read and sign a consent form, complete a small written survey, provide a waist circumference and a small blood sample.

Additional steps occur at home. Participants will be asked to complete surveys on an ongoing basis that will include questions about factors related to your health. These surveys will be mailed periodically over the span of the research study.

For more information or to register to participate, visit or contact Andrew Mariani at 888.227.6445 X 5103 or email:

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