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UAB becomes largest cancer study enrollment site in the U.S.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham community came out in full force to support the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), becoming the largest single-site enrollment location in the United States with 1,209 participants. This surpasses the previous record set in Albany, N.Y., where 1,200 people enrolled at one site.

“We’re thrilled to break this national record,” said Edward Partridge, M.D., director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and past-president of the American Cancer Society. “I’m so proud of the UAB community for showing up and answering the call.”

Partridge had set a goal for UAB to break the single-site recruitment record with at least 1,201 participants. Partridge explained that going beyond that number is exciting, “but I am even more excited at the prospect of what this historic study is going to reveal to us about our understanding of cancer.”

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