Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center, a Barnabas Health facility, was recently honored by the American Cancer Society (ACS) for its participation in ACS’s nationwide research study, Cancer Prevention Study - 3 (CPS-3).
Barnabas Health facilities teamed-up with the American Cancer Society to enroll volunteers in the historic, nationwide CPS-3 to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer. Barnabas Health implemented the largest enrollment effort in New Jersey, encouraging more than 800 individuals to participate in the long-term study.
The CPS-3 is a grassroots effort developed by the American Cancer Society to support cancer research by enrolling 300,000 adults from various racial and ethnic backgrounds from across the United States. By enrolling in the study at Community, Kimball or Monmouth Medical Center, the residents of Ocean and Monmouth counties have a chance to participate in lifesaving cancer research.
About Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
The Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center offers an extensive array of high-quality, clinically-focused programs. These programs include a 100-bed acute care psychiatric facility which provides inpatient and intensive outpatient programs for adults and older adults diagnosed with psychiatric and dual disorders. At the Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center, the multidisciplinary staff includes experienced professionals in nearly every facet of behavioral health care. This allows the provision of truly customized and highly specialized treatment tracks, as well as programs for the dually diagnosed. For more information about Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Network, visit barnabashealth.org or call 800.300.0628.
Pictured, from left to right, are Frank Mascia, Executive Vice President, Eastern Division of the American Cancer Society (ACS); Shari Beirne, Director of Marketing and Physician Services, Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Network; Connie Greene, Vice President, Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention; Joe Hicks, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Network; and Tom Biga, Executive Vice President for Operations, Barnabas Health, at a breakfast honoring Barnabas Health facilities for their participation in the ACS’s nationwide research study, Cancer Prevention Study – 3 (CPS-3). From October 2012 to June, the healthcare system assisted in encouraging more than 800 individuals to enroll in this long-term study aimed at better understanding the factors that cause or prevent cancer, making Barnabas Health the largest CPS-3 enrollment effort in New Jersey.