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Tobacco Use Intervention Among Radiation Oncology Patients

Phase 2
18 Years
Not Enrolling
Tobacco Use Disorder

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Trial Information

Tobacco Use Intervention Among Radiation Oncology Patients

Inclusion Criteria:

- at least 18 years of age;

- current cigarette smoker (smoked any cigarettes within the previous 7 days prior to
their first visit) or recent ex-smoker (last cigarette smoked was >7 but ≤ 30 days);

- planning to undergo radiation therapy (RT) that is to be delivered by the members of
the Department of Radiation Oncology in Rochester, MN;

- be receiving a minimum of 5 weeks of RT and/or be willing to return for all 5

Exclusion Criteria:

- patient is currently (in previous 30 days) using other formal behavioral tobacco
cessation program [i.e., behavioral therapy (Nicotine Dependence Consultation and
treatment) or telephone quitline];

- daily use of tobacco products other than cigarettes;

- hospitalized patients;

- Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) score of < 60 (KPS = 60 corresponds to a person
who requires occasional assistance but is able to care for most of their own needs;

- presence of an unstable or untreated psychiatric disorder.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

The primary aim is to pilot test the intervention in radiation oncology patients (N=30). The primary dependent measure is self-reported 7-day point prevalence tobacco abstinence confirmed with expired air carbon monoxide.

Outcome Time Frame:

6 months

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Yolanda I Garces, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Mayo Clinic


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

January 2008

Completion Date:

December 2009

Related Keywords:

  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • tobacco use cessation
  • radiation oncology
  • smoking
  • Tobacco Use Disorder



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