Molecular Epidemiology of Neuropathic Pain in Head and Neck Cancer
Participants will complete the following tests and procedures at the beginning and at end of
the study (about 3 months later):
- 5 questionnaires about any pain and other symptoms, general well-being, drugs that may
be taken, and personal information, such as age. The questionnaires will take about
25-50 minutes to complete.
- Sensory testing will measure sensitivity to touch, coolness, warmth, hot/cold feeling,
and pin pricks. The sensory tests will take about 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete.
- Blood (about 1 teaspoon) will be drawn to learn if participants are more likely to have
During already scheduled clinic visits, about every 6-8 weeks, participants will complete a
questionnaire about pain. This questionnaire will take about 5-10 minutes to complete.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Genome-wide analyses on Participants with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
Genome-wide analyses, 730,525 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs), on participants with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in order to identify potentially novel gene variants associated with the development of chronic pain (neuropathic versus nociceptive).
Cielito C. Reyes-Gibby, MSN, DRPH
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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