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Rochester, Minnesota 55905


Tobacco prevention and intervention strategies in the general population are ongoing and evolving. However, strategies to help cancer patients overcome tobacco dependence have been limited. Radiation oncology patients who continue to smoke despite their cancer diagnosis have a lower quality of life (QOL), increased frequency and severity of side effects during their cancer treatment, higher risks of developing a smoking-related primary cancer, and may have a poorer survival rate than their non-smoking counterparts. These are all compelling reasons to be more pro-active in helping cancer patients stop smoking. The overall objective of this project is to adapt a model of an effective tobacco use intervention that can be delivered by any trained radiation oncologist and their staff.


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 sessions. 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.



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Principal Investigator
Yolanda I Garces, MD
Mayo Clinic

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Rochester, Minnesota 55905
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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