Health Promotion and Education for Cigarette Smoking-Related Carcinoma

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
CHI Health Good Samaritan, Kearney, NE
Cigarette Smoking-Related Carcinoma
Health Promotion and Education - Other
All Sexes
Eligible conditions

Study Summary

Reaching Rural Cancer Survivors Who Smoke Using Text-Based Program

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Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

2 of 3
This is further along than 85% of similar trials

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Health Promotion and Education will improve 1 primary outcome and 1 secondary outcome in patients with Cigarette Smoking-Related Carcinoma. Measurement will happen over the course of Up to 6 months post-quit date.

Month 6
Biochemically validated tobacco cessation
Up to 6-months post-quit date
Serially measured overall quality of life (QoL) scores obtained at baseline and at 30-days and 6-months post-quite date

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

3 of 3
This is further along than 85% of similar trials

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Group II (booklet)
1 of 2
Group I (SGR program, text messages)
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 600 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Health Promotion And Education is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are in Phase 3 and have had some early promising results.

Group I (SGR program, text messages)Patients participate in schedule gradual reduction program over 8 weeks to reduce the frequency of cigarette use. Patients also receive cessation support messages via text messages for 12 weeks.
Group II (booklet)
Patients receive NCI's Clearing the Air booklet to help plan to gradually quit smoking.
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Smoking Cessation Intervention

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: up to 6-months post-quit date
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly up to 6-months post-quit date for reporting.

Closest Location

CHI Health Good Samaritan - Kearney, NE

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 10 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
This person lives in a rural county that has a RUCC code of 4-9. show original
I don't currently use any smoking cessation pharmacotherapy (like nicotine replacement therapy, bupropion, or varenicline), or am currently participating in any cessation program. show original
Someone who has been diagnosed with cancer in the past 10 years and is currently receiving treatment for it is eligible for the study. show original
Not currently on hospice care. show original
Smokes more than five cigarettes per day. show original
Someone who is interested in quitting smoking and is not currently taking part in a smoking cessation trial may want to consider enrolling in a clinical trial show original
The patient should be instructed to use the text feature on their phone to communicate with their health care team show original
In order to complete the mandatory patient-completed measures, participants must be able to speak and read English
Age >= 18 years
You must provide a urine sample if you want to participate in this study. show original

Patient Q&A Section

How many people get cigarette smoking-related carcinoma a year in the United States?

"The incidence of cancer attributable to smoking increased annually during the period 1983 through 1990. Approximately one half of each yearly rise in cancer was attributable to smoking." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What are common treatments for cigarette smoking-related carcinoma?

"Tobacco-related cancer is often treated with nonspecific anti-cancer treatments, such as surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. More specific anti-cancer treatments are also used when a complete and curative eradication has not been achieved, or when the cancer is not completely free of traces of the tumor. Finally, when the cancer is highly symptomatic, the use of anti-cancer treatments is often more appropriate than specific, curative anti-cancer treatments, since they may increase symptoms of the cancer in most patients." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What causes cigarette smoking-related carcinoma?

"There is strong evidence that smoking causes cancer, including carcinoma of the lung, stomach, esophagus, pancreas, kidney, bladder, prostate, stomach, uterus, colon, and nasopharynx. There is also clear evidence that smoking causes the brain, larynx, nasal cavity, and nasal cavity and sinuses. It has not been proven which way smoking causes cancer or what the long-term consequences are, such as cancers of the breast, prostate, and kidney. However, one study has shown elevated rates of brain cancer in men who smoked cigarettes compared to men who smoked cannabis only. There is also convincing evidence that smoking causes cancer not only in men but also in women." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of cigarette smoking-related carcinoma?

"Smoking-related carcinoma should be suspected if a patient has more than three positive criteria or any two criteria; there are also differences in smoking-related carcinoma between males and females. We believe NMS should be considered an indication of cigarette smoking-related carcinoma. Although there is no cure, patients undergoing radical excision can enjoy the best chances of recovery and the longest cure. We should pay attention to NMS as well as the other clinical manifestations in cigarette smoking-related carcinoma." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can cigarette smoking-related carcinoma be cured?

"In many individuals the risk of cancer due to smoking would be greater than the risk of cancer arising from any form of external background radiation." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is cigarette smoking-related carcinoma?

"Cigarette smoking is one of the major risk factors for cancer that leads to oral cancer; however, in some studies it was not detected to be positively a risk factor. The role of smokeless tobacco (snuff) as a risk factor for cancer should be re-investigated and more comprehensive and systematic studies need to be conducted." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Is questionnaire administration safe for people?

"The questionnaire is an ideal tool under many circumstances to assess tobacco use and cessation amongst the community and the general population. The use of telephone and postal questionnaires has resulted in a wider assessment of smoking and smoking cessation, providing potentially important information which was not ascertained otherwise." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Who should consider clinical trials for cigarette smoking-related carcinoma?

"Trial eligibility may be narrowed without clinical data. Patients with significant medical or lifestyle risk factors, the presence or absence of a positive family history, or a large tumor size should be considered for trial enrollment." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What is the average age someone gets cigarette smoking-related carcinoma?

"The prevalence of cigarette smoking-related carcinoma increased with the increase of the average age at onset by 0.8% per year. Although tobacco use is no longer practiced at a significant level, the average age of onset remains low for a significant time." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How does questionnaire administration work?

"Results from a recent clinical trial confirms previous estimates that there is a positive impact of questionnaire administration compared to observation. It also demonstrates a positive effect of asking both first and second items, a negative effect of asking only second item, and no effect by asking questions which should be assumed to be irrelevant for the respondent." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the primary cause of cigarette smoking-related carcinoma?

"The strongest risk factors for cancer among smokers were smoking history (male gender and pack-years), smoking more cigarettes per day (female gender) and smoking at a younger age." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How serious can cigarette smoking-related carcinoma be?

"The reported data are compatible with an interpretation that smoking-related carcinoma is a potentially life-threatening disease that has been largely underestimated in the past, most definitely in the early stages of diagnosis. The prevalence of smoking-related carcinoma is much higher in areas with high population densities for smokers, a condition that seems to be caused by and amplified by tobacco marketing campaigns." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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