Nicotine Replacement

Nicotine Replacement for Smokers

Prisma Health Cancer Institute - Easley, Easley, SC
Targeting 5 different conditionsNicotine Replacement +4 morePhase 2Waitlist AvailableLed by Elyse ParkResearch Sponsored by ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group

Study Summary

This trial looks at how well cancer patients are able to quit smoking when given a smoking cessation treatment plan delivered online or over the phone.

Eligible Conditions
  • Current Smokers
  • Tumors
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
You have smoked any amount of cigarettes, even just a puff, within the past 30 days.
You have smoked a cigarette, even just one puff, within the last 30 days.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~up to 36 months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and up to 36 months for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
7-day point-prevalence tobacco abstinence by saliva cotinine or expired air carbon monoxide (CO)
Secondary outcome measures
Self-reported 7-day point prevalence abstinence
Self-reported continuous tobacco abstinence
+1 more
Other outcome measures
Implementation of the intervention at community oncology sites
Intervention acceptability (satisfaction with content/delivery) at community oncology sites
Intervention adoption (program uptake) at community oncology sites
+8 more

Awards & Highlights

All Individual Drugs Already Approved
Therapies where all constituent drugs have already been approved are likely to have better-understood side effect profiles.
Approved for 5 Other Conditions
This treatment demonstrated efficacy for 5 other conditions.
No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Arm B (virtual counseling sessions, NRT)Experimental Treatment4 Interventions
Patients receive an initial virtual counseling session with a study-designated tobacco treatment coach via MGH TeleHealth over 40 minutes and up to 10 more virtual counseling sessions over 15 minutes for approximately 6 months. Patients also receive up to 12 weeks of NRT (patch and lozenge combined or alone).
Group II: Arm A (smoking assessment, quitting advice, Quitline referral)Active Control2 Interventions
Patients receive an assessment of smoking status and provision of quitting advice through the screening and referral process, and are referred to the NCI Smoking Quitline.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research GroupLead Sponsor
111 Previous Clinical Trials
174,904 Total Patients Enrolled
National Cancer Institute (NCI)NIH
13,412 Previous Clinical Trials
41,238,486 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Smokers
1,250 Patients Enrolled for Smokers
Elyse ParkPrincipal Investigator
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group

Media Library

Nicotine Replacement (Nicotine Replacement) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT03808818 — Phase 2
Smokers Research Study Groups: Arm A (smoking assessment, quitting advice, Quitline referral), Arm B (virtual counseling sessions, NRT)
Smokers Clinical Trial 2023: Nicotine Replacement Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT03808818 — Phase 2
Nicotine Replacement (Nicotine Replacement) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT03808818 — Phase 2

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

How many participants are the researchers limiting this research to?

"This clinical trial requires 418 suitable participants. Those looking to take part can do so at the Prisma Health Cancer Institute - Spartanburg in South Carolina and/or the Prisma Health Cancer Institution - Butternut situated in Greenville, Minnesota."

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How many medical facilities have implemented this research?

"This clinical trial is presently open for enrollment at 38 medical sites. These locations are spread across Spartanburg, Greenville and Seneca as well as other cities around the United States of America. To reduce your travel commitment, it's important to select a site close by when enrolling."

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Has the FDA sanctioned any Nicotine Replacement therapies?

"Considering the Phase 2 status of this clinical trial, there is evidence to suggest nicotine replacement therapy's safety but no proof that it works. Therefore, we gave it a score of 2 on our scale from 1-3."

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Are there vacancies available for prospective test subjects in this experiment?

"According to information located on, this medical experiment is currently enrolling participants. Since its initial posting on April 11th 2019, it has been regularly updated as recently as November 15th 2022."

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Are there any prior investigations into Nicotine Replacement therapies?

"In 2006, the University of Hong Kong began studying nicotine replacement therapy. After 557 completed studies, there are presently 71 ongoing clinical trials across Spartanburg, South Carolina and beyond that focus on this particular area of research."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
South Carolina
What site did they apply to?
Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates-Des Moines
Prisma Health Cancer Institute - Spartanburg
HSHS Saint Nicholas Hospital
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Did not meet criteria
Met criteria
How many prior treatments have patients received?

Why did patients apply to this trial?

~22 spots leftby Dec 2023