Implementing Tobacco Treatment in Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Sites

  • End date
    Oct 12, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Updated on 12 March 2022
motivational interviewing
tobacco smoke
nicotine replacement
cigarette smoke
lung cancer screening
nicotine lozenge
Accepts healthy volunteers


This study is to help determine the most effective type or combination of treatments to offer patients seeking lung cancer screening who are smokers to help them reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke, or quit smoking. The investigators long term goal is to increase the benefits of lung cancer screening by providing a blue print of best practices for screening sites to deliver tobacco treatment to their patients who are smokers, in a way that does not add burden to screening site staff and increases the chances of patients quitting smoking.

Condition Smoking Cessation
Treatment Nicotine Lozenge, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), Message Framing, saliva sample
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03315910
SponsorMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Last Modified on12 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Site Eligibility (as per SC self-report)
& Must be designated as an American College of Radiology (ACR) designated lung cancer
screening site
Reports at least one year of lung cancer screening experience
Reports conducting at least 20 new initial screenings per month Site Coordinator (SC)
Eligibility (as per SC self-report)
Between the ages of 50-80 years old
Employed as a full-time Site Coordinator at participating lung cancer screening site
Seeking baseline or annual follow-up LDCT lung cancer screening
Patient Eligibility (as per self-report)
Have at least a 20 pack-year history of smoking
Must be reachable by telephone
Currently a smoker, defined as self-reported cigarette smoking (some days, every day)
within the past 30 days
Must be English or Spanish speaking due to the study materials being available in only
these languages and limited available resources for translation

Exclusion Criteria

Patient (as per self-report)
NRT is medically contraindicated (e.g., recent heart attack within the last 2 weeks
or, unstable/worsening angina)
Smokers who are receiving other tobacco treatment services or have used cessation
medications (NRT, bupropion, varenicline) within the past month
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