Grant ID RP130123
Awarded On December 05, 2012
Title Using Deep Sequencing Technology to Study Genes & Behavioral Phenotypes Related to Smoking Cessation, Negative affect & Nicotine Withdrawal
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Paul M Cinciripini
Cancer Sites Bladder, Bladder, Cervix Uteri, Colorectal, Head and Neck, Larynx, Lung and Bronchus, Pancreas
Contracted Amount $1,241,316
Lay Summary

The overarching goal of this study is to investigate whether or not certain genes can influence a smoker’s ability to quit smoking and the extent to which they experience symptoms of nicotine withdrawal when they attempt to quit. We have learned in past clinical studies that in addition to cravings, many people experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, agitation, restlessness, and difficulty concentrating when they stop smoking .These symptoms can last up to a few weeks or longer and may even return long after someone has abstained from smoking. Many people report that the experience of these negative moods is one of the primary reasons they relapse and go back to smoking. There are sever...

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