Phone Number: 713-792-8296
Population: MD Anderson newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and community-based post-treatment breast cancer survivors, female, English speaking, 21-60 year olds.
Brief Description: We have developed a computerized test called MCAB for measuring memory, attention and thinking skills in patients with cancer. In this study, we will administer MCAB to patients with breast cancer to obtain their feedback about MCAB's user friendliness and content. We will also gather information about how well MCAB handles the practice effects that occur when tests are given more than once. Participating in this study will involve 1 to 3 visits lasting approximately 30-45 minutes each. Participants will be given a $50 Visa gift card for each visit to help with costs of travel and parking.
MyLifeStylist/The Comprehensive Lifestyle Change in Anti-Cancer Program
Phone Number: 713-792-5048
Population: Women with Stage III Breast Cancer, 18 years and older
Brief Description: The goal of this behavioral research study is to look at the relationship between lifestyle factors and cancer-related outcomes, such as the risk of the disease coming back, patient quality of life, physical functioning, and bodily reactions (such as hormones and immune function).
Phone Number: 713-563-4008
Population: Women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy (MD Anderson patients only)
Brief Description: The goal of this behavioral research study is to compare two different forms of stress management, that will include stretching and relaxation techniques, in order to learn if and how well they may help to improve physical and emotional well-being. This will be tested in patients with breast cancer who are receiving radiation therapy. For comparison purposes, there will also be a group of participants that does not take part in the stress management programs.
Be Gone: Beans to Enrich the Gut Microbiome vs. Obesity's Negative Effects Trial
Phone Number: 713-792-2062 or BEGONE@mdanderson.org
Population: Colorectal cancer survivor, age 30 or older, overweight/obese.
Description of Research Study: To learn if adding cooked dry beans to the usual diet can improve healthy bacteria in the digestive system to improve overall health and reduce cancer risk.
Phone Number: 713-563-9627
Population: MD Anderson colorectal cancer survivors who are out of treatment for a minimum of 3 months and who are experiencing chemotherapy-induced neuropathy; patients who are 18 years of age or above; understand and read English
Brief Description: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an established therapeutic technique that has been around since 1985. This study will test the use of TMS to relieve chemotherapy-related neuropathy and will require ten treatments over a two week period (depending on group assignment) -- each treatment lasting less than one hour.
Project Insight (Women's Perceptions of the Benefits and Harms of Breast Cancer Screenings: A Qualitative Inquiry)
Phone Number: 713-745-0317
Population: Black, Hispanic/Latin and White women: Ages 40-75; English or Spanish speakers
Brief Description: Volunteers needed for research focus groups. Researchers will lead small discussion groups with women to talk about breast cancer screening.
Phone Number: 832-750-1400
Population: Current smokers, both male and female, between the ages of 18-75
Brief Description: The goal of this research study is learn if Behavioral Activation Treatment (BATS) or Health Education/Smoking Cessation counseling (HE), combined with the nicotine patch, can help people with different types of emotion and attention levels quit smoking.
Phone Number: 713-563-7018
Population: 18-65 year old English-speaking smokers who live in the Houston metropolitan area who wish to try novel nicotine products
Brief Description: The goal of the study is to learn more about the effects of different nicotine levels in cigarettes and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).
Phone Number: 832-750-1714
Population: Smokers, community volunteers
Brief Description: The goal of this research study is to learn if performing working memory training at home can increase your working memory capacity. Working memory is the ability to remember multiple items at the same time which may have an impact on smoker's ability to quit.
Phone Number: 713-563-0222
Population: Smokers at least 18 years old, interested in quitting
Brief Description: The goal of this study is to help smokers who want to quit smoking within the next 30 days with the use of a smartphone-delivered therapy, combined with nicotine replacement therapy patches and counseling.
Phone Number: 713-792-2265
Population: Healthy smokers ages 18-65 who are interested in treatment that may change their smoking behavior
Brief Description: The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if the combination of the nicotine patch and nicotine lozenge is more effective at helping people to quit smoking or reduce the amount they smoke than Chantix (varenicline). Researchers also want to learn if it is more effective to leave people on their original treatment even if they do not quit smoking versus increasing their treatment dose or switching them to another treatment.