What is the purpose of the study?
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of cigarette smoking and alcohol
consumption on the formation of DNA damage in the oral cavity that could contribute to
cancers of the head and neck.
How often are the clinic visits?
You will be asked to attend two clinic visits, each lasting about 60 minutes. The two visits will take place about 2 weeks apart. Prior to the clinic visits you will attend a virtual or in-person consent meeting to discuss the study in detail.
What will I be doing in this study?
For this study you will be asked to fill out questionnaires about your demographics, tobacco/alcohol/drug use history, physical/mental health, recent dietary habits, and exposure to second-hand smoke and vape.
At the first visit you will have your height and weight measured, and you will provide saliva, oral cell, cheek cell, urine, and blood samples. At the second visit you will provide saliva, oral cell, cheek cell, and urine. In addition, you will be asked to complete daily surveys about your tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use and if you have eaten charred meats.
Will I be compensated?
You will be paid $75 for each completed visit and $25 bonus for completing your daily surveys.
What should I do if I have any questions?
If you would like to learn more about this study or to find out if you qualify, please
Call: (612)-393-8967 or email: [email protected]
Who are we looking for?
Men and women 21 years of age or older who are in good health. Smokers and non-smokers who are light/non-drinkers or moderate drinkers.