Project HOPES (Smoking Cessation for Cancer Survivors) - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study to find better methods to help cancer patients and cancer survivors stop smoking. In addition to improving overall health, we also want to see if quitting smoking can reduce pain.

What is the Condition Being Studied?

Smoking Cessation and Cancer Survival

Who Can Participate in the Study?

Adults ages 18+ who:

  • Are diagnosed with cancer or have completed cancer treatment
  • Are Duke patients
  • Currently have pain
  • Currently smoke cigarettes
  • Are willing to quit smoking

For more information about who can be in this study, please contact the study team at

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What is Involved?

If you choose to join this study, you will:

  • Fill out surveys
  • Meet with counselors for behavioral health sessions to help you manage smoking cessation
  • Get a supply of Chantix (varenicline) to take if you want it

This study will last for about 4 months. We will pay you for your time on the study.

Study Details

Full Title
Project HOPES: Healthy options for pain and ending smoking. A program for cancer survivors.
Principal Investigator
Kathryn Pollak
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00113492
NCT: NCT06029907
Phase Pilot
Enrollment Status
Open for Enrollment