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New Project Funded

February 11, 2019

Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, is a co-investigator on a recently funded interprofessional cancer research study titled "Feasibility of the Enhanced Tobacco Intervention Protocol (ETIP) to Reduce Smoking and Alter the Tumor Microenvironment of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma."

The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of implementing evidence-based tobacco cessation strategies in the head, neck and lung cancer populations and to compare the effectiveness of tobacco treatment integrated into cancer care in promoting smoking reduction and tobacco abstinence. This study will utilize strategies including telehealth to determine the feasibility of ETIP delivered in a community-based setting, and researchers will assess participant interest level in wellness programs focused on stress reduction, diet and exercise, and mindfulness.

This study is funded by Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Transdisciplinary Integrated Population Science Pilot Project Grants program.