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Genetic Factors and Interrelationships for Cancer Risk-Related Behaviors and Complex Traits

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00001500
First Posted: November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2008
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Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
  Purpose
We propose to conduct a multifactorial genetic study of cancer risk-related behaviors and other complex human characteristics. The main areas of interest are tobacco smoking, excess alcohol consumption, psychological traits, and HIV/AIDS susceptibility and progression. The subjects will be adult male and female probands who display one or more of the phenotypes of interest together with their brothers, sisters and parents. Information on tobacco and alcohol use, psychological and personality traits, sexual behavior, HIV status and progression, and other characteristics with possible genetic components will be obtained through structured interviews and questionnaires. DNA will be prepared from blood samples and typed for a series of candidate genes chosen for function and for random polymorphic markers. By correlating the genotypic and phenotypic information, we hope to identify individual loci that interactively contribute to many different aspects of human health and disease.

Condition
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Alcoholism HIV Infection Neoplasm Smoking

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Genetic Factors and Interrelationships for Cancer Risk-Related Behaviors and Complex Traits

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 4500
Study Start Date: April 1996
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2004
Detailed Description:
We propose to conduct a multifactorial genetic study of cancer risk-related behaviors and other complex human characteristics. The main areas of interest are tobacco smoking, excess alcohol consumption, psychological traits, and HIV/AIDS susceptibility and progression. The subjects will be adult male and female probands who display one or more of the phenotypes of interest together with their brothers, sisters and parents. Information on tobacco and alcohol use, psychological and personality traits, sexual behavior, HIV status and progression, and other characteristics with possible genetic components will be obtained through structured interviews and questionnaires. DNA will be prepared from blood samples and typed for a series of candidate genes chosen for function and for random polymorphic markers. By correlating the genotypic and phenotypic information, we hope to identify individual loci that interactively contribute to many different aspects of human health and disease.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

INCLUSION CRITERIA:

The basic requirement for entry in the study will be the presence of any individual smoker who is willing to complete the evaluation process and donate a blood sample.

Additional siblings will be encouraged but not required to participate.

Probands will be recruited through smoking cessation programs at the National Naval Medical Center.

Attendees at programs offered by the Health Promotions Department and the Military Family Health Center will be invited to participate in this study.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

All subjects will be adults (greater than 18 years).

There will be no exclusions based on sex, ethnic group, or race.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001500


Locations
United States, Maryland
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001500     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 960061
96-C-0061
First Submitted: November 3, 1999
First Posted: November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2008
Last Verified: July 2004

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Smoking
Alcohol
HIV
AIDS
DNA Markers
Personality
Healthy Volunteers
Normal Volunteer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Alcoholism
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders


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