Welcome to the DECAMP resources page. The Internet resources presented below were selected with DECAMP study participants and their family and friends in mind.
Participation in Clinical Trials
The ClinicalTrials.gov Web site offers in-depth information about clinical trial participation and provides answers to questions, such as:
- Who can participate in a clinical study?
- How are participants protected?
- What is the relationship to usual health care?
- What are the considerations for participation?
- What questions should potential participants ask?
The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) has as its mission to educate people about clinical trials and offers brochures about clinical trial participation in English and Spanish.
Resources to Help Quit Smoking
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Pervention's Web site to find stop smoking tips from former smokers and to browse many more helpful materials: www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/how_to_quit/index.htm
Looking for a step-by-step "how to quit" guide? Go to: www.smokefree.gov
To talk or text with someone about quitting smoking, call the staff at National Cancer Institute's Smoking Quitline (1-877-44U-QUIT) or instant message them through LiveHelp: http://www.cancer.gov/global/contact. They can tell you about:
- Ways to quit smoking
- Groups that help smokers who want to quit
- NCI publications about quitting smoking
- How to take part in a study
- Methods to help smokers quit
To learn more about CT scans and other imaging exams, visit the following Web sites: