Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (U01AA013566)
National Cancer Institute (R01CA206465)
Received: 24 July 2018
Accepted: 28 March 2019
First Online: 15 April 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Local Institutional Review Board or ethical review was obtained for all the three VACS clinical sites (Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, CA; University of Pittsburgh, PA; Vanderbilt University, TN; IRB# 141191]), as well as for analytic and coordinating centers (University of Pittsburgh, PA; West Haven Veterans Affairs Medical Center, CT). Eligible participants were previously enrolled in the existing VACS and had signed informed consent granting permission for complete access to the VHA Health Information System. After a full, face-to-face explanation of study purpose, risks and benefits, a new written informed consent for the additional data collection was obtained from each participant by local study site coordinators.
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