Chemoradiotherapy With Elective Low Dose Nodal Radiation for Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Stg III or IVa Squamous Cell Carcinoma., Advanced
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 2
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: Cisplatin Type: Drug
Name: Elective Nodal Irradiation (ENI) Type: Radiation
Overall Status
Concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy (chemoRT) has become the standard of care for treatment of many patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), though many clinical questions remain. Prior experience has revealed locoregional control (LRC), disease free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) at 3 years exceeding 80% after treatment with the use of hyperfractionated intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and concurrent weekly cisplatin chemotherapy for patients with locally advanced HNSCC. This multi-institutional phase II ZCC00204 trial resulted in an acceptable quality of life (QOL) and toxicity profile. The current trial is an attempt to maintain high LRC, while further minimizing both acute and chronic toxicities, and maximizing QOL.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Biopsy proven squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, or larynx

- No surgical resection of primary site or neck dissection (excisional biopsy of lymph node is permitted)

- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) testing of tumor performed; HPV p16 by immunohistochemistry

- Stage III or IVa disease (T1-2N1-3M0, T3-4N0-3M0) excluding T1-2N1 oral cavity and tonsil primaries and any N2C or bilateral N3 disease. Patients with T2N0 cancer of the base of tongue and hypopharynx are eligible

- ECOG performance status 0-1

- Age >18 years

- No current pregnancy

- No other invasive malignancies within the last 2 years Patients with basal cell or squamous cell skin cancers or carcinoma in situ of any site are eligible.

- No prior radiotherapy to the head and neck region

- No prior cisplatin chemotherapy

- No symptomatic coronary disease or myocardial infarction within the last 6 months

- Laboratory evaluation: ANC > 2,000/mm3, platelets >100,000/mm3, creatinine < 1.5 mg/dl, creatinine clearance > 50 ml/min, bilirubin < 1.5 mg/dl, AST or ALT < 2X upper normal limit

- Study-specific consent signed prior to entry

Exclusion Criteria:

- Second primary malignancy that is clinically detectable

- Inability or unwillingness to comply with chemoRT

- Prior radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or investigational treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck.

- Metastatic disease (M1)

- Pregnant or breast-feeding women.
Coleman Radiation Oncology Center
Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
Status: Recruiting
CarolinaEast Cancer Care
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
Status: Recruiting
South Atlantic Radiation Oncology
Supply, North Carolina, United States
Status: Recruiting
Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Status: Recruiting
Zimmer Cancer Center
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Status: Recruiting
Start Date
March 2011
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Record processing date processed this data on July 28, 2015 page