Amifostine Plus Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Advanced, Unresectable Head and Neck Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses x-rays to damage tumor cells. Drugs, such as amifostine, may protect normal cells from the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of amifostine plus cisplatin, paclitaxel, and radiation therapy in treating patients who have advanced unresectable head and neck cancer.
Drug/Agent Toxicity by Tissue/Organ
Head and Neck Cancer
Drug: amifostine trihydrate
Radiation: radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||A Pilot Study of Amifostine and Concomitant Cisplatin, Paclitaxel and Radiotherapy in Previously Irradiated, Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||December 1997|
OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the efficacy and role of amifostine as a cytoprotection agent with concurrent chemoradiotherapy in advanced, previously irradiated or metastatic head and neck cancer. II. Determine the toxicity and response to cisplatin, paclitaxel and radiation therapy in these patients. III. Determine the toxicity of amifostine in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is an open label study. Patients receive paclitaxel by continuous infusion on days 0-3. Amifostine IV is administered over 5 minutes on days 1-5. Radiation therapy is administered once daily on days 1-5. Cisplatin IV is administered on day 5. Patients receive no treatment on days 6-13. Treatment is repeated every 2 weeks for up to 7 courses in the absence of disease progression and unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed monthly during the first year, every 2 months during the second year, then every 3 months thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: This study will accrue 16-46 patients.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003251
|United States, Illinois|
|University of Illinois at Chicago Health Sciences Center|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612|
|Study Chair:||Fred R. Rosen, MD||University of Illinois at Chicago|