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Hardwins - Squamous Cell Carcinoma Head & Neck (Surgery/RT)

This study has been completed.
Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Health Network, Toronto Identifier:
First received: September 9, 2005
Last updated: February 8, 2016
Last verified: February 2016
This study is examining the effects of increasing the dose of radiation given to treat head and neck cancer. Radiation doses to the primary cancer are higher than usually given; lymph glands of the neck will also be treated at a lower dose. Surgery on the lymph glands my be necessary in the future. Radiation treatments given in small fractions twice a day allows a higher dose to be delivered than if the treatment was given once a day. This study will enroll patients at three sequential increasing dose levels. Approximately 40 patients will be enrolled at each dose level.

Condition Intervention Phase
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Procedure: hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Hyperfractionated Accelerated Radiotherapy Delivered With Integrated Neck Surgery for Node-positive Cases in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

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Further study details as provided by University Health Network, Toronto:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Toxicities as per CTCAE [ Time Frame: 1 yr ]

Enrollment: 169
Study Start Date: June 1998
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Hyperfractionated Accelerated Radiotherapy
Hypofractionated Accelerated Radiotherapy with integrated neck surgery
Procedure: hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically proven squamous cell carcinoma
  • Larynx & pharynx (except Nasopharyngeal carcinoma)
  • Stage III & IV, but any stage hypopharynx
  • Informed Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00188318

Canada, Ontario
Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Health Network, Toronto
Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada
Principal Investigator: John Waldron, MD Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Health Network, Toronto Identifier: NCT00188318     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UHN REB 01-0557-C
Study First Received: September 9, 2005
Last Updated: February 8, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell processed this record on June 23, 2017