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Efficacy of Chemoradiotherapy After Neoadjuvant Cisplatin and Docetaxel in the Nasopharynx Carcinoma (Tax-Nazo)

This study has been completed.
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First received: October 13, 2008
Last updated: December 4, 2009
Last verified: December 2009
  • To assess the efficacy of docetaxel, cisplatin combination in terms of disease free survival.
  • Time to progression of the disease in terms of local and distant failure; assess the survival time, and assess the objective (clinical and radiological) response rate and the safety of the treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Head and Neck Neoplasms Drug: docetaxel and cisplatin Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase IV Clinical Study Evaluating The Efficacy of Chemoradiotherapy Following Neoadjuvant Treatment With Docetaxel and Cisplatin in Indifferentiated and Non-keratinized Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Nasopharynx

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Complete response rate after neoadjuvant chemotherapy [ Time Frame: From the start date of the treatment to the date of first documented progression of disease or at least until 2 years follow-up period ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of patients whose is disease controlled locally or regionally [ Time Frame: from the start date of the treatment to the date of first documented local or regional tumor progression ]
  • Median length of overall survival [ Time Frame: time interval from the date of treatment to the date of death or at least until 2 years follow-up period ]
  • Median length of disease free survival [ Time Frame: time interval from the date of treatment to the date of death or at least until 2 years follow-up period ]
  • Percentage of alive patients without metastatis [ Time Frame: from the start date of the treatment to the date of first documented distant metastasis ]

Enrollment: 57
Study Start Date: October 2004
Study Completion Date: March 2008
Primary Completion Date: March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: docetaxel and cisplatin
3 cycles of docetaxel 75mg/m2 and 100mg/m2 cisplatin combination every 3 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically/cytologically confirmed, patients with stage T2b-T4N1 or TanyN2-3 undifferentiated or nonkeratinized squamous cell carcinoma of nasopharynx who are candidate for curative radiotherapy.
  • ECOG Performance Status is 0-1
  • Weight loss within last 6 months <10% of body weight
  • Acceptable haematological profile (as defined by a leukocyte count ≥ 4000/mm3, a platelet count ≥ 100.000mm3 and Hb ≥ 9g/100mL), and adequate renal function (as defined by serum creatinine ≤ 1.5mg/dl), and hepatic function (as defined by bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x maximum normal value even with hepatic metastasis; transaminases (ALT, AST) ≤ 1.5 x maximum normal value; alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2.5 x maximum normal value, except in case of a bone metastasis)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with stage IVC or metastatic disease
  • Patients treated with chemotherapy for nasopharyngeal cancer
  • Patients treated with radiotherapy to head and neck region
  • Concomitant use of another anti-cancer therapy
  • Patients treated with amifostine or pilocarpine during protocol treatment.
  • Unstable medical condition that makes the patient unable to take part in a clinical study (congestive heart failure, serious arrhythmia, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus), history of myocardial infarction within last 6 months, massive pleural, peritoneal or pericardial effusion; or presence of serious uncontrolled infection.
  • Presence of other tumours different from carcinoma of the skin except melanoma and carcinoma in situ of the breast and cervix with disease free survival less than 5 years.
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding. In women of childbearing potential and in men, an adequate contraceptive method must be used
  • Social or psychological condition that render the patient inadequate for the follow-up of the study
  • Contraindication for any of the study drugs (e.g. history of hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of the study drugs)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00772681

Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Istanbul, Turkey
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Edibe Taylan, MD Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: Medical Affairs Study Director, Sanofi aventis Identifier: NCT00772681     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: XRP6976F_6007
Study First Received: October 13, 2008
Last Updated: December 4, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on August 18, 2017