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Concomitant Chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) With Weekly Docetaxel and Cisplatin for Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01126008
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2016 by Keunchil Park, Samsung Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 19, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 20, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Keunchil Park, Samsung Medical Center

Brief Summary:
This phase II trial is evaluating the efficacy of concurrent chemoradiation therapy with weekly docetaxel and cisplatin combination regimen.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Head and Neck Cancer Drug: CCRT with weekly docetaxel & cisplatin Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Many studies have shown the superiority of concurrent chemoradiotherapy over radiotherapy only in locally advanced head and neck cancer. Concurrent chemoradiotherapy with high dose cisplatin has been universally used regimen. In a large-scaled phase II trial, however, conducted by the European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), docetaxel (100mg/m2) plus cisplatin (75mg/ m2) every three weeks regimen produced improved survival, nonetheless there was significant limitation to deliver full doses of treatment due to significant hematologic and non-hematologic toxicities. Previously, we showed the safety of the combination regimen of weekly docetaxel and cisplatin in concurrent chemoradiation treatment in a phase I study. We determined the MTD of docetaxel to be 20mg/m2 weekly when concurrently administered with conventional fractionation RT and weekly 20mg/m2 of cisplatin.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 44 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy With Weekly Docetaxel and Cisplatin for Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer
Study Start Date : December 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: weekly docetaxel and cisplatin Drug: CCRT with weekly docetaxel & cisplatin
radiotherapy: 70Gy/35 fraction for 7 weeks chemotherapy: docetaxel 20mg/m2 and cisplatin 20mg/m2 weekly for 6 weeks

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Complete response rate [ Time Frame: 3-4 weeks after completion of CCRT ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. quality of life [ Time Frame: Pretreatment & 3-4 weeks after completion of treatment ]
  2. overall survival rate [ Time Frame: 2 year ]
  3. disease free survival rate [ Time Frame: 2 year ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Histologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) of one of following sites : oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, or hypopharynx
  2. Unresectable Stage III - ⅣB disease
  3. previously untreated for head & Neck cancer with chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  4. 18 and over
  5. Performance status ECOG 0-1
  6. Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm3
  7. Platelet count ≥ 75,000/mm3
  8. Hemoglobin > 9.0 g/dL
  9. Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  10. AST or ALT, and alkaline phosphatase meeting 1 of the following parameters:Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 1.5 times ULN AND AST or ALT ≤ 5 times ULN Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2.5 times ULN AND AST or ALT ≤ 1.5 times ULN Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 5 times ULN AND AST or ALT ≤ ULN
  11. serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dl or creatinine clearance ≥ 60 ml/min

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Distant metastatic disease (M1)
  2. Prior chemotherapy or RT for Head and neck cancer
  3. Synchronous or concurrent head and neck primary tumors
  4. Lip, nasopharynx, nasal cavity, salivary gland, or sinuses
  5. No other invasive malignancy within the past 3 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer or papillary thyroid cancer
  6. Other concurrent illness that would preclude study participation
  7. Other concurrent physical condition (e.g., infectious disease) that would preclude study participation
  8. pregnant or nursing
  9. Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 3 months after study participation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01126008

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Korea, Republic of
Samsung Medical Center
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 135-710
Sponsors and Collaborators
Samsung Medical Center

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Responsible Party: Keunchil Park, Principal investigator, Samsung Medical Center Identifier: NCT01126008     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009-10-007
First Posted: May 19, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 20, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016
Keywords provided by Keunchil Park, Samsung Medical Center:
locally advanced Squamous cell carcinoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action