S0216, Combination Chemotherapy and RT in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV 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 high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Combining more than one chemotherapy drug with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy in treating patients with stage III or stage IV head and neck cancer.
|Head and Neck Cancer||Drug: cisplatin Drug: docetaxel Drug: fluorouracil Radiation: radiation therapy||Phase 2|
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Docetaxel (NSC-628503), Cisplatin (NSC-119875), And 5-Fluorouracil (NSC-19893) Induction Chemotherapy Followed By Accelerated Fractionation/Concomitant Boost Radiation And Concurrent Single Agent Cisplatin (NSC-119875), In Patients With Advanced Squamous Cell Head And Neck Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||April 2003|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the overall survival of patients with stage III or IV squamous cell head and neck cancer treated with docetaxel, cisplatin, and fluorouracil followed by accelerated fractionation/concomitant boost radiotherapy and cisplatin.
- Determine the unconfirmed complete response rate in these patients after treatment with induction chemotherapy.
- Determine the overall complete response rate (confirmed and unconfirmed) in patients treated with this regimen.
- Determine the toxic effects of this regimen in these patients.
- Induction Chemotherapy: Patients receive docetaxel IV over 1 hour and cisplatin IV over 30-60 minutes on day 1 and fluorouracil IV continuously on days 1-4. Treatment repeats every 21 days for 2 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxicity.
- Chemoradiotherapy: Beginning within 3-4 weeks after administration of the second course of induction chemotherapy, patients receive accelerated fractionation radiotherapy once daily, 5 days per week, for 6 weeks with concomitant boost radiotherapy once daily, 5 days a week, for the last 2.5 weeks of radiotherapy. Patients also receive concurrent cisplatin IV over 30-60 minutes on days 1 and 22.
Patients are followed every 2 months for 1 year, every 3 months for 2 years, every 4 months for 1 year, and then every 6 months for 1 year.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00054054
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|Study Chair:||David J. Adelstein, MD||The Cleveland Clinic|