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A Study of Neoadjuvant Bio-C/T Followed by Concurrent Bio-R/T in High-risk Locally Advanced Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

This study has been completed.
China Medical University Hospital
National Cheng-Kung University Hospital
Chi Mei Medical Hospital
Changhua Christian Hospital
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan Identifier:
First received: July 3, 2009
Last updated: May 3, 2016
Last verified: October 2009
Surgical resection followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy is considered as the standard of care for locally advanced OSCC (LAOSCC). Although the treatment could provide prompt local control, but it is also associated with high incidence of distant failure. Systemic chemotherapy given either before (neoadjuvant) or after (adjuvant) definitive local treatment has been extensively evaluated to improve the clinical outcome in LAOSCC. Regimens of taxane/cisplatin-based combinations have been shown to improve the treatment outcome of patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in neoadjuvant setting. Recently, cetuximab (Erbitux®), a monoclonal antibody against epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), has also been proven to be an efficient agent for advanced and/or refractory HNSCC with acceptable toxicity profiles. In current study, we shall evaluate the feasibility, efficacy and safety of a triplet bio-chemotherapy consisting of cetuximab, paclitaxel, and cisplatin followed by cetuximab-based concurrent bio-radiotherapy (CBRT) in patients with LAOSCC.

Condition Intervention Phase
Oral Cancer
Drug: Cetuximab,Paclitaxel,Cisplatin
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 Neoadjuvant Bio-chemotherapy With Cetuximab, Paclitaxel, and Cisplatin (CPC) Followed by Cetuximab-based Concurrent Bio-radiotherapy in High-risk Locally Advanced Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC)

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Further study details as provided by National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary endpoint is the overall response rate after completion of the assigned treatment. [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Secondary endpoints include the response rate after neoadjuvant therapy, progression-free survival, overall survival, biomarker prediction, and toxicity. [ Time Frame: >2 years ]

Enrollment: 47
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: November 2013
Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: open label
an open-labelled, single-arm
Drug: Cetuximab,Paclitaxel,Cisplatin
Cetuximab 500 mg/m2 iv infusion (120 min for the 1st infusion, 90 min for the 2nd , and 60 min for the subsequent) Paclitaxel 120 mg/m2 3-hour iv infusion Cisplatin 50 mg/m2 2-hour iv infusion

Detailed Description:
Patients with high-risk, locally advanced (TxN2b~3 or T4N0~3, M0) OSCC will be eligible. To detect an interested objective response rate (p1) of 80% versus a non-interested response (p0) rate of 60%, with an α and 1-β of 0.05 and 0.2, respectively (two-sided test), including the estimated dropout rate of 10%, a total of 47 patients will be recruited.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. High-risk, locally advanced (TxN2b~3 or unresectable T4, M0) OSCC
  2. Histologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma
  3. Performance status: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status (ECOG) 0-1
  4. age 18 years or older, less than 70 years of age
  5. Having signed informed consent
  6. Measurable disease by CT or MRI
  7. Adequate hematologic, hepatic and renal function

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Prior radiotherapy for targeted lesions, chemotherapy, EGFR pathway targeting therapy
  2. Prior surgery for cancer except for the purpose of diagnostic biopsy
  3. Concomitant active 2nd malignancies or disease-free of malignancies < 3 years before the study except adequately treated in situ cervical cancer, or non-melanoma skin cancer
  4. Concomitant anticancer therapies within the past 28 days
  5. Severe cardiopulmonary diseases and other systemic disease under poor control
  6. Uncontrolled chronic neuropathy
  7. Women who are positive of pregnancy, or in breast-feeding
  8. Known allergy to any study treatment
  9. Legal incapacity
  10. Significant disease which, in the investigator's opinion, would exclude the patient from the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00933387

National Health Research of Institutes, Taiwan Cooperative Oncology Group
Tainan, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
China Medical University Hospital
National Cheng-Kung University Hospital
Chi Mei Medical Hospital
Changhua Christian Hospital
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Principal Investigator: J Y Chang, M.D. National Health Research of Institutes
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan Identifier: NCT00933387     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: T1309
Study First Received: July 3, 2009
Last Updated: May 3, 2016

Keywords provided by National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan:
oral squamous cell carcinoma
neoadjuvant bio-chemotherapy
concurrent bio-radiotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Mouth Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on May 22, 2017