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Memphis, Tennessee 38103


RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Drugs such as amifostine may protect normal cells from the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of amifostine in treating side effects of treatment in patients receiving radiation therapy and cisplatin for advanced head and neck cancer.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of amifostine in alleviating treatment related mucositis associated with targeted supradose cisplatin and concurrent radiotherapy (RADPLAT protocol) in patients with stage III or IV squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. II. Determine the efficacy of amifostine in alleviating other treatment related morbidities associated with this protocol in these patients. OUTLINE: This is an open label, multicenter study of amifostine. Patients receive external beam radiotherapy 5 days a week for approximately 6.5-7.5 weeks. Concurrent with radiotherapy, patients receive amifostine IV over 10 minutes, 30 minutes prior to cisplatin, then cisplatin intra-arterially over 3-5 minutes. Chemotherapy and amifostine course is repeated every week for 4 weeks. Patients are followed at 1 month. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 30 patients will be accrued into this study over 12-18 months.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, or larynx Previously untreated Stage III or IV No distant metastatic disease PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 60-100% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: SGOT and SGPT no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Creatinine clearance greater than 61 mL/min Other: No history of any underlying medical or psychiatric illness Not pregnant or nursing Effective contraception required of all fertile patients PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: No prior therapy for head and neck cancer Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Not specified Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified Other: At least 24 hours since prior antihypertensive medication



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
K. Thomas Robbins, MD
University of Florida

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Location Contact:

Memphis, Tennessee 38103
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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