New York, New York 10021

  • Head and Neck Cancer

Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to find out whether adding ZD1839 to standard treatment (Cisplatin and Radiation Therapy) of unresectable head and neck cancers is better than cisplatin and radiation alone.


Study summary:

This is a Phase I-II, open-label, dose-escalation study in subjects with advanced head or neck cancer. Subjects will receive daily ZD1839 during a course of standard radiation therapy accompanied by cisplatin. Subjects are adults with Stage III-IV squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, or hypopharynx, who are in medically stable condition, with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of £ 1, stable hepatic and bone marrow function, and a life expectancy of at least 6 months. Subjects should have no previous cancer history (with the exception of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or cervical cancer in situ) and no prior treatment with radiation, chemotherapy, or definitive surgical therapy. Subjects in the Phase II portion of the trial must have measurable disease as defined by RECIST criteria.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Histologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, or hypopharynx. For the Phase II portion of the study: measurable disease as based on RECIST criteria. - Stage III or IV disease, M0. - Life expectancy > 6 months. Exclusion Criteria: - Known severe hypersensitivity to ZD1839 or any of the excipients of this product. - Other co-existing malignancies or malignancies diagnosed within the last 5 years, with the exception of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or cervical cancer in situ. - Previous treatment with radiation, chemotherapy, or definitive surgical therapy. - Distant metastatic disease. - Documented evidence of HIV infection (because the interaction of ZD1839 with Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy [HAART] is unknown). - Substance abuse or psychiatric problems that would interfere with compliance. - Pregnancy or breast-feeding (women of child-bearing potential). - Treatment with a non-approved or investigational drug within 30 days before Day 1 of study treatment. - Any evidence of clinically active interstitial lung disease (patients with chronic stable radiographic changes who are asymptomatic need not be excluded)


NCT ID:

NCT00195078


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Roger Keresztes, M.D.
Weill Medical College of Cornell University


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

New York, New York 10021
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: April 03, 2020

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