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Saint Louis, Missouri 63110


Purpose:

This phase two trial will determine the tumor response rate at the primary site and at involved regional nodes to two cycles of an IC regimen of weekly Abraxane and cetuximab given in combination with cisplatin and 5-FU in patients with local regionally advanced HNSCC.


Study summary:

Primary objective: To determine the clinical CR rate (CR-p) at the primary tumor site to an IC regimen of weekly Abraxane and cetuximab with CF (ACCF) given for two cycles (over 6 weeks) in patients with locally advanced non-metastatic HNSCC. The assessment of primary tumor site response will be performed by the treating physician by careful clinical examination using WHO criteria. Radiographic studies will also be performed to assess primary tumor site response but will be used primarily to confirm lack of disease progression that may not be detected based on clinical examination alone. The secondary objectives include: - Document the clinical PR rate (PR-p) at the primary tumor site with this IC regimen - Document the clinical CR and PR rates at the involved regional nodes (CR-n and PR-n) with this IC regimen - Document the clinical overall CR rate (CR-o) (defined as achievement of a CR at the primary tumor site and at the involved regional nodes) and the clinical overall PR rate (PR-o) with this IC regimen - Document the CR (CR-p, CR-n, and CR-o) and PR (PR-p, PR-n, and PR-o) rates by FDG uptake on PET scan after this IC regimen - Document radiographic CR (CR-p, CR-n, and CR-o) and PR (PR-p, PR-n, and PR-o) rates as assessed by conventional CT scan using RECIST criteria after this IC regimen. - Correlate primary tumor site, nodal and overall tumor response rates based on WHO criteria of assessment with that based on CT scan and FDG-PET/CT. - Document and quantify SPARC expression by IHC in primary tumor tissue obtained at baseline in each patient and attempt to correlate these results with primary tumor site response to ACCF. - Document and grade AE's with this IC regimen with a pre-planned safety analysis after the first ten patients have completed the IC regimen. - Determine the overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), and progression-free survival (PFS) of this patient population.


Criteria:

Inclusion - Selected Stages 3 and 4a/b HNSCC: All patients must have T2-T4 primary tumors. Patients with T1 tumors will be excluded. Although most of these patients will have regional nodal disease, patients with no nodal disease will also be eligible. - Oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, and oral cavity sub-sites only. Patients with nasopharyngeal, sinus and other sub-sites of the head and neck, or unknown primary SCC of the head and neck will NOT be eligible. - Age ≥18 years - Signed informed consent. - ECOG Performance Status (PS) of 0-2 (Appendix 1). - Adequate vital organ function (serum creatinine < 1.8 mg/dl, total bilirubin </= 1.5 mg/dl, ALT and AST </= 2.5 x ULN, alkaline phosphatase </= 2.5 x ULN) and hematopoietic function (ANC >/= 1500/ul, Platelets > 100,000/ul, HGB > 9.0 g/dl). - Patients with reproductive potential must use an effective method of contraception to avoid pregnancy for the duration of the trial and for three months after completing treatment. - If female of childbearing potential, the patient must have a negative pregnancy test. Exclusion Criteria: - Peripheral neuropathy > Grade 1. - Prior chemotherapy, EGFR targeted therapy or radiation therapy for HNSCC. - History of prior invasive malignancy diagnosed within the last three years other than local stage non-melanoma skin cancer. - Be taking cimetidine or allopurinol. Patients must discontinue taking the medication for one week before receiving treatment with Abraxane. - Be taking cimetidine or allopurinol. Patients must discontinue taking the medication for one week before receiving treatment with Abraxane.


NCT ID:

NCT00736944


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Douglas Adkins, M.D.
Washington Univerisity


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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