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RATIONALE: SU5416 may stop the growth of cancer cells by stopping blood flow to the tumor.
- Determine the effect of SU5416 on survival and tumor response in patients with advanced or recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.
- Determine the safety and toxicity of SU5416 in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive SU5416 IV over 1 hour twice weekly. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Patients are followed for 1 year.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 35 patients will be accrued for this study within 1.4 years.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:57:23-0400
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