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RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of radiation therapy following surgery in treating patients who have recurrent or second primary cancer of the head and neck following previous radiation therapy.
- Determine the survival and local control in previously irradiated patients at high risk for local failure following regional resection of recurrent or second primary head and neck cancer.
- Determine the acute and late toxicities of this treatment in these patients.
- Determine the pattern of disease failure in these patients on this treatment.
- Determine any change in quality of life in these patients on this treatment.
OUTLINE: Patients receive fractionated doses of radiotherapy five times weekly for 6 weeks.
Quality of life is assessed prior to study, 2 months after radiotherapy, every 3 months for remainder of year 1, every 4 months for years 2-3, every 6 months for years 4-5, and then annually thereafter.
Patients are followed 2 months after radiotherapy, every 3 months for year 1, every 4 months for year 2, every 6 months for years 3-5, and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients will be accrued for this study within 5 years.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Head and Neck Cancer
University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:35:48-0400
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