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This is a phase II, open label, two-centered study for evaluation of the addition of nivolumab and cetuximab after chemoradiation as a neoadjuvant treatment for locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients. Subjects must have received no prior treatment for esophageal cancer (chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery) and no prior treatment with checkpoint inhibitors.
Eligible subjects will receive induction chemotherapy with cetuximab for a period of 4 weeks, chemoradiation with cetuximab for a period of 6 weeks, 3 cycles of immunotherapy (nivolumab + cetuximab) for a period of 6 weeks, and will undergo surgery at the end of the treatment.
Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cisplatin, 5-FU, Radiation therapy, Cetuximab, Nivolumab
Rabin Medical Center
Rabin Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2020-01-22T12:13:00-0500
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