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RATIONALE: Everolimus may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth and by blocking blood flow to the tumor.
- To determine the efficacy of everolimus in patients with progressive or recurrent, unresectable, or metastatic differentiated thyroid carcinoma.
- To determine maximum percentage of tumor reduction in these patients.
- To describe activity time to event endpoints.
- To assess toxicity.
- To determine evolution of serum thyroglobulin.
- To perform explorative pharmacogenomic, pharmacokinetic, and translational studies. (exploratory)
- To investigate efficacy of everolimus in patients with progressive or recurrent, unresectable or metastatic disease of undifferentiated (anaplastic) or medullary thyroid cancer.
OUTLINE: Patients receive oral everolimus once daily on days 1-28. Treatment repeats every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Head and Neck Cancer
Leiden University Medical Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:54-0400
The purpose of this study is to determine the best doses of RAD001 (everolimus) tablets and cisplatin to give to patients who are receiving radiation therapy for head and neck cancer.
Primary: Two-year progression-free (tumor does not grow or spread) survival in subjects treated with everolimus versus placebo after definitive local therapy.
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