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Nimotuzumab is an IgG1 humanized monoclonal antibody that recognized an epitope located in the extra cellular domain of the human epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Clinical trials are ongoing globally to evaluate nimotuzumab in different indications. Nimotuzumab has been granted approval for use in squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck (SCCHN), glioma and nasopharyngeal cancer in different countries. The Clinical efficacy has been shown in adult with head and neck cancer. The study assessed the clinical efficacy, and safety of the combination of Nimotuzumab administered concomitantly with chemotherapy and radiotherapy in patients with advanced nasopharyngeal cancer.
Patients with advanced nasopharyngeal cancer will be randomized to 2 arms. The patients in experimental arm will be treated with Nimotuzumab which will be used concurrently with radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The chemotherapy regimen were Cisplatin monotherapy. The active comparator arm will be administered chemotherapy and radiotherapy only. The dose and regimen were the same with experiment arm. The patients'hematopoietic , hepatic and renal function tests will be monitored weekly, a physical exam and reassessment of the tumor will be performed at the first and the fourth month, and followup every six months to evaluate the survival index in three years after the study.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Advanced Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Nimotuzumab, radiotherapy, cisplatin
Fujian Provincial Cancer Hospital
Biotech Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:42-0400
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