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A phase III trial of induction chemotherapy followed by definitive radiotherapy plus Cetuximab versus chemoradiation in unresectable, locally advanced, squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNC).
The objective of this trial is to determine whether Cetuximab and radiation preceded by an induction chemotherapy, may be superior to an established chemoradiation program for HNC (RTOG regimen, Adelstein DJ J.Clin.Oncol. 2003;21:92-98).
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck
docetaxel - cisplatin - 5-fluorouracil, radiotherapy, cetuximab, cisplatin, radiotherapy
Ospedale Civile Ss. Antonio E Biagio
Gruppo Oncologico del Nord-Ovest
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:28-0400
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Radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy. Adjuvant radiotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.
The total amount of radiation absorbed by tissues as a result of radiotherapy.
Radiotherapy where there is improved dose homogeneity within the tumor and reduced dosage to uninvolved structures. The precise shaping of dose distribution is achieved via the use of computer-controlled multileaf collimators.
Radiotherapy where cytotoxic radionuclides are linked to antibodies in order to deliver toxins directly to tumor targets. Therapy with targeted radiation rather than antibody-targeted toxins (IMMUNOTOXINS) has the advantage that adjacent tumor cells, which lack the appropriate antigenic determinants, can be destroyed by radiation cross-fire. Radioimmunotherapy is sometimes called targeted radiotherapy, but this latter term can also refer to radionuclides linked to non-immune molecules (see RADIOTHERAPY).
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