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if you have
Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Recurrent Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary, Recurrent Salivary Gland Cancer, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity, Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx, Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Salivary Gland Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Stage IV Salivary Gland Cancer, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity, Stage IV Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx, Stage IV Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Tongue Cancer or Untreated Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
and you are
over 18
years old
2
This is a second phase trial assessing
efficacy and side effects of the new treatment.
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The purpose

This phase II trial is studying how well giving carboplatin, paclitaxel, cetuximab, and erlotinib hydrochloride together works in treating patients with metastatic or recurrent squamous cell head and neck cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carboplatin and paclitaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab, can block tumor growth in different ways. Some block the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Others find tumor cells and help kill them or carry tumor-killing substances to them. Erlotinib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving combination chemotherapy together with cetuximab and erlotinib hydrochloride may kill more tumor cells.

Provided treatments

  • Biological: cetuximab
  • Drug: paclitaxel
  • Drug: carboplatin
  • Drug: erlotinib hydrochloride
  • Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Locations near you

Unfortunately, there are no recruiting locations near you. Please check the list with all locations below.
Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01316757. The sponsor of the trial is Fox Chase Cancer Center and it is looking for 24 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Phase II Trial of Carboplatin/Paclitaxel and Cetuximab, Followed by Carboplatin/Paclitaxel/Cetuximab and Erlotinib, With Correlative Studies in Patients With Metastatic or Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck.