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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Head and Neck Cancer
and you are
over 18
years old
This is a second phase trial assessing
efficacy and side effects of the new treatment.
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The purpose

The purpose of this research study is to test the safety and the benefit of adding pembrolizumab (a therapy that activates the immune system to fight cancer) to standard of care treatment for head and neck cancer. The standard of care treatment will include surgery followed by radiation for 6 weeks. Some patients may also receive cisplatin as standard of care once a week for 6 weeks if the cancer is found to be "high risk". High risk includes cancer that was not completely removed (positive margins) or cancer that has invaded through the outer lining of your lymph nodes.

Provided treatments

  • Drug: Pembrolizumab
  • Procedure: Surgery
  • Radiation: Radiation Therapy
  • Drug: Cisplatin
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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02641093. The sponsor of the trial is Trisha Wise-Draper and it is looking for 80 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Phase II Investigation of Adjuvant Combined Cisplatin and Radiation With Pembrolizumab in Resected Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma