Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Active, not recruiting
Estimated Enrollment
61

Summary

Conditions
  • 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
  • Tongue Cancer
Type
Interventional
Phase
Phase 1
Design
Allocation: N/AIntervention Model: Single Group AssignmentMasking: None (Open Label)Primary Purpose: Treatment

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 125 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and dose limiting toxicity (DLT) of nab-paclitaxel (paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation) when given in combination with FHX (5 fluorouracil [fluorouracil], hydroxyurea and twice daily radiation, in good induction re...

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and dose limiting toxicity (DLT) of nab-paclitaxel (paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation) when given in combination with FHX (5 fluorouracil [fluorouracil], hydroxyurea and twice daily radiation, in good induction responders) and of nab-paclitaxel added to hypofractionated radiotherapy for poor responders. II. To explore the feasibility of a more rapid palliative chemoradiotherapy approach inpatients with refractory disease as demonstrated by failure to respond to initial chemotherapy. III. To explore the role of induction chemotherapy as a predictive tool for definitive head and neck cancer management of previously treated patients. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. Progression-free survival (PFS) (time to disease progression or death from any cause) on both study arms. II. Overall survival and response rates in both arms. TERTIARY OBJECTIVES: I. To determine the correlation of secreted protein, acidic, cysteine-rich (SPARC) expression in head and neck cancer and response to therapy. OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation. RE-INDUCTION THERAPY (WEEKS 1-6): Patients receive paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation intravenously (IV) over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8 and carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on day 1. Courses repeat every 21 days for 2 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients achieving good response undergo surgical resection and proceed to chemoradiation within 4-6 weeks. AFHX REGIMEN: Patients achieving response to re-induction therapy receive hydroxyurea orally (PO) every 12 hours for 6 days (11 doses) beginning on day 0, fluorouracil IV continuously over 120 hours beginning on day 0, and paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation IV over 30 minutes on day 1. Patients also undergo radiation therapy twice daily (BID) on days 1-5. Courses repeat every 14 days for 5 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. PACLITAXEL + RADIATION (AXX) REGIMEN: Patients not achieving response to re-induction therapy receive paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation IV and undergo hypofractionated radiation therapy on day 1. Courses repeat every 7 days for 5 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up monthly for 3 months, every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 2 years, and then yearly thereafter.

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT01847326
Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jonas de Souza University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center