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Radiation Therapy With or Without Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With High-Risk Malignant Salivary Gland Tumors That Have Been Removed By Surgery

Complete title: A Randomized Phase II / Phase III Study of Adjuvant Concurrent Radiation and Chemotherapy Versus Radiation Alone in Resected High-Risk Malignant Salivary Gland Tumors

Research Study Number RTOG-1008
 
Principal Investigator Cristina Rodriguez
 
Phase II/III

Research Study Description

RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy is more effective when given together with chemotherapy or alone after surgery in treating salivary gland tumors.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase II/III trial is studying radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy to see how well it works in treating patients with high-risk malignant salivary gland tumors that have been removed by surgery.

Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)

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Other eligibility criteria may apply.

Research Study Number RTOG-1008
 
Contact Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Intake Office
 
Telephone 800-804-8824 / 206-606-1024
 

Keywords: Head and Neck Cancer; Mouth Cancer; Salivary Gland Cancer; Solid Tumors; Stomatognathic Diseases

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