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Site for A Randomized Phase II/III Trial of De-intensified Radiation Therapy for Patients with Early-Stage, P16-Positive, Non-Smoking Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer (NRG-HN005) (PSCI# 20-011)

The purpose of the first part of this study is to compare the usual treatment of a standard-dose radiation given over 6 weeks with cisplatin chemotherapy to a reduced-dose radiation given over either 6 weeks with cisplatin or 5 weeks with the immunotherapy drug, nivolumab. A lower dose of radiation as compared to the usual radiation treatment dose could be as effective in lengthening the time without your cancer getting worse. Nivolumab with reduced-dose radiation may or may not be as effective in lengthening the time without your cancer getting worse. This study will help the study doctors find out if this different approach is the same or worse than the usual approach.
Irina Geier at or 717-531-5471
18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
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Inclusion Criteria:
Pathologically proven diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx
Patients must have clinically or radiographically evident measurable disease at the primary site or at nodal stations
P16-positive based on local site immunohistochemical tissue staining
Zubrod Performance Status of 0-1 within 14 days prior to registration
Only English, Spanish, or French speaking patients are eligible to participate as these are the only languages for which the mandatory dysphagia-related patient reported instrument (MDADI) is available
Exclusion Criteria:
Clinical stages T0; T4; T1-2, N0; or any N2 (AJCC, 8th ed)
Recurrent disease
Definitive clinical or radiologic evidence of metastatic disease or adenopathy below the clavicles
Cancers considered to be from an oral cavity site or the nasopharynx, hypopharynx, or larynx, even if p16-positive, or histologies of adenosquamous, verrucous, or spindle cell carcinomas
Carcinoma of the neck of unknown primary site origin (T0 is ineligible, even if p16-positive)
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Hershey, PA