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ASCO 2018

June 14, 2018

A number of abstracts related to the HNCIG appeared at this year’s ASCO General Meeting in Chicago. First, those related to HNCIG trials: TPS6097. Evans, M et al. PATHOS: A phase II/III trial of risk-stratified, reduced intensity adjuvant treatment in patients undergoing transoral surgery for human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer. TPS6098. Simon, C et al. BEST OF: A phase III study assessing the best of radiotherapy (Intensity Modulated RadioTherapy, IMRT) compared to the best of surgery (Trans-Oral Surgery, TOS) in patients with T1-T2, N0 oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). TPS6103. Mehanna, HM et al. De-ESCALaTE: Comparison of early and late toxic events in low-risk HPV positive oropharyngeal carcinoma patients treated with chemoradiotherapy, cetuximab versus cisplatin. Next, some abstracts from HNCIG member organizations: EORTC (Europe): TPS6095. Galot, R et al. EORTC 1559-HNCG: A pilot study of personalized biomarker-based treatment strategy or immunotherapy in patients with recurrent/metastatic (R/M) squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN)—”UPSTREAM”. TPS6099. Locati, L et al. Hope for salivary gland cancer (SGC): EORTC HNCG/UKCRN 1206 randomized phase II study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of chemotherapy (CT) vs androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) inpatients with recurrent and/or metastatic androgen receptor (AR) expressing SGC (NCT01969578). Tata Memorial Hospital (India): 6000. Patil, VM et al. Results of a randomized phase III study of nimotuzumab in combination with concurrent radiotherapy and cisplatin versus radiotherapy and cisplatin alone, in locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. TTCC-GEORCC (Spain): 6007. Lozano, A et al.Phase II trial of high-dose melatonin oral gel for the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis in H&N cancer patients undergoing chemoradiation (MUCOMEL).


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