Nab-paclitaxel might impact efficacy of radiation for head and neck (H&N) cancer. Nab-paclitaxel, cisplatin, cetuximab, and radiation were evaluated in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer in this phase I/II trial. Median follow-up was 24 months for 34 patients. The maximum tolerated dose of nab-paclitaxel was 20 mg/m2 with 20 mg/m2 cisplatin and 250 mg/m2 cetuximab. The 2-year progression-free survival (PFS) was 60% (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.42, 0.78), local control 71% (95% CI 0.55, 0.87), and overall survival 68% (95% CI 0.50, 0.86). This is the first study evaluating these agents with radiation in humans, with similar 2-year PFS as historic control.
View details for DOI 10.1080/07357907.2016.1213275
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