Modified Dakin's Solution in Reducing Radiation-Induced Dermatitis in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Radiation Therapy

Trial ID or NCT#



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This randomized phase 3 trial studies how well modified Dakin's solution works in reducing radiation-induced dermatitis, a common skin reaction to radiation therapy, in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiation therapy. Modified Dakin's solution may reduce inflammation in the body, which may prevent or reduce dermatitis after radiation therapy. Radiation therapy in this study is regulatory medical care based on the patient's needs and the radiation oncologist's judgment. It is not possible nor necessary to explicitly define the dose or duration of treatment.

Official Title

A Randomized Study of Topical Dilute Hypochlorite (Modified Dakin's Solution) Treatment for the Prevention of Radiation Dermatitis in Head and Neck Cancer

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Head and neck cancer who plan to undergo radiation therapy to the head and neck region - At least 18 years of age - Able to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Prior radiation therapy to the head and neck region or prior chemotherapy for head and neck cancer (induction chemotherapy NOT excluded) - The physician-approved radiation treatment plan indicates a maximum prescription dose of less than 45 Gy - Scleroderma or discoid lupus


Bernice Kwong, MD
Bernice Kwong, MD
Dermatologist, Dermatologic oncologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist, Dermato-oncology specialist, Dermatopathologist
Clinical Professor, Dermatology
Quynh-Thu Le, MD
Quynh-Thu Le, MD
Radiation oncologist
Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS)
A. Dimitrios Colevas, MD
A. Dimitrios Colevas, MD
Medical oncologist, Head and neck specialist, Cutaneous oncology specialist
Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)
Susan Knox

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