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This randomized phase II trial studies radiation therapy and cisplatin with or without surgery in treating patients with stage III-IV oropharyngeal cancer. 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. Giving chemotherapy with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy and cisplatin are more effective with or without surgery in treating patients with oropharyngeal cancer.
Randomized Phase II Trial of Transoral Endoscopic Head And Neck Surgery Followed by Risk-Based IMRT and Weekly Cisplatin Versus IMRT and Weekly Cisplatin for HPV Negative Oropharynx Cancer
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