This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition head and neck cancer
Treatment bevacizumab, cisplatin, cetuximab, radiation therapy
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Collaborator Genentech, Inc.
Start date August 2009
End date August 2017
Trial size 30 participants
Trial identifier NCT00968435, 09-083


The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of treatment with bevacizumab + cisplatin + cetuximab + IMRT. The doctor wishes to monitor patients for 2 years after the completion of study treatment to determine if they are cancer-free during that time. They also want to evaluate the side effects that patients experience with this treatment regimen.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
This is a single-institution, non-randomized, phase II study. The primary endpoint is to determine 2-year progression-free survival for patients with locally or regionally advanced HNSCC treated with concurrent intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) + cisplatin + bevacizumab + cetuximab.
bevacizumab, cisplatin, cetuximab, radiation therapy
Patients will receive intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in once-daily fractions. A total dose of 70Gy is planned for the primary tumor site over approximately 33 treatment days. Day 1 will refer to the first day of radiation therapy. Concurrent with radiation therapy, patients will receive cisplatin (50 mg/m2 IV on Days 1, 2 and 22, 23) and bevacizumab (15 mg/kg IV on Days 1 and 22). Cetuximab will be administered according to the Bonner regimen (4),with a loading dose approximately 7 days prior to the start of radiation therapy (400 mg/m2 IV once, on approximately Day minus 7), followed by weekly cetuximab infusions (250 mg/m2 IV weekly X 7 infusions) until the completion of radiation therapy.

Primary Outcomes

To determine the 2-year progression-free survival for patients with locally or regionally advanced HNSCC treated with concurrent IMRT + cisplatin + bevacizumab + cetuximab.
time frame: 2 years

Secondary Outcomes

To determine median overall survival for patients with locally or regionally advanced HNSCC treated with concurrent IMRT + cisplatin + bevacizumab + cetuximab.
time frame: 2 years
To evaluate the safety and tolerability of concurrent IMRT + cisplatin + bevacizumab + cetuximab.
time frame: 2 years
To explore the potential utility of 18F FLT PET for early response assessment.
time frame: 2 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Stage III/IV HNSCC without distant metastasis. Patients with stage II squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx will also be eligible - Adequate renal function, with serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL. Patients with serum creatinine > 1.5 mg/dL may be eligible if calculated creatinine clearance > or = to 55 ml/min by Cockcroft and Gault equation (or 24-hour urine collection). - Age > or = to 18 years. - Karnofsky performance status > or = to 70% - Adequate bone marrow function: absolute neutrophil count > or = to 1,500/ platelets > or = to 100,000/ul, hemoglobin > or = to 9 gm/dl - Adequate hepatic function: Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 X ULN (patients with Gilbert's syndrome as the cause of hyperbilirubinemia may be eligible if total bilirubin ≤ 2.5 X ULN), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) ≤ 2.5 X ULN, alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤ 2.5 X ULN, alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2.5 X ULN. - Men and women of childbearing potential must be willing to consent to using effective contraception while on treatment and for at least 3 months thereafter. - Patients must have ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document. Exclusion Criteria: - Prior radiation therapy for HNSCC - Prior treatment of HNSCC with bevacizumab or other agents specifically targeting VEGF - Prior treatment of HNSCC with cetuximab or other agents specifically targeting EGFR - Other active malignancy, other than indolent malignancies, which the investigator determines are unlikely to interfere with treatment or efficacy analysis. For example, patients with non-melanoma skin cancer, in situ carcinoma of the cervix, or prostate cancer within the no current biochemical (PSA) or radiologic evidence of disease may enroll. - Patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma - Patients who will receive amifostine as part of the radiation treatment plan - Patients with skin breakdown/ulceration (CTCAE version 3.0, grade 2 or higher). - Patients with hearing loss requiring hearing aid or intervention (i.e. interfering in a clinically significant way with activities of daily living). - Patients with multifocal peripheral sensory alterations or paresthesias (including tingling) interfering with function, per patient report (example: activities of daily living). - Any prior documented history of transient ischemic attack (TIA) or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) - History of unstable angina or myocardial infarction (MI) within the last year. - Urine protein: creatinine (UPC) ratio > or = to 1.0 at screening. A random urine sample is collected. Total protein (mg/dL) and spot creatinine (mg/dL) are ordered for this sample. The UPC ratio is calculated from the results of these tests. - International normalized ratio (INR) > 1.5 or activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) > 1.5 X upper limits of normal (ULN) - Current use of warfarin, current use of heparin or low-molecular weight heparin, chronic daily treatment with aspirin (> 325 mg/day) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications known to inhibit platelet function. - Patients with gross hemoptysis or hematemesis (defined as bright red blood of 1 teaspoon of more) within 28 days prior to Day 0 protocol treatment will be excluded from this trial. Patients with incidental blood mixed with phlegm are not excluded. - Esophageal varices, non-healing ulcer, wound, or bone fracture are exclusion criteria. However, patients with skin breakdown overlying malignant neck lymphadenopathy may be eligible, at the discretion of the investigator. - Anatomic lesion that increases the risk of serious hemorrhage, such as encasement or invasion of major blood vessels by primary tumor and/or by involved lymph nodes - Blood pressure of > 150/100 mmHg - New York Heart Association (NYHA) Grade II or greater congestive heart failure. - Clinically significant peripheral vascular disease - History of bleeding diathesis or hemorrhagic disorder, or coagulopathy. - Major surgical procedure or significant traumatic injury within 28 days prior to treatment with bevacizumab - Core biopsy within 7 days prior to treatment with bevacizumab. - Minor surgical procedures such as fine needle aspirations or placement of percutaneous gastrostomy tube (PEG) less than 7 days prior to treatment with bevacizumab - History of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation, or intra-abdominal abscess within 6 months prior enrollment. - Inability to comply with study and/or follow-up procedures - Women who are pregnant or lactating

Additional Information

Official title Phase II Trial of Bevacizumab, Cetuximab, and Cisplatin With IMRT (Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy) for Patients With Stage III/IV Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Principal investigator David Pfister, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.