Journal article

Tirapazamine, cisplatin, and radiation versus fluorouracil, cisplatin, and radiation in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer: A randomized phase II trial of the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG 98.02)

D Rischin, L Peters, R Fisher, A Macann, J Denham, M Poulsen, M Jackson, L Kenny, M Penniment, J Corry, D Lamb, B McClure

Journal of Clinical Oncology | AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | Published : 2005


PURPOSE: To select one of two chemoradiotherapy regimens for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck as the experimental arm for the next Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group phase III trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty-two previously untreated patients with stage III/IV SCC of the head and neck were randomized to receive definitive radiotherapy (70 Gy in 7 weeks) concurrently with either cisplatin (75 mg/m(2)) plus tirapazamine (290 mg/m(2)/d) on day 2 of weeks 1, 4, and 7, and tirapazamine alone (160 mg/m(2)/d) on days 1, 3, and 5 of weeks 2 and 3 (TPZ/CIS), or cisplatin (50 mg/m(2)) on day 1 and infusional fluorouracil (360 mg/m(2)/d) on days 1 th..

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