Conquering Diseases

Testing Immunotherapy Versus Observation In Patients With Hpv Throat Cancer

Description

Men and women with advanced HPV throat cancer sought for a study comparing the outcomes for people who get chemotherapy and radiation followed by experimental immunotherapy to those who get chemotherapy and radiation followed by observation.

Overview

We are studying whether adding immunotherapy helps prevent advanced HPV throat cancer from returning after treatment with chemotherapy and radiation. We will compare the outcomes between people who get the experimental immunotherapy to those who don't.

What we're hoping for

Use of immunotherapy has been shown to improve outcomes for people with advanced incurable HPV-related head and neck cancer. We hope that immunotherapy will keep cancer from returning for people whose advanced cancer is cured.

Additional Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03811015

 Principal Investigator

William  Walsh, MD

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

The Cancer  Research Office

508-856-3216

Cancer.research@umassmed.edu

 Location

UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655

508-856-8989