Intravenous Versus Subcutaneous Amifostine in Prevention of Xerostomia After RT for Head and Neck Carcinomas
Prospective randomized study in order to compare intravenous versus subcutaneous administration of amifostine in patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Salivary flow will be evaluated during few years after the treatment by a clinical evaluation, the measure of the weight of saliva and a patient benefit questionnaire cotation.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized Phase III Study Comparing Intravenous Versus Subcutaneous Administration of Amifostine in Prevention of Xerostomia for Patients Receiving Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Carcinomas|
- Late xerostomia rate
|Study Start Date:||March 2001|
Prospective randomized study in order to compare intravenous (IV) versus subcutaneous (SC) administration of amifostine in patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. IV administration of amifostine is 200 mg/m2/day in a short 3-min infusion 15 to 30 min before each fraction of radiotherapy. SC administration is 500mg/day in two slow 1.25 ml injections at two different sites 20 to 60 min before each radiotherapy fraction. Procedure requires antiemetic treatment and blood pressure monitoring in both arms.
|Centre Régional de Lutte contre le Cancer de Nantes-Atlantique|
|Nantes, France, 44805|
|Principal Investigator:||Etienne Bardet, MD||Centre Régional de Lutte contre le Cancer de Nantes-Atlantique|