S0011, Gene Therapy & Surgery Followed by Chemo & RT in Newly Diagnosed Cancer of the Mouth or Throat

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00017173
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Terminated for poor accrual.)
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : June 14, 2012
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Southwest Oncology Group

June 6, 2001
January 27, 2003
June 14, 2012
February 2003
May 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Feasibility [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
accrual rate and percentage of patients successfully receiving the required doses of INGN 201
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Progression-free survival from time of registration until disease progression [ Time Frame: two years ]
percentage of patient who have not experience progression of disease at two years
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S0011, Gene Therapy & Surgery Followed by Chemo & RT in Newly Diagnosed Cancer of the Mouth or Throat
Phase II Trial Of Surgery With Perioperative RPR/INGN 201 (Ad5CMV-p53) Gene Therapy Followed By Chemoradiotherapy For Advanced, Resectable Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Oral Cavity, Oropharynx, Larynx, and Pharynx

RATIONALE: Inserting the p53 gene into a person's cancer cells may improve the body's ability to fight cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Combining chemotherapy and radiation therapy with the p53 gene may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of gene therapy plus surgery followed by cisplatin and radiation therapy in treating patients who have newly diagnosed resectable stage III or stage IV cancer of the mouth or throat.


  • Determine the feasibility of treating patients with newly diagnosed resectable stage III or IV squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, or larynx with surgery and Ad5CMV-p53 gene followed by cisplatin and radiotherapy.
  • Determine the progression-free survival, local control, and overall survival of patients treated with this regimen.
  • Determine the toxicity of this regimen in this patient population.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients undergo surgical resection and receive an intraoperative Ad5CMV-p53 gene injection into the resection bed and into the deep soft tissue bed of the cervical level with nodal metastasis. Patients also receive a third intraoperative Ad5CMV-p53 gene injection into the neck dissection bed, where it is allowed to sit in place for 10 minutes.

Within 48-72 hours after surgery, patients receive a postoperative Ad5CMV-p53 gene injection into each of two drainage catheters next to the mucosal suture line and neck dissection bed, where it is allowed to sit in place for 2 hours.

Within 56 days after surgery, patients receive cisplatin IV over 30-90 minutes on days 1, 22, and 43 and radiotherapy on days 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-33, and 36-40. Patients may receive 3 additional days of radiotherapy to high-risk areas on days 43-45.

Patients are followed every 2-6 months for 2 years and then annually for 3 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60 patients will be accrued for this study within 1 year.

Phase 2
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Head and Neck Cancer
  • Biological: Ad5CMV-p53 gene
    2 intraoperative and one post-operative injection of Ad5CMV-p53.
    Other Name: INGN 201
  • Drug: cisplatin
    100 mg/m2 IV Day 1 every 21 days for 3 cycles
    Other Name: platinol
  • Procedure: conventional surgery
    conventional surgery
    Other Name: surgery
  • Radiation: radiation therapy
    200 cGy per day Days 105 every week for 6 weeks
    Other Name: RT
Experimental: surgery with INGN 201 followed by chemo/RT
intraoperative and postoperative injections of INGN 201 into the tumor bed, followed by cisplatin and radiation therapy
  • Biological: Ad5CMV-p53 gene
  • Drug: cisplatin
  • Procedure: conventional surgery
  • Radiation: radiation therapy
Yoo GH, Moon J, Leblanc M, Lonardo F, Urba S, Kim H, Hanna E, Tsue T, Valentino J, Ensley J, Wolf G. A phase 2 trial of surgery with perioperative INGN 201 (Ad5CMV-p53) gene therapy followed by chemoradiotherapy for advanced, resectable squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx: report of the Southwest Oncology Group. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Sep;135(9):869-74. doi: 10.1001/archoto.2009.122.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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July 2011
May 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


  • Histologically confirmed high-risk/limited stage III or IV squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx

    • Newly diagnosed
    • Previously untreated
    • Considered surgically resectable
    • Evidence of regional lymph node metastases (N1-N3)
  • No distant metastases



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Not specified

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • WBC at least 3,000/mm^3
  • Granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3


  • Bilirubin no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • SGOT or SGPT no greater than 3 times ULN
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen negative
  • Hepatitis C antibody negative


  • Creatinine no greater than 2 times ULN
  • Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min


  • Magnesium normal (magnesium supplement allowed)
  • No other malignancy within the past 5 years except adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or adequately treated stage I or II cancer in complete remission
  • HIV negative
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Patients must use effective barrier contraception and prevent bodily fluid transmission during and for 28 days after Ad5CMV-p53 gene administration


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


  • No concurrent intensity-modulated radiotherapy


  • Not specified
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
U10CA032102 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
S0011 ( Other Identifier: SWOG )
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Southwest Oncology Group
Southwest Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: George H. Yoo, MD Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Southwest Oncology Group
June 2012

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