Head and Neck Cancer

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The abstract concludes: 
Transoral resection of p16+ OPC is safe and results in good oncologic outcome, presenting a promising deintensification approach. For patients with low-risk disease, 2-yr PFS is favorable without post-operative therapy. For those with uninvolved surgical margins, <5 involved nodes, and minimal (<1mm) ENE, reduced dose postoperative RT without chemotherapy appears sufficient. Transoral surgery plus 50Gy should be compared to optimal non-surgical therapy in a phase III trial. Clinical trial information: NCT01898494.
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Renaud Garrel, Françoise Perriard, Valentin Favier, et al.
 
The abstract concludes: 
This study demonstrated the oncological equivalence of the SN approach compared to the ND approach in a multicenter study with a lower morbidity and care consumption in the SN approach during the 6 first post-operative months. Treatment based on sentinel node biopsy is established as a standard of care in OC. Clinical trial information: NCT02855723.
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Bhumsuk Keam, Eun Joo Kang, Myung-Ju Ahn, et al. 
 
The abstract concludes: 
In this first randomized trial in patients with recurred or metastatic ACC, axitinib significantly increased 6-month PFS rate compared to observation. Clinical trial information: NCT02859012.
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Alan Loh Ho, Glenn J. Hanna, Catherine Rose Scholz, et al.
 
The abstract concludes: 
Encouraging activity of tipifarnib was observed in HRASm solid tumors. Clinical trial information: NCT02383927, NCT02535650.
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The abstract concludes: 
In patients with R/M HNSCC, longer median PFS2 was observed in the CPS ≥20 and CPS ≥1 populations for P vs E, and in the CPS ≥20, CPS ≥1, and total populations for P+C vs E. These data further support use of 1L P or P+C in patients with R/M HNSCC. Clinical trial information: NCT02358031.
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Nandini Sharrel Menon, Vanita Noronha, Vijay Maruti Patil, Set al.
 
The abstract concludes: 
OMC improves outcomes in palliatively treated head and neck cancer and is a new standard of care in this setting, in addition to the EXTREME and KEYNOTE-048 regimen. Clinical trial information: CTRI/2015/11/006388.
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Joel Guigay, Jerome Fayette, Ricard Mesia, et al.
 
The abstract concludes: 
An improvement in the QoL of patients was observed in the TPEx arm compared to that of the EXTREME arm. Exploratory analysis showed that the taxane-based TPEx regimen followed by IO in 2nd line could provide interesting median OS for pts who need CT in 1st line, with less toxicity than EXTREME. This sequential treatment deserves to be compared to a strategy that starts with Platinum+5FU+pembrolizumab. Clinical trial information: NCT02268695.
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The abstract concludes: 
Do-IMRT reduced RT dose to the DARS and improved patient reported swallowing function compared with S-IMRT. This is the first randomised study to demonstrate functional benefit of swallow-sparing IMRT in OPC. Clinical trial information: 25458988.
 
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Read Now a comment by Dr. Barbara Burtness:
 
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Head and Neck (Abstracts #6500, 6501, 6505)
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