Clinical TrialsThe James Cancer Center Columbus, OH
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Study of Nivolumab in Combination With Ipilimumab Compared to the Standard of Care (Extreme Study Regimen) as First Line Treatment in Patients With Recurrent or Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck
An Open Label, Randomized, Two Arm Phase III Study of Nivolumab in Combination with Ipilimumab versus Extreme Study Regimen (cetuximab + cisplatin/carboplatin + fluorouracil) as First Line Therapy in Recurrent or Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN)
The main purpose of this study is to compare nivolumab and ipilimumab with the Extreme study
regimen as first line treatment in patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell of
the head and neck cancer
Are you eligible?
Histologically confirmed metastatic or recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head
and neck (oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx & larynx) that is not amenable to
No prior systemic cancer therapy for recurrent or metastatic disease (except if
chemotherapy was part of multimodal treatment completed 6 months prior to enrolment).
Measurable disease detected by imaging exam (CT or MRI).
Have tumor tissue for PD L1 expression testing, and for oropharyngeal cancer have
results from testing of HPV p16 status.
Metastatic or recurrent carcinoma of the nasopharynx, squamous cell carcinoma of
unknown primary, squamous cell carcinoma originating from skin and salivary glands or
non squamous histologies (eg. mucosal melanoma).
No prior treatment with anti PD1, anti PD L1, anti CTLA 4 antibody or any other
antibody or drugs targeting T cell costimulation or checkpoint pathways, or cetuximab
or EGFR inhibitors in any treatment setting.
Patients with certain diseases such as active autoimmune disease, type I diabetes,
hypothyroidism that needs hormone replacement, active infection, psychiatric
Inadequate hematologic, renal or hepatic function.