Everolimus Versus Placebo in Head and Neck Cancer

  • Interventional
  • Active
  • NCT01111058
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Randomized Phase II Trial of Everolimus Versus Placebo as Adjuvant Therapy in Patients With Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck (SCCHN)

Primary: Two-year progression-free (tumor does not grow or spread) survival in subjects treated with everolimus versus placebo after definitive local therapy.


Age Group
18 Years and up

Accepting Healthy Volunteers?

Inclusion Criteria:

         - Diagnosis of Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (stage IVa or IVb). No evidence (absence)of disease by scan.

         - 18 years or older.

         - Performance status 70% or better.

         - Adequate marrow, renal and liver function (will be tested by labs). _ Able give consent.

        Exclusion Criteria:

         - Currently receiving anti-cancer treatment.

         - Major surgery or traumatic injury within 4 weeks.

         - Radiotherapy related toxicities.

         - Lip, nasopharynx, nasal cavity, paranasal sinus, salivary gland, skin, or thyroid primary tumors

         - Receiving other investigational drugs.

         - Receiving chronic, systemic treatment with corticosteroids or another immunosuppressive agent.

         - Receive immunization with attenuated live vaccines (seasonal flu shot)1 week before starting this .

         - Show evidence of disease (cancer).

         - Uncontrolled medical conditions such as: unstable angina, congestive heart failure, diabetes, severely impaired lung function.

         - Liver disease such as cirrhosis, severe hepatic impairment, Hepatitis B or C.

         - Active, uncontrolled severe infections

         - Other malignancies within the past 3 years except for adequately treated carcinoma of the cervix or basal or squamous cell carcinomas of the skin.

         - Known History of HIV positivity.

         - Impaired gastrointestinal function that may alter absorption of Everolimus such as ulcerative disease, uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome or small bowel resection.

         - Patients with an active, bleeding diathesis.

         - Female patients who are pregnant or breast feeding, or adults of reproductive potential who are not using effective birth control methods. )

         - Male patient whose sexual partner(s) are Women of child bearing potential who are not willing to use adequate.

        contraception, during the study and for 8 weeks after the end of treatment

         - Patients who have received prior treatment with an mTOR inhibitor (sirolimus, temsirolimus, everolimus).

         - Patients with a known hypersensitivity to Everolimus or other rapamycin analogues (sirolimus, temsirolimus) or to its excipients.

         - History of noncompliance to medical regimens.

         - Patients unwilling to or unable to comply with the protocol.

At a Glance

National Government IDNCT01111058


Lead SponsorUniversity of Chicago

Lead PhysicianEverett E. Vokes


18 Years and up