Phase II/III Randomized Trial of Intensity-Modulated Proton Beam Therapy (IMPT) versus Intensity-Modulated Photon Therapy (IMRT) for the treatment of Oropharyngeal Cancer of the Head and Neck
MD Anderson Study Status
This randomized phase II/III trial studies the side effects and how well intensity-modulated proton beam therapy works and compares it to intensity-modulated photon therapy in treating patients with stage III-IVB oropharyngeal cancer. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays, protons, and other types of radiation to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. It is not yet known whether intensity-modulated proton beam therapy is more effective than intensity-modulated photon therapy in treating oropharyngeal cancer.
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Information and next steps
Stage III Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma AJCC v7, Stage IVA Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma AJCC v7, Stage IVB Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma AJCC v7
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