Phase II Randomized Trial of Stereotactic Onco-Ablative Reirradiation versus Conventionally Fractionated Conformal Radiotherapy for Patients with Small Inoperable Head and Neck Tumors (SOAR-HN)
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This phase II trial studies how well stereotactic body radiation therapy or intensity modulated radiation/proton therapy works in treating patients with head and neck cancer that has come back. Stereotactic body radiation therapy uses special equipment to position a patient and deliver radiation to tumors with high precision. This method can kill tumor cells with fewer doses over a shorter period and cause less damage to normal tissue. Intensity modulated radiation/proton therapy uses high energy x-rays or protons to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. It is not yet known whether stereotactic body radiation therapy or intensity modulated radiation/proton therapy may work better in treating patients with head and neck cancer.
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Recurrent Head and Neck Carcinoma
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