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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P016 Oxaliplatin, Folinic Acid, and 5-Fluorouracil (OFF) in Recurrent Advanced Head and Neck Cancer: A Phase 2 Trial

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):869. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.869-b

Clinic for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Berlin, Germany;

Clinic and Policlinic for Haematology and Oncology, Berlin

Objective: The purpose of this phase 2 trial was to investigate for the first time the efficacy and toxic effects of oxaliplatin combined with folinic acid (FA) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in patients with recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in advanced stage of disease.

Design: Thirty-six patients with recurrent/metastatic disease with a median age of 59 years were enrolled. Patients received oxaliplatin (85 mg/m2) and FA (200 mg/m2), followed by 5-FU (2000 mg/m2) as 24-hour continuous infusion on day 1 and 15 in a 4-week cycle. On days 8 and 22, FA (200 mg/m2) and 5-FU (2000 mg/m2) were administered without oxaliplatin, followed by 2 weeks without cytotoxic treatment.

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