Dr. Weiss Discusses Current Clinical Trials in Head and Neck Cancer

Jared Weiss, MD
Published: Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017



Jared Weiss, MD, assistant professor, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses current clinical trials in head and neck cancer.

Currently, Weiss is involved in a clinical trial incorporating immunotherapy with radiation—which has investigators from various cancer centers hopeful that this regimen could be a replacement for cisplatin, with a higher cure rate and less toxicities.

There is also a study that combines durvalumab (Imfinzi) carboplatin and nab-paclitaxel as induction therapy prior to surgery for hard-to-treat patients.
 


Jared Weiss, MD, assistant professor, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses current clinical trials in head and neck cancer.

Currently, Weiss is involved in a clinical trial incorporating immunotherapy with radiation—which has investigators from various cancer centers hopeful that this regimen could be a replacement for cisplatin, with a higher cure rate and less toxicities.

There is also a study that combines durvalumab (Imfinzi) carboplatin and nab-paclitaxel as induction therapy prior to surgery for hard-to-treat patients.
 



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