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NCT ID: NCT03760471 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Cancer of Head and Neck

Palliative and Oncology Care Intervention: Symptom COACH

Start date: November 7, 2018
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The investigators propose to conduct the first pilot trial of a collaborative palliative and oncology care intervention for HNC patients receiving CRT to assess the feasibility and acceptability of the intervention. The intervention will incorporate weekly palliative care visits into standard oncology care targeting coping, mood, and symptom management.

NCT ID: NCT03682367 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Cancer of Head and Neck

Perioperative Analgesia Using Gabapentin in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Start date: December 1, 2018
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

Patients undergoing head and neck cancer surgery often have a lot of pain after surgery, which can lead to a need for a lot of narcotic pain medication. These medications can have many side effects that can make recovery more difficult including nausea, vomiting, dizziness, being overly sleepy, itchiness, inability to urinate, confusion, inability to have a bowel movement, longer time before being able to start walking. These side effects can make the hospital stay longer. The use of gabapentin, which is a non narcotic pain medication that focuses on nerve pain, has been used in smaller head and neck surgeries including removal of tonsils, sinus surgery, thyroid surgery. Studies in patients needing orthopedic or OB/Gyn surgery have shown improved pain control with gabapentin. Potential benefits to future patients include improved pain control, less narcotic associated side effects and faster functional recovery.

NCT ID: NCT03574870 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Cancer of Head and Neck

Wearable Sensor for Biometrics During Locoregional Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

Start date: October 30, 2017
Phase: Early Phase 1
Study type: Interventional

The investigator will seek to determine the feasibility of wearable biometric sensors to acquire high resolution biometric data, including heart rate and activity level (i.e. steps) for patients undergoing radiation therapy and surgery, with or without postoperative radiotherapy.

NCT ID: NCT03569436 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Cancer of Head and Neck

Effectiveness and Safety of Nivolumab in Participants That Have Head and Neck Cancer That Has Come Back or Has Spread

Start date: February 14, 2018
Study type: Observational

Non-interventional study in Japan of participants with HNC recurring or that has spread and who are treated with nivolumab

NCT ID: NCT03558594 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Cancer of Head and Neck

Hypnosis and Meditation for Cancer Pain

Start date: July 31, 2018
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The research study involves an open label trial (i.e., participant selects one of 2 interventions) to determine whether Veterans engaged in treatment for head and/or neck cancers find either of the two available behavioral treatments for pain (Self-Hypnosis or Mindfulness) helpful in managing pain, and if the study's delivery modality (providing audio recordings and workbooks for home use) is acceptable and feasible. If neither of the 2 interventions seems appealing, the participant can participate in the study by completing the study assessments only (this option is usual care); however, the participant will not receive the study materials or one-on-one appointments with the study clinician.

NCT ID: NCT03419741 Recruiting - Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Brain Stimulation For Cancer Smokers

Start date: October 21, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Smoking cessation and relapse prevention represent and important opportunity to improve cancer survival rates, reduce the risk of cancer treatment complication, and improve the quality of life of patients with and survivors of cancer. Previous studies showed that repetitive TMS (rTMS) reduced cue craving to smoking and treat nicotine dependent smokers. Recently one study completed by our team demonstrated that 10 sessions of rTMS over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) reduced cigarette consumption and cue craving, and also increased quitting rate on target quit date in nicotine dependent smokers. Thus, we propose conducting a controlled, double-blind trial comparing the effect of treatments of active rTMS and sham rTMS on cigarette abstinence days, cigarette consumption and smoking craving during a 7-days of quit attempt period in 20 nicotine-dependent patients with cancer. Specific aims are: Aim 1: Assess a feasibility of the rTMS for smoking cessation in cancer patients. Aim 2: Obtain preliminary estimates of whether one-week active rTMS of left DLPFC tends to be more efficacious than sham rTMS during a 7-days of quit attempt laboratory model period increasing abstinence days, and also decreasing cigarette consumption and cue-elicited craving in cancer patients with smoking.

NCT ID: NCT03378193 Completed - Clinical trials for Cancer of Head and Neck

Prognostic Value of 18FDG PET/CT Textural Indices in HNSCC

Start date: January 1, 2018
Study type: Observational

Head and neck (HN) cancer is the sixth most common malignancy worldwide, with around 800,000 new cases and 320,000 deaths in 2015. These malignancies encompass cancers of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx and larynx and concerned squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) 90% of the time. Despite aggressive treatment strategies, the five-year survival rate has only marginally improved in the past decade especially because of a high rate (up to 40%) of loco-regional recurrence. Moreover, two-third of local relapse and lymph node metastases occur in the first 2 years after treatment. Hence, predicting tumor response to therapy remains a real challenge in head and neck cancers. Usual prognostic factors include the tumor size, the lymph node involvement, the presence of distant metastasis, the anatomic subsite, and the human papilloma virus (HPV 16, 18) infection status. However, pre-treatment selection of patients with poor prognosis or who require intensified therapy remains difficult despite their careful evaluation. HNSCC also present a high biologic heterogeneity with hypoxic area, necrotic regions, zones of high cellular proliferation and intra-tumoral angiogenic heterogeneity. A better characterization of tumor heterogeneity could help classify patients in different risk subgroups in order to improve their therapeutic management. Pre-therapeutic 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography (FDG PET/CT) is recommended by guidelines to assess remote extension of locally advanced HNSCC and/or to look for synchronous cancer. Its prognostic significance has already been suggested and a selection of patients at risk of recurrence appears possible using different quantitative parameters. Indeed, static (SUV = Standardized Uptake Value), volumetric (MTV = Metabolic Tumor Volume, TLG = Total Lesion Glycolysis) and kinetic (RI = Retention Index) parameters were demonstrated to be independent prognostic factors in several studies. Texture analysis is currently highly studied in order to characterize tumor heterogeneity, and consists in extracting texture indices from different imaging modalities such as FDG PET/CT. Calculating texture indices relies on choosing a contouring method to delineate a tumor volume of interest and selecting several parameters such as the resampling method, matrix definitions and indices formula. Several studies conducted on small series of patients with HNSCC have showed promising results to predict survival, analyzing various cancer anatomic subsites, tumor segmentation methods and texture indices. The objective of this study is to assess the prognostic value of texture indices in a large cohort of patients with HSNCC, including any anatomic subtype and staging.

NCT ID: NCT03193931 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Cancer of Head and Neck

Study Comparing Pembrolizumab With Methotrexate in Elderly, Frail or Cisplatin-ineligible Patients With Head and Neck Cancers

Start date: February 2, 2018
Phase: Phase 2
Study type: Interventional

The study is designed as an open-label, randomized, prospective, multicenter, phase II study comparing pembrolizumab with methotrexate in elderly, frail or cisplatin-ineligible patients with squamous carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC)

NCT ID: NCT03086629 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Cancer of Head and Neck

Improving Quality of Life Through the Routine Use of the Patient Concerns Inventory for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Start date: January 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The Patient Concerns Inventory (PCI) for head and neck cancer (HNC) patients has been developed and used largely within the confines of a single clinic setting and has not been used routinely with patients in the first year following treatment. Research so far suggests it is popular with patients, they would like to continue to use it in clinic and it is feasible. Benefits of its routine repeated use is untested, notably its impact on improving QOL and in reducing emotional distress, especially within the first year after treatment when patients are more likely to benefit from repeated use of the PCI. The overarching aim of the proposed research is to explore whether the routine use of the PCI in review clinics during the first year following head and neck cancer treatment can improve patients quality of life. The primary outcome is an improvement in QOL. Secondary outcomes are: social-emotional scale, distress thermometer and health economics. This will be a pragmatic cluster randomised control trial with consultants randomised to either 'using or 'not using' the PCI at clinic. It will involve two centres. 416 patients from at least 10 consultant clusters are required to show a clinically meaningful difference in the primary outcome. InterventionÍž Patient completion of the PCI and its inclusion into the regular review clinic consultation is the 'intervention' and is compared to standard out-patient follow-up. The pre-consultation questionnaires and PCI will be used from the first post-treatment clinic (i.e. baseline) onwards for one year. Completion of all pre-consultation questionnaires and the PCI is by computer (IPAD).

NCT ID: NCT02900911 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Cancer of Head and Neck

Swallowing Rehabilitation in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Receiving Radiotherapy

Start date: May 2016
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Head and neck cancer has a negative impact in swallowing function and quality of life. Rehabilitation has proven its usefulness after radiation therapy (RT), but some studies suggest that interventions should be initiated prior to RT sessions. This study aims to evaluate the effects of prophylactic rehabilitation on swallowing and quality of life. The study pretends to establish a preventive rehabilitative program with the target of reducing RT side effects and improve patients' quality of life.