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NCT ID: NCT02022293 Suspended - Clinical trials for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Atorvastatin in Preventing Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Patients Receiving Radiotherapy From Carotid Stenosis

Start date: January 2017
Phase: Phase 2
Study type: Interventional

Patients with head and neck cancer who underwent irradiation have a higher risk of developing severe carotid stenosis, and eventually develop to transient ischemic attack or stroke. However, it's still not clear whether early intervene in vascular risk factors is benefit for patients after radiotherapy. Our study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of atorvastatin for preventing NPC patients after radiotherapy from severe carotid stenosis. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, about 324 nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients will be enrolled from six centers in Guangdong Province and randomized 1:1 to atorvastatin group or placebo group.