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Chemotherapy for Salivary Gland Tumours

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Radiation Therapy With or Without Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With High-Risk Malignant Salivary Gland Tumors That Have Been Removed By Surgery

RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy is more effective when given together with chemotherapy or alone after surgery in treating salivary gland tumors. PURPOSE: This randomized phase II/III trial is studying radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy to see how well it works in treating patients with high-risk malignant salivary gland tumors that have been removed by surgery.

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Pharmaceutical medication involved common.study.methods.has-drugs-yes
Recruiting patients only common.study.methods.is-healthy-yes

Drug - cisplatin

Given IV

Radiation - 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy

Undergo radiotherapy

Radiation - intensity-modulated radiation therapy

Undergo radiotherapy

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A Randomized Phase II/Phase III Study of Adjuvant Concurrent Radiation and Chemotherapy Versus Radiation Alone in Resected High-Risk Malignant Salivary Gland Tumors

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NCT01220583

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nel56a