Clinical Trials / Studies

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. Understanding what they are can help you decide if a clinical trial might be an option for you. Or maybe you have a friend or family member with cancer and are wondering if a clinical trial is right for them.  For more information on clinical trials including where to find one, safety information and more, please visit the National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Trials Information for Patients and Caregivers.

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Study on HNSCC Tumor Behavior
Study offers new look at complex head and neck tumor behavior

Head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) ranks among the top ten most prevalent cancers in the United States. Despite its prevalence, little is known about how this cancer develops and spreads. However, in a paper published in the January 29, 2015 edition of Nature, researchers offer critical new information about head and neck cancers.

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ACRIN Protocol 6685

A Multicenter Trial of FDG-PET/CT Staging of Head and Neck Cancer and its Impact on the N0 Neck Surgical Treatment in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Main Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the negative predictive value of PET/CT for the N0 neck based upon pathologic sampling of the neck lymph nodes and to determine PET/CT’s potential to change treatment of the N0 neck.