MECC HN01 - HPV De-escalated Protocol
De-escalation Protocol of HPV Mediated Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Based on the American Joint Committee on Cancer Care (AJCC) 8th Edition Staging Manual
HPV positive head and neck cancer has been shown to respond very well to treatment and, as a result, the head and neck cancer staging system was updated to better reflect how HPV cancers respond to treatment. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of treating patients with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) positive head and neck cancer with less treatment based on the updated head and neck cancer staging system.
DiagnosisHPV positive Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the tonsils, base of tongue, or oropharyngeal cavity
Must have HPV positive head and neck cancer.
Patients must sign an approved informed consent and authorization permitting release of personal health information.
- Treatments on this study can involve surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. May receive just one of those treatments or a combination of treatments based on the stage of the disease. This will be determined by your doctor and the Nebraska Methodist Multidisciplinary Tumor Board.
- Study agents: Cisplatin
- Quality of Life questionnaires