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Avelumab With or Without Cetuximab in Treating Patients With Advanced Skin Squamous Cell Cancer
To test the good and bad effects of the combined treatment, using the drugs cetuximab and avelumab as well as avelumab by itself.
DiagnosisAdvanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the skin
Biopsy-proven advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
Advanced disease is defined as either metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma or locally advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma not amenable to curative surgical resection, or the patient declines surgical resection
Patients must sign an approved informed consent and authorization permitting release of personal health information.
• Group 1: Will get the study drug avelumab through a vein in arm every two weeks for up to two years.
• Group 2: Will get the study drug avelumab through a vein in arm every two weeks plus cetuximab through a vein in arm every week. Will receive avelumab and cetuximab together on day 1 and 15 of each cycle. Will get only cetuximab on day 8 and 22 of each cycle. Each cycle lasts 28 days. This will last for 1 year (12 cycles). Starting in year 2 (cycle 13) patients will receive avelumab alone every two weeks for an additional year.
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