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Boston Birth Cohort Study
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Preterm Birth Birthweight Pregnancy Complications Pediaric Health Problems
Early life exposures may lead to adverse effects on health in later life. The Boston birth Cohort study is designed to study a broad array of early life factors and their effects on pregnancy, infancy, and child health outcomes. expand

Early life exposures may lead to adverse effects on health in later life. The Boston birth Cohort study is designed to study a broad array of early life factors and their effects on pregnancy, infancy, and child health outcomes.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Oct 1998

open study

The Longevity Genes in Founder Populations Project
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Extreme Longevity
We believe extreme longevity is due to specific genes which function to delay aging and prevent disease. The purpose of our research is to identify the genes/mutations associated with healthier aging; to understand the biological functions of these genes/mutations; and to... expand

We believe extreme longevity is due to specific genes which function to delay aging and prevent disease. The purpose of our research is to identify the genes/mutations associated with healthier aging; to understand the biological functions of these genes/mutations; and to develop therapies to replicate these preservative genetic activities in individuals who do not have the genetic profile for longevity.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 1998

open study

A Retrospective Study of CT (Computerized Tomography) for Late Window Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO)
Boston Medical Center Stroke, Cardiovascular
The objective of this multicenter, retrospective chart review study is to compare selected outcomes (disability, complications and mortality) of patients with large vessel occlusion stroke presenting at late time window selected by either CT (Computed Tomography) only, advanced... expand

The objective of this multicenter, retrospective chart review study is to compare selected outcomes (disability, complications and mortality) of patients with large vessel occlusion stroke presenting at late time window selected by either CT (Computed Tomography) only, advanced imaging with CTP (Computed Tomography Perfusion), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), or medical management. Boston Medical Center (BMC) will serve as the main data coordinating site. Twelve additional sites will seek local IRB approval and execute data use agreements with BMC. The aggregated de-identified data will be analyzed comparing types of interventions and outcomes by type of imaging or medical management.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Feb 2020

open study

Walking and mHealth to Increase Participation in Parkinson Disease
Boston University Charles River Campus Parkinson Disease
Identifying effective ways to improve function, slow decline and reduce disability is a high priority for people living with Parkinson disease and other chronic conditions. Regular participation in walking is essential to reduce disability and enhance participation in preferred... expand

Identifying effective ways to improve function, slow decline and reduce disability is a high priority for people living with Parkinson disease and other chronic conditions. Regular participation in walking is essential to reduce disability and enhance participation in preferred life activities. However, people with chronic conditions are often sedentary, contributing to greater disability. The goal of this work is to determine the benefits of a walking, walking enhancing exercises and cognitive-behavioral strategies delivered using mobile health technology for people with Parkinson disease over a sustained period of time.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

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Durvalumab and Tremelimumab in Treating Patients With Recurrent Stage IV Lung Cancer
Southwest Oncology Group Recurrent Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma Stage IV Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7
This phase II trial studies how well durvalumab and tremelimumab works in treating patients with stage IV lung cancer that has come back after previous treatment. Monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab and tremelimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow... expand

This phase II trial studies how well durvalumab and tremelimumab works in treating patients with stage IV lung cancer that has come back after previous treatment. Monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab and tremelimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Screening for Cardiac Amyloidosis Using Nuclear Imaging for Minority Populations
Mathew Maurer Amyloid Cardiomyopathy, Transthyretin-Related
In this study, the investigators will recruit a cohort of elderly Black and Hispanic patients with heart failure to define the number of patients who have cardiac amyloidosis by utilizing highly sensitive heart imaging and blood tests. The investigators will also explore differences... expand

In this study, the investigators will recruit a cohort of elderly Black and Hispanic patients with heart failure to define the number of patients who have cardiac amyloidosis by utilizing highly sensitive heart imaging and blood tests. The investigators will also explore differences in genetics and sex as they relate to heart failure disease progression in cardiac amyloidosis.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2019

open study

Response to Relapse in Office-Based Opioid Treatment Trial
Boston Medical Center Opioid-use Disorder
In a sample of individuals with co-occurring OUD and mental disorders, the investigators plan to test two medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment protocols that involve differing approaches to the use of opioids and other drugs during and after stabilization on... expand

In a sample of individuals with co-occurring OUD and mental disorders, the investigators plan to test two medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment protocols that involve differing approaches to the use of opioids and other drugs during and after stabilization on MOUD - intensive vs. moderate treatment.The study is being conducted alongside the opening of a new clinical service funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) known as the Addiction and Behavioral Health Outpatient Recovery (ABOVE) program. The ABOVE Program is designed to treat patients with co-occurring opioid use disorder (OUD) and mental disorders with MOUD. Participants are individuals seeking treatment for co-occurring opioid use disorder (OUD) and mental disorders and are willing to receive MOUD treatment. Potential participants will be screened in the context of clinical care for opioid use disorder and mental disorders. If they are eligible for treatment in the ABOVE program, they will be asked to complete a baseline assessment, again for the purposes of clinical care. After completing the baseline clinical assessment, they will be asked to participate in this clinical trial, consented, then randomized. Treatment is delivered in the context of clinical care which involves delivery of MOUD and can involve psychiatric medications, and group and individual psychotherapy. Difference in treatment between the two randomization arms will only occur if a relapse to drug use occurs and will only involve two protocol-directed treatment responses to relapse.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

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Training Early Social Language in Autism
Boston University Charles River Campus Autism Spectrum Disorder
The aim of the study is to determine whether a targeted behavioral intervention can lead to both changes in early communication skills and in neural responses in toddlers and preschoolers with autism. expand

The aim of the study is to determine whether a targeted behavioral intervention can lead to both changes in early communication skills and in neural responses in toddlers and preschoolers with autism.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

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Cockroach Immunotherapy in Children and Adolescents
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Persistent Asthma
Scientific evidence has shown that, over the past two decades, the combination of cockroach allergy and cockroach exposure is one of the most important factors contributing to the dramatic increase in asthma morbidity seen in inner city children with asthma. Therefore, a major... expand

Scientific evidence has shown that, over the past two decades, the combination of cockroach allergy and cockroach exposure is one of the most important factors contributing to the dramatic increase in asthma morbidity seen in inner city children with asthma. Therefore, a major goal of the Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC) is to evaluate the efficacy of cockroach immunotherapy in inner city asthma. The primary objective of the study is to determine if asthma severity can be improved by cockroach subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

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Improving Walking Quality and Quantity in Osteoarthritis (IWALQQ-OA)
Boston University Charles River Campus Knee Osteoarthritis
This study evaluates the feasibility of a mindful walking intervention for management of knee osteoarthritis. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive one of two interventions i.e. mindful walking intervention or a self-care intervention. expand

This study evaluates the feasibility of a mindful walking intervention for management of knee osteoarthritis. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive one of two interventions i.e. mindful walking intervention or a self-care intervention.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2019

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Registry for Asthma Characterization and Recruitment 2
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Asthma
There is a need for people to take part in research studies to learn more about diseases and how to treat them. The Registry for Asthma Characterization and Recruitment 2 (RACR2) will create a database of participants with asthma and nasal allergies, or risk factors for these... expand

There is a need for people to take part in research studies to learn more about diseases and how to treat them. The Registry for Asthma Characterization and Recruitment 2 (RACR2) will create a database of participants with asthma and nasal allergies, or risk factors for these conditions, who are potentially eligible for future Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC) trials. The registry database will include assessments of various asthma and allergy characteristics to achieve a more efficient, selective recruitment of these participants for other protocols.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Jun 2015

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Repeated-dose Behavioral Intervention to Reduce Opioid Overdose
San Francisco Department of Public Health Opioid-Related Disorders Drug Overdose
REBOOT is a randomized trial of a repeated-dose brief intervention to reduce overdose and risk behaviors among naloxone recipients with opioid use disorder. It includes an established overdose education curriculum within an Informational-Motivation-Behavior (IMB) model. This... expand

REBOOT is a randomized trial of a repeated-dose brief intervention to reduce overdose and risk behaviors among naloxone recipients with opioid use disorder. It includes an established overdose education curriculum within an Informational-Motivation-Behavior (IMB) model. This study will test the efficacy of REBOOT vs attention-control.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

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Beacon Sensors and Telerehabilitation for Low Vision
University of California, Los Angeles Low Vision
The successful application of magnification devices for reading and daily tasks is predicated on their correct use by individuals with low vision (LV). Barriers related to transportation, geography, and/or co-morbidities often limit LV patients' ability to attend several in-office... expand

The successful application of magnification devices for reading and daily tasks is predicated on their correct use by individuals with low vision (LV). Barriers related to transportation, geography, and/or co-morbidities often limit LV patients' ability to attend several in-office training sessions as part of low vision rehabilitation (LVR) to optimize visual function with magnification devices. A promising solution is real-time videoconferencing to provide telerehabilitation, involving remotely delivered LVR services by a LVR provider in office to a patient at home. Telerehabilitation for LV appears to be feasible and acceptable by both patients and LVR providers, yet there are no published outcomes on the potential to improve patients' visual functioning. Another key issue in LVR is the need for an effective system to continually assess how patients are functioning at home. Ideally this would involve a non-invasive, efficient method to assess when magnifier device abandonment occurs, so that a timely telerehabilitation session can be initiated. Small Bluetooth low energy beacon sensors attached to the handles of magnifiers can collect real-time data regarding minute-to-minute environmental changes, which might serve as an indicator of magnifier use by LV patients at home. Specifically, the investigators propose to assess the potential for telerehabilitation to enhance visual function by providing remotely-delivered LVR training to use magnification devices. Following one in-office training session for new magnification device(s), the investigators aim to determine if there is additional gain in visual functioning by randomizing subjects to telerehabilitation or additional in-office LVR (active control). Participants will be assessed before and after two consecutive periods: (1) one month after a single LVR training session, followed by (2) up to three LVR sessions over a three month period either via telerehabilitation in the participants' homes or LVR in-office. The investigators will determine which patient characteristics and/or magnification devices are most likely to benefit from telerehabilitation. The investigators will also determine whether data from Bluetooth beacon sensors are valid indicators of hand-held magnifier device usage by LV patients at home. The study investigators will deploy Estimote Sticker beacon sensors to subjects randomized to telerehabilitation or additional in-office LVR during the same study period. It is anticipated that beacon sensors will measure significantly increased temperature and/or motion when placed on the part of the magnification device held by LV patients while performing daily activities. Beacon sensor data will determine if it is feasible to assess when magnification devices are used, and if the frequency of magnifier use changes following telerehabilitation or in-office LVR. This work will evaluate and refine the procedures for implementing these technologies for LVR, in order to develop future randomized controlled trial protocols. The investigators envision that telerehabilitation and beacon sensors could improve LV patient outcomes by providing follow-up LVR services in a more efficient and timely manner.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2019

open study

EL CENTRO: Engaging Latinos in the Center of Cancer Treatment Options
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
The objective of this study is to improve the chemotherapy decision making process for Latinos with advanced gastrointestinal cancers. In this study Latinos who are considering 1st line chemotherapy for newly diagnosed advanced colorectal or pancreatic cancer will be randomized... expand

The objective of this study is to improve the chemotherapy decision making process for Latinos with advanced gastrointestinal cancers. In this study Latinos who are considering 1st line chemotherapy for newly diagnosed advanced colorectal or pancreatic cancer will be randomized to usual care or to usual care supplemented by a Spanish/English language multimedia chemotherapy educational intervention. Primary informal caregivers will also be invited to participate. This research study is evaluating if a new set of educational materials will improve the treatment decision-making process for Latinos with advanced gastrointestinal cancers. This research study will involve about 154 patients and 154 caregivers.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

Evidence-Based Interventions to Enhance Outcomes Among Struggling Readers
Boston University Charles River Campus Reading Disability Anxiety
Despite decades of research on reading disabilities, little is known about improving reading in the middle grades (i.e., grades 3-6) and advancements have been hindered by the narrow focus on reading problems alone without acknowledgement of non-academic factors shown to affect... expand

Despite decades of research on reading disabilities, little is known about improving reading in the middle grades (i.e., grades 3-6) and advancements have been hindered by the narrow focus on reading problems alone without acknowledgement of non-academic factors shown to affect learning (e.g., child self-regulation). This proposal employs a highly innovative approach aimed at improving intervention outcomes through the integration of evidence-based practices for addressing reading, as well as self-regulation/socioemotional skills, difficulties known to occur in a substantial percentage of struggling readers and to negatively influence academic performance. This project represents translational research that directly informs the practice community (schools, clinicians, teachers, parents), by identifying novel instructional practices that can be aggregated to more effectively influence student outcomes and reduce disparities in academic and socioemotional domains.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

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JoLT-Ca Sublobar Resection (SR) Versus Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SAbR) for Lung Cancer
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
To Determine if SAbR improves survival over SR in High Risk Operable Stage I NSCLC expand

To Determine if SAbR improves survival over SR in High Risk Operable Stage I NSCLC

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2015

open study

Standard or Comprehensive Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Previously...
NSABP Foundation Inc Stage IB Breast Cancer Stage II Breast Cancer
This randomized phase III trial studies standard or comprehensive radiation therapy in treating patients with early-stage breast cancer who have undergone surgery. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x rays to kill tumor cells. It is not yet known whether comprehensive radiation... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies standard or comprehensive radiation therapy in treating patients with early-stage breast cancer who have undergone surgery. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x rays to kill tumor cells. It is not yet known whether comprehensive radiation therapy is more effective than standard radiation therapy in treating patients with breast cancer

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2013

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A Phase 3 Study With P2B001 in Subjects With Early Parkinson's
Pharma Two B Ltd. Parkinson Disease
A Phase 3, Twelve-week, Multi-Center, Multinational, Randomized, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Parallel Group Study to Determine the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of P2B001 Once Daily Compared to its Individual Components in Subjects With Early Parkinson's Disease and to a... expand

A Phase 3, Twelve-week, Multi-Center, Multinational, Randomized, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Parallel Group Study to Determine the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of P2B001 Once Daily Compared to its Individual Components in Subjects With Early Parkinson's Disease and to a Calibration Arm of Pramipexole ER.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

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Engaging Working Memory and Distress Tolerance to Aid Smoking Cessation
Boston University Charles River Campus Smoking Cessation
Specific Aims for this Project Are: 1. To evaluate the ability of two forms of mindfulness training, relative to a control intervention, to engage specific "triple-vulnerability" mechanistic targets that characterize low SES smokers. 1. The investigators... expand

Specific Aims for this Project Are: 1. To evaluate the ability of two forms of mindfulness training, relative to a control intervention, to engage specific "triple-vulnerability" mechanistic targets that characterize low SES smokers. 1. The investigators hypothesize that both versions of the mindfulness training will show greater target engagement than the control treatment for mechanistic targets assessed under standard smoking conditions. 2. The investigators hypothesize that the enhanced mindfulness training, Mindfulness+IE, will show greater target engagement than the other two conditions for mechanistic targets assessed during the nicotine deprivation window. 2. To show that the hypothesized differential target engagement results in differential smoking self-control as evaluated by greater time to lapse, fewer cigarettes smoked, and different smoking topography in the McKee Lapse protocol. 3. To expand and refine the list of SOBC targets by showing the specific relationship between currently identified assays and empirically-validated alternative targets, with attention to showing which of the targeted mechanisms in which contexts are most linked to clinically-relevant outcomes assessed in the McKee protocol, and which offer redundant or non-significant prediction.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

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Treatment of Brain AVMs (TOBAS) Study
Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) Unruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformation Ruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformation Arteriovenous Malformations AVM BAVM
The objectives of this study and registry are to offer the best management possible for patients with brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) (ruptured or unruptured) in terms of long-term outcomes, despite the presence of uncertainty. Management may include interventional... expand

The objectives of this study and registry are to offer the best management possible for patients with brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) (ruptured or unruptured) in terms of long-term outcomes, despite the presence of uncertainty. Management may include interventional therapy (with endovascular procedures, neurosurgery, or radiotherapy, alone or in combination) or conservative management. The trial has been designed to test a) whether medical management or interventional therapy will reduce the risk of death or debilitating stroke (due to hemorrhage or infarction) by an absolute magnitude of about 15% (over 10 years) for unruptured AVMs (from 30% to 15%); and, b) to test if endovascular treatment can improve the safety and efficacy of surgery or radiation therapy by at least 10% (80% to 90%). As for the nested trial on the role of embolization in the treatment of Brain AVMs by other means: the pre-surgical or pre-radiosurgery embolization of cerebral AVMs can decrease the number of treatment failures from 20% to 10%. In addition,embolization of cerebral AVMs can be accomplished with an acceptable risk, defined as permanent disabling neurological complications of 8%.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2014

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Translational Research in Pelvic Pain
University of Oxford Endometriosis Bladder Pain Syndrome Chronic Pain
This study aims to better understand the pathways leading to pain in women with two types of pelvic pain condition (endometriosis-associated pain and bladder pain syndrome) and determine whether these pathways can be used to subgroup patients. expand

This study aims to better understand the pathways leading to pain in women with two types of pelvic pain condition (endometriosis-associated pain and bladder pain syndrome) and determine whether these pathways can be used to subgroup patients.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2019

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BV-CHEP Chemotherapy for Adult T-cell Leukemia or Lymphoma
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Lymphoma Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma Lymphatic Diseases
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a rare form of cancer found mostly among people from the Caribbean islands, Western Africa, Brazil, Iran, and Japan. Most cases of this disease in the United States occur along the East Coast due to emigration from the Caribbean islands.... expand

Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a rare form of cancer found mostly among people from the Caribbean islands, Western Africa, Brazil, Iran, and Japan. Most cases of this disease in the United States occur along the East Coast due to emigration from the Caribbean islands. There is currently no standard treatment for ATLL. Research shows that patients who go into first time remission (respond completely or partially to treatment) and have a bone marrow transplant have the best outcomes. Traditional chemotherapy treatments have generally not worked well in patients with ATLL. Additionally, not all patients will be eligible for a bone marrow transplant. The purpose of this study is to see how well individuals with ATLL respond to an investigational cancer treatment. This investigational treatment combines a drug called brentuximab vedotin with a standard chemotherapy treatment made up of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, etoposide, and prednisone. This treatment is considered investigational because it is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of ATLL. Brentuximab vedotin, also known as Adcetris, is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of certain types of lymphomas, including peripheral T-cell lymphomas when combined with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone in patients whose cancer cells express a type of marker called CD30. Brentuximab vedotin is an antibody that also has a chemotherapy drug attached to it. Antibodies are proteins that are part of the immune system. They can stick to and attack specific targets on cancer cells. The antibody part of brentuximab vedotin sticks to a target called cluster of differentiation 30 (CD30) that is located on the outside of the cancer cells. Normal cells have little or no CD30 on their surface. ATLL cancer cells often have a larger amount of CD30 on their surface than normal cells. However, CD30 is found in different amounts on ATLL cancer cells. This study will also test the amount of CD30 found on each participant's cancer cells. Researchers will be looking to see if the response to the study treatment varies based on the amount of CD30 found on the outside participants' cancer cells. In another study, brentuximab vedotin was combined in another study with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone. The study included patients with various types of T-cell lymphomas. Two of the patients enrolled in that study had ATLL. Both had a complete response (no evidence of disease). The researchers in this study (LCCC 1637) have added etoposide to the combination of brentuximab vedotin with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone. They predict that the addition of etoposide will improve patient outcomes. Research shows that etoposide helps improve outcomes in patients with certain types of T-cell lymphomas who undergo chemotherapy treatment. This investigational combination of brentuximab vedotin with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, etoposide, and prednisone is called BV-CHEP.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

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A Registry to Determine the Clinical and Genetic Risk Factors for Torsade De Pointes
Massachusetts General Hospital Long qt Syndrome Torsade de Pointes
This is a registry to examine genetic and clinical predictors of torsade de pointes events. expand

This is a registry to examine genetic and clinical predictors of torsade de pointes events.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Oct 2013

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Radiation Therapy With or Without Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With High-Risk Malignant Salivary...
Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Head and Neck Cancer
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... expand

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.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2011

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