Stage IV Major Salivary Gland Cancer
Standard therapy for patients with tumors that have spread to distant sites is not curative.
Standard treatment options:
Treatment options under clinical evaluation:
- Patients with stage IV salivary gland cancer should be considered candidates for clinical trials. Their cancer may be responsive to aggressive combinations of chemotherapy and radiation. Patients with any metastatic lesions could be considered for clinical trials. Chemotherapy using doxorubicin, cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, and fluorouracil as single agents or in various combinations is associated with modest response rates.[6-14]
Current Clinical Trials
Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage IV salivary gland cancer. The list of clinical trials can be further narrowed by location, drug, intervention, and other criteria.
General information about clinical trials is also available from the NCI Web site.
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