Clinical trial researches therapy for squamous cell carcinomas

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Head and neck cancers include cancers in the larynx, throat, lips, mouth, nose and salivary glands. Squamous cell carcinoma, a skin cancer, can occur on any of these organs. Vassiliki Saloura, M.D., Ph.D., Stadtman Investigator in the Thoracic and GI Malignancies Branch, is leading CCR participation in a trial to research photoimmunotherapy with imaging for adults with head and neck or cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. The trial will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and there is no cost for participation.

For more information, please contact Dr. Vassiliki Saloura, M.D., Ph.D., at (240) 760-6352 or identifier:  NCT05182866

NCI Protocol ID:  000462

Official Title:  Phase 2, Open-label, Single-arm, Window of Opportunity Study of ASP-1929 Photoimmunotherapy With Fluorescence Imaging in Patients With Operable Primary or Recurrent Head and Neck or Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Posted on Fri, 10/20/2023