|MDACC Study No:||2012-0825 (clinicaltrials.gov NCT No: NCT01893307)|
|Title:||Phase II/III Randomized Trial of Intensity-Modulated Proton Beam Therapy (IMPT) versus Intensity-Modulated Photon Therapy (IMRT) for the treatment of Oropharyngeal Cancer of the Head and Neck|
|Principal Investigator:||Steven J. Frank|
|Treatment Agent:||Photon Therapy; Proton Therapy|
|Study Description:||The goal of this clinical research study is to compare the side effects of 2 |
radiation treatments for head and neck cancer. The 2 treatments are intensity
modulated photon therapy (IMRT) and intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT).
Participants may also receive chemotherapy along with radiation therapy.
IMPT is designed to use beams of proton particles to send radiation to the
tumor. IMRT is designed to use beams of photon therapy to send radiation to
the tumor. Both of these types of radiation treatment may give a full dose of
radiation treatment to the tumor while not damaging as much of the healthy
tissue around it.