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ROMAN: Reduction in Oral Mucositis With Avasopasem Manganese (GC4419) - Phase 3 Trial in Patients Receiving Chemoradiotherapy for Locally-Advanced, Non-Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer


Brief Summary
The purpose of the phase 3, clinical study is to determine if GC4419 administered prior to intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) reduces the severity of radiation induced oral mucositis in patients who have been diagnosed with locally advanced, non-metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.



Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
  • treatment plan to receive IMRT delivered as single daily fractions of 2.0 to 2.2 Gy with a cumulative radiation dose of 60-72 Gy
  • Treatment plan to receive standard cisplatin monotherapy
  • Age 18 years or older
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status ≤ 2
  • Adequate hematologic, renal and liver function
  • Negative serum pregnancy test
  • Use of effective contraception

  • Tumor of the lips, larynx, hypopharynx, nasopharynx, sinuses, or salivary glands
  • Metastatic disease
  • Prior radiotherapy to the region of the study cancer or adjacent anatomical
  • Prior induction chemotherapy
  • Receiving any approved or investigational anti-cancer agent other than those provided for in this study
  • Concurrent participation in another interventional clinical study
  • Inability to eat soft solid food at baseline
  • Malignant tumors other than HNC within the last 5 years
  • Active infectious disease excluding oral candidiasis
  • Presence of oral mucositis at baseline
  • Known history of HIV or active hepatitis B/C
  • Female patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Known allergies or intolerance to cisplatin and similar platinum-containing compounds
  • Requirement for concurrent treatment with nitrates or other drugs that may create a risk for a precipitous decrease in blood pressure


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