Phase II clinical trial - VADS
Recurrent and/or metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN) are a common clinical situation and although this group of patients has very heterogeneous disease characteristics, they share a dismal prognosis with a median survival time around 6-11 months and a relatively poor quality of life.;Immunotherapy approaches have recently demonstrated clinical efficacy in more than twenty cancer types, including melanoma, renal cell carcinoma, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and SCCHN. Nivolumab demonstrated significant overall survival benefit as treatment for recurrent SCCHN in a randomized phase III Study CA209141 conducted on a cohort of 361 patients (240 in the nivolumab arm and 121 in the standard therapy arm), presenting this condition and whose disease had progressed within 6 months after platinum-based chemotherapy. In this study, treatment with nivolumab resulted in significantly longer survival than treatment with standard therapy with a median overall survival of 7.5 months vs 5.1 months (p=0.01).;The main objective of the study is to provide additional insight into the frequency of high-grade AEs related to nivolumab and their outcome, and thus supplement the growing safety database of nivolumab-treated recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck patients.