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A Phase 2, Open-label Trial of the Safety and Biological Effect of Subcutaneous IRX-2 (With Cyclophosphamide, Indomethacin, and Zinc) in Patients With Resectable Cancer of the Head and Neck

IRX-2 is designed to activate your own body's immune system so that it can better fight the invasion of head and neck cancer. In pre-clinical studies, IRX-2 has been shown to activate a number of different cells of the immune system. IRX-2 was previously tested in a study of 13 patients with advanced head and neck cancer who had been previously treated and failed chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. The trials were specifically designed to test the safety of IRX-2. Researchers found that IRX-2 did not appear to have major side effects. Also, the researchers believed that further study in less advanced head and neck cancer patients could be useful in obtaining more data on the safety of IRX-2 as well as data on possible effects on tumors and on patient survival.

Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check to see if other locations are recruiting.



  • biological : IRX-2
  • drug : Indomethacin
  • drug : Omeprazole
  • drug : Cyclophosphamide
  • drug : Zinc

Phase: Phase 2


Ages Eligible For Study:

18 Years - 80 Years

Inclusion Criteria

- Pathologically confirmed (histology) Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, or larynx. - No prior surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy of this tumor other than biopsy or emergency procedure required for supportive care. - Clinically staged Stage II, III, or IVA cancer, assessed to be surgically resectable with curative intent. - Life Expectancy of greater than 6 months

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Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Ruth Lira
Not Recruiting

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