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Ototoxicity in locally advanced head and neck cancer (LAHNC) patients (pts) treated with induction chemotherapy (IC) followed by cisplatin-based chemoradiotherapy (CRT)

Date

09 Oct 2016

Session

Poster display

Presenters

Chantal Driessen

Citation

Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (6): 328-350. 10.1093/annonc/mdw376

Authors

C. Driessen1, A. Snik2, J. Leijendeckers2, J.P. de Boer3, H. Gelderblom4, C. van Opstal1, W. van der Graaf1, J. Kaanders5, C. van Herpen1

Author affiliations

  • 1 Department Of Medical Oncology/452, Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen, 6500 HB - Nijmegen/NL
  • 2 Ear, Nose And Thraot Department, Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen, 6500 HB - Nijmegen/NL
  • 3 Medical Oncology, Het Nederlands Kanker Instituut Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (NKI-AVL), 1006 BE - Amsterdam/NL
  • 4 Clinical Oncology, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), 2300 - Leiden/NL
  • 5 Radiation Oncology, Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen, 6500 HB - Nijmegen/NL
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Background

The CONDOR study, a randomized phase II study, investigated feasibility of docetaxel/cisplatin/5-fluorouracil (TPF) followed by conventional radiotherapy with cisplatin 100 mg/m2 on days 1, 22, 43 (cis100 + RT) versus accelerated radiotherapy with cisplatin weekly 40 mg/m2(cis40 + ART) in LAHNC pts. The effect of the two regimens on ototoxicity was investigated.

Methods

Audiometry was carried out at baseline, during and after TPF before start of CRT, and 1, 4, 8 and 12 months after end of treatment. Air-conduction thresholds were determined in octave steps from 1 kHz until 8 kHz. Where 1 to 4 kHz is relevant for speech. Based on baseline thresholds we divided the pts in two groups; pts with baseline thresholds  50 dB.

Results

62 pts started with TPF; 56 pts were randomized to cis100 + RT (n = 27) or cis40 + ART (n = 29). Compliance to audiometry was low, mostly due to poor physical condition. Pts included in this analysis were 12 in cis100 + RT and 11 in cis40 + ART. Mean cumulative cisplatin dose was 498 mg/m2 (SD 66.1) for cis100 + RT and 490 mg/m2 (SD 55.8) for cis40 + ART (p = 0.75). Hearing deterioration over time was gradually for cis40 + ART and abrupt for cis100 + RT; with a wide spread in both groups. Mostly, the abrupt hearing deterioration occurred during CRT. Hearing loss was most prominent at 8 kHz and almost absent at 2 kHz. We used the Wilcoxon test for our hypothesis that pts treated with cis100 + RT suffer more hearing loss than pts treated with cis40 + ART; showing a difference for 8 kHz (z = 2.07; p = 0.03) and 4 kHz (z = 1.98, p = 0.04). Analysis for hearing deterioration in the subgroup of baseline hearing  50 dB mean deterioration was less, approximately 10 dB. In 15 pts we could compare data from 12 versus 4 months after end of treatment. These showed no clinically relevant at 8 kHz.

Frequency Cis100 + RT Cis40 + ART
8 kHz 41 dB 20 dB
4 kHz 30 dB 12 dB
2 kHz 7 dB 3 dB

Conclusions

After TPF CRT with cis40 + ART is less ototoxic than CRT with cis100 + RT.

Clinical trial identification

NCT00774319

Legal entity responsible for the study

Carla van Herpen

Funding

Sanovi Aventis Netherlands Dutch Cancer Society

Disclosure

All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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