Porfimer Sodium Interstitial Photodynamic Therapy With or Without Standard of Care Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced or Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer

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This phase I/II trial studies the side effects of interstitial photodynamic therapy and to see how well it works with standard of care chemotherapy in treating patients with head and neck cancer that has spread to other parts of the body or that has come back. Interstitial photodynamic therapy uses a light-sensitive drug called porfimer sodium. This drug is activated by laser light delivered through special fibers into the tumor. It is not yet known how well porfimer sodium interstitial photodynamic therapy works, with or without standard of care chemotherapy, in treating patients with head and neck cancer.

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A Randomized, Multi-Center Phase 2 Trial with a Phase 1 Safety Run-in: Porfimer Sodium Mediated Interstitial Photodynamic Therapy and Standard of Care (SoC) Therapy versus SoC Therapy alone for the Treatment of Patients with Locally Advanced or Recurrent…

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