6 Recommendations for further research

6 Recommendations for further research

6.1 A clinical trial on radiation therapy and cisplatin with or without cetuximab in patients with stage III or stage IV head and neck cancer (RTOG-0522) is currently recruiting patients.

6.2 The Committee recommends further research on the following:

  • Cetuximab in combination with radiotherapy compared with radiotherapy alone in patients with low Karnofsky performance-status scores.

  • Cetuximab in combination with radiotherapy compared with chemoradiotherapy in patients with high Karnofsky performance-status scores.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)