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Subject:Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

Could you please tell me if there are any trials either planned or in progress for Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma?

Posted: 26 Sep 2005 04:30 PM
Originally Posted: 26 Sep 2005 01:58 PM
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Subject:Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

At this time we do not have any clinical trials for patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma. It is possible we have trials planned in the future,
but we are not enrolling patients in any trials at this time.

Adenoid cystic carcinoma is an uncommon cancer arising in one of the minor salivary glands. Generally, the treatment is surgical removal;
however, every patient's situation is different.

Treatment depends on the stage and grade of the disease, the treatments received and how the patient responded, the overall health
of the patient, as well as other factors. Every patient's situation is unique. The physicians here would need to review specific medical
reports and medical history before giving you a specific opinion.

To view the clinical research trials currently underway for all types of head and neck cancer, please visit our website at
1. Click on "Clinical Trials at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center,"
2. Click on "View Studies by Cancer Type"
3. Click on "Head & Neck"

Any enrollment eligibility should be discussed with a physician. You would first have to become a patient here at M. D. Anderson before
being able to participate in any of our clinical trials.

The National Cancer Institute is also an excellent resource on adenoid cystic carcinoma, as well as having information about clinical trials
going on throughout the United States. Their web address is you can call toll-free at (800) 422-6237.

You can do a search of their clinical trial database on their site at

I hope that this information is helpful. If you would like any additional information about M. D. Anderson services, programs, or appointment
information, do not hesitate to contact the M. D. Anderson Information Line at 1-800-392-1611, option 3.

Posted: 27 Sep 2005 11:53 AM
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