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Nimotuzumab in Treatment of Infiltrating Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Tongue

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A 50-year male patient presented to outpatient department with a mass on tongue associated with pain. A plain computerised tomography scan done on 17/01/13 revealed mild growth on lateral border of tongue with an enlarged jugulo-digastric lymph node measuring 1.8 × 1 cm. Excision of tongue was done and sent for histopathological examination which revealed infiltrating squamous cell carcinoma. The patient was treated with 2 cycles of Induction chemotherapy with cisplatin and paclitaxel administered in q3w schedule. Induction chemotherapy was followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy with 6 cycles of nimotuzumab 200 mg and cisplatin 20 mg given weekly along with 60 gy/30 fractions of radiation using IMRT. Latest CT scan done on 20/01/2014 revealed no evidence of disease (NED).

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Prasad, A. (2015) Nimotuzumab in Treatment of Infiltrating Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Tongue. Journal of Cancer Therapy, 6, 141-145. doi: 10.4236/jct.2015.62015.

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