Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Study (H-39773)
A Phase I/II Study OF Metformin in Combination With Cisplatin and Radiation in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
The purpose of this research is to see whether metformin can improve the response rate in patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx or hypopharynx. The purpose of this research is also to see the effects, good and bad, of metformin therapy for this disease. Researchers will also analyze tumor and blood samples from study patients to test and understand the characteristics of tumors which respond to metformin.