Charles M. Norris

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BACKGROUND A randomized phase 3 trial of the treatment of squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck compared induction chemotherapy with docetaxel plus cisplatin and fluorouracil (TPF) with cisplatin and fluorouracil (PF), followed by chemoradiotherapy. METHODS We randomly assigned 501 patients (all of whom had stage III or IV disease with no distant(More)
OBJECTIVES Assess impact of sequential chemoradiation therapy (SCRT) for advanced head and neck cancer (HNCA) on swallowing, nutrition, and quality of life. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study of 59 patients undergoing SCRT for advanced head and neck cancer. Follow-up median was 47.5 months. SETTING Regional Cancer Center. RESULTS Median time to(More)
PURPOSE We conducted a phase II study designed to evaluate the activity, safety, and tolerability of docetaxel (Taxotere: Rhône-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals Inc, Collegeville, PA) in patients with advanced, incurable, or recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) who had not received prior palliative chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
PURPOSE We conducted a phase I-II, multi-institutional trial to determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) of cisplatin in an induction chemotherapy regimen of docetaxel, cisplatin, and fluorouracil for squamous cell cancer of the head and neck (SCCHN) and to determine the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the regimen at MTD. PATIENTS AND METHODS A(More)
PURPOSE A phase I/II trial of docetaxel, cisplatin, fluorouracil (5-FU), and leucovorin (TPFL5) induction chemotherapy for patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-three previously untreated patients with stage III or IV SCCHN and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group functional status(More)
The present studies investigated the relationship between prepulse effects on the modification of the brainstem startle reflex and magnitude estimates of startle-eliciting stimuli. In Experiment 1, startle eyeblink responses were elicited in 24 students, half of whom were instructed to estimate the loudness of the startle stimulus (actual intensities of 80,(More)
BACKGROUND Locally advanced laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers (LHC) represent a group of cancers for which surgery, laryngectomy-free survival (LFS), overall survival (OS), and progression-free survival (PFS) are clinically meaningful end points. PATIENTS AND METHODS These outcomes were analyzed in the subgroup of assessable LHC patients enrolled in(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with locally recurrent squamous cell cancer of the head and neck (SCCHN) are reported to have a poor prognosis and limited therapeutic options. Optimal management is selectively applied and morbid. Both surgical resection and chemoradiotherapy are reported to result in median survivals of approximately 12 months. Intensity-modulated(More)
PURPOSE The optimal management of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) typically involves surgical resection followed by adjuvant radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in the setting of adverse pathologic features. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is frequently used to treat oral cavity cancers, but published IMRT outcomes specific to(More)
ee front matter & 2005 bmt.2005.06.001 ing author. Tel./fax: +4 ess: info@norrisassociat Summary The purpose of this study was to determine if an association exists between hamstring muscle length and the angle of pelvic tilt during forward bending in a student sporting population. A bubble goniometer was used to determine angle of pelvic tilt, and the(More)