Study to see how chemotherapy and radiation effect your cancer of the vulva

What we are studying

The purpose of this study is to find out if radiation therapy along with the addition of the drugs, cisplatin and gemcitabine, works in treating your type of cancer and to find out what side effects or surgical complications are caused by treatment with this combination. To determine how well radiation therapy, cisplatin, and gemcitabine work, the investigators will evaluate whether or not your cancer completely resolves on the vulva and whether or not it comes back on the vulva or elsewhere.

Who we are studying

  • Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age 18 years or older
  • Diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva
  • Have not received treatment for this cancer

What is involved

  • Treatment will depend on whether or not your cancer is able to be removed by surgery

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Melissa Swain
Email
mswain@wakehealth.edu
Phone
336-716-9428
Principal Investigator
Samuel Lentz, MD

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.