Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Anaplastic Astrocytoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2009 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003470
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: June 9, 2009
Last verified: June 2009
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Antineoplastons are naturally-occurring substances that may also be made in the laboratory. Antineoplastons may inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well antineoplaston therapy works in treating patients with anaplastic astrocytoma that has not responded to previous treatment.


Condition Intervention Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Drug: antineoplaston A10
Drug: antineoplaston AS2-1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in Adult Patients With Anaplastic Astrocytoma

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rate based on tumor measurements taken at 12 weeks [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Survival at 1, 2, and 5 years from the start of treatment [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: March 1996
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine the safety and possible effectiveness of antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in patients with incurable anaplastic astrocytoma who experienced disease progression or recurrence or have residual disease after standard therapy.
  • Describe response, tolerance to, and side effects of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive gradually escalating doses of antineoplaston A10 and antineoplaston AS2-1 by intravenous injection 6 times daily until the maximum tolerated dose is reached.

Treatment continues for at least 3 months in the absence of toxicity and disease progression. Patients achieving complete response (CR) continue treatment for an additional 8 months after reaching CR.

Tumors are measured every 2 months during the first year, every 3 months for the second year, every 3-4 months during the third and fourth years, every 4-6 months during the fifth year, and yearly thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed incurable anaplastic astrocytoma that has progressed, recurred, or persisted after completion of standard therapy (including radiation therapy)
  • Measurable disease by MRI or CT scan
  • Tumor must be at least 5 mm
  • Must have received prior standard therapy (i.e., radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or cytodifferentiating agent)

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 60-100%

Life expectancy:

  • At least 2 months

Hematopoietic:

  • WBC at least 2000/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 50,000/mm^3

Hepatic:

  • Bilirubin no greater than 2.5 mg/dL
  • SGOT and SGPT no greater than 5 times upper limit of normal
  • No hepatic failure

Renal:

  • Creatinine no greater than 2.5 mg/dL
  • No history of renal conditions that contraindicate high dosages of sodium

Cardiovascular:

  • No uncontrolled hypertension
  • No history of congestive heart failure
  • No history of other cardiovascular conditions that contraindicate high dosages of sodium

Pulmonary:

  • No serious lung disease such as severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Other:

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 4 weeks after study
  • No active infection
  • No other serious concurrent disease

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered
  • No concurrent immunomodulating agents

Chemotherapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas) and recovered
  • No concurrent antineoplastic agents

Endocrine therapy:

  • Concurrent corticosteroids allowed

Radiotherapy:

  • At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered

Surgery:

  • Fully recovered from any prior surgery

Other:

  • Prior cytodifferentiating agent allowed
  • No prior antineoplaston therapy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003470

Locations
United States, Texas
Burzynski Clinic Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77055-6330
Contact: Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD    713-335-5697    info@burzynskiclinic.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Burzynski Research Institute
Investigators
Study Chair: Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD Burzynski Research Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Stanislaw R. Burzynski, Burzynski Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003470     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066507, BC-BT-15
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: June 9, 2009
Health Authority: Unspecified

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent adult brain tumor
adult anaplastic astrocytoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Astrocytoma
Nervous System Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Glioma
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms by Site
Nervous System Diseases

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