Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Low-Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003499
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: August 12, 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 low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.


Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma
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 Antineoplaston A10 and AS2-1 in Patients With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Low Grade

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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 serious or immediately life-threatening low grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • Describe the response, tolerance to, and side effects of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is an open label study.

Patients receive gradually escalating doses of intravenous antineoplaston A10 and antineoplaston AS2-1 6 times per day until the maximum tolerated dose is reached. Treatment continues for at least 12 months in the absence of disease progression and unacceptable toxicity. After 12 months, patients with responding or stable disease may continue treatment.

Tumors are measured every 8 weeks for the first 6 months, every 3 months for the first 2 years, every 6 months for years 3 and 4, and yearly for years 5 and 6.

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 proven stage II, III, or IV low grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that is unlikely to respond to existing therapy or for which no established therapy exists NOTE: A new classification scheme for adult non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been adopted by PDQ. The terminology of "indolent" or "aggressive" lymphoma will replace the former terminology of "low", "intermediate", or "high" grade lymphoma. However, this protocol uses the former terminology.

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 60-100%

Life expectancy:

  • At least 2 months

Hematopoietic:

  • WBC greater than 2,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count greater than 20,000/mm^3

Hepatic:

  • Bilirubin normal

Renal:

  • Creatinine normal
  • No history of renal conditions that contraindicate high dosages of sodium

Cardiovascular:

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

Other:

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

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since immunotherapy and recovered
  • No concurrent immunomodulating agents (e.g., interferon, interleukin-2)

Chemotherapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas) and recovered

Endocrine therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior corticosteroids
  • No concurrent corticosteroids

Radiotherapy:

  • At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered

Surgery:

  • Not specified

Other:

  • No prior antineoplaston therapy
  • No other concurrent antineoplastic agents
  • No concurrent antibiotics, antifungals, or antivirals
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003499

Locations
United States, Texas
Burzynski Clinic
Houston, Texas, United States, 77055-6330
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: NCT00003499     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066538, BC-LY-6
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: August 12, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage III grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 2 follicular lymphoma
contiguous stage II grade 1 follicular lymphoma
contiguous stage II grade 2 follicular lymphoma
noncontiguous stage II grade 1 follicular lymphoma
noncontiguous stage II grade 2 follicular lymphoma
contiguous stage II small lymphocytic lymphoma
contiguous stage II marginal zone lymphoma
noncontiguous stage II small lymphocytic lymphoma
noncontiguous stage II marginal zone lymphoma
extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
splenic marginal zone lymphoma
stage III small lymphocytic lymphoma
stage III marginal zone lymphoma
stage IV small lymphocytic lymphoma
stage IV marginal zone lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases

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