Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage IV Kidney Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified April 2004 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003520
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: July 23, 2008
Last verified: April 2004
  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 studies the effectiveness of antineoplaston therapy in treating patients who have stage IV kidney cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Kidney Cancer
Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter
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 Patients With Carcinoma of the Kidney

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

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: August 1998
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine the safety and possible effectiveness of antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in patients with incurable carcinoma of the kidney.
  • Describe response to, tolerance to, and side effects of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label study.

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 unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Patients achieving complete response (CR) continue treatment for an additional 8 months after achieving CR.

Tumors are measured every 2 months for 1 year and every 3 months for 1 year.

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 stage IV adenocarcinoma or transitional cell carcinoma of the kidney that is unlikely to respond to existing therapy
  • Measurable disease by MRI or CT scan
  • Tumor must be more than 2 cm for lymph nodes in head, neck, axillary, inguinal, or femoral areas and at least 0.5 cm for other locations

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 60-100%

Life expectancy:

  • At least 2 months

Hematopoietic:

  • WBC at least 2,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 50,000/mm^3

Hepatic:

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

Renal:

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

Cardiovascular:

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

Pulmonary:

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

Other:

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 4 weeks after study participation
  • Not a high medical or psychiatric risk
  • No concurrent nonmalignant systemic disease that would preclude therapy
  • No active infection

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy
  • No concurrent immunomodulatory 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:

  • Recovered from prior surgery

Other:

  • Prior cytodifferentiating agents allowed
  • No prior antineoplastons
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003520

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

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003520     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066564, BC-RN-2
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: July 23, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV renal cell cancer
recurrent renal cell cancer
metastatic transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter
recurrent transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Carcinoma, Transitional Cell
Kidney Neoplasms
Ureteral Neoplasms
Adenocarcinoma
Carcinoma
Kidney Diseases
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Ureteral Diseases
Urogenital Neoplasms
Urologic Diseases
Urologic Neoplasms

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