Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Meningioma

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
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003483
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: July 23, 2008
Last verified: April 2004

November 1, 1999
July 23, 2008
August 1998
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Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Meningioma
Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in Patients With Meningioma

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 meningioma that has progressed or recurred after surgery and radiation therapy.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine the safety and possible effectiveness of antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in patients with meningioma.
  • Describe 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 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 disease progression. Patients achieving complete response (CR) continue treatment for an additional 8 months after reaching CR.

Tumors are measured every 1-3 months during the first 2 years, 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.

Interventional
Phase 2
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Drug: antineoplaston A10
  • Drug: antineoplaston AS2-1
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DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed incurable meningioma that has progressed or recurred following surgical resection and radiotherapy

    • Evidence of tumor by MRI or CT scan

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 60-100%

Life expectancy:

  • At least 2 months

Hematopoietic:

  • Hemoglobin at least 9 g/dL
  • WBC at least 2000/mm3
  • Platelet count at least 50,000/mm3

Hepatic:

  • Bilirubin no greater than 2.5 mg/dL
  • SGOT/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 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 serious 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
  • No active infection
  • No other serious concurrent disease

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered
  • 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
  • At least 4 weeks since prior therapy with mifepristone and recovered

Radiotherapy:

  • At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered

Surgery:

  • Recovered from prior surgery

Other:

  • Prior cytodifferentiating agent allowed
  • No prior antineoplaston therapy
Both
18 Years and older
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United States
 
NCT00003483
CDR0000066521, BC-BT-28
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Burzynski Research Institute
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Study Chair: Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD Burzynski Research Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
April 2004

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