Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Children With Low-Grade Astrocytoma
Recruitment status was Recruiting
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 children with low-grade astrocytoma.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Drug: antineoplaston A10
Drug: antineoplaston AS2-1
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in Children With Low Grade Astrocytoma|
- Response rate based on tumor measurements taken at 12 weeks [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Survival at 1, 2, and 5 years from the start of treatment [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||May 1996|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the antitumor activity of antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in children with low-grade astrocytoma by determining the proportion of patients who experience an objective tumor response.
- Evaluate the adverse effects of and tolerance to 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 2 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After 2 months, patients with responding or stable disease may continue treatment.
Tumors are measured every 8 weeks for 2 years, every 3 months for the third and fourth years, every 6 months for the fifth and sixth years, and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Texas|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77055-6330|
|Contact: Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD 713-335-5697 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Study Chair:||Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD||Burzynski Research Institute|