Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Anaplastic 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 patients with anaplastic astrocytoma that has not responded to previous treatment.
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 Adult Patients With Anaplastic 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:||March 1996|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- 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.
|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|