Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Neuroendocrine Tumor That Is Metastatic or Unlikely to Respond to Surgery or Radiation Therapy
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 neuroendocrine tumor that is metastatic or unlikely to respond to surgery or radiation therapy.
Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Islet Cell Carcinoma
Drug: antineoplaston A10
Drug: antineoplaston AS2-1
Procedure: alternative product therapy
Procedure: biological therapy
Procedure: biologically based therapies
Procedure: cancer prevention intervention
Procedure: complementary and alternative therapy
Procedure: differentiation therapy
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in Patients With Metastatic or Incurable Neuroendocrine Tumors|
- Provide treatment with antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 for patients with metastatic or incurable neuroendocrine tumors.
- 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 antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 by intravenous injection 6 times daily until the maximum tolerated dose is reached.
Treatment continues for at least 2 months in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Patients achieving complete response (CR) continue treatment for an additional 8 months after reaching CR.
Tumors are measured every 2 months for 1 year and then every 3 months for 1 year.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Texas|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77055-6330|
|Study Chair:||Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD||Burzynski Research Institute|