Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Recruitment status was Active, not 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 studies the effectiveness of antineoplaston therapy in treating patients who have metastatic prostate cancer that has not responded to hormone therapy.
Drug: antineoplaston A10
Drug: antineoplaston AS2-1
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Antineoplaston A10 and AS2-1 in Patients With Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate|
|Study Start Date:||August 1998|
- Provide treatment with antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 for patients with incurable, metastatic, hormone-refractory adenocarcinoma of the prostate.
- 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 IV and antineoplaston AS2-1 IV 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 with partial response or stable disease may continue treatment. 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: A total of 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|