Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Brain Tumors
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 brain tumors.
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 Patients With Brain Tumors|
- Response rate based on tumor measurements 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:||July 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 serious or immediately life-threatening brain tumors.
- Describe response to, 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 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. Patients achieving partial response or stable disease continue treatment until disease progression.
Tumors are measured every 1-3 months for 2 years, every 3-4 months for the third and fourth years, every 4-6 months for the fifth year, and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Not specified
|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|