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Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Children With Low-Grade Astrocytoma

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003468
First Posted: January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted: August 24, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Burzynski Research Institute
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Current therapies for children with low grade astrocytomas that have not responded to standard therapy provide limited benefit to the patient. The anti-cancer properties of Antineoplaston therapy suggest that it may prove beneficial in the treatment of children with low grade astrocytomas that have not responded to standard therapy

PURPOSE: This study is being performed to determine the effects (good and bad) that Antineoplaston therapy has on children (> 6 months of age) with low grade astrocytomas that has not responded to standard therapy.


Condition Intervention Phase
Low Grade Astrocytomas Drug: Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal) Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in Children With Low Grade Astrocytoma

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Further study details as provided by Burzynski Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Objective Response [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Objective response rate per Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology (RANO) for target lesions and assessed by MRI: Complete Response (CR), disappearance of all disease sustained for at least four weeks; Partial Response (PR), >=50% decrease in the sum of the products of of the greatest perpendicular diameters of all measurable enhancing lesions, sustained for at least four weeks..


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants Who Survived [ Time Frame: 6 months, 12 months, 24 months, 36 months, 48 months, 60 months ]
    6 months, 12 months, 24 months, 36 months, 48 months, 60 months overall survival


Enrollment: 11
Study Start Date: July 1996
Study Completion Date: July 2004
Primary Completion Date: July 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Antineoplaston therapy
Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal) by IV infusion every four hours for at least 12 months. Study subjects receive increasing dosages of Atengenal and Astugenal until the maximum tolerated dose is reached.
Drug: Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal)
Children with a low grade astrocytoma that have not responded to standard therapy will receive Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal).
Other Name: A10 (Atengenal); AS2-1 (Astugenal)

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • To determine the efficacy of Antineoplaston therapy in children with low grade gliomas that has not responded to standard therapy, as measured by an objective response to therapy (complete response, partial response or stable disease).
  • To determine the safety and tolerance of Antineoplaston therapy in children with a brain tumor.

OVERVIEW: This is a single arm, open-label study in which children with low grade astrocytomas that have not responded to standard therapy receive gradually escalating doses of intravenous Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal) until the maximum tolerated dose is reached. Treatment continues for at least 12 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After 12 months, patients with a complete or partial response or with stable disease may continue treatment.

To determine objective response, tumor size is measured utilizing MRI scans, which are performed every 8 weeks for the first two years, every 3 months for the third and fourth years, every 6 months for the 5th and sixth years, and annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-40 patients will be accrued to this study.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed low grade astrocytoma.
  • Evidence of persistent or progressive tumor after standard therapy by MRI scan performed within 2 weeks prior to study entry
  • Tumor must be at least 5 mm

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 6 months to 17 years

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 60-100%

Life expectancy:

  • At least 2 months

Hematopoietic:

  • WBC at least 2,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count greater than 50,000/mm^3

Hepatic:

  • Bilirubin no greater than 2.5 mg/dL
  • SGOT/SGPT no greater than 5 times upper limit of normal
  • No hepatic failure

Renal:

  • Creatinine no greater than 2.5 mg/dL
  • No history of renal conditions that contraindicate high dosages of sodium

Cardiovascular:

  • No severe heart disease
  • No uncontrolled hypertension
  • No history of congestive heart failure
  • No other cardiovascular conditions that contraindicate high dosages of sodium

Pulmonary:

  • No severe lung disease

Other:

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 4 weeks after study participation
  • No serious active infections or fever
  • No other serious concurrent disease

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered
  • No concurrent immunomodulating agents

Chemotherapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas) and recovered
  • No concurrent antineoplastic agents

Endocrine therapy:

  • Concurrent corticosteroids for cerebral edema allowed (must be on stable dose for at least 1 week prior to study entry)

Radiotherapy:

  • At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered

Surgery:

  • Not specified

Other:

  • No prior antineoplaston therapy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003468


Locations
United States, Texas
Burzynski Clinic
Houston, Texas, United States, 77055-6330
Sponsors and Collaborators
Burzynski Research Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD Burzynski Research Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Burzynski, SR, Janicki, TJ, Burzynski, G.S. A Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in Children with Low-Grade Astrocytomas—Final Report (Protocol BT-13). Submitted to Journal of Cancer Therapy, 2016

Responsible Party: Burzynski Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003468     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066504
BC-BT-13 ( Other Identifier: Burzynski Research Institute, Inc. )
First Submitted: November 1, 1999
First Posted: January 27, 2003
Results First Submitted: September 22, 2016
Results First Posted: November 10, 2016
Last Update Posted: August 24, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Burzynski Research Institute:
childhood low-grade astrocytoma
recurrent childhood astrocytoma
persistent childhood astrocytoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Astrocytoma
Glioma
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue