Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Low-Grade Astrocytoma
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 low-grade astrocytoma.
|Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors||Drug: antineoplaston A10 Drug: antineoplaston AS2-1||Phase 2|
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in Adult Patients With Low Grade Astrocytoma|
|Study Start Date:||August 1998|
- Determine the safety and possible effectiveness of antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in patients with low-grade astrocytoma.
- 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 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 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: A total of 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003471
|United States, Texas|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77055-6330|
|Study Chair:||Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD||Burzynski Research Institute|