Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Low-Grade Astrocytoma
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003471|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Slow accrual)
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Results First Posted : December 13, 2017
Last Update Posted : March 22, 2018
RATIONALE: Current therapies for adult recurrent/progressive low grade astrocytoma provide limited benefit to the patient. The anti-cancer properties of Antineoplaston therapy suggest that it may prove beneficial in the treatment of adult recurrent/progressive low grade astrocytoma.
PURPOSE: This study is being performed to determine the effects (good and bad) that Antineoplaston therapy has on adults with a recurrent/progressive low grade astrocytoma.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Low-Grade Astrocytoma, Nos||Drug: Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal)||Phase 2|
OVERVIEW: This is a single arm, open-label study in which adults with a recurrent/progressive low grade astrocytoma 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.
- To determine the efficacy of Antineoplaston therapy in adults with a recurrent/progressive low grade astrocytoma, 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 adults with a recurrent/progressive low grade astrocytoma.
- 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.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||7 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in Adult Patients With Low Grade Astrocytoma|
|Study Start Date :||March 1996|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 2003|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 2003|
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)
Adults with a recurrent/progressive low grade astrocytoma will receive Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal).
The daily doses of A10 and AS2-1 are divided into six infusions, which are given at 4-hourly intervals. Each infusion starts with infusion of A10 and is immediately followed by infusion of AS2-1.
Other Name: A10 (Atengenal); AS2-1 (Astugenal)
- 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.
- 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
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003471
|United States, Texas|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77055-6330|
|Principal Investigator:||Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD||Burzynski Research Institute|