Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
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 primary central nervous system lymphoma.
|Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma||Drug: antineoplaston A10 Drug: antineoplaston AS2-1 Procedure: alternative product therapy Procedure: biological therapy Procedure: biologically based therapies Procedure: cancer prevention intervention Procedure: complementary and alternative therapy Procedure: differentiation therapy||Phase 2|
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in Patients With Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma|
- Assess the safety and possible effectiveness of antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in patients with serious or immediately life-threatening primary central nervous system lymphoma.
- 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 intravenous antineoplaston A10 and antineoplaston AS2-1 6 times per day 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 responding or stable disease may continue treatment.
Tumors are measured every 2 months for 6 months, every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for years 3 and 4, and then annually for years 5 and 6.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003505
|United States, Texas|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77055-6330|
|Study Chair:||Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD||Burzynski Research Institute|