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Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Neuroendocrine Tumor That Is Metastatic or Unlikely to Respond to Surgery or Radiation Therapy

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003514
First Posted: January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted: July 10, 2013
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  Purpose

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 neuroendocrine tumor that is metastatic or unlikely to respond to surgery or radiation therapy.


Condition Intervention Phase
Merkel Cell Carcinoma Islet Cell Carcinoma Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Pituitary Tumor 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 Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in Patients With Metastatic or Incurable Neuroendocrine Tumors

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Enrollment: 0
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Provide treatment with antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 for patients with metastatic or incurable neuroendocrine tumors.
  • Describe response, tolerance to, and side effects of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label study.

Patients receive gradually escalating doses of antineoplastons A10 and 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.

Tumors are measured every 2 months for 1 year and then every 3 months for 1 year.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed incurable neuroendocrine tumor that is unlikely to respond to existing therapy, meeting 1 of the following criteria:
  • Metastatic disease
  • Disease that is not curable with surgery or radiotherapy
  • Measurable disease by MRI or CT scan
  • Tumor must be at least 2 cm

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 60-100%

Life expectancy:

  • At least 2 months

Hematopoietic:

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

Hepatic:

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

Renal:

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

Cardiovascular:

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

Pulmonary:

  • No serious lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Other:

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 4 weeks after study participation
  • No active infection
  • No concurrent nonmalignant systemic disease
  • Not a high medical or psychiatric risk

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

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

Chemotherapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas)

Endocrine therapy:

  • Concurrent corticosteroids allowed

Radiotherapy:

  • At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy

Surgery:

  • Recovered from prior surgery

Other:

  • Prior cytodifferentiating agents allowed
  • No prior antineoplastons
  • No other concurrent antineoplastic agents
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003514


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

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003514     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BC-NE-2
CDR0000066557 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Submitted: November 1, 1999
First Posted: January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted: July 10, 2013
Last Verified: December 2006

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
ACTH-producing pituitary tumor
prolactin-producing pituitary tumor
growth hormone-producing pituitary tumor
recurrent pituitary tumor
TSH producing pituitary tumor
nonfunctioning pituitary tumor
somatostatinoma
stage III Merkel cell carcinoma
recurrent Merkel cell carcinoma
neuroendocrine carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pituitary Neoplasms
Carcinoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Carcinoid Tumor
Pituitary Diseases
Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine
Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
Carcinoma, Islet Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Adenocarcinoma
Hypothalamic Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Hypothalamic Neoplasms
Supratentorial Neoplasms
Brain Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Polyomavirus Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases