Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Prostate Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified April 2004 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: July 23, 2008
Last verified: April 2004

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 stage III or stage IV prostate cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer
Drug: antineoplaston A10
Drug: antineoplaston AS2-1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Antineoplaston A10 and AS2-1 Capsules In Patients With Incurable, Stage C or D Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate

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

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: August 1998
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the antitumor activity of antineoplaston A10 and AS2-1 capsules in patients with stage III or IV adenocarcinoma of the prostate by determining the proportion of patients who experience an objective response.
  • Evaluate the adverse effects of and tolerance to this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label study.

Patients receive gradually escalating doses of antineoplaston A10 and antineoplaston AS2-1 capsules 6 to 7 times a day until the maximum tolerated dose is reached. Treatment continues for at least 3 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Tumors are measured every 4 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually thereafter.

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


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically proven stage III or IV adenocarcinoma of the prostate not potentially curable by surgery or radiotherapy
  • Measurable tumors or tumor markers
  • No response to antiandrogen withdrawal



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 60-100%

Life expectancy:

  • At least 3 months


  • WBC at least 3000/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3


  • Bilirubin no greater than 2.5 mg/dL
  • SGOT no greater than 2 times normal
  • No hepatic failure


  • BUN less than 60 mg/dL
  • Creatinine no greater than 2.5 mg/dL OR
  • Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min
  • Blood ammonia normal
  • No chronic renal failure


  • No severe heart disease


  • No severe lung disease


  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 4 weeks after study participation
  • No serious active infection or fever
  • No other concurrent serious disease
  • No other prior or concurrent malignancy within the past 2 years


Biologic therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered


  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered

Endocrine therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior hormonal therapy and recovered
  • Prior corticosteroids for at least 2 months allowed, but must be on stable or decreasing dose during study participation


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 4 weeks since prior surgery and recovered


  • At least 4 weeks since prior experimental clinical trial
  • No other concurrent therapy for metastatic disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003516

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

Additional Information:
No publications provided Identifier: NCT00003516     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066559, BC-PR-5
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: July 23, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
adenocarcinoma of the prostate
stage III prostate cancer
stage IV prostate cancer
recurrent prostate cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Neoplasms by Site
Prostatic Diseases
Urogenital Neoplasms processed this record on November 27, 2015