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Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage IV Kidney Cancer

This study has been terminated.
(slow accrual)
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003520
First Posted: January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted: September 29, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Burzynski Research Institute
  Purpose

Current therapies for Stage IV Kidney Cancer provide very limited benefit to the patient. The anti-cancer properties of Antineoplaston therapy suggest that it may prove beneficial in the treatment of Stage IV Kidney Cancer.

PURPOSE: This study is being performed to determine the effects (good and bad) that Antineoplaston therapy has on patients with Stage IV Kidney Cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Stage IV Kidney Cancer Drug: Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal) Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 In Patients With Carcinoma of the Kidney

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Further study details as provided by Burzynski Research Institute:

Enrollment: 15
Actual Study Start Date: March 27, 1996
Study Completion Date: January 23, 2005
Primary Completion Date: January 23, 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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)

Patients with Stage IV Kidney Cancer 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)

Detailed Description:

OVERVIEW: This is a single arm, open-label study in which patients with Stage IV Kidney Cancer receive gradually escalating doses of intravenous Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal) until the maximum tolerated dose is reached. Treatment continues up to12 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

OBJECTIVE S:

  • To determine the efficacy of Antineoplaston therapy in patients with Stage IV Kidney Cancer, 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 patients with Stage IV Kidney Cancer.
  • 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.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed stage IV adenocarcinoma or transitional cell carcinoma of the kidney that is unlikely to respond to existing therapy
  • Measurable disease by MRI or CT scan
  • Tumor must be more than 2 cm for lymph nodes in head, neck, axillary, inguinal, or femoral areas and at least 0.5 cm for other locations

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/mL
  • No history of renal conditions that contraindicate high dosages of sodium

Cardiovascular:

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

Pulmonary:

  • No severe 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
  • Not a high medical or psychiatric risk
  • No concurrent nonmalignant systemic disease that would preclude therapy
  • No active infection

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

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

Chemotherapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas) and recovered
  • No concurrent antineoplastic agents

Endocrine therapy:

  • Concurrent corticosteroids allowed

Radiotherapy:

  • At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered

Surgery:

  • Recovered from prior surgery

Other:

  • Prior cytodifferentiating agents allowed
  • No prior antineoplastons
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003520


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

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Burzynski Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003520     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066564
BC-RN-02 ( Other Identifier: Burzynski Research Institute )
First Submitted: November 1, 1999
First Posted: January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted: September 29, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Burzynski Research Institute:
stage IV renal cell cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Adenocarcinoma
Carcinoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type