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

This study has been terminated.
(Slow accrual)
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003532
First Posted: January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted: December 12, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Burzynski Research Institute
  Purpose

Current therapies for Stage III or IV Ovarian 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 III or IV Ovarian Cancer.

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


Condition Intervention Phase
Stage III Ovarian Cancer Stage IV Ovarian 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 Ovary

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Further study details as provided by Burzynski Research Institute:

Enrollment: 7
Actual Study Start Date: March 5, 1996
Study Completion Date: October 18, 2002
Primary Completion Date: October 18, 2002 (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 III or IV Ovarian 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:

Stage III or IV Ovarian Cancer patients receive gradually escalating doses of intravenous Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal) until the maximum tolerated dose is reached. Treatment continues up to 12 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

OBJECTIVES:

  • To determine the efficacy of Antineoplaston therapy in patients with Stage III or IV Ovarian 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 III or IV Ovarian 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:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed stage III or IV epithelial or germ cell ovarian cancer that is unlikely to respond to existing therapy and for which no curative therapy exists
  • Measurable disease by CT scan or MRI

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:

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

Renal:

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

Cardiovascular:

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

Pulmonary:

  • No serious lung disease (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

Other:

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception for 4 weeks before, during, and for 4 weeks after study participation
  • No active infection
  • No concurrent serious systemic disease

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

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

Chemotherapy:

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

Endocrine therapy:

  • Concurrent corticosteroids allowed (e.g., dexamethasone or methylprednisone)

Radiotherapy:

  • At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered

Surgery:

  • Recovered from prior surgery

Other:

  • Prior cytodifferentiating agents allowed
  • No prior antineoplaston therapy
  • No other concurrent antineoplastic agents
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003532


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: NCT00003532     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066579
BC-OV-2 ( Other Identifier: Burzynski Research Institute )
First Submitted: November 1, 1999
First Posted: January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted: December 12, 2017
Last Verified: December 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 III ovarian epithelial cancer
Stage IV ovarian epithelial cancer
Stage III ovarian germ cell tumor
Stage IV ovarian germ cell tumor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders