Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Brain Tumors

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Burzynski Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003457
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: October 25, 2016
Last verified: October 2016

November 1, 1999
October 25, 2016
July 1996
February 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Number of Participants With Objective Response [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
Objective response rate per Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology (RANO) for target lesions and assessed by MRI: Complete Response (CR), disappearance of all disease sustained for at least four weeks; Partial Response (PR), >=50% decrease in the sum of the products of of the greatest perpendicular diameters of all measurable enhancing lesions, sustained for at least four weeks.
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Percentage of Participants Who Survived [ Time Frame: 6 months, 12 months, 24 months, 36 months, 48 months, 60 months ]
6 months, 12 months, 24 months, 36 months, 48 months, 60 months overall survival
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Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Brain Tumors
Phase II Study Of Antineoplastons A10 And AS2-1 In Patients With Brain Tumors.

RATIONALE: Current therapies for adults with persistent or recurrent brain tumors provide very limited benefit to the patient. The anti-cancer properties of Antineoplaston therapy suggest that it may prove beneficial in the treatment of adults with persistent or recurrent brain tumors.

PURPOSE: This study is being performed to determine the effects (good and bad) that Antineoplaston therapy has on adults with persistent or recurrent brain tumors.

OBJECTIVES:

  • To determine the efficacy of Antineoplaston therapy in adults with persistent or recurrent brain tumors 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 adults with persistent or recurrent brain tumors.

OVERVIEW: This is a single arm, open-label study in which adults with persistent or recurrent brain tumors receive gradually escalating doses of intravenous Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal) 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 a complete or partial response or with stable disease may continue treatment.

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.

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

Interventional
Phase 2
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Refractory Brain Tumors
Drug: Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal)
Adults with a persistent or recurrent brain tumor will receive Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal).
Other Name: A10 (Atengenal); AS2-1 (Astugenal)
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.
Intervention: Drug: Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal)
Burzynski SR, Janicki TJ, Burzynski GS. A Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in Adult Patients with Primary Brain Tumors—Final Report (Protocol BT-09). Journal of Cancer Therapy 6(12): 1063-1074, 2015. DOI: 10.4236/jct.2015.612116

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
40
February 2012
February 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed brain tumor (except brain stem locations) that is unlikely to respond to existing therapy and for which no curative therapy exists
  • Evidence of persistent or recurrent brain tumor by MRI scan performed within two weeks prior to study entry
  • Tumor must be at least 5 mm
  • Ineligible for other Burzynski Research Institute, Inc. brain tumor protocols

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 60-100%

Life expectancy:

  • At least 2 months

Hematopoietic:

  • Hemoglobin at least 9 g/dL
  • 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/dL
  • No history of renal conditions that contraindicate high dosages of sodium

Cardiovascular:

  • No severe heart disease
  • 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

Other:

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 4 weeks after study participation
  • No serious active infections or fever
  • No other serious concurrent disease

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)
  • No concurrent antineoplastic agents

Endocrine therapy:

  • Concurrent corticosteroids for cerebral edema allowed (must be on a stable dose for at least 1 week prior to study entry)

Radiotherapy:

  • At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy

Surgery:

  • Must recover from prior surgery

Other:

  • Prior cytodifferentiating agent allowed
  • No prior antineoplaston therapy
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Senior)
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
 
NCT00003457
CDR0000066489, BC-BT-9
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Burzynski Research Institute
Burzynski Research Institute
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Principal Investigator: Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD Burzynski Research Institute
Burzynski Research Institute
October 2016

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