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Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Mantle Cell Lymphoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003502
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : July 10, 2013
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

November 1, 1999
January 27, 2003
July 10, 2013
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Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in Patients With Stage II, III, or IV Mantle Cell Lymphoma

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 stage II, stage III, or stage IV mantle cell lymphoma.


  • Determine the safety and possible effectiveness of antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in patients with serious or immediately life-threatening stage II, III, or IV mantle cell lymphoma.
  • Evaluate the response to, tolerance to, and side effects of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label study.

Patients receive gradually escalating doses of antineoplaston A10 and antineoplaston AS2-1 intravenously 6 times daily until the maximum tolerated dose is reached. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Tumors are measured every 8 weeks for 6 months, every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for the third and fourth years, and then annually thereafter.

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

Phase 2
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Contiguous Stage II Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Noncontiguous Stage II Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Stage III Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Stage IV Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Recurrent Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • 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
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  • Histologically proven stage II, III, or IV mantle cell lymphoma that is not curable by surgery, radiotherapy, and/or chemotherapy
  • Measurable tumor of greater than 2 cm in largest diameter for lymph nodes located in head, neck, axillary, inguinal, and femoral areas (at least 1 cm for other areas)



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 60-100%

Life expectancy:

  • At least 2 months


  • WBC greater than 2000/mm^3
  • Platelet count greater than 20,000/mm^3


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


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


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


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 4 weeks after study participation
  • No serious active infections requiring treatment


Biologic therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered
  • No concurrent immunomodulatory agent (e.g., interferon or interleukin-2)


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

Endocrine therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior corticosteroids (e.g., dexamethasone or prednisone)
  • No concurrent dexamethasone, prednisone, or other corticosteroids


  • At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered


  • Not specified


  • No prior antineoplaston therapy
  • No concurrent antibiotics, antifungals, or antivirals
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
CDR0000066542 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
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Burzynski Research Institute
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Study Chair: Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD Burzynski Research Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
December 2006

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