Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Women With Stage IV Breast Cancer
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003454|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (slow accrual)
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : September 28, 2017
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 women who have stage IV breast cancer that has not responded to previous therapy.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Stage IV Breast Cancer||Drug: Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal)||Phase 2|
OVERVIEW: This is a single arm, open-label study in which patients with Stage IV breast 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.
- To determine the efficacy of Antineoplaston therapy in patients with Stage IV breast 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 breast 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.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||19 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 In Patients With Carcinoma of the Breast|
|Actual Study Start Date :||March 18, 1996|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 28, 2002|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 28, 2002|
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 Breast 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)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003454
|United States, Texas|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77055-6330|
|Principal Investigator:||Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD||Burzynski Research Institute|