Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Brain Stem Glioma
RATIONALE: Current therapies for a brain stem glioma provide very limited benefit to the patient. The anti-cancer properties of Antineoplaston therapy suggest that it may prove beneficial in the treatment of brain stem gliomas.
PURPOSE: This study is being performed to determine the effects (good and bad) that Antineoplaston therapy has on children (> 6 months of age) and adults with newly-diagnosed or recurrent brain stem gliomas.
|Brain Stem Gliomas||Drug: Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal)||Phase 2|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 In Patients With Brain Stem Glioma|
- 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.
- 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
|Study Start Date:||March 1996|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
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 dosage is reached.
Drug: Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal)
Patients with a brain stem glioma will receive Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal)
Other Name: A10 (Atengenal); AS2-1 (Astugenal)
- To determine the efficacy of Antineoplaston therapy in patients with a brain stem glioma, 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 a brain stem glioma.
OVERVIEW: This is a single arm, open-label study in which patients 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 in measured utilizing MRI scans, which are performed every 8 weeks for the first 2 years, every 3 months for the 3rd and 4th years, every 6 months for the 5th and 6th years, and annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003459
|United States, Texas|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77055-6330|
|Principal Investigator:||Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD||Burzynski Research Institute|