Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2004 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: July 23, 2008
Last verified: February 2004

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 patients who have glioblastoma multiforme.

Condition Intervention Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Drug: antineoplaston A10
Drug: antineoplaston AS2-1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in Adult Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: August 1998
Detailed Description:


  • Study the safety and effectiveness of antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in patients with incurable glioblastoma multiforme.
  • Describe response, tolerance to, and side effects of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive gradually escalating doses of intravenous antineoplaston A10 and antineoplaston AS2-1 six times a day until the maximum tolerated dose is reached. Patients achieving complete response (CR) continue treatment for an additional 8 months after reaching CR. Treatment continues for at least 3 months in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression.

Tumors are measured every 2 months during the first year and every 3 months during the second year.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 20-40 patients will be accrued in this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed incurable glioblastoma multiforme that has progressed, recurred, or persisted following completion of initial standard therapy (including radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy)

    • Measurable disease by MRI or CT scan
  • Brain stem tumor is excluded
  • Tumor must be at least 5 mm



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 60-100%

Life expectancy:

  • At least 2 months


  • WBC at least 2,000/mm3
  • Platelet count at least 50,000/mm3


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


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


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


  • No serious lung disease (e.g., severe COPD)


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use adequate contraception during and for 4 weeks after study
  • No active infection
  • No other serious medical or psychiatric conditions


Biologic therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since immunotherapy
  • No concurrent immunomodulating agents


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 4 weeks since chemotherapy (unless radiologically proven progression)
  • At least 6 weeks since nitrosoureas

Endocrine therapy:

  • Corticosteroids allowed


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 8 weeks since radiotherapy (unless radiologically proven progression)


  • Recovered from prior surgery


  • No prior antineoplaston therapy
  • Prior cytodifferentiating agent allowed
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003474

United States, Texas
Burzynski Research Institute
Houston, Texas, United States, 77055-6330
Sponsors and Collaborators
Burzynski Research Institute
Study Chair: Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD Burzynski Research Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided Identifier: NCT00003474     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066511, BRI-BT-20
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: July 23, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent adult brain tumor
adult glioblastoma
adult giant cell glioblastoma
adult gliosarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Nervous System Diseases
Neuroectodermal Tumors processed this record on October 02, 2015