Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Brain Stem Glioma
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||brain and central nervous system tumors|
|Treatments||antineoplaston a10, antineoplaston as2-1|
|Sponsor||Burzynski Research Institute|
|Start date||August 1998|
|Trial size||40 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00003459, BC-BT-11, CDR0000066491|
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 brain stem glioma.
Response rate based on tumor measurements at 12 weeks
Survival at 1, 2, and 5 years from the start of treatment
Male or female participants of any age.
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed (except if medically contraindicated) brain stem glioma that is unlikely to respond to existing therapy and for which no curative therapy exists - Evidence of tumor by MRI or CT scan - Tumor must be at least 5 mm PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: - 6 months and over Performance status: - Karnofsky 60-100% Life expectancy: - At least 2 months Hematopoietic: - WBC at least 2,000/mm^3 - Platelet count greater than 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 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 concomitant disease PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: - At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered - No concurrent immunomodulating agents Chemotherapy: - At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas) and recovered - No concurrent antineoplastic agents Endocrine therapy: - Concurrent corticosteroids for cerebral edema allowed (must be on stable dose for at least 1 week before study entry) Radiotherapy: - At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered Surgery: - Not specified Other: - No prior antineoplaston therapy
|Official title||Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 In Patients With Brain Stem Glioma|
|Description||OBJECTIVES: - Determine the antitumor activity of antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in patients with brain stem glioma by determining the proportion of patients who experience an objective tumor response. - Evaluate the adverse effects of and tolerance to this regimen in these patients. OUTLINE: This is an open-label study. Patients receive gradually escalating doses of intravenous antineoplaston A10 and antineoplaston AS2-1 6 times per day 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 stable disease may continue treatment. Tumors are measured every 8 weeks for 2 years, every 3 months for the third and fourth years, every 6 months for the fifth and sixth years, and then annually thereafter. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study.|
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