Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Metastatic, Recurrent, or Refractory Neuroblastoma
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Treatments||antineoplaston a10, antineoplaston as2-1|
|Sponsor||Burzynski Research Institute|
|Start date||August 1998|
|Trial size||40 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00003513, BC-NB-2, CDR0000066556|
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 metastatic, recurrent, or refractory neuroblastoma.
Male or female participants of any age.
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed incurable neuroblastoma that is unlikely to respond to existing therapy, meeting 1 of the following criteria: - Metastatic disease - Progressive, recurrent, or persistent disease after initial therapy, including surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiotherapy - Measurable disease by MRI or CT scan - Tumor must be at least 2 cm 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 at least 50,000/mm^3 Hepatic: - No hepatic insufficiency - Bilirubin no greater than 2.5 mg/dL - SGOT and SGPT no greater than 5 times upper limit of normal Renal: - No renal insufficiency - Creatinine no greater than 2.5 mg/dL - No history of renal conditions that contraindicate high dosages of sodium Cardiovascular: - No uncontrolled hypertension - No history of congestive heart failure - No history of other cardiovascular conditions that contraindicate high dosages of sodium Pulmonary: - No serious lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Other: - Not pregnant or nursing - Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 4 weeks after study participation - No active infection - No nonmalignant systemic disease - Not a high medical or psychiatric risk PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: - At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy - No concurrent immunomodulating agents Chemotherapy: - See Disease Characteristics - At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas) Endocrine therapy: - Concurrent corticosteroids allowed Radiotherapy: - See Disease Characteristics - At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy Surgery: - See Disease Characteristics - Recovered from prior surgery Other: - Prior cytodifferentiating agents allowed - No prior antineoplastons - No other concurrent antineoplastic agents
|Official title||Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 In Patients With Neuroblastoma|
|Description||OBJECTIVES: - Determine the safety and possible effectiveness of antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in patients with metastatic, recurrent, or refractory neuroblastoma. - Describe response, 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 by intravenous injection 6 times a day until the maximum tolerated dose is reached. Treatment continues for at least 2 months in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Patients achieving complete response (CR) continue treatment for an additional 8 months after reaching CR. Tumors are measured every 2 months for 1 year and then every 3 months for 1 year. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study.|
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