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Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 In Patients With Carcinoma of the Breast


Phase 2
18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Female
Breast Cancer

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Trial Information

Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 In Patients With Carcinoma of the Breast


OBJECTIVES:

- Determine the safety and possible effectiveness of antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in
women with stage IV breast carcinoma.

- Describe the response to, tolerance to, and side effects of this regimen in these
patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive gradually escalating doses of antineoplaston A10 and
antineoplaston AS2-1 by intravenous injection 6 times daily until the maximum tolerated dose
is reached.

Treatment continues for at least 3 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 at least every 2 months for 1 year and then every 3 months for 1 year.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Histologically confirmed stage IV breast cancer that is unlikely to respond to
existing therapy and for which no curative therapy exists

- Must have failed prior standard therapy

- Measurable disease by MRI or CT scan

- Tumor must be at least 2 cm in the lymph nodes in the head, neck, axillary, inguinal,
or femoral areas and at least 0.5 cm in other locations

- Hormone receptor status:

- Not specified

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

- 18 and over

Sex:

- Female

Menopausal Status:

- Not specified

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:

- Bilirubin nor 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 chronic heart failure

- No uncontrolled hypertension

- No history of congestive heart failure

- No history of other cardiovascular conditions that contraindicate high dosages of
sodium

Pulmonary:

- No severe 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 serious medical or psychiatric disorders

- No active infections

- No other serious concurrent disease

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

- At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy, except in patients with disease
progression during or after initial therapy

- Recovery from prior immunotherapy

- No concurrent immunomodulating agents

Chemotherapy:

- At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas), except in
patients with disease progression during or after initial therapy

- Recovery from prior chemotherapy

- No concurrent antineoplastic agents

Endocrine therapy:

- At least 12 weeks since prior hormonal therapy, except in patients with disease
progression during and after initial therapy

- Concurrent corticosteroids allowed

- Recovery from prior hormonal therapy

Radiotherapy:

- At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered (patients with multiple
tumors who have received radiotherapy to some, but not all, tumors may be admitted
earlier than 8 weeks)

Surgery:

- Recovered from any prior surgery

Other:

- No prior antineoplaston therapy

- Prior cytodifferentiating agent allowed

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Principal Investigator

Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

Burzynski Research Institute

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

CDR0000066486

NCT ID:

NCT00003454

Start Date:

August 1998

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • stage IV breast cancer
  • recurrent breast cancer
  • Breast Neoplasms

Name

Location

Burzynski ClinicHouston, Texas  77055-6330