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Houston, Texas 77055


Purpose:

Current therapies for Stage IV bladder cancer provide very limited benefit to the patient. The anti-cancer properties of Antineoplaston therapy suggest that it may prove beneficial in the treatment of Stage IV bladder cancer PURPOSE: This study is being performed to determine the effects (good and bad) that Antineoplaston therapy has on patients with Stage IV bladder cancer.


Study summary:

Stage IV bladder cancer patients receive gradually escalating doses of intravenous Antineoplaston therapy (Atengenal + Astugenal) until the maximum tolerated dose is reached. Treatment continues up to 12 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. OBJECTIVES: - To determine the efficacy of Antineoplaston therapy in patients with Stage IV bladder cancer, 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 Stage IV bladder cancer. - To determine objective response, tumor size is measured utilizing MRI scans, which are performed every 8 weeks for the first two years, every 3 months for the third and fourth years, every 6 months for the 5th and sixth years, and annually thereafter.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Histologically confirmed stage IV bladder carcinoma that is unlikely to respond to existing therapy and for which no curative therapy exists or stage IV newly diagnosed, incurable bladder carcinoma - Measurable disease by CT scan - Tumor must be greater than 2 cm at the largest diameter for the lymph nodes located in the head, neck, axillary, inguinal, or femoral areas and at least 0.5 cm in the largest diameter for other localizations - 18 and over - Karnofsky 60-100% - Life expectancy: greater than 2 months - WBC at least 2,000/mm^3 - Platelet count at least 50,000/mm^3 - Bilirubin no greater than 2.5 mg/dL - SGOT/SGPT no greater than 5 times upper limit of normal - No hepatic failure - Creatinine no greater than 2.5 mg/dL - No history of renal conditions that contraindicate high dosages of sodium - No severe heart disease - No uncontrolled hypertension - No history of congestive heart failure - No history of other cardiovascular conditions that contraindicate high dosages of sodium - No severe lung disease - 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 concurrent disease - At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered - No concurrent immunomodulating agents - At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas) and recovered - Concurrent corticosteroids allowed - At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered - Recovered from any prior operative procedure - Prior cytodifferentiating agent allowed Exclusion Criteria: - Prior antineoplaston therapy


NCT ID:

NCT00003452


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD
Burzynski Research Institute


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77055
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 18, 2018

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