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Houston, Texas 77055


Purpose:

Current therapies for Stage IV non-small cell lung 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 lung cancer PURPOSE: This study is being performed to determine the effects (good and bad) that Antineoplaston therapy has on patients with Stage IV lung cancer.


Study summary:

Stage IV non-small cell lung cancers receive Antineoplaston A10 and AS2-1 capsules orally six to seven times a day. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. OBJECTIVES: - To determine the efficacy of Antineoplaston therapy in patients with Stage IV non-small cell lung 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 non-small cell lung cancer. - To determine objective response, tumor size is measured utilizing MRI scans, which are performed every 4 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually for 2 years thereafter.


Criteria:

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed stage IV non-small cell lung cancer that cannot be cured with existing therapeutic regimens - Measurable disease by CT scan or MRI - Tumor must be at least 2 cm for the lymph nodes located in the head, neck, axillary, inguinal or femoral areas and at least 0.5 cm for other areas PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: - 18 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 Cardiovascular: - No chronic heart failure - No uncontrolled hypertension Pulmonary: - No serious lung disease (e.g., severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Other: - Not pregnant or nursing - Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 4 weeks after study participation - No other serious medical or psychiatric conditions - No active infection - No serious malabsorption syndromes PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: - At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered Chemotherapy: - At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas) and recovered Endocrine therapy: - Concurrent corticosteroids allowed Radiotherapy: - At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy (less than 8 weeks if multiple tumors are involved) and recovered Surgery: - No prior extensive stomach or intestinal surgery - Recovered from any prior surgery Other: - Prior cytodifferentiating agents allowed - No prior antineoplaston treatment - No other concurrent treatment for metastatic lung cancer


NCT ID:

NCT00003497


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: October 18, 2017

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