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Houston, Texas 77055


Purpose:

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 recurrent or refractory Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia.


Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: - Determine the safety and possible effectiveness of antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in patients with recurrent or refractory Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. - 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 antineoplastons A10 and 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 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 the first year and every 3 months the second year. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study.


Criteria:

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed recurrent or progressive Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia that is unlikely to respond to existing therapy, including surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy - Evidence of tumor by MRI, CT scan, chest x-ray, or radionuclide scan - Must have received and failed at least one standard first-line therapy (e.g., corticosteroid/alkylator combination) - Biochemical evidence of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia - Abnormal proteins in serum and urine PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: - 18 and over Performance status: - Karnofsky 60-100% Life expectancy: - At least 2 months Hematopoietic: - WBC at least 2000/mm3 - Platelet count at least 50,000/mm3 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 - No active infection - No non-malignant systemic disease - Not a high medical or psychiatric risk PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: - At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy - No concurrent immunomodulating agent Chemotherapy: - See Disease Characteristics - At least 4 weeks (6 weeks since nitrosoureas) since prior chemotherapy - No concurrent antineoplastic agents Endocrine therapy: - See Disease Characteristics - Concurrent corticosteroids allowed Radiotherapy: - See Disease Characteristics - At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy Surgery: - See Disease Characteristics - Recovered from prior surgery Other: - No prior antineoplastons - Prior cytodifferentiating agents allowed


NCT ID:

NCT00003512


Primary Contact:

Study Chair
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: September 24, 2017

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