antineoplastons

anti·neo·plas·tons

(an'tē-nē'ō-plas'-tonz),
Mixtures of various chemicals (for example, amino acids and peptides) with theoretic support as natural defense acts against various cancers.
References in periodicals archive ?
His cancer cure, which is legal only in Texas, requires the patient to infuse antineoplastons directly into the groin.
Biopharmaceutical company Burzynski Research Institute (Other OTC:BRI) disclosed on Thursday that it has started patient enrollment under its US FDA-reviewed and IRB-approved, open-label, single-arm phase 2 study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in patients > three months of age with a diffuse intrinsic brainstem glioma (DIPG).
Burzynski has claimed for more than 36 years to be able to cure certain hard-to-treat brain tumours with drugs he calls antineoplastons. The National Cancer Institute notes that Burzynski has never published definitive evidence that his drugs cure cancer or even help people live longer.
While Burzynski has touted his treatments as an alternative to chemotherapy, a 1999 NCI study found that antineoplastons can cause many of the same side effects as conventional chemo: nausea, vomiting, headaches, muscle pain, confusion and seizures.
Perhaps the most impressive gains have been made in unorthodox treatments for cancer such as antineoplastons, a gene targeted approach developed by Dr.
Stanislaw Burzynski has been a pioneer in alternative cancer therapies since the 1970's when he developed a gene-targeted cancer medicine called antineoplastons. He discovered that the urine and blood of cancer patients were missing peptides (short chains of amino acids).
The clinic analyzes the cancer genome of patients and currently uses "antineoplastons" (anti-cancer agents not currently approved by the FDA) that target numerous cancer genes.
Having discussed the matter with trusted friends, she became convinced that she might benefit from receiving antineoplastons, a nontoxic, experimental drug discovered more than 30 years ago by medical researcher Stanislans Burzynski.
But according to Eric Morola's 2010 documentary Burzynski, which compellingly chronicles the doctor's long-running battles with state and federal regulators, the Phase II clinical trials that the FDA approved in 1996 under congressional pressure have supported what the teary testimonials of patients and their families suggested: Although Burzynski's antineoplastons are far from a cure-all, they seem to be more effective, and are certainly much less devastating in their side effects, than radiation and chemotherapy for certain deadly, intractable cancers.
congressional hearings--about how antineoplastons have saved individual patients, many of them children, from almost certain suffering and death.
Burzynski has been using biologically active peptides, which he calls 'antineoplastons' for the last 30 years, to treat thousands of cancer patients at his Burzynski Clinic in Houston, Texas.