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Antineoplastons (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Patient Information [NCI] - Overview

  • Antineoplastons are chemical compounds that are found normally in urine and blood. For use in medical research, antineoplastons can be made from chemicals in a laboratory. (See Question 1.)
  • Antineoplaston therapy was developed by Dr. S. R. Burzynski, who proposed the use of antineoplastons as a possible cancer treatment in 1976. (See Question 2.)
  • No randomized, controlled trials showing the effectiveness of antineoplastons have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. (See Question 6.)
  • Nonrandomized clinical trials are ongoing at Dr. Burzynski's clinic to study the effect of antineoplastons on cancer. (See Question 6.)
  • Antineoplastons have caused mild side effects and some serious nervous system problems. (See Question 7.)
  • Antineoplastons are not approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention or treatment of any disease. (See Question 8.)

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    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
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