Ascorbate for Sarcoma

Mohammed Milhem, Iowa City, IA
Targeting 5 different conditionsAscorbatePhase < 1RecruitingLed by Mohammed Milhem, MBBSResearch Sponsored by Mohammed Milhem

Study Summary

This trial will enroll patients with metastatic sarcoma who have not responded to prior treatment.

Eligible Conditions
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Sarcoma

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~every 2 months for first 6 months, then every 3 months up to 2 years post treatment
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and every 2 months for first 6 months, then every 3 months up to 2 years post treatment for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Determine the 12 weeks progression free survival (PFS 12) at 12 weeks post treatment initiation
Secondary outcome measures
Assess overall survival of patients with unresectable or metastatic soft tissue and bone sarcoma treated with high dose ascorbate when administered intravenously concurrently with gemcitabine
Incidence of Adverse Events (AE) Per CTCAE 4.03

Awards & Highlights

All Individual Drugs Already Approved
Therapies where all constituent drugs have already been approved are likely to have better-understood side effect profiles.
Approved for 10 Other Conditions
This treatment demonstrated efficacy for 10 other conditions.
No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Gemcitabine + High-Dose AscorbateExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Ascorabte is administered on Days 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 of a 28-day cycle. Gemcitabine will be administered on Days 1, 8 and 15, after the infusion of ascorbate. Concomitant treatment will continue for 6 cycles. Patients whose disease has not progressed while receiving gemcitabine and ascorbate and who are tolerating therapy may continue either single agent gemcitabine or concomitant treatment beyond 6 cycles at the discretion of the investigator. Treatment will be terminated with progression of disease. Disease will be assessed by CT of the chest, abdomen and pelvis or MRI of the lesion every 2 cycles for progression.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Mohammed MilhemLead Sponsor
5 Previous Clinical Trials
99 Total Patients Enrolled
3 Trials studying Sarcoma
69 Patients Enrolled for Sarcoma
University of IowaOTHER
429 Previous Clinical Trials
870,414 Total Patients Enrolled
6 Trials studying Sarcoma
140 Patients Enrolled for Sarcoma
Varun Monga, MDLead Sponsor
6 Previous Clinical Trials
99 Total Patients Enrolled
3 Trials studying Sarcoma
69 Patients Enrolled for Sarcoma
University of Iowa Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer ProgramUNKNOWN
1 Previous Clinical Trials
10 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Sarcoma
10 Patients Enrolled for Sarcoma
St. Baldrick's FoundationOTHER
18 Previous Clinical Trials
9,038 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Sarcoma
35 Patients Enrolled for Sarcoma
Mohammed Milhem, MBBSPrincipal Investigator
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
3 Previous Clinical Trials
55 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Sarcoma
25 Patients Enrolled for Sarcoma

Media Library

Ascorbate (Other) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT04634227 — Phase < 1
Sarcoma Research Study Groups: Gemcitabine + High-Dose Ascorbate
Sarcoma Clinical Trial 2023: Ascorbate Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT04634227 — Phase < 1
Ascorbate (Other) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT04634227 — Phase < 1

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Are participants being actively recruited for this trial?

"Affirmative. Clinicaltrials.gov displays that the clinical trial, which was initially advertised on November 24th 2020, is currently inviting participants to join. The research requires 20 people from a single location."

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Have investigators conducted any other experiments regarding Ascorbate?

"Currently, there are 493 Ascorbate-focused clinical trials with 141 Phase 3 experiments. Adelaide, South Australia houses numerous of these tests; however, other medical centres in a total of 25061 locations around the world are also running investigations into this compound's efficacy."

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What conditions may Ascorbate be administered to alleviate?

"Small cell lung cancer (SCLC), head and neck carcinoma, as well as cervical cancers can all be managed with the help of Ascorbate."

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What is the total capacity of participants for this clinical experiment?

"Affirmative. Data on clinicaltrials.gov shows that this medical trial, which was initially published on November 24th 2020 is actively accepting candidates. The study requires 20 patients who are willing to visit one location for participation."

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~10 spots leftby Aug 2024