Long-term survival following treatment with antineoplastons for colon cancer with unresectable multiple liver metastases: report of a case

Surg Today. 2003;33(6):448-53. doi: 10.1007/s10595-002-2503-2.


We report a case of survival for nearly 8 years after treatment of unresectable multiple liver metastases from colon cancer, using microwave ablation and the nontoxic antitumor agent, the antineoplastons. A 72-year-old man diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the ascending colon and 14 bilateral liver metastases underwent a right hemicolectomy combined with microwave ablation of six metastatic liver tumors. We also decided to give antineoplastons to inhibit metastatic tumor growth and recurrence. Antineoplaston A10 was given intravenously, followed by oral antineoplaston AS2-1. Computed tomography scans done 1 and 4 years after the initial diagnosis showed recurrent tumors in S(4) and S(7), respectively. The patient underwent a second and a third microwave ablation of the recurrent tumors, and has survived for nearly 8 years without suffering any serious adverse effects. He is currently free from cancer. This case report demonstrates the potential effectiveness of the nontoxic antitumor agent, the antineoplastons, for controlling liver metastases from colon cancer.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / drug therapy*
  • Adenocarcinoma / secondary*
  • Adenocarcinoma / surgery
  • Aged
  • Benzeneacetamides*
  • Colectomy
  • Colonic Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / pathology
  • Colonic Neoplasms / surgery
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Electrocoagulation / methods
  • Humans
  • Liver Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Male
  • Microwaves / therapeutic use
  • Piperidones / therapeutic use*
  • Prognosis
  • Survivors


  • Benzeneacetamides
  • Piperidones
  • antineoplaston A10