Pathologic complete responses were seen in 29% of patients with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma treated with a perioperative immunotherapy regimen in the first interim analysis of a phase II trial, reported Yehia I. Abugabal, MD, in his presentation at the 2019 ILCA Annual Conference.
Clinically meaningful and durable objective responses were observed in the phase Ib subgroup efficacy analysis of atezolizumab plus bevacizumab in patients with previously untreated, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma.
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, María Varela, MD, PhD, discussed the rationale of the findings from the real-life analysis and their importance for patients with HCC being treated outside of a clinical trial.
The final analysis of KEYNOTE-240, a phase III study of pembrolizumab in advanced hepatocellular cancer, demonstrated favorable benefit in overall survival and progression-free survival, according to Richard S. Finn, MD, during his presentation at the 13th Annual Conference of the International Liver Cancer Association in Chicago.
Amit Singal, MD, discusses the current treatment landscape for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and how the treatments differ among patients caught in early-stage versus late-stage at the 2019 International Liver Cancer Association Annual Conference.
Treatment with regorafenib resulted in higher rates of alpha-fetoprotein level response compared with placebo in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma who had progressed on prior sorafenib, according to an analysis from the phase III RESORCE trial.
Patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma treated with cabozantinib had higher alpha-fetoprotein response rates versus those treated with placebo, according to findings of a subanalysis of the phase III CELESTIAL trial.
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Katherine A. McGlynn, PhD, MPH, discussed the population attributable fraction of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in developing hepatocellular carcinoma, as well as related disorders, in the United States that contribute to the risk of mortality.
For those with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, the CheckMate 040 study found that the combination can be effective. Information from that study found that the combination can also yield a favorable safety profile, said Anthony B. El-Khoueiry, MD, in his presentation at the 2019 ILCA Annual Conference.