US Clinical Trial NCT03949231

A Phase III Randomized Trial of Comparison of Survival Benefit of Administration of Toripalimab Via Hepatic Arterial Infusion Versus Vein for Immunotherapy of Advanced Liver Cancer  May 13, 2019

Liver cancer is the fifth most common malignancy worldwide, but the mortality rate ranks third. China has a large population base, with more than 400,000 new cases each year, and more than half of the world's new liver cancer and deaths. More than 70% of liver cancer patients in China are diagnosed at mid-to-late stage and have lost the chance of surgery. Only 10%-15% of newly diagnosed patients can undergo radical resection, and the recurrence rate after 5 years is as high as 50%-80%. So far, sorafenib is still the only standard treatment that can prolong the overall survival of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. SHARP's latest research shows that sorafenib can only extend patients with advanced liver cancer for 2.8 months, and many adverse reactions; regofenib can be used in patients with advanced liver cancer after taking sorafenib resistance, but the overall efficiency is still low. It is difficult to be widely used in patients with advanced liver cancer, and more alternative therapies are urgently needed.

Toripalimab is a PD1 monoclonal antibody approved treatment in Hodgkin's lymphoma in China since 2018. The hepatic arterial chemotherapy infusion for advanced liver cancer, through the "first pass effect" of drug treatment, can significantly increase the local drug concentration of the tumor, improve the efficacy, reduce systemic adverse reactions, meanwhile Folfox regimen has been confirmed by the hepatic arterial chemotherapy infusion program. To the investigator's knowledge, no studies have been developed on the survival benefit of hepatic arterial infusion of immunotherapeutic agents in patients with advanced liver cancer. This phase III clinical trial was designed to compare the effects of Toripalimab via IA and IV on the survival benefit of patients with advanced liver cancer, including ORR, DCR, median survival time, and safety.


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Source:  NIH Last updated:  Jun 12, 2019

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