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Sorafenib has been used as a clinical targeted therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) for more than a decade. In 2017, regorafenib was approved for HCC treatment and has since been reported to prolong the survival of advanced HCC patients after treatment failure with sorafenib. However, there has been no direct systematic comparison of the therapeutic effects of regorafenib and sorafenib against HCC. In this study, we comprehensively compared the therapeutic effects of sorafenib and regorafenib against HCC in vitro and in vivo using multimodality molecular imaging, which can show molecular and cellular differences at early stages. The side effects of sorafenib and regorafenib were also systematically evaluated. The data showed that compared with sorafenib treatment, regorafenib exerted stronger antitumor and antiangiogenic effects and significantly increased the survival rate of HCC mice. Sorafenib but not regorafenib treatment caused body weight loss and liver and kidney dysfunction, while regorafenib but not sorafenib treatment caused hypertension. Our study may provide an experimental basis for the guidance of clinical HCC targeted treatment with regorafenib and sorafenib.
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Name: Cancer letters
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths. Patients with advanced HCC are treated with sorafenib. A recent randomized controlled trial demonstrated a surviva...
Although sorafenib-regorafenib sequential therapy improves the prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), many patients abandon sequential therapy due to worsening hepatic reserve func...
In a phase 3 trial (RESORCE), regorafenib increased overall survival compared with placebo in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) previously treated with sorafenib. In an exploratory study, w...
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains among the neoplastic diseases with the most unfavorable prognosis. Historically, systemic treatments for HCC have been scarce. In particular, sorafenib was the o...
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third deadliest cancer worldwide. Sorafenib is considered a supplementary treatment to surgical or locoregional therapies for improving outcomes. We evaluated the...
Researchers already did trials that showed Sorafenib and Regorafenib worked for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (most common liver tumor type). In this trial, they want to learn mo...
The study aim is to determine maximally tolerated dose (MTD) of BIBF 1220 in HCC (hepatocellular cancer) and compare efficacy of BIBF 1120 to Sorafenib in HCC patients
This is a Phase I study, which means that the goal is to see if the combination of Temsirolimus and Sorafenib is safe in patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Sorafenib is a standard tre...
The purpose of the study is to determine whether 4SC-201 alone or in combination with Sorafenib is effective and safe in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients refractory to...
A research study to determine the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of Therasphere® (also known as Y-90, or Y-90 Therasphere) combined with or without sorafenib (Nexavar®), in patients ...
Comparison of various psychological, sociological, or cultural factors in order to assess the similarities or diversities occurring in two or more different cultures or societies.
Preclinical testing of drugs in experimental animals or in vitro for their biological and toxic effects and potential clinical applications.
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Hepatology is the study of liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas, and diseases associated with them. This includes viral hepatitis, alcohol damage, cirrhosis and cancer. As modern lifestyles change, with alcoholism and cancer becoming more promi...