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AZD6244 and Sorafenib in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

2014-08-27 03:17:24 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This will be a phase I/II clinical trial testing the combination of sorafenib and AZD6244 in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with Childs A liver cirrhosis. The aim of the phase I portion is to determine appropriate dose of this drug combination. The phase 2 study will look at effectiveness and safety of this drug combination

Description

Patients with unresectable BCLC Stage B/C hepatocellular carcinoma that is biopsy-proven ( histology or cytology from prior tumor biopsy specimen is acceptable Patients without prior systemic treatment ( chemotherapy or molecular targeted therapy) except prior adjuvant therapy, if given more than 6 months ago Child-Pugh class A only ECOG performance status 0 or 1

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Intervention

AZD6244 and sorafenib

Location

National Cancer Centre Singapore
Singapore
Singapore
169610

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

National Cancer Centre, Singapore

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:24-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

An ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS causing chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma in woodchucks. It closely resembles the human hepatitis B virus.

The type species of the genus ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS which causes human HEPATITIS B and is also apparently a causal agent in human HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA. The Dane particle is an intact hepatitis virion, named after its discoverer. Non-infectious spherical and tubular particles are also seen in the serum.

The first alpha-globulins to appear in mammalian sera during development of the embryo and the dominant serum proteins in early embryonic life. They reappear in the adult serum during certain pathologic states, primarily hepatocellular carcinoma. They may also be elevated in the amniotic fluid and maternal serum during pregnancy in ANENCEPHALY.

A primary malignant neoplasm of epithelial liver cells. It ranges from a well-differentiated tumor with EPITHELIAL CELLS indistinguishable from normal HEPATOCYTES to a poorly differentiated neoplasm. The cells may be uniform or markedly pleomorphic, or form GIANT CELLS. Several classification schemes have been suggested.

The founding member of the EPH FAMILY RECEPTORS. It was first cloned from an erythropoietin-producing human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line and is highly conserved among many mammalian species. Overproduction of the EphA1 receptor is associated with tumors and tumor cells of epithelial origin. It is also expressed at high levels in LIVER; LUNG; and KIDNEY; which is in contrast to many other members of the Eph receptor that are found primarily in tissues of the nervous system.

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