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Liver Cancer

Phase III Trans-Arterial Chemo-Embolization (TACE) Adjuvant HCC (UW09018)
A Randomized, Double-blind, Multicenter Phase III Study of Brivanib versus Placebo as Adjuvant Therapy to Trans-Arterial Chemo-Emboliztion (TACE) in Patients with Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma: The BRISK TA Study
Status Conditions Phase Study ID
Closed Liver Cancer Phase III UW09018

The purpose of this study is to compare the Overall Survival (OS) of HCC patients who receive brivanib as adjuvant treatments to TACE therapy, with the OS of HCC patients who receive matched placebo with TACE therapy.

Edward Lin, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 800-804-8824  
Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)
Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Cirrhotic status of Child-Pugh Class A or B with a score of 7
  • ECOG performance status of 0 or 1
  • Adequate hematologic, hepatic, and renal function

Exclusion criteria:

  • Prior use of any systemic anticancer chemotherapy, immunotherapy, investigational or molecular targeted agents for HCC
  • History of cardiac disease
  • Active and untreated hepatitis B
  • Inability to swallow tablets or untreated malabsorption syndrome
  • History of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
Last Updated
December 21, 2012
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