Hepatocellular Carcinoma Clinical Trials

Browse current & upcoming clinical research / studies on Hepatocellular Carcinoma. There are a total of 347 clinical trials for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in 43 countries with 35 trials currently in the United States. 123 are either active and/or recruiting patients or have not yet been completed. Click the title of each study to get the complete details on eligibility, location & other facts about the study.

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December 2014 - December 2016
The primary objective of this phase I dose escalation study is to determine the maximum tolerated dose of TH-302 when administered with doxorubicin via trans-arterial chemo-embolization (TACE) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who are not transplant candidates and have unresectable disease. HCC is the second leading cause of worldwide cancer death and is generally incurable without liver transplant. TACE can convert about 40% of these patients to transplant candidates. Additionally, in non-transplant HCC patients, TACE confers statistical improvements in overall survival. Selective HCC arterial catheterization during TACE allows for the delivery of concentrated drugs to the liver tumor but the optimal TACE chemotherapy regimen has not yet been determined. TH-302 is a hypoxia inducible agent that can be activated in the hypoxic environment induced by TACE.
Sponsor: Scripps Clinic Cancer Center
Study type: Interventional
December 2014 -
TACE is frequently offered to patients with baseline hepatic dysfunction with the purpose of diminishing hepatic tumor burden while patients await transplantation. Without this therapeutic measure, disease may progress beyond UNOS T2 criteria required for organ allocation. The purpose of the study is to determine whether transarterial chemoembolization using doxorubicin-eluting beads (DEB-TACE) can be used safely and effectively to treat patients with liver-only hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and baseline hepatic dysfunction.
Sponsor: University of California, San Francisco
Study type: Interventional
October 2014 - October 2016
The current standard treatment of inoperable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer in the liver) is chemotherapy, which is of limited efficacy. The use of selective internal radiotherapy treatment (SIRT-Y90) is proven efficacious in patients with intra-heptic tumor. Previous experience with SIRT is safe in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. This study aims to study the benefits of sequential administration of SIRT followed by standard chemotherapy for treatment of inoperable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.
Sponsor: Chinese University of Hong Kong
Study type: Interventional
August 2014 - December 2017
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading death cancer in the world. It is important to explore a safe and effective therapy for early-stage HCC. Previous studies reported that radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has higher efficacy and is associated with fewer complications and shorter hospital stays than hepatic resection (HR) for early-stage HCC. However, meta-analysis and systematic review found that RFA is associated with higher recurrence rate and lower long-term overall survival.
Sponsor: Guangxi Medical University
Study type: Interventional
July 2014 - November 2015
Assessment of safety and tolerability of ADI-PEG 20 in combination with sorafenib in advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC).
Sponsor: Polaris Group
Study type: Interventional
July 2014 - March 2016
- It has been shown that patients who undergo liver resection surgery are at high risk for postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI). - Sevoflurane may increase the risk for postoperative AKI because of production of compound-A. - Therefore, we have planned to investigate the effects of different anesthetic agents on postoperative renal function. - Patients undergoing liver resection surgery are randomized into 2 groups. - One of the groups receives sevoflurane and the other group receives desflurane. - Blood and urine specimen are sampled both pre- and postoperatively, and several biomarkers are compared between the groups.
Sponsor: Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Study type: Interventional
July 2014 - January 2018
The purpose of this study is to test the safety and determine the maximum safe dose of an experimental drug called LDE225 (hedgehog inhibitor) in people with liver cancer. We have identified hedgehog dysregulation as a novel mechanism for hepatocarcinogenesis and hepatic fibrosis/cirrhosis. Therefore, we hypothesize that the hedgehog inhibitor may be an ideal drug target for treating both hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and Child-Pugh A cirrhosis (CPA).
Sponsor: University of California, San Diego
Study type: Interventional
July 2014 - December 2016
The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the study drug known as LY2157299 in participants with hepatocellular carcinoma.
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company
Study type: Interventional
July 2014 - December 2016
This phase 1 study is to determine the optimal dose and tolerability of a hypoxia-activating agent, tirapazamine, when it is combined with embolization in liver cancer. Liver cancer patients who are Child-Pugh score A, suitable for embolization with tumor size from 4-10 cm and no more than 4 nodules are eligible. Tirapazamine will be given by intravenous infusion before embolization. Treatment effect is evaluated by MRI based on modified RECIST criteria. Repeat treatment is necessary only if disease progression. Each patient is allowed to have up to 4 treatments in a 18-month period.
Sponsor: Teclison Ltd.
Study type: Interventional
June 2014 - June 2016
Despite advances in our understanding of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its diagnosis, the prognosis for patients with HCC remains disheartening, due to a high recurrence rate and frequent intrahepatic metastasis. Various therapies for use after hepatic resection have been reported, but they are associated with adverse side effects or they fail to improve overall survival. Nowadays, adjuvant transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is recommended as the most effective therapy for postoperative HCC. And the indication is patients with risk factors of recurrence. While more and more prospective studies revealed that radiotherapy is effective for advanced HCC. And the side effects of radiotherapy are controlled. Until now, no prospective or retrospective study compared the efficacy of adjuvant TACE and radiotherapy for postoperative HCC.
Sponsor: Guangxi Medical University
Study type: Interventional
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