Dr. Sangro on the Efficacy of Nivolumab in HCC | OncLive

Dr. Sangro on the Efficacy of Nivolumab in HCC

June 27, 2017

Bruno Sangro, MD, PhD, head of Hepatology Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, discusses the efficacy of nivolumab (Opdivo) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Bruno Sangro, MD, PhD head of Hepatology Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, discusses the efficacy of nivolumab (Opdivo) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Usually in phase Ib/II trials, efficacy is not observed. However, in this trial investigating nivolumab, there was clinically relevant anti-tumor activity, explains Sangro.

According to Sangro, the response rate was between 15% to 20%, the median duration of response was 17 months, and a portion of patients had prolonged stable disease.


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