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Lenvatinib Approved in Europe for Frontline HCC

Jason M. Broderick @jasoncology
Published: Thursday, Aug 23, 2018

Gary Hendler

Gary Hendler

The European Commission has approved lenvatinib (Lenvima) as a first-line treatment for adult patients with advanced or unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

The most common grade 3/4 TRAEs with lenvatinib and sorafenib, respectively, were hypertension (23% vs 14%), decreased weight (8% vs 3%), increased blood bilirubin (7% vs 5%), proteinuria (6% vs 2%), decreased platelet count (5% vs 3%), elevated aspartate aminotransferase (5% vs 8%), decreased appetite (5% vs 1%), diarrhea (4% vs 4%), and palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia (3% vs 11%).
Kudo M, Finn RS, Qin S, et al. Lenvatinib versus sorafenib in first-line treatment of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma: a randomised phase 3 non-inferiority trial [published online February 9, 2018]. Lancet. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30207-1.

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