Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a worldwide problem, with a high prevalence in nonindustrialized countries and a rising incidence in industrialized countries. Its close association with chronic liver diseases and liver cirrhosis represents a significant challenge in its treatment. Sorafenib, the first front-line systemic treatment for unresectable HCC cases, was approved only in 2007. The role of sorafenib remained largely unchallenged until very recently, with the sole exception of a trial demonstrating the noninferiority of lenvatinib, another tyrosine kinase inhibitor. The therapeutic scenario changed dramatically in 2020, when the combination of atezolizumab and bevacizumab proved to be significantly superior to sorafenib and, thus, establishing a new standard of care. In this monograph we provide an update about the safety and efficacy of atezolizumab reported in the clinical trials of HCC, as monotherapy or in combination with other agents.

An update on atezolizumab for hepatocellular carcinoma / Ielasi L.; Sansone V.; Forgione A.; Granito A.; Benevento F.; Tovoli F.. - In: DRUGS OF TODAY. - ISSN 1699-3993. - ELETTRONICO. - 57:6(2021), pp. 365-375. [10.1358/dot.2021.57.6.3264116]

An update on atezolizumab for hepatocellular carcinoma

Ielasi L.;Sansone V.;Forgione A.;Granito A.;Benevento F.;Tovoli F.
2021

Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a worldwide problem, with a high prevalence in nonindustrialized countries and a rising incidence in industrialized countries. Its close association with chronic liver diseases and liver cirrhosis represents a significant challenge in its treatment. Sorafenib, the first front-line systemic treatment for unresectable HCC cases, was approved only in 2007. The role of sorafenib remained largely unchallenged until very recently, with the sole exception of a trial demonstrating the noninferiority of lenvatinib, another tyrosine kinase inhibitor. The therapeutic scenario changed dramatically in 2020, when the combination of atezolizumab and bevacizumab proved to be significantly superior to sorafenib and, thus, establishing a new standard of care. In this monograph we provide an update about the safety and efficacy of atezolizumab reported in the clinical trials of HCC, as monotherapy or in combination with other agents.
2021
An update on atezolizumab for hepatocellular carcinoma / Ielasi L.; Sansone V.; Forgione A.; Granito A.; Benevento F.; Tovoli F.. - In: DRUGS OF TODAY. - ISSN 1699-3993. - ELETTRONICO. - 57:6(2021), pp. 365-375. [10.1358/dot.2021.57.6.3264116]
Ielasi L.; Sansone V.; Forgione A.; Granito A.; Benevento F.; Tovoli F.
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