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HAIC+lenvatinib+sequential ablation: An effective and safe treatment option for advanced HCC


Key clinical point: Compared with hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC)+lenvatinib, the triple therapeutic regimen HAIC+lenvatinib+sequential ablation significantly improved the survival of patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) without compromising safety.

Major finding: Patients who received HAIC+lenvatinib+sequential ablation vs HAIC+lenvatinib had a significantly longer median overall survival (>30 vs 13.6 months; P = .010), progression-free survival (PFS; 12.8 vs 5.6 months; P = .001), and intrahepatic PFS (14.6 vs 6.4 months; P = .002) and similar incidence of grade 1-2 ( P = .404) and 3-4 ( P = .333) adverse events.

Study details: This multicenter retrospective study included 150 patients with advanced HCC who received HAIC+lenvatinib (n = 97) or HAIC+lenvatinib+sequential ablation (n = 53).

Disclosures: This study did not receive any funding. The authors declared no conflicts of interest.

Source: Liu Y et al. Efficacy and safety of hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy combined with lenvatinib and sequential ablation in the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer Med. 2022 (Oct 17). Doi: 10.1002/cam4.5366

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