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FDA Approves Lenvatinib for Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma

On August 16, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved lenvatinib  (Lenvima, Eisai Inc.) for first-line treatment of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Approval was based on an international, multicenter, randomized, open-label, non-inferiority trial conducted in 954 patients with previously untreated, metastatic or unresectable HCC. The trial demonstrated that lenvatinib was non-inferior but not statistically superior to sorafenib for overall survival.

Read the full FDA press release here.

Posted 8/17/2018


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