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New immunotherapy combination significantly improves survival for hepatocellular carcinoma

Written by Louis Gautier, Future Science Group

An immunotherapy drug combination has improved survival in hepatocellular carcinoma by up to 42%. Results of a recent clinical trial show huge improvements in prognosis with atezolizumab and bevacizumab combination, which is now seeking US FDA approval. A recent clinical trial from the University of California, Los Angeles (CA, USA) has investigated the combination of atezolizumab (Tecentriq®), an immunotherapy treatment, with bevacizumab (Avastin®), an anti-angiogenesis drug, for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. Their results demonstrate significant improvements in overall and progression-free survival, as well as increasing tumor regression. Currently, treatment options for hepatocellular carcinoma are limited and prognosis in advanced...

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