Clinical Trials

Cancer Type: Liver

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H9H-MC-JBAK(c):Phase 2 Study of LY2157299 in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma 


This study is for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer).

This study is being done to see how safe an investigational drug, LY2157299, is and how well it will work to help people with liver cancer. “Investigational” means that the drug being tested has not been approved for routine clinical use or for the use described in this study by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However the FDA has allowed the use of this drug for research.

The main reason for you to take part in this study is to help answer the following research question(s), and not to provide you treatment for your condition.

  • To determine what dose of LY2157299 with or without sorafenib can safely be given to patients with liver cancer
  • Whether LY2157299 with or without sorafenib can help patients with liver cancer
  • To evaluate the effect of LY2157299 with or without sorafenib on biomarkers

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IRB 2012-1317


A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-Blind Study of Tivantinib (ARQ 197) in Subjects with MET Diagnostic-High Inoperable Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Treated with One Prior Systemic Therapy

This study is for patients with a type of liver cancer called Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) and the liver cancer is not suitable for surgical removal or other localized therapy, and prior treatment with sorafenib was either not effective or was not well tolerated.

The purpose of this study is to test a study drug called tivantinib in subjects with liver cancer to find out if it is safe and effective to use.

Subjects enrolled on this study will be randomized (like the flip of a coin) to receive either tivatinib or a placebo (pill that looks like tivatinib but does not contain active medicine). All subjects will take 2 pills in the morning and 2 pills in the evening everyday as long as their cancer is not getting worse and they are not experiencing bad side effects.

IRB 2012-1551


A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter phase III study of regorafenib in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after sorafenib.

This study is for patients who have hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (liver cancer) that has not responded to standard treatment with the drug sorafenib or are not eligible to receive sorafenib.

The study is considered research because the study drug, which is called regorafenib, has not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of HCC. Regorafenib works by inhibiting or slowing down the growth of tumors and may prevent cancer from spreading to other parts of the body.

The purpose of this study is to assess if regorafenib in combination with best supportive care is safe and will slow down the growth of tumor or even shrink the tumor and result in increased survival in patients who experienced failure of previous sorafenib treatment.

All subjects on this study will be randomized (like the flip of a coin) to receive either regorafenib or placebo, (a “sugar pill”) that does not contain any active medicine. In addition all subjects will receive best supportive care to manage any symptoms they are experiencing. All subjects will take 4 pills every day for 3 weeks and then have one week of no medicine. This cycle will be repeated until the cancer gets worse or side effects are intolerable.