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COR2ED Medical Education: Prof. Dr James Harding, Medical Oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Prof. Dr Sammy Saab, Gastroenterologist and Transplant Hepatologist at the David Geffen School of Medicine, both from the USA, discuss the treatment options for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients who are not eligible for immunotherapy (IO) first line.
In this podcast, the experts give an overview of the current systemic treatment options for patients by looking into the results from different clinical trials and current guidelines, as the field is rapidly evolving since 2017. They discuss the patient cohorts who are not eligible for IO in first line, such as patients with underlying auto-immunity, impaired organ function and patients who decline IO.
The experts discuss the efficacy and safety data from the SHARP and Asia Pacific trials of sorafenib and from the REFLECT trial of lenvatinib, which are both tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and available for the aforementioned patient cohorts. They also present their approach to toxicity management for patients receiving those TKIs.