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Roche to present updated data confirming Tecentriq in combination with Avastin substantially improves overall survival in people with the most common form of liver cancer.

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Published:14th Jan 2021
Roche will present updated overall survival (OS) data from the Phase III IMbrave150 study evaluating Tecentriq (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin (bevacizumab), compared with sorafenib, in people with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemic therapy. After a median follow-up of 15.6 months, an updated analysis showed that Tecentriq in combination with Avastin reduced the risk of death (OS) by 34%, with a median OS of 19.2 months, compared with 13.4 months for sorafenib (hazard ratio [HR]=0.66; 95% CI: 0.52–0.85). The updated OS, along with progression free survival (PFS) and objective response rate (ORR) results, were consistent with the primary analysis and support the use of the combination in HCC. Safety data for Tecentriq and Avastin were consistent with the known safety profiles of each individual drug, with no new safety signals identified. “After an additional year of follow-up, these data confirm the superiority of Tecentriq in combination with Avastin compared to sorafenib in patients with advanced HCC,” said Dr Laura Kulik, Professor of Medicine, Interventional Radiology and Transplant, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and member of the ASCO GI programme committee. “These results provide further confidence for physicians and patients in the use of this combination as first-line therapy.” These data will be presented in the Rapid Abstract Session: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Neuroendocrine/Carcinoid, Pancreatic Cancer, and Small Bowel Cancer at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium on Sunday 17 January at 15:30-16:15 ET.
Condition: Liver Cancer
Type: drug

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