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About this trial

The main aims of this study are to compare progression-free survival and overall survival between the two groups in this study.
Other aims of this study include comparing the overall response rate and duration of response to treatment between the two groups, and documenting side effects to treatment.

Patient Profile

This study is open to men and women over 18 years of age with confirmed hepatocellular carcinoma (type of liver cancer). Patients cannot have had previous therapy for advanced or unresected hepatocellular carcinoma to be eligible to participate in this study.

Where’s this trial being run?

St Vincents University Hospital

Can I join this study / trial?

The first thing you do is to talk to your doctor and/or the cancer trials research team in your hospital. The contact details for the cancer trials research units in Ireland is here.

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Summary Data

Name: MK7902-002
Number: 18-43
Full Title:

Phase 3 randomized, double-blinded, active-controlled clinical study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of lenvatinib in combination with pembrolizumab versus lenvatinib alone in first-line intervention of participants with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma

Principal Investigator: Professor Ray McDermott
Type: Industry Sponsored


Recruitment Started: Global:
Ireland: May 2019
Global Recruitment Target: 600
Ireland Recruitment Target: 10