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Monday, April 30, 2012

Brivanib did not improve overall liver cancer survival, but did show anti-tumour activity

The experimental cancer drug brivanib did not lengthen overall survival for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, but it did increase time to progression, demonstrating that it had anti-tumour activity, researchers reported at the 47th International Liver Congress (EASL 2012) last week in Barcelona.

Over years or decades chronic hepatitis B or C infection – as well as heavy alcohol consumption, hereditary liver diseases and other causes – can lead to advanced liver damage including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a type of liver cancer.

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