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Randomized Trial Sorafenib-Pravastatin Versus Sorafenib Alone for the Palliative Treatment of Child-Pugh A Hepatocellular Carcinoma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01903694
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 19, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 13, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon

Brief Summary:

Principal objective: to evaluate the effect of the combination pravastatin - sorafenib versus sorafenib alone on overall survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma developing on Child-Pugh A cirrhosis who are unsuitable for curative treatment.

Secondary objectives: evaluate the effect of this treatment on progression-free survival, the time to progression, the time to treatment failure and quality of life (QLQ-C30 et FACT HEP)

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Child-Pugh A Hepatocellular Carcinoma Drug: Sorafenib + Pravastatin Drug: Sorafenib Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 474 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : March 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: sorafenib
800 mg of sorafenib twice daily orally.
Drug: Sorafenib
Other Name: 800 mg of sorafenib twice daily orally.

Experimental: sorafenib-pravastatin
800 mg of sorafenib twice daily oral doses associated with 40 mg of pravastatin in a taken per os. Pravastatin will be taken during dinner.
Drug: Sorafenib + Pravastatin
Other Names:
  • 800 mg of sorafenib twice daily oral doses associated with
  • 40 mg of pravastatin in a taken per os. Pravastatin will be taken during dinner.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. determination of the tumor according to the evaluation criteria of Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors [ Time Frame: To be done within the month preceding baseline ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosed by:
  • either a histological examination
  • or if histological evidence cannot be obtained (ascites, coagulation disorders) the diagnosis can be made in cases of cirrhosis according to EASL/AASLD 2005 criteria, by revealing a hepatic focal lesion of more than 10 mm
  • on two dynamic imaging techniques (helical CT-scan, MRI, contrast-enhanced ultrasound) for tumours measuring less than 2 cm. The lesion must be characterised by hyperdensity during the arterial phase and wash-out during the delayed portal phase Patients who are not suitable for treatment with a curative intent (transplantation, resection, percutaneous destruction) or by chemo-embolisation or with progressive hepatocellular carcinoma after the failure of specific treatment Prognostic CLIP score 0 to 4 Child-Pugh Class A Transaminases ≤ 5 N and Creatininemia ≤ 1.5 N WHO: 0, 1 or 2 Age more than 18 years Foreseeable survival > 12 weeks Possibility of regular follow-up Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Extra-hepatic disease that could be life-threatening in the short or medium term Another progressive cancer with the exception of in situ cervical cancer, a superficial bladder tumour and treated basocellular carcinoma.

Any other cancer treated with a curative intent in the previous 3 years can be included in the study Heart failure (≥New York Heart Association class 2), uncontrolled AHT or arrhythmia, myocardial infarction in the previous 6 months Digestive haemorrhage in the previous month Patients who are receiving or have already received treatment with statins or sorafenib Pregnancy and breast-feeding. Women of child-bearing age must use an effective method of contraception throughout the trial and for 3 months after the end of the treatment.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01903694

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CHU de Dijon
Dijon, France, 21079
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon
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Responsible Party: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon Identifier: NCT01903694    
Other Study ID Numbers: JOUVE PHRC K 2009
First Posted: July 19, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 13, 2014
Last Verified: July 2013
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors