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Investigational Drug for Hepatocellular Carcinoma(HCC)/Liver Cancer

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Trial ID:
IRB-19-7405
Darren Sigal, M.D.
ABX196 is an investigational immune therapy. For this study, it will be combined with an FDA approved dose of Nivolumab. The purpose of this Phase I study is to find a safe dose range of ABX196 that can be given to patients with liver cancer.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a confirmed diagnosis of HCC not amenable to curative surgery or local therapy
  • Be intolerant to or have disease progression after treatment with a checkpoint inhibitor and/or a tyrosine kinase inhibitor
  • Be eligible to be treated with Nivolumab, but no prior treatment with Nivolumab in combination with Ipilimumab
  • No active co-infection with HBV and HCV or HBV and HDV

Exclusion Criteria

  • Be pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Have a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or have received systemic steroid therapy or other immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days before the first day of study treatment
  • Have had minor surgery to the liver or another site within 1 week before the first day of study treatment
  • Have had a previous solid organ or hematologic transplantation

Additional Info

  • ABX196 is an experimental drug that has not been approved by the FDA. ABX196 will be combined with the standard therapy (Nivolumab) to see if it can help your immune system fight more effectively against your liver cancer.
  • The first study treatment will include an overnight stay at Scripps Green Hospital.
  • All other study treatments and physician visits will occur at Scripps Clinic Torry Pines.

Contact Info:

  • Gail Moore, RN
  • Moore.gail@scrippshealth.org