This is a Phase 3, randomized, open-label, multicenter, global study designed to compare the efficacy and safety of BGB-A317 versus sorafenib as a first-line systemic treatment in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. This study also includes a substudy investigating the safety, tolerability, PK, and preliminary efficacy in HCC in Japanese patients. In Japan, preliminary safety and tolerability will be evaluated (Safety Run-In Substudy) before Japanese patients are recruited in this Phase 3 study.



Eligible Ages
Over 18 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

  • 1. Histologically confirmed diagnosis of HCC
  • Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) Stage B or C disease not amenable to or progressing after loco-regional therapy and not amenable to a curative treatment approach
  • No prior systemic therapy for HCC (with the exception of HCC patients enrolled in the safety run-in substudy [Japan only])
  • Measurable disease
  • Child-Pugh score A
  • Easter Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status ≤ 1
  • Adequate organ function

Exclusion Criteria

  • 1. Known fibrolamellar HCC, sarcomatoid HCC, or mixed cholangiocarcinoma and HCC histology
  • Tumor thrombus involving main trunk of portal vein or inferior vena cava
  • Loco-regional therapy to the liver within 28 days before randomization
  • Clinical evidence of portal hypertension with bleeding esophageal or gastric varices at Screening, or within 6 months before randomization
  • Bleeding or thrombotic disorder or any prescribed anticoagulant requiring therapeutic international normalized ratio monitoring (eg, warfarin or similar agents) at Screening, or within 6 months before randomization/enrollment
  • Presence at Screening of active immune deficiency or autoimmune disease and/or prior history of any immune deficiency or autoimmune disease that may relapse
  • Patient with any condition requiring systemic treatment with either corticosteroids (> 10 mg daily of prednisone or equivalent) or other immunosuppressive medication within 14 days before randomization
  • History of interstitial lung disease or non-infectious pneumonitis, unless induced by radiation therapy
  • QT interval corrected for heart rate (QTc) (corrected by Fridericia's method) > 450 msec at Screening

Study Design

Phase 3
Study Type
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Arm A: BGB-A317 & Safety Run-In Substudy [Japan Only]
  • Drug: BGB-A317
    BGB-A317: 200 mg once every 3 weeks (Q3W), intravenous dosing (IV)
    Other names:
Active Comparator
Arm B: Sorafenib
  • Drug: Sorafenib
    Sorafenib: 400 mg twice daily (BID), oral dosing
    Other names:
    • Nexavar, BAY43-9006

More Details

Active, not recruiting

Study Contact


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