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Assess Efficacy and Safety of Durvalumab Alone or Combined With Bevacizumab in High Risk of Recurrence HCC Patients After Curative Treatment (EMERALD-2)

A global study to assess the efficacy and safety of durvalumab in combination with bevacizumab or durvalumab alone in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who are at high risk of recurrence.



A Phase III, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multi Center Study of Durvalumab Monotherapy or in Combination With Bevacizumab as Adjuvant Therapy in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Who Are at High Risk of Recurrence After Curative Hepatic Resection or Ablation.

Key Inclusion Criteria

Key Inclusion Criteria

For a patient to be eligible for participation in this study, all of the following criteria must apply.

  • Histologically or cytologically, newly diagnosed, confirmed HCC and successfully completed curative therapy (resection or ablation)
  • Imaging to confirm disease-free status within 28 days prior to randomization
  • ECOG 0-1 at enrolment
  • Child-Pugh score of 5 or 6
  • Adequate organ and marrow function
Key Exclusion Criteria

Key Exclusion Criteria

A patient will not be eligible for participation in this study if any of the following criteria apply.

  • Known fibrolamellar HCC, sarcomatoid HCC or mixed cholangiocarcinoma and HCC
  • Evidence of metastasis, macrovascular invasion or co-existing malignant disease on baseline imaging
  • History of hepatic encephalopathy within 12 months prior to randomization
  • Evidence, by Investigator assessment, of varices at risk of bleeding on upper endoscopy or contrast-enhanced cross-sectional imaging
  • Patients with Vp1 to Vp4 portal vein thrombosis on baseline imaging are excluded
  • Active co-infection with both HBV and HCV, or co-infected with HBV and hepatitis D virus
  • Receipt of prior systemic anticancer therapy for HCC
  • Those on a waiting list for liver transplantation
Learn More

Learn More

To learn more, visit ClinicalTrials.Gov

Study Type

Phase III

Principal Investigator(s)

Vikas Dembla, MD



Contact Us

Contact Us

To participate in this study, please contact Ken Kuenzli at