Lay Description

We propose to test whether H1 and H2 clustering can distinguish patients responsive or resistant to the combination therapy with immunotherapy in a prospective clinical study.


  • Cancers and Other Neoplasms
  • Immune System
IRB Number
NCT Number registration not required
Open to Enrollment


Eligible Ages
18 and over
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

1. Patients with HCC who are not candidates for curative or locoregional treatments .

2. Patients who are candidates to receive first-line immunotherapy-based regimens (i.e., atezolizumab/bevacizumab)

3. ECOG performance status 0-2

4. Patients who will have baseline biopsy for HCC and background liver biopsy per SOC

Exclusion Criteria

1. Prior systemic therapy for HCC

2. Any contraindication to immunotherapy

a) Prior transplant

b) Uncontrolled autoimmune diseases (i.e., autoimmune hepatitis)

3. Prior anti-PD-L1, anti-PD1, or anti-CTLA4 antibody (or another checkpoint inhibitor)

Study Design

Arm Groups

Study Contact

Alicia Coderoni
(210) 450-1000

Frances Crawford
(210) 450-5037

Sonia Creighton
(210) 450-1366

Myrna Montenegro
(210) 450-5954

Courtney Nichols
(210) 450-1794

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Kathleen Rodriguez
(210) 450-1365

Benjamin Schleif
(210) 450-1366

Morgan Seekatz
(210) 450-1133

Principal Investigator
Sukeshi Arora