BRCA Testing Underused in Women With Ovarian Cancer

January 14, 2022 9:00 am

by M. Alexander Otto, MMS, PA

Despite unequivocal recommendations for universal germline BRCA testing in women with ovarian cancer, an analysis of a large commercial insurance database between 2008 and 2018 found that only about one third (33.9%) of such … Read more

Paclitaxel Plus Carboplatin Is Reportedly Non-Interior to Paclitaxel and Ifosfamide in Uterine Carcinosarcoma

January 13, 2022 8:49 am

by Ariana Pelosci

Findings from a phase 3 study indicated that patients with uterine carcinosarcoma treated with paclitaxel and carboplatin experienced a better progression-free survival and non-inferior duration of overall survival vs paclitaxel plus ifosfamide.

A combination regimen of paclitaxel

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STRO-002 Produces Deep Responses in Heavily Pretreated Advanced Ovarian Cancer

January 7, 2022 11:18 am

by Kristi Rosa

The FolRα-targeted antibody-drug conjugate STRO-002 was found to elicit encouraging responses in heavily pretreated patients with advanced ovarian cancer.

The FolRα-targeted antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) STRO-002 was found to elicit encouraging responses in heavily pretreated patients with advanced

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Not-So-Silent Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer

January 6, 2022 11:11 am

by Charles Bankhead

— More than 70% of patients reported one or more symptoms prior to diagnosis

More than 70% of women with high-risk early ovarian cancer had one or more symptoms of underlying disease, most often abdominal or pelvic … Read more

Study Shows How Ovarian Cancer Starts in High-Risk Women

December 28, 2021 10:47 am

by Cedars-Sinai

Findings Hold Potential for Predicting Many Years in Advance Which Women With the BRCA-1 Mutation Will Develop Disease

Newswise — Los Angeles (December 28, 2021). –Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecologic cancer deaths in the U.S., … Read more

Why Black women with ovarian cancer require greater focus

December 15, 2021 9:55 am

by Sophia George

Providing equal access to care will not by itself equalize outcomes between Black and white women.

Women from the African diaspora are disproportionately affected by high-grade and aggressive ovarian tumours. In the United States, mortality due to … Read more

FDA Clears Amma, a Scalp-Cooling Device to Prevent Chemo-Related Hair Loss in Patients With Cancer

December 8, 2021 9:18 am

by Brielle Benyon

Amma was developed by a cancer survivor who wanted an easier — and cheaper — way for patients to preserve their hair during chemotherapy treatment.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted clearance to Amma, a scalp-cooling

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AGO Score Identifies Ovarian Cancer Patients Likely to Benefit from Cytoreductive Surgery

December 6, 2021 2:29 pm

by Sucharita Mistry, PhD

Cytoreductive surgery followed by chemotherapy can prolong overall survival (OS), compared with chemotherapy alone, in certain patients with relapsed ovarian cancer, according to results from the DESKTOP III trial published in the New England Journal of Read more

Mirvetuximab Elicits Responses in More Than 31% of Patients With FRalpha-High Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

November 30, 2021 12:10 pm

by Nichole Tucker

Top-line results from the phase 3 SORAYA study show promise for mirvetuximab in patients with FRα-high platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

Single-agent mirvetuximab soravtansine (mirvetuximab; IMGN853) has demonstrated clinically meaningful benefit in patients with late receptor alpha (FRα)-high platinum-resistant

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FDA approves pioneering drug for ovarian cancer surgery

November 29, 2021 10:11 am

by Steve Tally

Purdue-developed imaging drug allowed surgeons to find additional cancer lesions

Left image: A drug used for fluorescent imaging during ovarian cancer surgeries, which was just approved by the FDA, lights up cancer cells “like stars against a Read more

Biomarkers Found for Platinum Resistance in Gynecologic Cancer

November 19, 2021 11:56 am

Blood-based metabolic signatures may predict whether women with ovarian or uterine cancer will respond well to platinum-based chemotherapy, according to a study by researchers in the Department of Gynecology at the Federal University of São Paulo’s Medical School (EPM-UNIFESP) in … Read more

MCW scientists uncover potential therapeutic target and biomarker for ovarian cancerPortfolio Inspiration

November 17, 2021 11:28 am

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The study’s findings suggest targeting protein FXR1 to inhibit the progression of the cMYC oncogene, a gene mutation often over-expressed in patients with ovarian cancer

Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center and … Read more

Addition of Bevacizumab to Pembrolizumab Improves Responses in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

November 17, 2021 10:25 am

By Courtney Marabella

The addition of a short-term, flat dose of bevacizumab to pembrolizumab was found to enhance the response to anti–PD-1 therapy in the absence of chemotherapy for patients with platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian cancer.

The addition of a short-term,

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Ludwig Lausanne team devises a method to selectively grow tumor-targeting T cells for cancer therapy

November 15, 2021 10:02 am

NOVEMBER 15, 2021, NEW YORK – A Ludwig Cancer Research study has devised a highly efficient method to generate large numbers of immune cells specifically engineered to recognize neoantigens—small fragments of randomly mutated proteins that are typically unique to a … Read more

Study Points to New Approach to Improve Ovarian Cancer Treatment

November 12, 2021 9:31 am

By Asher Jones

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a type of cancer treatment that help the immune system’s T cells recognize and attack tumors. But these immunotherapy drugs aren’t effective against all cancers. In a study published today in Science AdvancesRead more

Ludwig Cancer Research study identifies cellular interactions essential to the immune attack on ovarian tumors

November 5, 2021 4:45 pm

NOVEMBER 5, 2021, NEW YORK – A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a cellular interaction that is essential to the ability of the immune system’s cytotoxic T lymphocytes to destroy ovarian tumors and shown that its engagement could help … Read more

Repare Therapeutics’ RP-3500 Shows Potential of ATR Inhibitors in Precision Oncology

November 4, 2021 11:09 am

by Alison Kanski

NEW YORK – Pharma companies are racing to develop oral ATR inhibitors that present a unique pan-cancer market opportunity.

Researchers reported positive Phase I results on one of these drugs, Repare Therapeutics’ RP3500, last month across tumor … Read more

Yale Cancer Center Study Shows New Strategy to Fight Drug Resistance in HER2-Positive Breast and Ovarian Cancers

October 28, 2021 11:00 am

by Anne Doerr

New findings by researchers at Yale Cancer Center demonstrate a novel strategy to treat tumor growth in breast and ovarian cancers characterized by HER2 gene amplification, an increase in the number of copies of a gene. Gene … Read more

MSK Fellows Develop Online Resource to Increase Awareness of Genetic Cascade Testing

October 21, 2021 12:00 am

by Alison Kanski

NEW YORK – Gynecologic oncology fellows at Memorial Sloan Kettering have developed an online resource for cancer patients, family members, and doctors aiming to raise awareness of genetic cancer risks and spur more testing among relatives for … Read more

3 Points: Numbers Have a Different Meaning for Patients With Cancer

October 21, 2021 12:00 am

by Julie S. Brokaw

A woman with ovarian cancer describes how blood work numbers play a key role for patients with cancer and often dictate their thoughts and worries.

The number three is a special number. As a former math

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