Pembrolizumab Plus Bevacizumab and Cyclophosphamide Shows Promising Efficacy, Tolerability in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

September 26, 2022 9:49 am

by Megan Hollasch

Real-world data from a retrospective study showed that pembrolizumab combined with the anti-VEGF agent bevacizumab plus oral metronomic cyclophosphamide displayed minimal toxicity in a significant number of patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal Read more

FDA Grants First Tumor-Agnostic Approval for RET Fusion-Positive Cancers

September 22, 2022 9:49 am

by Mike Bassett

— Selpercatinib approved for advanced or metastatic solid tumors that progress on systemic therapy

The FDA granted accelerated approval to selpercatinib (Retevmo) for adults with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors associated with RET gene fusions, the

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Maintenance Therapy the ‘Biggest Breakthrough in Decades’ for Ovarian Cancer

September 15, 2022 1:54 pm

by Karen Blum

Although maintenance treatments have helped patients with ovarian cancer live longer, experts note there are still some unmet needs that must be addressed.

Karen Hanna was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in April 2013. At the time,

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Niraparib Maintenance Provides Durable Long-term Remission in High-Risk Advanced Ovarian Cancer

September 15, 2022 10:45 am

by Kristi Rosa

Maintenance treatment with niraparib produced a sustained and durable progression-free survival benefit in patients with primary advanced ovarian cancer who responded to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy, spanning biomarker subgroups.

Maintenance treatment with niraparib (Zejula) produced a sustained and

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Phase 1 Success of Targeting MUC16 in Patients With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

September 14, 2022 1:11 pm

by Jordyn Sava

In an interview with Targeted Oncology during the EMSO Annual Congress, David O’Malley, MD, discussed the phase 1 study of ubamatamab in ovarian cancer.

Ubamatamab, a novel MUC16 antibody, demonstrated evidence of durable responses in patients with … Read more

Ovarian Cancer Detection Takes a Step Forward

September 12, 2022 1:45 pm

A new type of technology can capture stray ovarian cancer cells from a simple blood test and successfully predict cancer in people who have a lesion or cyst in the pelvic region, according to a new study by a Wilmot … Read more

TCR T-Cell Therapy Shows Efficacy Across MAGE-A4+ Solid Tumors

September 10, 2022 10:50 am

by Victoria Johnson

ADP-A2M4CD8 will be evaluated in the phase 2 SURPASS-3 trial initiating in late 2022 or early 2023.

ADP-A2M4CD8, a CD8+ T-cell receptor (TCR) engineered T-cell therapy has yielded responses across a variety of MAGE-A4+ solid tumors, including

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Maintenance PARP Inhibition Boosts OS in Two Ovarian Cancer Trials

September 9, 2022 10:37 am

by Mike Bassett

— Results from SOLO-1 and PAOLA-1 show “clinically meaningful” long-term results with olaparib

PARIS — Olaparib (Lynparza) maintenance therapy appears to offer a long-term overall survival (OS) benefit for women with ovarian cancer, according to two phase … Read more

Immune receptors recognizing mutations in p53 could guide immunotherapies for solid tumors

September 6, 2022 1:48 pm

CCR scientists have identified dozens of naturally occurring receptors that direct immune cells to tumors with mutations in p53, the most commonly mutated gene in human cancers. The research team, led by Steven Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the … Read more

Nonselective Beta-Blockers May Improve Outcomes in Ovarian Cancer

August 29, 2022 2:19 pm

by Charles Bankhead

Women with cardiovascular conditions (CVCs) and ovarian cancer had better 2-year survival if they received a nonselective beta blocker (NSBB) at or around the time of cancer surgery, a review of medical records showed.

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DS-6000a Displays Early Clinical Activity in Ovarian Cancer and RCC

August 24, 2022 2:20 pm

In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Erika P. Hamilton, MD, discussed the early clinical activity seen with DS-6000a in patients with advanced ovarian cancer or renal cell carcinoma with disease progression following standard of care treatment.

Interim data from a … Read more

Study Finds Genetic Counseling for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Syndrome Did Not Significantly Increase with Clinician Support

August 15, 2022 11:11 am

by Erin Hunter

Women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer felt less worried and better informed with educational intervention, even if their attendance of genetic counseling did not significantly increase.

A new study shows that access to clinician

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Fertility Concerns a Significant Issue for Gynecologic Cancer Survivors

July 29, 2022 12:59 pm

by Jessica Nye, PhD

A systematic review found that fertility and parenthood were important and affected quality of life for young patients with gynecologic cancers; however, counseling and referral to fertility services is suboptimal. These findings were published in The Read more

Understanding the genetic testing-related information needs of ovarian cancer patients

July 29, 2022 11:45 am

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.

JMIR Publications recently published “Understanding the Information Needs of Patients With Ovarian Cancer Regarding Genetic Testing to Inform Intervention Design: Interview Study” in JMIR Cancer, which reported that experts in gynecological cancer care recommend that … Read more

Meta-Analysis Examines Link Between Aspirin Use and Ovarian Cancer Risk

July 28, 2022 10:32 am

by The ASCO Post Staff

Frequent aspirin use may be linked with lower ovarian cancer risk in individuals with multiple risk factors, according to a new study published by Hurwitz et al in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

“Ovarian … Read more

Cure Rate After Chemotherapy in Stage III Ovarian Cancer

July 27, 2022 11:09 am

by Vicki Moore, PhD

Researchers found that 18% of patients with advanced ovarian cancer remained disease-free for at least 10 years after receiving chemotherapy and were likely cured. The team detailed their findings in Gynecologic Oncology.

To determine what … Read more

ADCs Begin to Carve a Place in the Treatment Landscape for Ovarian Cancer

July 26, 2022 2:39 pm

by Brittany Lovely

Patients with recurrent, platinum-resistant ovarian cancer have limited effective treatment options available, but a class of targeted antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) represent a promising development for this population.1

The treatment landscape for patients who experience disease progression

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Vitamin D therapy may be a useful addition to the treatment of ovarian cancer, study suggests

July 26, 2022 12:35 pm

by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.

Ovarian cancer has one of the highest death rates of all cancers. One reason for this is that cancer turns the body’s defenses against itself. However, new research from Nagoya University published in Matrix Biology suggests … Read more

Epigenetic ‘Priming’ Boosts Cancer Immunotherapy

July 25, 2022 11:11 am

by Will Doss

An epigenetic inhibitor can boost immune system activity in patients with ovarian cancer, making them more suitable for treatment with immunotherapy, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

This could … Read more

ASCO, ACCC Issue Recommendations to Boost Clinical Trial Diversity

July 24, 2022 10:44 am

by Jason Harris

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) have issued a joint statement outlining 6 recommendations for boosting participation among underserved communities.1

Increasing the racial and ethnic diversity in

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