Investigators Hope Oregovomab Combo Will Show Benefit in Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

May 19, 2022 9:07 am

by Lindsay Fischer

A new murine monoclonal antibody B43.12 is under investigation in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin as a treatment option for patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer.

Oregovomab (Ovarex) in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin for patients with

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First-line Niraparib Improves PFS in Ovarian Cancer

May 18, 2022 9:16 am

by Ariana Pelosci

An individualized starting dose of niraparib, determined by weight and platelet count continued to demonstrate a clinical meaningful improvement in progression-free survival in newly diagnosed ovarian cancer in the first-line maintenance setting, regardless of biomarker status.

An

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A Sensor Sniffs for Cancer, Using Artificial Intelligence

May 12, 2022 9:51 am

Biomedical engineer Daniel Heller leads the Cancer Nanomedicine Laboratory at MSK. 

Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have developed a sensor that can be trained to sniff for cancer, with the help of artificial intelligence.

Although the training … Read more

New drug shows promise slowing tumor growth in some hard-to-treat cancers

April 29, 2022 2:06 pm

by Amanda Ferguson

Daniel Durocher’s lab designed a new drug with CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology that blocks an enzyme essential for the survival of certain cancer cells (photo courtesy of Sinai Health

Scientists at Sinai Health and the University of Toronto … Read more

Navicixizumab Plus Paclitaxel in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

April 27, 2022 12:40 pm

by Matthew Stenger

In a phase Ib study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Fu et al found that the combination of navicixizumab (a bispecific antiangiogenic antibody to VEGF and delta-like ligand 4) and paclitaxel showed activity in … Read more

MEK Inhibition Is Now a Standard of Care in Recurrent Low-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer: What Next?

April 25, 2022 12:08 pm

by Rachel N. Grisham, M.D.

As summarized in this issue of The ASCO Post, the highly anticipated results of the GOG 281/LOGS study, which randomly assigned patients with recurrent low-grade serous ovarian cancer to the MEK inhibitor trametinib vs … Read more

Break Through Cancer Announces $50 Million in Grants to Researchers From Five Top Cancer Research Centers

April 19, 2022 9:13 am

by the ASCO Post Staff

Today, 1 year after its founding, Break Through Cancer announced $50 million in grants to support several cutting-edge research projects using a novel “TeamLab” structure—designed to maximize interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, … Read more

Olaparib Dosage Can Be Reduced Without Affecting Survival in Ovarian Cancer

April 18, 2022 12:28 pm

by Lindsay Fischer

New research suggests that olaparib treatment interruption or dosage reduction is not linked with inferior survival outcomes in patients with BRCA1/2–mutated, platinum-sensitive, recurrent ovarian cancer.

Patients with BRCA1/–mutated, platinum-sensitive, recurrent ovarian cancer who needed to reduce

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Early Signs of Clinical Promise Noted for Neoadjuvant Chemoimmunotherapy in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

April 13, 2022 2:12 pm

by Conor Killmurray

Eighty-percent of all patients treated with durvalumab and tremelimumab in combination with neoadjuvant chemotherapy at least had a partial response to treatment prior to the end of a phase 2 trial.

The use of dual immune checkpoint

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Multifactorial Strategy Shows Promise For Lethal Ovarian Cancer

April 12, 2022 2:28 pm

Scientists from the University of California (UC), San Diego, and their collaborators have demonstrated how key proteins act together to suppress antitumor activity in high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSOC) in a mouse model, revealing a new combinatorial strategy to treat Read more

Next-Generation AstraZeneca PARP1 Inhibitor Shows Activity in Multiple Cancers at Variety of Doses

April 12, 2022 1:12 pm

by Alison Kanski

NEW YORK – An investigational AstraZeneca drug that showed activity at a range of doses across differently mutated cancers with limited toxicity exemplifies the versatility of next-generation PARP1 inhibitors, according to researchers at the American Society for … Read more

CAR T-Cell Therapy Demonstrates Efficacy With or Without mRNA Vaccine in Solid Tumors

April 11, 2022 9:46 am

by Jonah Fieldman

The CAR T-cell therapy BNT211, with or without an mRNA vaccine, produced efficacious and tolerable safety results.

The CAR T-cell therapy BNT211, with or without an mRNA vaccine, produced efficacious and tolerable safety results, according to data

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Elimusertib Shows Promise for Solid Tumors With ATM Loss and DDR Gene Defects

April 10, 2022 2:29 pm

by Ariana Pelosci

Data regarding different dosing strategies of elimusertib for advanced solid tumors with ATM alterations and other DNA damage repair gene defects display early efficacy of the therapy.

Patients with advanced solid tumors who have ATM gene alterations

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New Clue to Risk of Peritoneal Cancer After Prophylactic Salpingo-Oophorectomy

April 5, 2022 3:27 pm

by Charles Bankhead

— Women with BRCA variant and serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma had a 34-fold greater risk

The presence of serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma (STIC) at the time of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) significantly increased the risk of peritoneal carcinomatosis … Read more

Relacorilant/Nab-Paclitaxel Combo Improves OS in Recurrent, Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

April 5, 2022 11:17 am

by Kristi Rosa

The addition of relacorilant to nab-paclitaxel improved overall survival compared with nab-paclitaxel alone in patients with recurrent, platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

The addition of relacorilant to nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane) improved overall survival (OS) compared with nab-paclitaxel alone in patients

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Key to detecting ovarian cancer early may be in the fallopian tubes

April 4, 2022 3:20 pm

by Caren Begun

Tennis legend Chris Evert—known for her 18-time grand slam success in the sport—has made recent headlines after revealing an early-stage ovarian cancer diagnosis and speaking out to help others by sharing her personal experience.

According to the … Read more

Maintenance Rucaparib Significantly Improves PFS in Phase 3 ATHENA-MONO Trial for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

March 31, 2022 10:44 am

by Ariana Pelosci

A significant improvement in progression-free survival was observed in the phase 3 ATHENA-MONO trial with first-line maintenance rucaparib vs placebo in patients with advanced ovarian cancer.

Progression-free survival (PFS) was significantly improved with first-line rucaparib (Rubraca) as

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MAPK mutations linked to longer survival in ovarian cancer subset

March 24, 2022 10:43 am

by Jennifer Southall

 

Women with mitogen-activated protein kinase-mutated low-grade serous ovarian/peritoneal carcinoma experienced significantly longer PFS and OS compared with women without these mutations, according to study results.

The findings, presented during the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2022 Annual … Read more

Researchers Use US to Predict Ovarian Cancer

March 22, 2022 11:13 am

Approach can help radiologists in a busy clinical practice assess lesions more quickly

The appearance of ovarian lesions on ultrasound is an effective predictor of cancer risk that can help women avoid unnecessary surgery, according to a new study published … Read more

SORAYA Trial: Antibody-Drug Conjugate Produces Remissions in One-Third of Patients With Drug-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

March 22, 2022 10:22 am

by the ASCO Post Staff

In a clinical trial involving patients with ovarian cancer previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy, a novel antibody-drug conjugate therapy produced a substantially better response than standard treatments, investigators from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute reported at the … Read more