Mirvetuximab Soravtansine Generates Improvement in PROs Vs Chemotherapy in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

October 13, 2022 2:03 pm

by Chris Ryan

Treatment with mirvetuximab soravtansine elicited a statistically significant benefit vs investigator’s choice of chemotherapy for the OV28 abdominal/gastrointestinal symptom subscale in patients with folate receptor alpha–positive, advanced ovarian cancer.

Treatment with mirvetuximab soravtansine elicited a statistically significant

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ASCO Addresses PARP Controversy in Guideline Update

September 28, 2022 12:01 pm

— A response to “practice-changing data” in the first- and second-line setting

by Mike Bassett

An updated recommendation from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) warns against the routine use of PARP inhibitor monotherapy in the second- or later-line

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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

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

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

Researchers test drug combination as means to prevent drug resistance in cancer cells

July 14, 2022 11:24 am

by Leslie Cantu

Michael Lilly, M.D., left, and Joe Delaney, Ph.D., are teaming up for a clinical trial to bring Delaney’s lab research into the patient realm. Photo by Kristin Lee

A combination of up to five drugs normally used … Read more

Real-World Data Identify Significant Differences in Tolerability Among Approved PARP Inhibitors in Ovarian Cancer

June 14, 2022 11:57 am

by Lindsey Fischer

A real-world analysis showed that the proportion of women with ovarian cancer who required dose modifications or treatment discontinuations while receiving PARP inhibitors differed significantly between olaparib, niraparib, and rucaparib.

Patients with ovarian cancer treated with FDA-approved

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Biomarkers May Identify Ovarian Cancer Patients Who Benefit From AstraZeneca WEE1 Inhibitor

June 5, 2022 9:55 am

by Caroline Hopkins

CHICAGO – AstraZeneca’s investigational WEE1 inhibitor adavosertib showed potential in biomarker-selected advanced ovarian cancer populations in two studies presented during the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting Saturday.

The drug, which AstraZeneca licensed from Merck in … 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

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

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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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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Novel metabolic mechanisms contribute to how ovarian cancer evades immune attack, research finds

March 16, 2022 9:43 am

by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.

High-grade serous carcinoma is the most aggressive form of ovarian cancer and accounts for the majority of advanced-stage cases. The poor outcomes associated with the disease underscore the need for more effective treatments. A research team … Read more

‘Drug factory’ implants eliminate ovarian, colorectal cancer in mice

March 2, 2022 11:45 am

by Jade Boyd

Rice immunotherapy treatment could begin human clinical trials this year

HOUSTON – (March 2, 2022) – Rice University bioengineers have shown they can eradicate advanced-stage ovarian and colorectal cancer in mice in as little as six days

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Could Pap smears one day help detect breast and ovarian cancers?

February 1, 2022 5:33 pm

by Angus Chen

New research suggests that cervical cancer screenings could be used to pick up on a patient’s risk of breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancers.

Routine screenings have become a powerful tool in catching cervical cancer as early … 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

How ovarian cancers evade the immune system

October 6, 2021 12:00 am

By Krista Conger

It’s diabolical, and so clever. Recent research by cancer biologist Wendy Fantl, PhD, and immunologist and cancer biologist Veronica Gonzalez, PhD, shows that ovarian tumors thrive by convincing nearby immune cells that the cancer cells are those … Read more