Anti-cancer drugs, olaparib and adavosertib, work best when given sequentially in patients with advanced tumours driven by DNA damage response mutations: results from Phase Ib STAR clinical trial

October 27, 2022 2:26 pm

Barcelona, Spain: Patients with cancers that are driven by certain mutations occurring in response to DNA damage can be safely treated with two drugs, olparib and adavosertib, if they are given in sequence rather than concurrently.

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Eligibility Not Responsible for Under Representations in Cancer Clinical Trials

October 18, 2022 10:16 am

by Jessica Nye, PhD

Left image: Eligibility and opportunity for participation in cancer clinical trials was found to be similar across race, level of disadvantage, and residential area. Source: Getty Images

Eligibility was not found to drive disparities in clinical … Read more

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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Elizabeth Swisher, MD, on Predicting Therapy Benefits in Ovarian Cancer

October 5, 2022 4:42 pm

by Mark L. Fuerst

– KELIM score can now be used to look at upfront response, study showed

Tumor primary chemosensitivity testing can help determine if ovarian cancer patients need a boost along with first-line chemotherapy. In the VELIA trial, … Read more

First-Line Maintenance Rucaparib Achieves Longer PFS Vs Placebo Across Subgroups in Newly Diagnosed Ovarian Cancer

September 30, 2022 1:15 pm

by Russ Conroy

Results from the phase 3 ATHENA-MONO study suggest that rucaparib could serve as a promising first-line maintenance treatment option in newly diagnosed ovarian cancer.

First-line maintenance rucaparib (Rubraca) yielded higher progression-free survival (PFS) compared with placebo among

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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

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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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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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

Ofranergene Obadenovec/Paclitaxel Combo Misses Survival End Points in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

July 20, 2022 12:09 pm

by Caroline Seymour

The combination of ofranergene obadenovec and paclitaxel failed to elicit a statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival or overall survival compared with paclitaxel alone in patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, missing the coprimary end points of the Read more

Farletuzumab Ecteribulin Shows Early Activity in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

June 21, 2022 11:03 am

by Chris Ryan

The antibody-drug conjugate farletuzumab ecteribulin demonstrated notable antitumor activity with a manageable safety profile in patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

The antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) farletuzumab ecteribulin (MORab-202) demonstrated notable antitumor activity with a manageable safety profile in

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Neoadjuvant Abemaciclib and Fulvestrant Facilitates High Complete Gross Resection Rate in Low-Grade Serous Cancer

June 15, 2022 12:04 pm

by Caroline Seymour

The combination of abemaciclib and fulvestrant led to encouraging responses when used as neoadjuvant therapy which translated to high complete gross resection rates in patients with advanced, low-grade serous ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal carcinoma.

The combination

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MD Anderson Researchers Present Encouraging Results of Early-Stage Clinical Trials at 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting

June 7, 2022 10:45 am

by University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Newswise — CHICAGO ― Results from three early-stage clinical trials led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center show promising activity with novel immunotherapies and targeted therapies for … Read more