A gynecologic oncologist at the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine was a national leader of a newly published research study that reveals good news for women with ovarian cancer—longer survival times plus a treatment option that causes fewer difficult … Read more
By Charles Bankhead
No PFS or OS benefit, more toxicity with IP verses IV regimens
Final results of a highly anticipated randomized trial failed to show a survival benefit with intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian … Read more
By Dave Levitan
Niraparib showed promising and clinically relevant activity as therapy for heavily pretreated patients with ovarian cancer, according to a new phase II study. This was particularly true among women with homologous recombination deficiency (HRD)-positive tumors.
“Although most … Read more
IMV Inc., a clinical stage immuno-oncology corporation, today announced preliminary data from the phase 2 cohort of the DECIDE clinical study. Six patients receiving DPX-Survivac monotherapy with intermittent low-dose cyclophosphamide (mCPA) have reached the first CT scan assessment with key … Read more
By Christina Bennett, MS
Rucaparib, a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, was effective as a maintenance therapy across all age groups of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, according to the results of a post-hoc exploratory analysis of ARIEL3 presented at … Read more
By Ian Ingram
Trial stopped for futility, but 13-month OS improvement seen in patients with BRCA mutations.
Trabectedin (Yondelis) plus pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) failed to improve survival in a phase III trial of third-line ovarian cancer, but a survival … Read more
By Ian Ingram
But showed promise in PD-L1-positive group.
Adding avelumab (Bavencio) to pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) failed to improve survival outcomes for patients with platinum-resistant or refractory ovarian cancer in a phase III trial reported here.
In the intent-to-treat … Read more
By Christina Bennett, MS
Pembrolizumab in combination with bevacizumab and oral metronomic cyclophosphamide showed clinical activity in patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer, according to the results of an open-label phase II trial (LBA4) presented at the 2019 Society of … Read more
By Kristie L. Kahl
Lenvatinib (Lenvima) in combination with weekly paclitaxel induced activity among those with recurrent endometrial and platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian cancer, resulting in a 65% overall response rate (ORR), according to results from a phase I study presented … Read more
The treatment offers long-lasting anti-tumor immunity.
The addition of a dendritic cell immunotherapy to chemotherapy has been found to prolong overall survival significantly in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer. The combination of chemotherapy + immunotherapy corresponded to 73% survival after … Read more
By Krista Conger
Over the years, I’ve written quite a bit about a protein called CD47 that is found on the surface of many types of cancer cells, as well as on aging red blood cells.
In 2009, researchers in … Read more
US-based biotechnology company ImmunoGen has reported negative top-line results from the Phase III FORWARD I ovarian cancer trial of mirvetuximab soravtansine.
The study failed to meet its primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS). Mirvetuximab soravtansine is an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) … Read more
By Milton Packer, MD
Most observers do not understand what the academic leaders of a clinical trial really do. To many, the steering committee simply takes its marching orders from industry sponsors. Some believe that every trial is designed by … Read more
A randomized phase 3 trial designed to evaluate avelumab for women with previously untreated advanced ovarian cancer failed to achieve its primary endpoint of PFS.
The JAVELIN Ovarian 100 study has been terminated based on the finding, reported as part … Read more
An analysis of the NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-GY003 suggests that adding ipilimumab, a monoclonal antibody that targets the protein receptor CTLA-4, to a regimen with the checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab could improve the proportion with tumor response and progression-free survival … Read more
Combining a new targeted cancer drug with chemotherapy has shown promise in an early clinical trial, in patients with ovarian or lung cancer for whom all other treatments had failed.
The combination of targeted drug vistusertib along with paclitaxel chemotherapy … Read more