Olaparib (Lynparza®; AstraZeneca/Merck & Co.*) has demonstrated a long-term progression-free survival (PFS) benefit versus placebo as a 1st-line maintenance treatment in patients with newly diagnosed, advanced BRCA-mutated (BRCAm) ovarian cancer who had a complete or partial response … Read more
Updated interim safety, tolerability, and efficacy data for the ovarian cancer cohort of the ongoing expansion portion of the Phase I study evaluating XMT-1536 show a 34% objective response rate (ORR) and 79% disease control rate, including two complete responses. … Read more
By Susan Moench, PhD, PA-C
Results of an exploratory analysis showed longer quality-adjusted progression-free survival (QA-PFS) and quality-adjusted time without symptoms or toxicity (Q-TWiST) in women with recurrent ovarian cancer treated with maintenance use of the poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, … Read more
By Sarah Williams
For patients with stage III epithelial ovarian cancer, adding hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to primary cytoreductive surgery (PCS) increases survival compared with PCS alone, according to results of a retrospective study now published in JAMA Network Open… Read more
Corr BR, Moroney M, Sheeder J, et al
Given that ovarian cancer patients enrolled on phase 1 trials usually have platinum resistant and heavily pretreated disease, with a poor prognosis, researchers undertook this retrospective single-institution series with 132 patients to … Read more
Preclinical studies of adavosertib indicated that the drug increased sensitization of TP53-mutated cells to chemotherapy.
By Leah Lawrence
Adavosertib, a WEE1 kinase inhibitor, plus carboplatin and paclitaxel improved progression-free survival (PFS) in women with TP53-mutated, platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer compared … Read more
The combination use of niraparib plus bevacizumab significantly improved clinical outcomes, compared with niraparib alone, in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer.
The combination use of niraparib (Zejula) plus bevacizumab (Avastin) significantly improved clinical outcomes, compared with niraparib … Read more
Pembrolizumab monotherapy continues to show modest antitumor activity in patients with recurrent advanced ovarian cancer, according to updated results of the KEYNOTE-100 study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting (May 29-31, 2020).
In the interim … Read more
By Stand Up To Cancer
Genetic testing for cancer risk can significantly improve the prevention or treatment of hereditary cancers, but studies have shown that people who might have a genetic risk often don’t get tested. A collaborative Stand Up … Read more
According to results of a prospective, randomized clinical trial of selected patients with platinum-sensitive, recurrent ovarian cancer assigned to receive second-line platinum-based chemotherapy preceded by secondary cytoreductive surgery versus not, OS was significantly longer for … Read more
Combined cediranib and olaparib presents similar activity to standard of care treatment for platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer.
Results of the NRG Oncology phase III clinical trial NRG-GY004 indicated that the addition of the investigational agent cediranib to olaparib and standard platinum-based … Read more
By Liam Davenport
Women with platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer and a BRCA mutation could see their survival extended by over a year by maintenance therapy with the PARP-inihibitor olaparib (Lynparza, AstraZeneca).
The new overall survival (OS) data come … Read more
By Ian Ingram
For women with recurrent or persistent low-grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSOC), presence of a KRAS mutation appeared to predict benefit from binimetinib (Mektovi), a post-hoc analysis from the phase III MILO trial found.
Among women treated with … Read more
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Verastem, Inc. (Nasdaq:VSTM) (also known as Verastem Oncology), a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing new medicines for patients battling cancer, today announced results from the ongoing investigator-initiated Phase 1 clinical study investigating VS-6766, its
In a first-time disclosure of IPN60090, a small-molecule inhibitor of the metabolic enzyme glutaminase (GLS1), researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Therapeutics Discovery division and Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals reported the preclinical discovery and early-stage clinical development … Read more
By Pam Harrison
Replacing gemcitabine (Gemzar) with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin in a standard platinum-based regimen improved survival in recurrent ovarian cancer, a phase III trial has shown.
In a cohort of nearly 700 women receiving carboplatin plus bevacizumab (Avastin), median … Read more