A team from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has detailed striking findings on the effectiveness of a previously untried combination of old and new drugs as treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer.
In a new article in JAMA Oncology, the … Read more
Disease control in two-thirds of patients treated with bispecific antibody.
By Charles Bankhead
An investigational drug that combines PD-1/L1 inhibition and T-cell stimulation led to disease control in two-thirds of patients with unresectable advanced solid malignancies, a preliminary clinical study … Read more
By Robert Dillard
A new drug developed to treat cancers with an altered BRAF gene has shown efficacy in an early patient trial, according to a study presented at the 32nd EORTC-NCI-AACR  Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, … Read more
By Savannah Demko
Triple therapy with olaparib plus durvalumab and bevacizumab were well-tolerated in patients with non-germline BRCA-mutated, platinum-sensitive, relapsed ovarian cancer, according to data presented at ESMO Virtual Congress 2020.
“Preclinical studies suggest the potential for synergy between … Read more
Researchers are optimistic that data from a first-in-human clinical trial of Bayer’s ATR-inhibiting agent, BAY-1895344, may pave the way for a new class of precision oncology treatments for patients with certain DNA damage response (DDR) defects in their tumors.
The … Read more
No PFS benefit in advanced disease with addition of atezolizumab to chemo, bevacizumab.
By Charles Bankhead
An immunotherapy boost failed to improve outcomes in newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer compared with chemotherapy and bevacizumab (Avastin), a large international trial showed.… Read more
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