FDA Approves Tafinlar Plus Mekinist for Patients With BRAF V600-Mutant Solid Cancers

June 23, 2022 10:56 am

by Brielle Benyon

Tafinlar plus Mekinist is now approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat adults and children over the age of 6 who have BRAF V600-mutant advanced solid cancers.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Tafinlar

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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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First-line Niraparib Improves PFS in Ovarian Cancer

May 18, 2022 9:16 am

by Ariana Pelosci

An individualized starting dose of niraparib, determined by weight and platelet count continued to demonstrate a clinical meaningful improvement in progression-free survival in newly diagnosed ovarian cancer in the first-line maintenance setting, regardless of biomarker status.

An

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MEK Inhibition Is Now a Standard of Care in Recurrent Low-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer: What Next?

April 25, 2022 12:08 pm

by Rachel N. Grisham, M.D.

As summarized in this issue of The ASCO Post, the highly anticipated results of the GOG 281/LOGS study, which randomly assigned patients with recurrent low-grade serous ovarian cancer to the MEK inhibitor trametinib vs … Read more

Olaparib Dose Reductions/Interruptions Do Not Affect Survival in Platinum-Sensitive Ovarian Cancer

March 11, 2022 10:00 am

by Ariana Pelosci

Adverse effects associated with treatment with olaparib that led to dose reductions and interruptions did not impact survival benefit for patients with platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer.

Patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer who experienced adverse effects (AEs) during

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Virtual Surveillance Visits with Symptom, Serum CA-125 Review May Offer Alternative for Ovarian Cancer Recurrence Detection.

February 1, 2022 12:37 pm

by Monica Janke, MD

In patients with ovarian cancer and pretreatment elevated CA-125 who achieved remission after frontline therapy, most recurrences are detected by rising CA-125 levels or symptoms.

In patients with ovarian cancer and pretreatment elevated CA-125 who achieved

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FDA Clears Amma, a Scalp-Cooling Device to Prevent Chemo-Related Hair Loss in Patients With Cancer

December 8, 2021 9:18 am

by Brielle Benyon

Amma was developed by a cancer survivor who wanted an easier — and cheaper — way for patients to preserve their hair during chemotherapy treatment.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted clearance to Amma, a scalp-cooling

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FDA approves pioneering drug for ovarian cancer surgery

November 29, 2021 10:11 am

by Steve Tally

Purdue-developed imaging drug allowed surgeons to find additional cancer lesions

Left image: A drug used for fluorescent imaging during ovarian cancer surgeries, which was just approved by the FDA, lights up cancer cells “like stars against a Read more

Third COVID Vaccine Dose Boosts Protection in Solid Tumor Patients

October 1, 2021 12:00 am

By Mike Bassett

— For those on active therapy, 80% had increased antibody levels, study showed

A third dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine (BNT162b2; Comirnaty) could offer increased protection for cancer patients on active treatment, a new study suggested, as … Read more

Neoadjuvant Chemo for Advanced Ovarian Cancer Reduced Short-Term Mortality

September 30, 2021 12:00 am

By Mike Bassett

— Programs frequently using this treatment achieved these declines without compromising OS

Cancer programs that were more likely to use neoadjuvant chemotherapy to treat advanced ovarian cancer saw larger declines in short-term mortality versus programs with less … Read more

NCCN Issues Updated Guidelines Regarding Third COVID-19 Vaccine Booster for Those With Cancer

August 30, 2021 5:18 pm

By Hayley Virgil

Updates to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines on the COVID-19 vaccine for patients with cancer indicate that this group should be prioritized for a third dose.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has announced a significant … Read more

Halting Cancer by Halting DNA Repair

September 25, 2020 11:00 am

By Liam Drew

PARP inhibitors are rapidly transforming the treatment of ovarian, breast, prostate and other types of cancer. To develop these drugs, researchers supported by Cancer Research UK had to decipher how blocking DNA repair could expose a weak … Read more

PARP Inhibitors Deemed Too Costly For Across-the-Board Frontline Maintenance in Ovarian Cancer

September 11, 2020 8:00 pm

By Leah Lawrence

A new study estimated that a PARP inhibitor-for-all approach to treating advanced-stage ovarian cancer would be associated with high costs compared with biomarker-directed use of PARP inhibitors.1 Study researchers recommended that maintenance treatment with PARP inhibitors … Read more

ASCO Releases New Guidelines on PARP Inhibitor Use for Management of Ovarian Cancer

September 1, 2020 2:00 pm

By Hannah Slater

The recommendations were based on a review of 17 clinical trials, FDA approvals, and consensus where evidence was lacking.

The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) published new guidelines on the use of PARP inhibitors in the … Read more

FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for TMB-High Tumors

June 16, 2020 3:00 am

The FDA has approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda) to treat adult and pediatric patients with unresectable or metastatic solid tumors that are tissue tumor mutational burden–high (≥10 mutations/megabase) and have progressed following prior therapy and who have no satisfactory alternative treatment options.Read more

FDA Approves Lynparza/Avastin With Myriad Genetics CDx for Platinum-Sensitive Ovarian Cancer

May 11, 2020 10:00 am

NEW YORK – The US Food and Drug Administration has approved olaparib (AstraZeneca/Merck’s Lynparza) in combination with bevacizumab (Genentech’s Avastin) as a maintenance regimen for advanced ovarian cancer patients who have homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) and are responding to first-line … Read more

FDA Approves Combination of Lynparza and Avastin as Maintenance Treatment for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

May 8, 2020 10:00 am

By Beth Fand Incollingo

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the combination of two targeted drugs, Lynparza (olaparib) and Avastin (bevacizumab), for patients with advanced ovarian cancer who have responded to initial treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy plus Avastin … Read more

FDA Approves Niraparib for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

April 29, 2020 10:00 am

By Hannah Slater

The FDA approved niraparib (Zejula) for the maintenance treatment of adult patients with advanced epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer who are in a complete or partial response to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy.1

Efficacy for … Read more

ASCO Guideline: Germline Testing Recommended for All Women Diagnosed With Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

February 6, 2020 11:00 am

By Susan Moench, PhD, PA-C

A central tenant of a recently issued American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guideline is that all women with a diagnosis of epithelial ovarian cancer should be offered testing for specific germline mutations associated with … Read more

FDA Approves Zejula for Advanced Ovarian Cancer Subset

October 23, 2019 3:30 pm

By Jessica Skarzynski

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Zejula for patients with advanced ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer that have been treated with three or more prior chemotherapy regimens and whose cancer is associated with homologous Read more