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

Pembrolizumab Plus Bevacizumab and Cyclophosphamide Shows Promising Efficacy, Tolerability in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

September 26, 2022 9:49 am

by Megan Hollasch

Real-world data from a retrospective study showed that pembrolizumab combined with the anti-VEGF agent bevacizumab plus oral metronomic cyclophosphamide displayed minimal toxicity in a significant number of patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal Read more

Maintenance Therapy the ‘Biggest Breakthrough in Decades’ for Ovarian Cancer

September 15, 2022 1:54 pm

by Karen Blum

Although maintenance treatments have helped patients with ovarian cancer live longer, experts note there are still some unmet needs that must be addressed.

Karen Hanna was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in April 2013. At the time,

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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

Frontline Bevacizumab Beneficial for Ovarian Clear Cell Carcinoma, Retrospective Analysis Shows

June 6, 2022 9:49 am

by Lisa Astor

Bevacizumab improved progression-free survival and overall survival when added to frontline chemotherapy in patients with advanced ovarian clear cell carcinoma, according to a retrospective analysis of patients treated in Japan from 2008 to 2018.

A retrospective analysis

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Addition of Bevacizumab to Pembrolizumab Improves Responses in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

November 17, 2021 10:25 am

By Courtney Marabella

The addition of a short-term, flat dose of bevacizumab to pembrolizumab was found to enhance the response to anti–PD-1 therapy in the absence of chemotherapy for patients with platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian cancer.

The addition of a short-term,

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Mirvetuximab Soravtansine Plus Bevacizumab Looks Promising in Platinum-Agnostic Ovarian Cancer

June 7, 2021 11:22 am

The combination of mirvetuximab soravtansine and bevacizumab produces “impressive antitumor activity” in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer and high folate receptor alpha (FRα) expression, according to researchers.… Read more

No Difference in Survival Noted With Longer Duration of Bevacizumab for Ovarian Cancer

June 7, 2021 11:18 am

Doubling treatment duration of bevacizumab did not lead to better survival in patients with ovarian cancer who were treated on a phase 3 trial.

For patients with primary epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer, prolonged treatment

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Atezolizumab Regimen Fails to Extend PFS in Newly Diagnosed Ovarian Cancer

May 24, 2021 3:00 pm

By Jennifer Southall

The addition of atezolizumab to chemotherapy and bevacizumab failed to significantly prolong PFS for women with newly diagnosed stage III or stage IV epithelial ovarian cancer, according to a phase 3 study in Journal of Clinical OncologyRead more

Combo Tx Active in Recurrent, Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

March 26, 2021 1:00 pm

Ixabepilone plus bevacizumab yielded responses in a third of patients.

By Ian Ingram

Combination treatment with a microtubule stabilizing agent plus bevacizumab (Avastin) proved active for patients with recurrent chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer, a randomized phase II trial found.

Median progression-free … Read more

Niraparib Plus Bevacizumab Shows Clinical Benefit in Patients With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

March 22, 2021 4:00 pm

By Chase Doyle

The addition of niraparib maintenance to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy with bevacizumab demonstrated clinical benefit in patients with advanced ovarian cancer, according to data from the OVARIO study presented by Melissa M. Hardesty, MD, MPH, during the … Read more

Small Molecule Inhibitor Shows Promise in Resistant Ovarian Cancer

March 21, 2021 5:00 pm

Responses in 37% of patients with AVB-500, higher without prior bevacizumab.

By Charles Bankhead

More than a third of patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer had objective responses to chemotherapy plus a small-molecule inhibitor that targets resistance-associated signaling, a preliminary study … Read more

REZOLVE (ANZGOG-1101): A Phase 2 Trial of Intraperitoneal Bevacizumab to Treat Symptomatic Ascites in Patients With Chemotherapy-Resistant, Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

February 25, 2021 5:00 pm

For cancer patients, including those with recurrent ovarian cancer, an important cause of morbidity is malignant ascites. Researchers here evaluated the activity of intraperitoneal injections of low-dose bevacizumab in delaying re-accumulation of malignant ascites in women with chemotherapy-resistant epithelial ovarian … Read more

Bevacizumab Beyond Disease Progression Plus Carboplatin-Based Doublet in Platinum-Sensitive Ovarian Cancer

February 23, 2021 6:00 pm

By Matthew Stenger

In the phase III MITO16b/MANGO–OV2/ENGOT–ov17 trial, investigators found that treatment with a carboplatin-based doublet plus bevacizumab beyond disease progression significantly improved progression-free survival vs a carboplatin-based doublet alone in women with platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer who experienced disease … Read more

New Combination Treatment for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Shows Positive Outcomes

November 19, 2020 5:00 pm

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

ASCO Advises Against PARP Inhibitor Retreatment in Ovarian Cancer

October 28, 2020 4:00 pm

By Andrew D. Bowser

New guidelines recommend against retreatment with poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors in women with epithelial ovarian, tubal, or primary peritoneal cancer (EOC). However, trials investigating retreatment are underway, so this recommendation may change.

The guidelines, from … Read more

Triple therapy Shows Promise in Non-Germline BRCA-Mutated Ovarian Cancer

October 10, 2020 5:00 pm

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

Immunotherapy Falls Short Again in Ovarian Cancer

September 23, 2020 6:00 pm

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

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

Niraparib-Bevacizumab Combo Improves Clinical Outcomes in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

June 5, 2020 8:00 am

By Audrey Sternberg

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