New research led by investigators at MIT, has demonstrated that a patient’s own live tumor cells, damaged by chemotherapy, may also augment antitumor immunity. The results suggest these live cell adjuvants may enhance the effectiveness of immune checkpoint blockade (ICB)… Read more
By The ASCO Post Staff
For more than 2 decades, the chemotherapy agent gemcitabine has been a mainstay treatment for several types of cancer. Now, scientists have uncovered genetic evidence of which patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer are likely … Read more
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
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 Oncology… Read more
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
Although some studies show that patients with cancer have a greater risk of health complications from COVID-19, a new study has found that recent chemotherapy or immunotherapy for gynecologic cancer does not raise the risk of hospitalization or death due … Read more
By Ian Ingram
Adding the Wee1 inhibitor adavosertib to gemcitabine reduced the risk of disease progression and death in women with recurrent, platinum-resistant or -refractory ovarian cancer, a randomized phase II trial showed.
For the primary endpoint of progression-free survival … Read more
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
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
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
Women who underwent chemotherapy or surgery for gynecologic cancer and also had COVID-19 infection did not appear at significantly increased risk for death due to the novel coronavirus, according to study findings published in Cancer.
However, recent immunotherapy use … 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
By Lisa Astor
Treatment with olaparib demonstrated similar outcomes to standard-of-care chemotherapy treatment in patients with BRCA wild-type, platinum-sensitive, recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer in the phase II CLIO study. As such, olaparib failed to demonstrate a significant improvement in survival … Read more
By Gina Columbus
The combination of olaparib (Lynparza) and bevacizumab (Avastin) was found to improve progression-free survival (PFS) outcomes versus bevacizumab alone as a frontline maintenance treatment in patients with newly diagnosed advanced high-grade serous ovarian cancer, regardless of the … Read more
By Jason M. Broderick
Adding veliparib to frontline induction chemotherapy increased complete and CA-125 responses compared with chemotherapy alone in patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer, according to an exploratory analysis of the phase III VELIA trial.1
The 3-arm … Read more
By Neil Osterweil
FROM SGO 2020
Patients with gynecologic malignancies who consumed only water for 24 hours before and 24 hours after each chemotherapy cycle had fewer dose delays and reductions compared with patients who didn’t fast, results of a
By Jason M. Broderick
The anti-DLL4/VEGF bispecific antibody navicixizumab showed promising clinical activity when used in combination with paclitaxel in heavily pretreated patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, according to findings from a phase Ib study.
The data build on positive … Read more