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
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
By Luke Harold
As chairman and CEO of CalciMedica, Rachel Leheny is overseeing the development of a potential treatment for organ damage caused by COVID-19 pneumonia.
“Our lead compound Auxora is in clinical development in COVID-19 pneumonia,” said Leheny, who … Read more
New “Caring For Her” program facilitates access to clinical trials and psychosocial support services for women with ovarian cancer.
Be The Difference Foundation today announced the launch of its “Caring For Her” program in partnership with Mary Crowley Cancer Research
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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
By Elizabeth Cooney
Cancer isn’t waiting for Covid-19 to go away. Neither is Karen Howley.
Diagnosed two years ago with advanced ovarian cancer, Howley started on a new experimental drug in mid-March, just as coronavirus case counts were soaring in … Read more
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
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
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 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 Jennifer Smith
A survey of gynecologic cancer survivors has revealed why some of these patients don’t participate in clinical trials.
IMV says new results from its phase 2 trial of lead drug DPX-Survivac, designed to stimulate a T cell response in ovarian cancer, have set it on course for a registration trial.
The Canadian biotech revealed data from the 22-patient … Read more
By Sharon Worcester
REPORTING FROM THE CLINICAL IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
By Matthew Fowler
Weekly dose-dense paclitaxel as a frontline treatment for patients with epithelial ovarian cancer was not found to significantly improve progression-free survival (PFS) compared to the standard 3-weekly chemotherapy, according to results from the ICON8 study published in … Read more
By Gene Emery
Going back into the operating room for surgery to help a woman whose ovarian cancer has reappeared may not help her live longer – instead, it might shorten her life, according to an international study of 485 … Read more
By Wayne Kuznar
The case for the combination of olaparib (Lynparza) and durvalumab (Imfinzi) in patients with metastatic breast cancer and relapsed ovarian cancer with germline BRCA mutations was strengthened based on the updated results from the phase I/II MEDIOLA, … Read more