What to Know About Telehealth for Ovarian Cancer

April 2, 2021 1:30 am

Ovarian cancer is a serious gynecologic cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States.1 To minimize the risk of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) transmission while … Read 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

PARP Inhibition Shows Efficacy in Ovarian Cancer Regardless of Number of Prior Lines of Chemotherapy, BRCA Mutation Status

March 22, 2021 3:00 pm

By Chase Doyle

Treatment with olaparib is safe and effective for patients with platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer, regardless of the number of prior lines of chemotherapy received and BRCA mutation status, according to data presented from the phase II LIGHT … Read more

PARP Inhibitor Tops Chemo for Recurrent BRCA Ovarian Cancer

March 20, 2021 4:00 pm

Modest improvement in PFS with rucaparib but worse outcome for reversion mutation.

By Charles Bankhead

A PARP inhibitor slowed progression of recurrent, advanced BRCA-positive ovarian cancer as compared with standard chemotherapy, a randomized trial showed.

Treatment with rucaparib (Rubraca) … Read more

FDA Grants Priority Review to Pafolacianine Sodium Injection in Ovarian Cancer

March 3, 2021 4:00 pm

The FDA has granted priority review to the new drug application for the novel compound pafolacianine sodium injection for use in the identification of ovarian cancer during surgery.

By Courtney Marabella

The FDA has granted priority review to the new

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Phase 3 OVAL Trial of VB-111 in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer Gets Green Light to Continue

February 24, 2021 6:00 pm

An independent data safety monitoring committee has not observed any safety issues with the phase 3 OVAL trial examining VB-111 in patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, and as such, has recommended that the trial continue as planned.

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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

Wee1 Inhibitor Gets Win in Tough-to-Treat Ovarian Cancer

January 25, 2021 5:00 pm

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

PARP Inhibitors Linked With Blood Cancer Risk

December 28, 2020 11:00 am

Incidence of MDS/AML under 1%, but further investigation warranted as indications broaden

By Leah Lawrence

Although rare, poly-ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors were associated with an increased risk for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and occurred even … Read more

Phase 1 Study of Novel Drug for Ovarian Cancer Shows Positive Results

December 5, 2020 6:00 pm

One patient had a complete response and the majority of patients achieved disease control at 12 weeks.

A phase 1 trial of an anti-folate receptor alpha (FolRα) human immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) antibody for women with advanced ovarian cancer showed responses

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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

‘Next-Gen’ Immunotherapy Active in Advanced Cancers

November 16, 2020 5:00 pm

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

The Stressful Conclusion of a Clinical Trial

November 9, 2020 9:00 am

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When I learned this summer that the clinical trial of the cancer drug that seems to be keeping me alive had unexpectedly shut down, I discovered the murky rules governing drug trials and the stressful confusion they … Read more

Improvements to Cancer Clinical Trials After COVID-19 Wreckage

November 3, 2020 3:00 pm

By Kate Johnson

As the COVID-19 pandemic rolled across North America earlier this year, cancer clinics shut their doors, patients stayed home, and oncology researchers contemplated an unthinkable setback as laboratory closures and trial freezes threatened the demise of years … Read more

SRS Instead of WBRT for Patients With Multiple Brain Metastases

October 29, 2020 3:00 pm

 Roxanne Nelson, RN, BSN

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) should replace whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) as the new standard of care for patients with four or more brain metastases, say researchers who report results from a randomized trial conducted in patients with … 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

Adagrasib a Promising New Treatment for Lung, Pancreatic, Endometrial, Ovarian and Colon Cancers

October 27, 2020 6:00 pm

By Mary Moore

A new drug that inhibits a cancer mutation in the KRAS gene has shown encouraging results in patients with lung cancer, colon cancer, and other solid tumors.

For decades, scientists have been trying to develop new … Read more

New BRAF Inhibitor Cancer Drug Shows Efficacy

October 26, 2020 4:00 pm

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 [1] Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, … Read more

Most Cancer Patients Would Join a Clinical Trial if Offered the Chance

October 20, 2020 4:00 pm

By Anne Harding

New findings debunk the conventional wisdom that Black cancer patients are less likely to agree to participate in clinical trials.

Overall, 55% of patients offered trial participation agreed to enroll, and white and Black patients agreed to … Read more