Treatment with avutometinib plus defactinib elicited high responses among patients with recurrent low grade serous ovarian cancer compared with avutometinib monotherapy, supporting the use of the combination in this patient population regardless of KRAS status, according to data from the … Read more
by Nichole Tucker
The success of BRAF/MEK combinations has led to the discovery of safety and preliminary activity with an investigational pan-RAF/MEK combination.
The investigational combination of lifirafenib (BGB-283) and mirdametinib (PD-0325901) has shown a favorable safety profile, as well … Read more
by Charles Bankhead
TAMPA, Fla. — About a fourth of patients with recurrent low-grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSOC) obtained durable responses to the combination of CDK4/6 inhibitor ribociclib (Kisqali) and letrozole, a small single-arm trial showed.
Overall, 23% of 48 … Read more
by Jordyn Sava
With encouraging response rates and a well-tolerated safety profile seen in RAMP-201, experts are hopeful for the accelerated approval of avutometinib plus defactinib for low-grade serous ovarian cancer.
The combination of avutometinib (VS-6766) with defactinib (VS-6063), as … Read more
by Caroline Seymour
The combination of abemaciclib and fulvestrant led to encouraging responses when used as neoadjuvant therapy which translated to high complete gross resection rates in patients with advanced, low-grade serous ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal carcinoma.
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
by Jennifer Southall
Women with mitogen-activated protein kinase-mutated low-grade serous ovarian/peritoneal carcinoma experienced significantly longer PFS and OS compared with women without these mutations, according to study results.
The findings, presented during the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2022 Annual … Read more
A drug currently used to treat skin and lung cancers has been found to slow the progression of a form of ovarian cancer and increase the number of patients who respond to treatment, a clinical trial has found.
As a … Read more
A new combination of targeted drugs for a type of ovarian cancer has shown promising results in an early clinical trial – shrinking tumours in half of patients.
The combination of drugs – which both work by blocking signals cancer … Read more
A RAF/MEK plus FAK inhibitor combination will be given an expedited review by the FDA as therapy for patients with recurrent low-grade serous ovarian cancer.
By Audrey Sternberg
The combination of the RAF/MEK inhibitor, VS-6766, plus the FAK inhibitor, defactinib, … Read more
By Ian Ingram
For women with recurrent or persistent low-grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSOC), presence of a KRAS mutation appeared to predict benefit from binimetinib (Mektovi), a post-hoc analysis from the phase III MILO trial found.
Among women treated with … Read more
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Verastem, Inc. (Nasdaq:VSTM) (also known as Verastem Oncology), a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing new medicines for patients battling cancer, today announced results from the ongoing investigator-initiated Phase 1 clinical study investigating VS-6766, its
By Denise Myshko
Trametinib (Mekinist) monotherapy has emerged as a new treatment option for women with recurrent low-grade serous ovarian cancers based on improvements in survival outcomes and response rates demonstrated in a phase II/III study, according to David M. … Read more
By Pam Harrison
Targeted drug provokes good response in chemoresistant, low-grade serous ovarian or peritoneal cancer.
Trametinib (Mekinist) treatment was associated with better outcomes in women with recurrent or progressive low-grade serous ovarian or peritoneal cancer versus treatment with standard-of-care … Read more
By Dave Levitan
A phase II study found that the combination of ribociclib and letrozole showed promising activity in patients with estrogen receptor-positive ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer. The most benefit was observed in low-grade serous ovarian cancers.
“Up to … Read more
New research has shown that ovarian cancer patients with a tumor mutation in the BRAF gene respond exceptionally well to treatment with targeted drugs, known as BRAF inhibitors.
BRAF inhibitors block the activity of mutated BRAF gene. They are currently … Read more