BOSTON – In patients with advanced ovarian cancer, a combination of drugs known as immune checkpoint inhibitors and PARP inhibitors can produce powerful remissions, clinical trials have shown, but up until now investigators haven’t been able to predict which patients … Read more
By Jessica Skarzynski
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Zejula for patients with advanced ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer that have been treated with three or more prior chemotherapy regimens and whose cancer is associated with homologous … Read more
By Ed Susman
PRIMA and VELIA trial findings advance niraparib and veliparib to the therapeutic front lines.
Patients with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer who responded to first-line chemotherapy, then were treated with niraparib (Zejula), had a significantly reduced risk … Read more
By Dave Levitan
The combination of niraparib and bevacizumab significantly improved progression-free survival compared with niraparib alone in a phase II study of patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer. The chemotherapy-free regimen will now be tested in a phase III … Read more
By Ian Ingram
Benefit seen across all subgroups for patients with platinum-sensitive disease.
Ovarian cancer patients with recurrent, platinum-sensitive disease experienced a longer interval without disease progression when bevacizumab (Avastin) was added to niraparib (Zejula), a phase II study found.… Read more
By Dave Levitan
Niraparib showed promising and clinically relevant activity as therapy for heavily pretreated patients with ovarian cancer, according to a new phase II study. This was particularly true among women with homologous recombination deficiency (HRD)-positive tumors.
“Although most … Read more
By Kristie L. Kahl
Side effects decreased among patients with high-risk ovarian cancer who received an individualized starting dose of Zejula (niraparib), based upon baseline bodyweight and platelet counts, compared with a fixed starting dose, according to a recent analysis… Read more
By Ian Ingram
In delaying disease progression in recurrent ovarian cancer, maintenance therapy with the PARP inhibitor niraparib (Zejula) also increased patients’ time without symptoms or toxicity (TWiST), an analysis of the phase III NOVA trial found.
Compared with placebo, … Read more
by Madeline Marr
The use of niraparib in women receiving treatment for platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer did not adversely affect quality of life (QoL), according to a study published in The Lancet Oncology.
An international team of researchers led … Read more
The combination of two targeted agents – the PARP inhibitor niraparib (Zejula) plus the checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda) — appears to elicit a durable response among women with heavily pretreated, refractory ovarian cancer, researchers reported here.
About 25% of women … Read more
A combination of the immunotherapy pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and the DNA repair–blocking agent niraparib (Zejula) can be significantly more effective than either drug alone in women with hard-to-treat ovarian cancer, a phase I/II clinical trial led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers … Read more
Administering niraparib to patients with recurrent ovarian cancer after a complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) to platinum-based chemotherapy may allow patients to continuously maintain their quality of life (QOL) during treatment, according to a study presented at the … Read more
With the FDA approval of two new PARP inhibitor drugs since last year’s Ovarian Cancer National Conference, it’s no surprise the topic was of great interest at this year’s meeting in Chicago, and a standing-room-only crowd was on hand July … Read more
Niraparib (Zejula, Tesaro) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the maintenance treatment of recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer in patients who are in complete or partial … Read more
TESARO, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRO), an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Phase 3 NOVA trial of niraparib successfully achieved its primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS). This trial demonstrated that niraparib significantly prolonged PFS compared to control among patients who … Read more