FDA Approves Tafinlar Plus Mekinist for Patients With BRAF V600-Mutant Solid Cancers

June 23, 2022 10:56 am

by Brielle Benyon

Tafinlar plus Mekinist is now approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat adults and children over the age of 6 who have BRAF V600-mutant advanced solid cancers.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Tafinlar

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Farletuzumab Ecteribulin Shows Early Activity in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

June 21, 2022 11:03 am

by Chris Ryan

The antibody-drug conjugate farletuzumab ecteribulin demonstrated notable antitumor activity with a manageable safety profile in patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

The antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) farletuzumab ecteribulin (MORab-202) demonstrated notable antitumor activity with a manageable safety profile in

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Neoadjuvant Abemaciclib and Fulvestrant Facilitates High Complete Gross Resection Rate in Low-Grade Serous Cancer

June 15, 2022 12:04 pm

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.

The combination

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Real-World Data Identify Significant Differences in Tolerability Among Approved PARP Inhibitors in Ovarian Cancer

June 14, 2022 11:57 am

by Lindsey Fischer

A real-world analysis showed that the proportion of women with ovarian cancer who required dose modifications or treatment discontinuations while receiving PARP inhibitors differed significantly between olaparib, niraparib, and rucaparib.

Patients with ovarian cancer treated with FDA-approved

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MD Anderson Researchers Present Encouraging Results of Early-Stage Clinical Trials at 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting

June 7, 2022 10:45 am

by University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Newswise — CHICAGO ― Results from three early-stage clinical trials led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center show promising activity with novel immunotherapies and targeted therapies for … Read more

Frontline Bevacizumab Beneficial for Ovarian Clear Cell Carcinoma, Retrospective Analysis Shows

June 6, 2022 9:49 am

by Lisa Astor

Bevacizumab improved progression-free survival and overall survival when added to frontline chemotherapy in patients with advanced ovarian clear cell carcinoma, according to a retrospective analysis of patients treated in Japan from 2008 to 2018.

A retrospective analysis

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First-Line Rucaparib Maintenance Improves PFS in Ovarian Cancer, Regardless of HRD Status

June 6, 2022 9:30 am

by Ariana Pelosci

The ATHENA-MONO trial showed a significant improvement in progression-free survival when patients with platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer were treated with maintenance rucaparib vs placebo in the first-line setting, regardless of HRD status.

Rucaparib (Rubraca) significantly improved progression-free survival

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Biomarkers May Identify Ovarian Cancer Patients Who Benefit From AstraZeneca WEE1 Inhibitor

June 5, 2022 9:55 am

by Caroline Hopkins

CHICAGO – AstraZeneca’s investigational WEE1 inhibitor adavosertib showed potential in biomarker-selected advanced ovarian cancer populations in two studies presented during the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting Saturday.

The drug, which AstraZeneca licensed from Merck in … Read more

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at My Cancer Clinical Trial Experience

June 1, 2022 11:07 am

by Kelly Irvin

It’s good to have all the facts when you decide whether to participate in a cancer drug clinical trial—even the ones that make you swallow hard and tear up.

To find clinical trials, please check out the Read more

First-line Niraparib Improves PFS in Ovarian Cancer

May 18, 2022 9:16 am

by Ariana Pelosci

An individualized starting dose of niraparib, determined by weight and platelet count continued to demonstrate a clinical meaningful improvement in progression-free survival in newly diagnosed ovarian cancer in the first-line maintenance setting, regardless of biomarker status.

An

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Navicixizumab Plus Paclitaxel in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

April 27, 2022 12:40 pm

by Matthew Stenger

In a phase Ib study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Fu et al found that the combination of navicixizumab (a bispecific antiangiogenic antibody to VEGF and delta-like ligand 4) and paclitaxel showed activity in … Read more

MEK Inhibition Is Now a Standard of Care in Recurrent Low-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer: What Next?

April 25, 2022 12:08 pm

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

Olaparib Dosage Can Be Reduced Without Affecting Survival in Ovarian Cancer

April 18, 2022 12:28 pm

by Lindsay Fischer

New research suggests that olaparib treatment interruption or dosage reduction is not linked with inferior survival outcomes in patients with BRCA1/2–mutated, platinum-sensitive, recurrent ovarian cancer.

Patients with BRCA1/–mutated, platinum-sensitive, recurrent ovarian cancer who needed to reduce

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Early Signs of Clinical Promise Noted for Neoadjuvant Chemoimmunotherapy in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

April 13, 2022 2:12 pm

by Conor Killmurray

Eighty-percent of all patients treated with durvalumab and tremelimumab in combination with neoadjuvant chemotherapy at least had a partial response to treatment prior to the end of a phase 2 trial.

The use of dual immune checkpoint

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Next-Generation AstraZeneca PARP1 Inhibitor Shows Activity in Multiple Cancers at Variety of Doses

April 12, 2022 1:12 pm

by Alison Kanski

NEW YORK – An investigational AstraZeneca drug that showed activity at a range of doses across differently mutated cancers with limited toxicity exemplifies the versatility of next-generation PARP1 inhibitors, according to researchers at the American Society for … Read more

CAR T-Cell Therapy Demonstrates Efficacy With or Without mRNA Vaccine in Solid Tumors

April 11, 2022 9:46 am

by Jonah Fieldman

The CAR T-cell therapy BNT211, with or without an mRNA vaccine, produced efficacious and tolerable safety results.

The CAR T-cell therapy BNT211, with or without an mRNA vaccine, produced efficacious and tolerable safety results, according to data

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Elimusertib Shows Promise for Solid Tumors With ATM Loss and DDR Gene Defects

April 10, 2022 2:29 pm

by Ariana Pelosci

Data regarding different dosing strategies of elimusertib for advanced solid tumors with ATM alterations and other DNA damage repair gene defects display early efficacy of the therapy.

Patients with advanced solid tumors who have ATM gene alterations

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Relacorilant/Nab-Paclitaxel Combo Improves OS in Recurrent, Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

April 5, 2022 11:17 am

by Kristi Rosa

The addition of relacorilant to nab-paclitaxel improved overall survival compared with nab-paclitaxel alone in patients with recurrent, platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

The addition of relacorilant to nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane) improved overall survival (OS) compared with nab-paclitaxel alone in patients

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Maintenance Rucaparib Significantly Improves PFS in Phase 3 ATHENA-MONO Trial for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

March 31, 2022 10:44 am

by Ariana Pelosci

A significant improvement in progression-free survival was observed in the phase 3 ATHENA-MONO trial with first-line maintenance rucaparib vs placebo in patients with advanced ovarian cancer.

Progression-free survival (PFS) was significantly improved with first-line rucaparib (Rubraca) as

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SORAYA Trial: Antibody-Drug Conjugate Produces Remissions in One-Third of Patients With Drug-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

March 22, 2022 10:22 am

by the ASCO Post Staff

In a clinical trial involving patients with ovarian cancer previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy, a novel antibody-drug conjugate therapy produced a substantially better response than standard treatments, investigators from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute reported at the … Read more