By Jack Elliot
In June 2019, the FDA announced a new program called “Project Facilitate” that is designed exclusively for patients with advanced cancer who have exhausted all available treatment options and are unable to participate in clinical trials. Through … Read more
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By Dave Levitan
An analysis of the phase III SOLO1 trial found no new safety signals when the PARP inhibitor olaparib was given as maintenance therapy for women with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer and a BRCA mutation. Nausea, fatigue, … Read more
By Dave Levitan
Maintenance therapy with the PARP inhibitor rucaparib offered improved post-progression outcomes in a phase III trial of patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer who were in a complete or partial response to … Read more
Patients with BRCA-mutated, platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer derived significant clinical benefit from treatment with olaparib monotherapy compared with treatment of physician’s choice, according to the results of the SOLO3 trial, a US Food and Drug Administration … Read more
By Leah Lawrence
Single-agent carboplatin conferred significantly worse survival outcomes in vulnerable, elderly patients with stage III/IV epithelial ovarian cancer compared with weekly or every 3 weeks carboplatin/paclitaxel, according to results of the EWOC-1 trial (abstract 5508), which … Read more
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have uncovered the mechanism that explains how an investigational cancer therapeutic might be working—a finding that they believe could be important for the design of potential new therapies.
In the journal … 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
Patients with ovarian cancer who experience disease recurrences can have potentially helpful options from a large array of drugs, each of which can bring on side effects.
Luckily, doctors have a variety of ways to relieve or prevent these discomforts.… Read more
By Sarah Elizabeth Richards
Photo: Liz Laats with husband Andy Laats and their three children. She died three years ago of ovarian cancer. The San Diego resident had suffered through 88 rounds of chemotherapy during 10 treatment regimens over six … Read more
According to researchers at Yale Cancer Center, a cancer drug thought to be of limited use possesses a superpower of sorts: It is able to stop certain cancer cells from repairing their DNA in order to survive. The study, published … Read more
By Michael Brown
Oncologists may soon have an accurate and inexpensive way of differentiating between types of ovarian cancer that will improve how patients are treated, thanks to findings from a national research study co-led out of the University of … Read more
By Kristin Jenkins
The presence of a BRCA germ line mutation in patients with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer may confer a short-term survival advantage, but is not associated with a reduction in long-term mortality, researchers found.
A follow-up study comparing … Read more
DNA shed by tumors into the bloodstream is starting to be used for the early detection of cancer and for monitoring how well treatment is working. Such DNA, which is called circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), hasn’t been quite as helpful… Read more
A gynecologic oncologist at the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine was a national leader of a newly published research study that reveals good news for women with ovarian cancer—longer survival times plus a treatment option that causes fewer difficult … Read more
By Dr. Leslie Boyd
Ovarian cancer produces the type of tumor that oncologists like to call “chemo-sensitive”—which is pretty good news for anyone diagnosed. Ovarian cancer cells have been shown to respond well to a combination of chemo drugs, which … Read more