Enhertu Gets Tumor-Agnostic FDA Approval for HER2-Positive Cancers

— About half of patients responded, duration of response as long as 19 months in three trials

April 5, 2024 9:00 am

By Charles Bankhead

The FDA granted tumor-agnostic accelerated approval to trastuzumab deruxtecan (Enhertu) for previously treated unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive (immunohistochemistry [IHC] 3+) solid cancers.

The action represents the first tumor-agnostic approval for an antibody-drug conjugate targeting HER2-positive tumors. According … Read more

Real-World Data Confirm the Incidence of ADC-Related Ocular Toxicities in Ovarian Cancer

January 26, 2024 9:00 am

By Ashling Wahner

Although the antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx (Elahere) is associated with a high rate of ocular toxicity in patients with folate receptor α (FRα)-positive, platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, the real-world incidence of this adverse effect (AE) in this … Read more

NCCN Guidelines Update Adds Mirvetuximab Soravtansine Plus Bevacizumab for FRα-Expressing, Platinum-Sensitive Ovarian Cancer

January 19, 2024 9:00 am

Clearity’s Perspective: In the January 17, 2024 update to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for ovarian cancer, several new therapies have been added to the list of acceptable regimens for recurrent platinum-resistant ovarian cancer. For example, trastuzumab deruxtecan Read more

Raludotatug Deruxtecan Elicits Early Efficacy and Safety in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

November 17, 2023 9:00 am

Clearity’s Perspective: A phase I clinical trial studying the antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) raludotatug deruxtecan (DS-6000a, R-DXd) shows early encouraging activity in heavily pretreated ovarian cancer. The antibody portion of raludotatug deruxtecan targets CDH6 (found in about 65-85% of ovarian cancers) Read more

Phase 3 Trial of TTFields and Paclitaxel Misses OS End Point in Ovarian Cancer

August 28, 2023 9:00 am

The primary end point was not met in the phase 3 ENGOT-ov50 / GOG-3029 / INNOVATE-3 clinical trial of tumor treating fields therapy plus paclitaxel in patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

Patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer given tumor treating fields

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Elahere for Ovarian Cancer: How to Manage Side Effects

August 15, 2023 9:00 am

A new drug approval is providing hope for many people living with ovarian cancer.

Some women have what is known as “platinum-resistant” cancer, that means the disease is no longer responding to platinum-based chemotherapy, the most common chemo drug used … Read more

Batiraxcept Plus Paclitaxel Misses PFS End Point in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

August 3, 2023 9:00 am

The addition of batiraxcept to paclitaxel did not significantly improve progression-free survival compared with paclitaxel alone in a prespecified subset of patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer who were not previously exposed to bevacizumab, missing the primary end point of the Read more

Mirvetuximab Soravtansine Continues to Outperform Chemo in FRα-High Ovarian Cancer

May 3, 2023 9:19 am

by Jordan Sava

Impressive efficacy data and consistent safety data continue to be seen with mirvetuximab soravtansine for the treatment of patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, according to data from the confirmatory MIRASOL trial.

Mirvetuximab sorvtansine-gynx (Elahere) demonstrated statistically significant

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Clinical Trial Participation Linked to Longer OS in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

March 27, 2023 9:42 am

by Jessica Nye, PhD

Patients with platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian cancer may have better overall survival (OS) if they enroll on a clinical trial than if they receive standard care, according to study results presented at the 2023 SGO Annual Meeting … Read more

Multisite multiomic analysis reveals diverse resistance mechanisms in end-stage ovarian cancer

March 1, 2023 9:26 am

by Justin Jackson

An international team led by researchers from MacCallum Cancer Center in Melbourne, Australia, examined 391 tumor tissues from about 270 multisite autopsy samples collected from 15 individuals with end-stage high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC). All of the … Read more

COM701 Plus BMS-986207/Nivolumab Shows Early Activity in Platinum-resistant Ovarian Cancer

January 12, 2023 10:08 am

by Ryan Scott

A triplet regimen comprised of COM701, BMS-986207, and nivolumab was found to have encouraging antitumor activity and favorable tolerability in patients with heavily pretreated, platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

A triplet regimen comprised of COM701, BMS-986207, and nivolumab (Opdivo)

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Yale Cancer Center Research Helps Expand NCCN Guidelines for Ovarian Cancer

January 5, 2023 10:50 am

by Eliza Folsom

Results from a recent Yale Cancer Center Phase II trial studying ixabepilone and bevacizumab vs ixabepilone alone in platinum resistant ovarian cancer patients have led to the combination added as a Category 2B recommended regimen in Ovarian … Read more

FDA Approves Mirvetuximab Soravtansine-gynx for FRα+ Platinum-resistant Ovarian Cancer

November 14, 2022 12:21 pm

By Kristi Rosa

The FDA has granted accelerated approval to mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx (Elahere) for the treatment of adult patients with folate receptor α (Frα)–positive, platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer, who have received 1 to 3 prior … Read more

Anti-cancer drugs, olaparib and adavosertib, work best when given sequentially in patients with advanced tumours driven by DNA damage response mutations: results from Phase Ib STAR clinical trial

October 27, 2022 2:26 pm

Barcelona, Spain: Patients with cancers that are driven by certain mutations occurring in response to DNA damage can be safely treated with two drugs, olparib and adavosertib, if they are given in sequence rather than concurrently.

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Mirvetuximab Soravtansine Generates Improvement in PROs Vs Chemotherapy in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

October 13, 2022 2:03 pm

by Chris Ryan

Treatment with mirvetuximab soravtansine elicited a statistically significant benefit vs investigator’s choice of chemotherapy for the OV28 abdominal/gastrointestinal symptom subscale in patients with folate receptor alpha–positive, advanced ovarian cancer.

Treatment with mirvetuximab soravtansine elicited a statistically significant

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DS-6000a Displays Early Clinical Activity in Ovarian Cancer and RCC

August 24, 2022 2:20 pm

In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Erika P. Hamilton, MD, discussed the early clinical activity seen with DS-6000a in patients with advanced ovarian cancer or renal cell carcinoma with disease progression following standard of care treatment.

Interim data from a … Read more

ADCs Begin to Carve a Place in the Treatment Landscape for Ovarian Cancer

July 26, 2022 2:39 pm

by Brittany Lovely

Patients with recurrent, platinum-resistant ovarian cancer have limited effective treatment options available, but a class of targeted antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) represent a promising development for this population.1

The treatment landscape for patients who experience disease progression

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Epigenetic ‘Priming’ Boosts Cancer Immunotherapy

July 25, 2022 11:11 am

by Will Doss

An epigenetic inhibitor can boost immune system activity in patients with ovarian cancer, making them more suitable for treatment with immunotherapy, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

This could … Read more

Ofranergene Obadenovec/Paclitaxel Combo Misses Survival End Points in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

July 20, 2022 12:09 pm

by Caroline Seymour

The combination of ofranergene obadenovec and paclitaxel failed to elicit a statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival or overall survival compared with paclitaxel alone in patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, missing the coprimary end points of the Read more

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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