Updated interim safety, tolerability, and efficacy data for the ovarian cancer cohort of the ongoing expansion portion of the Phase I study evaluating XMT-1536 show a 34% objective response rate (ORR) and 79% disease control rate, including two complete responses. … Read more
Corr BR, Moroney M, Sheeder J, et al
Given that ovarian cancer patients enrolled on phase 1 trials usually have platinum resistant and heavily pretreated disease, with a poor prognosis, researchers undertook this retrospective single-institution series with 132 patients to … Read more
By Jason M. Broderick
The anti-DLL4/VEGF bispecific antibody navicixizumab showed promising clinical activity when used in combination with paclitaxel in heavily pretreated patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, according to findings from a phase Ib study.
The data build on positive … Read more
By Nichole Tucker
Preliminary data showed that the combination of sitravatinib (MGCD516) and tislelizumab (BGB-A317) is well tolerated and may promote antitumor activity when administered to patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, according to a press release from BieGene, Ltd, which … Read more
By Charles Bankhead
Anti-folate fails phase III test, but key biomarker measurement may have been faulty.
An antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) targeting folate-receptor expression failed to improve progression-free survival (PFS) versus chemotherapy in patients with recurrent platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, according to … Read more
By Ian Ingram
But showed promise in PD-L1-positive group.
Adding avelumab (Bavencio) to pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) failed to improve survival outcomes for patients with platinum-resistant or refractory ovarian cancer in a phase III trial reported here.
In the intent-to-treat … Read more
By Christina Bennett, MS
Pembrolizumab in combination with bevacizumab and oral metronomic cyclophosphamide showed clinical activity in patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer, according to the results of an open-label phase II trial (LBA4) presented at the 2019 Society of … Read more
By Kristie L. Kahl
Lenvatinib (Lenvima) in combination with weekly paclitaxel induced activity among those with recurrent endometrial and platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian cancer, resulting in a 65% overall response rate (ORR), according to results from a phase I study presented … Read more
US-based biotechnology company ImmunoGen has reported negative top-line results from the Phase III FORWARD I ovarian cancer trial of mirvetuximab soravtansine.
The study failed to meet its primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS). Mirvetuximab soravtansine is an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) … 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