Testing tumors with next-generation sequencing in patients with ovarian cancer can provide teams insight into targetable mutations that may affect treatment decisions, although this approach is not the current standard of care for all patients, an expert said.… Read more
by Leah Lawrence
Early-phase trials testing the safety and efficacy of PARP inhibition plus ataxia telangiectasia- and Rad3-related kinase (ATR) inhibition in biomarker-selected patients show intriguing results, researchers reported at the AACR Annual Meeting 2023.
“ATR inhibition prevents recovery from … Read more
A genetic test developed in a study at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital identifies ovarian cancer patients who benefit from PARP inhibitors, a treatment option.
Since the therapy is associated with potential serious side-effects, it is important … Read more
by Mike Bassett
— Selpercatinib approved for advanced or metastatic solid tumors that progress on systemic therapy
The FDA granted accelerated approval to selpercatinib (Retevmo) for adults with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors associated with RET gene fusions, the… Read more
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
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
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
by Alison Kanski
NEW YORK – Pharma companies are racing to develop oral ATR inhibitors that present a unique pan-cancer market opportunity.
Researchers reported positive Phase I results on one of these drugs, Repare Therapeutics’ RP3500, last month across tumor … Read more
by Anne Doerr
New findings by researchers at Yale Cancer Center demonstrate a novel strategy to treat tumor growth in breast and ovarian cancers characterized by HER2 gene amplification, an increase in the number of copies of a gene. Gene … Read more
Results from the phase II MyPathway basket trial found that the HER2-targeted therapies pertuzumab and trastuzumab demonstrated durable activity in patients with a wide variety of tumors marked by HER2 amplification or overexpression, although responses were limited in those with … Read more
A new advanced computing technique using routine medical scans to enable doctors to take fewer, more accurate tumour biopsies, has been developed by cancer researchers at the University of Cambridge. This is an important step towards precision tissue sampling for
By Caroline Hopkins
Using organoids that closely model certain features of ovarian tumors, researchers have identified and tested treatment combinations that may benefit patients, many of whom experience acquired or de novo resistance to PARP inhibitors.
In a study recently … Read more
By Angus Liu
Many oncology researchers and practitioners scrutinize genetic alterations in cancer, but they either focus on one particular tumor type or one mutation that occurs across tumors. A large-scale study focusing on precision medicine in cancer is now … Read more
Researchers have seen promising results by injecting dog and mouse tumors with the cowpea mosaic virus. Now they’re aiming for a human trial.
By Daniel Oberhaus
Researchers are optimistic that data from a first-in-human clinical trial of Bayer’s ATR-inhibiting agent, BAY-1895344, may pave the way for a new class of precision oncology treatments for patients with certain DNA damage response (DDR) defects in their tumors.
The … Read more
Precision oncology aims to use genetic features of a patient’s tumor to tailor anti-cancer therapy. DNA mutations in a drug target have provided a number of therapeutic opportunities; however, there are many cancer types that do not have obvious targetable … 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