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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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

MCW scientists uncover potential therapeutic target and biomarker for ovarian cancerPortfolio Inspiration

November 17, 2021 11:28 am

MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN

The study’s findings suggest targeting protein FXR1 to inhibit the progression of the cMYC oncogene, a gene mutation often over-expressed in patients with ovarian cancer

Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center and … Read more

Repare Therapeutics’ RP-3500 Shows Potential of ATR Inhibitors in Precision Oncology

November 4, 2021 11:09 am

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

Patient With Cancer Answers Common Questions and Dispels Myths About Clinical Trials

October 20, 2021 12:00 am

by Kelly Irvin

The number one reason to participate in a clinical trial is because someone has to do it so new drugs can be developed to treat and even cure cancer. All of the drugs we have now were Read more

Wistar Scientists Identify New Therapeutic Target in Ovarian Cancer Subtype With Poor Prognosis. Ovarian clear cell carcinomas with ARID1A mutations are sensitive to inhibition of the IRE1a-XBP1 stress response pathway in preclinical models.

September 21, 2021 5:12 pm

By Wistar Institute

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA — (Sept. 21, 2021) — Mutations in the ARID1A gene are present in more than 50% of ovarian clear cell carcinomas (OCCC), for which effective treatments are lacking. Scientists at The Wistar Institute discovered … Read more

Pertuzumab/Trastuzumab Demonstrates Activity in Tissue-Agnostic Trial for Patients With HER2-Positive Tumors

June 4, 2021 10:34 am

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

Phase 3 OVAL Trial of VB-111 in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer Gets Green Light to Continue

February 24, 2021 6:00 pm

An independent data safety monitoring committee has not observed any safety issues with the phase 3 OVAL trial examining VB-111 in patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, and as such, has recommended that the trial continue as planned.

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Proton Therapy Induces Biologic Response to Attack Treatment-Resistant Cancers

February 17, 2021 4:00 pm

Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a novel proton therapy technique to more specifically target cancer cells that resist other forms of treatment. The technique is called LEAP, an acronym for “biologically enhanced particle therapy.” The findings are published today in … Read more

Link Between Driver of Ovarian Cancer and Metabolism Opens Up New Therapeutic Strategies

January 11, 2021 3:00 pm

Loss of ARID1A causes increased glutamine metabolism, which can be blocked pharmacologically to target ARID1A-mutant tumors.

Mutations that inactivate the ARID1A gene in ovarian cancer increase utilization of the glutamine amino acid making cancer cells dependent on glutamine metabolism, according … Read more

Phase 1 Study of Novel Drug for Ovarian Cancer Shows Positive Results

December 5, 2020 6:00 pm

One patient had a complete response and the majority of patients achieved disease control at 12 weeks.

A phase 1 trial of an anti-folate receptor alpha (FolRα) human immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) antibody for women with advanced ovarian cancer showed responses

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KSQ Boosts PARP Inhibition In Models Of Cancer With USP1 Inhibitor

October 27, 2020 7:00 pm

KSQ Therapeutics is hoping to provide hope for ovarian and breast cancer patients that have developed a resistance to drugs and those who don’t respond at all by developing a drug that may be able to boost the effectiveness of … Read more

Research Discovery May Offer New Treatment Options for People Diagnosed With Rare Form of Ovarian Cancer

August 26, 2020 8:00 am

A recent finding by researchers at UBC’s faculty of medicine and the BC Cancer Research Institute (BCCRI) may offer a new treatment possibility for people diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer.

Small cell carcinoma of the … Read more

Ovarian Cancer Metastasis Study Identifies Important Protein with Potential as Diagnostic Tool and Treatment Option

July 16, 2020 3:00 pm

By Clayton Boldt, Ph.D

Advanced ovarian cancer most commonly metastasizes to the omentum, a layer of fatty tissue that wraps around and protects internal organs in the abdomen, but the reasons for this have not been well-understood. In a new … Read more

Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: BRCA Mutations, Brain Mets, and Breastfeeding

May 6, 2019 5:00 pm

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

Types of Drugs Used to Treat Cancer

April 15, 2019 7:00 pm

By Andrea S. Blevins Primeau, PhD, MBA

There are many different types of agents used in the treatment of cancer, and they can generally be classified according to molecule type or their basic mechanism of action. Different cancer types have … Read more

New ‘Trojan Horse’ Cancer Treatment Shows Early Promise in Multiple Tumor Types

February 8, 2019 9:00 am

A brand new type of cancer drug that acts as a ‘Trojan horse’ to get inside tumour cells has shown promise in patients with six different cancer types.

In patients with advanced, drug-resistant cancers, over a quarter with cervical and … Read more

Drug Treating Breast Cancer May Be Effective in Treating Lung and Ovarian Cancer

February 5, 2019 4:00 pm

Two new papers, published simultaneously in Nature Communications and led by researchers at McGill University, offer promise that a drug currently used to treat estrogen positive breast cancer may be effective in treating two different types of cancer, one rare … Read more

Antibody That Targets a Protein on the Surface of Stem Cells Also Targets Same Protein on Cancer Cells

January 17, 2019 5:00 pm
An antibody that targets and is taken up only by certain types of cancer cells has been developed by A*STAR researchers. Combining this antibody with an anticancer drug could lead to a new treatment for some types of breast and… Read more