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
By James H. Doroshow, M.D.
More than 8 years ago, NCI launched NCI-MATCH, a first-of-its-kind precision medicine cancer clinical trial. NCI-MATCH tested different targeted therapies in people with cancer whose tumors had specific genetic changes. This year, three second-generation precision… Read more
By Kyle Doherty
Despite previous unsuccessful attempts to target p53, investigators have continued to try to develop novel therapeutics directed at the tumor suppressor gene with the goal of restoring p53 wild-type activity. With the initiation of the phase … Read more
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
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
Findings uncover possible drivers of recurrent breast and ovarian cancers among women carrying high-risk genetic mutations, pointing to methods to more effectively treat disease
PHILADELPHIA — Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Basser Center for BRCA at the Abramson Cancer … Read more
by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.
A global study into mucinous ovarian cancer could help oncologists recommend the best treatment for women who are diagnosed early with the condition.
By looking down a microscope for two different ‘patterns of invasion’ – 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 Alison Kanski
NEW YORK – An investigational AstraZeneca drug that showed activity at a range of doses across differently mutated cancers with limited toxicity exemplifies the versatility of next-generation PARP1 inhibitors, according to researchers at the American Society for … Read more
by Ariana Pelosci
Data regarding different dosing strategies of elimusertib for advanced solid tumors with ATM alterations and other DNA damage repair gene defects display early efficacy of the therapy.
Patients with advanced solid tumors who have ATM gene alterations
by Jennifer Southall
Women with mitogen-activated protein kinase-mutated low-grade serous ovarian/peritoneal carcinoma experienced significantly longer PFS and OS compared with women without these mutations, according to study results.
The findings, presented during the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2022 Annual … Read more
CAMBRIDGE, England — Virtual biopsies could replace invasive tissue procedures and give more accurate results thanks to a revolutionary new method developed using computer scans. The new advanced computing technique uses routine medical scans to enable doctors to take fewer, … 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 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
A global team of medical researchers led by UNSW have developed a test that could help to predict survival for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and pave the way towards personalised treatment.
A tumour test could help to identify ovarian … Read more
For years, The Clearity Foundation has emphasized the importance of tumor profiles/blueprints for informing decisions about treatment for ovarian cancer. Yet, genetic and tumor biomarker testing are not universally performed despite evidence that positive results in these tests could suggest … Read more
BOSTON – In patients with advanced ovarian cancer, a combination of drugs known as immune checkpoint inhibitors and PARP inhibitors can produce powerful remissions, clinical trials have shown, but up until now investigators haven’t been able to predict which patients … 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
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