Ovarian Cancer

Niraparib Prolongs Progression-Free Survival Without Toxicity in Ovarian Cancer

May 29, 2020

In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, discussed the findings from a TWiST analysis of the ENGOT-OV16/NOVA study, which evaluated the time without symptoms or toxicities in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer who received niraparib as maintenance.

Personalized Treatment Approaches Improve Outcomes for Patients With Ovarian Cancer

May 20, 2020

In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Robert L. Coleman, MD, FACOG, FACS, discussed the importance of molecular testing in ovarian cancer and how the treatment landscape will continue to evolve in tailoring treatment to patients based on the biology of their tumors, which was the topic of his lecture at the 2020 Society for Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting.

Maintenance Olaparib Provides Significant Long-Term OS Benefit in Relapsed Ovarian Cancer

May 13, 2020

“In the final SOLO2 analysis, maintenance olaparib provided a clinically meaningful improvement of 12.9 months [in] median overall survival. These results demonstrate that olaparib maintenance monotherapy not only delays disease progression but also improves overall survival in women with platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer and a BRCA mutation.”

FDA Approves Maintenance Olaparib/Bevacizumab in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

May 08, 2020

The FDA granted approval to the combination of olaparib and bevacizumab for the maintenance treatment of patients with advanced ovarian cancer who are in complete or partial response to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy with bevacizumab and whose cancer is associated with homologous recombination deficiency–positive status defined by either a deleterious or suspected deleterious BRCA mutation, and/or genomic instability.

Vigil Immunotherapy Prolongs RFS as Frontline Maintenance Treatment in Ovarian Cancer

April 14, 2020

Relapse-free survival was prolonged in patients with stage III/IV ovarian cancer who received frontline maintenance treatment with Vigil immunotherapy compared with placebo. This was especially true for patients with BRCA1/2 wild-type disease, according to results from the phase II VITAL study.

Frontline Niraparib Plus Bevacizumab for Advanced Ovarian Cancer Yields Promising Activity

April 13, 2020

Frontline niraparib in addition to bevacizumab as maintenance demonstrated impressive clinical activity in patients with advanced ovarian cancer who achieved either a complete or partial response to frontline platinum-based chemotherapy with bevacizumab, according to the phase II OVARIO trial.

Analyses of Frontline Niraparib Maintenance Demonstrate Positive Patient-Reported Outcomes in Ovarian Cancer

April 11, 2020

Following its success in the phase III PRIMA study, frontline niraparib maintenance demonstrated positive patient-reported outcomes, as well as met biomarker-defined and other secondary endpoints, according to 3 analyses to be reported as part of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2020 Annual Meeting.

FDA Grants Pembrolizumab Priority Review for TMB-High Tumors

April 07, 2020

The FDA has accepted and granted a priority review to a supplemental Biologics License Application for pembrolizumab for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with unresectable or metastatic solid tumors with tissue tumor mutational burden-high who have progressed following prior treatment and who have no satisfactory alternative treatment options.

Chemotherapy Toxicity Correlates With Nutritional Factors in Solid Tumors

March 30, 2020

An association was found between a lower risk of grade 3 or higher chemotherapy toxicity with higher body mass indexes and normal albumin, a protein made in the liver, levels in older adult patients with solid tumors, according to an analysis of a prospective, multicenter study.

COVID-19 Presents an Opportunity for Precision Medicine to Play Expanded Role in Care

March 30, 2020

A sudden surge in the cases of COVID-19 due to pandemic, along with efforts to contain it, has led to multiple challenges that no country has experienced in the last several decades. The global pandemic from COVID-19 poses a unique set of challenges not only for patients with cancer who need their treatment, but also for caregivers, oncologists, and the overall care team.