In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Charlotte Sun, DrPH, MPH, discussed the findings from 2 abstracts from the 2020 SGO Annual Meeting on patient preferences for maintenance therapy in ovarian cancer and how these findings can be applied to practice in the community oncology setting.
“There are limited treatment options for women with advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer, and prognosis of these patients is poor. The results observed in the GARNET trial indicate the potential of dostarlimab to offer a new treatment option for women with this challenging disease.”
Treatment with olaparib demonstrated similar outcomes to standard-of-care chemotherapy treatment in patients with BRCA wild-type, platinum-sensitive, recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer in the phase II CLIO study. As such, olaparib failed to demonstrate a significant improvement in survival over chemotherapy.
In the phase III VELIA trial, the addition of veliparib to frontline induction chemotherapy expanded the number of complete responses and CA-125 responses in patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer compared with chemotherapy alone, according to results from an exploratory analysis.
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 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.
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.