Dr. Muggia on Targeted Therapies in Ovarian Cancer

Franco M. Muggia, MD
Published Online: Thursday, Nov 14, 2013

Franco M. Muggia, MD, Franco M. Muggia, MD, The Anne Murnick Cogan and David H. Cogan Professor of Oncology, NYU Langone Medical Center, discusses the challenge of developing targeted therapies to treat ovarian cancer.

Muggia says drug development in ovarian cancer has not been easy, resulting in a lack of targeted therapies. Physicians rely on a chemotherapy regimen to treat patients with ovarian cancer that eliminates advanced disease about 80-90% of the time. However, Muggia says, the disease eventually comes back.

Muggia says there is a need to improve treatment for ovarian cancer. BRCA and PARP targets have proven to be good targets to develop further.

Franco M. Muggia, MD, Franco M. Muggia, MD, The Anne Murnick Cogan and David H. Cogan Professor of Oncology, NYU Langone Medical Center, discusses the challenge of developing targeted therapies to treat ovarian cancer.

Muggia says drug development in ovarian cancer has not been easy, resulting in a lack of targeted therapies. Physicians rely on a chemotherapy regimen to treat patients with ovarian cancer that eliminates advanced disease about 80-90% of the time. However, Muggia says, the disease eventually comes back.

Muggia says there is a need to improve treatment for ovarian cancer. BRCA and PARP targets have proven to be good targets to develop further.




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