Gynecologic Oncology | Specialty

4 Biomarker-Driven Regimens Propel Frontline Advances in Ovarian Cancer

November 28th 2020

Targeted therapy approaches have expanded rapidly in ovarian cancer over the past 3 years, with the FDA approving 4 new strategies in frontline settings that allow women to remain free of disease progression longer than the previous standard of care.

SIENDO Trial of Selinexor in Endometrial Cancer Gets Green Light to Continue

November 25th 2020

The phase 3 SIENDO study, which is evaluating maintenance selinexor in endometrial cancer, has been recommended by the Data and Safety Monitoring Board to continue as previously planned without the need to add additional patients to the trial or amend the study protocol, following a prespecified interim futility analysis.

Maintenance Niraparib, Given at Individualized Starting Dose, Improves PFS in Chinese Patients With Ovarian Cancer

November 21st 2020

November 21, 2020 — Maintenance niraparib, when administered at an individualized starting dose, led to a 70% reduction in the risk of disease progression or death compared with placebo in Chinese patients with recurrent ovarian cancer who were in a complete or partial response to platinum-based chemotherapy.

Innovations in the Management of Advanced Cervical Cancer: Focus on Multidisciplinary Care

November 16th 2020

The management of carcinoma of the cervix represents a remarkable dichotomy.

Olaparib/Bevacizumab Approved in Europe for Frontline Maintenance in HRD+ Advanced Ovarian Cancer

November 5th 2020

The European Union has approved olaparib in combination with bevacizumab for use as a first-line maintenance treatment in patients with homologous recombination deficient–positive advanced ovarian cancer.

Immunotherapy in Gynecologic Cancers Shows Progress but Has a Long Way to Go

November 5th 2020

Ursula Matulonis, MD, highlights immunotherapy agents have demonstrated moderate clinical activity for patients with gynecologic cancers, however they fail to yield significant response rates in both the newly-diagnosed and recurrent settings.

Dr. Salani on Therapeutic Advances in Endometrial Cancer

November 2nd 2020

Ritu Salani, MD, MBA, discusses therapeutic advances in endometrial cancer.

More Clinical Trials Needed to Overcome PARP Inhibitor Resistance in Ovarian Cancer

November 2nd 2020

Gottfried E. Konecny, MD, discusses potential strategies to overcome PARP resistance, future combinations with PARP inhibitors, and other unmet needs in ovarian cancer.

HPV Vaccination Is a Battle That Must Be Won

November 2nd 2020

Despite solid evidence that human papillomavirus vaccination is remarkably effective in preventing persistent infection by HPV types that are known to be responsible for more than 70% to 80% of cervical cancer cases worldwide, this strategy’s utility in substantially reducing the subsequent development of the malignancy itself remained an open question.

Shaping a New Future With Novel Therapeutics in Gynecologic Cancers

October 31st 2020

Ritu Salani, MD, MBA, discusses updates to PARP inhibition and FRα-targeting agents in ovarian cancer, the role of bevacizumab across all lines of ovarian cancer therapy, and immunotherapy highlights in cervical and endometrial cancer.