The OncLive Ovarian Cancer condition center page is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights on ovarian cancer and evolving treatment approaches, including PARP inhibitors, antibody-drug conjugates, chemotherapy and more. This page features news articles, interviews in written and video format, and podcasts that focus on unmet needs, treatment advances, and ongoing research in ovarian cancer.
January 25th 2023
The combination of avutometinib and defactinib elicited responses in patients with recurrent low-grade serious ovarian cancer, according to data from a planned interim analysis of the registration-directed phase 2 RAMP-201 trial.
The FDA has granted a breakthrough device designation to the OverC Multi-Cancer Detection Blood Test for the early detection of cancers including esophageal, liver, lung, ovarian, and pancreatic in adults aged to 50 to 75 years with average risk.
Peter Dottino, MD, FACOG, discusses the need for more accurate early screening tests for ovarian cancer, why testing for early-stage endometrial cancer is also important, the process used to develop the screening test, and how it could be implemented into practice if it is approved by the FDA.
Caroline Billingsley, MD, discusses the effect of mirvetuximab soravtansine’s approval on the treatment landscape in ovarian cancer and avenues for future research with antibody-drug conjugates and immunotherapy in this space.
The use of an individualized starting dose of niraparib led to a trend toward improved overall survival as maintenance therapy vs placebo in Chinese patients with platinum-sensitive, recurrent ovarian cancer regardless of germline BRCA mutation status, according to data from the phase 3 NORA trial.
Olaparib plus durvalumab and bevacizumab led to prolonged survival and disease control without causing additive toxicity in patients with non-germline BRCA-mutated, platinum-sensitive, relapsed ovarian cancer.
The FDA has approved the VENTANA FOLR1 RxDx assay, the first immunohistochemistry companion diagnostic test to help identify patients with epithelial ovarian cancer who are eligible for treatment with mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx.
The FDA has granted accelerated approval to mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx (Elahere) for the treatment of select patients with folate receptor α–positive, platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.
At the request of the FDA, GlaxoSmithKline plc will restrict the second-line maintenance indication for niraparib to only the population of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer whose tumors harbor deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA mutations.
The benefit of PARP maintenance therapy for patients with advanced ovarian cancer differs depending on a number of factors, including the homologous recombination and BRCA mutation status of the tumor.
Kathleen N. Moore, MD, MS, discusses the clinical implications of the potential FDA approval of mirvetuximab soravtansine, observations from other antibody-drug conjugates under investigation in clinical trials, and the rationale of examining PARP inhibitor–based combinations in ovarian cancer.
Dr Shannon Westin shares if and when she could justify withholding a PARP inhibitor from a patient with HRD-positive ovarian cancer.
Bobbie J. Rimel, MD, discusses how PARP inhibitors are deployed across different treatment settings of ovarian cancer, the recent market withdrawal of PARP inhibitors in later-line indications, and ongoing research efforts at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for patients with ovarian cancer.
Experts discuss the best approach to treating patients with ovarian cancer who are resistant to PARP inhibitors.
A look at the maintenance treatment strategies for advanced or metastatic ovarian cancer.
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Rodney Rocconi, MD, discusses the continued exploration of antibody-drug conjugates in patients with ovarian cancer, biomarkers and agents under investigation in the space, and the ongoing research being conducted at the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Paul A. DiSilvestro, MD, discussed the pivotal SOLO-1 trial of maintenance olaparib in patients with BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer, updated survival data with the agent in this population, and the next steps for future research.
Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD, explains the reasoning for combining PARP inhibitors with immunotherapy in ovarian cancer treatment, highlighting ongoing trials.
Robert L. Coleman, MD, FACOG, FACS, describes data updates from the PRIMA trial investigating PARP inhibition in HRD-negative ovarian cancer populations.
Beth Y. Karlan, MD, discusses the current landscape of research investigating the efficacy of PARP inhibitor combination therapies for the treatment of patients with ovarian cancer.
Dr Michael Birrer reviews data from the PAOLA-1 trial investigating bevacizumab combination therapy for frontline maintenance therapy in advanced ovarian cancer.
Bradley J. Monk, MD, FACOG, FACS, generates a discussion on the use of PARP inhibitors in ovarian cancer treatment.
Treatment with mirvetuximab soravtansine elicited a statistically significant benefit vs investigator’s choice of chemotherapy for the OV28 abdominal/gastrointestinal symptom subscale in patients with folate receptor alpha–positive, advanced ovarian cancer.
González-Martín discusses the updated long-term efficacy and safety data from the PRIMA study, the importance of utilizing PARP inhibitors in patients with homologous recombination–deficient tumors, and the benefit observed with niraparib in those with homologous recombination–proficient tumors.