Dr. Pecora on Ovarian Cancer PARP Inhibitor

Andrew L. Pecora, MD, FACP, CPE
Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Andrew L. Pecora, MD, FACP, CPE the Chief Innovations Officer, Professor and Vice President of Cancer Services at John Theurer Cancer Center discusses new PARP inhibitor for ovarian cancer.

Dr. Pecora says in advanced ovarian cancer there have been few advances in therapeutic approaches, but he adds that will change. A class of agents called PARP inhibitors that block specific pathways in cancer cells. Data will show that patients receiving PARP inhibitors can have a prolongation of their progression free survival. Dr. Pecora says it doesn't appear to be limited to a specific subgroup and appears to be applicable to most ovarian cancer.
Andrew L. Pecora, MD, FACP, CPE the Chief Innovations Officer, Professor and Vice President of Cancer Services at John Theurer Cancer Center discusses new PARP inhibitor for ovarian cancer.

Dr. Pecora says in advanced ovarian cancer there have been few advances in therapeutic approaches, but he adds that will change. A class of agents called PARP inhibitors that block specific pathways in cancer cells. Data will show that patients receiving PARP inhibitors can have a prolongation of their progression free survival. Dr. Pecora says it doesn't appear to be limited to a specific subgroup and appears to be applicable to most ovarian cancer.

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