Dr. Markman on the Era of Precision Medicine in Ovarian Cancer
Maurie Markman, MD
Maurie Markman, MD, president of Medicine and Science, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, editor-in-chief, OncologyLive, discusses the era of precision medicine in ovarian cancer.
Clinical trials have traditionally been the avenue in which efficacy of a novel agent is evaluated. Markman proposes that in the era of precision medicine, a new strategy must be developed to move drugs along in the regulatory process and prove their efficacy.
It is difficult to conduct randomized phase III trials in uncommon tumors such as ovarian cancer subtypes in a timely manner, says Markman, making the need for these novel strategies critical.