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More Effective Therapies Needed in Uterine Sarcomas

Gina Columbus
Published: Friday, Aug 31, 2018

[Moreover, we need to understand] the underlying pathology of the individual subtypes; for example, PEComa is a subtype that is seen in the uterus and is an entity that doesn’t respond to conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy. It does, however, respond to mTOR inhibition and there is an ongoing multicenter phase II study looking at a second-generation mTOR inhibitor intravenously as part of a registrational study. If successful, we may have a therapy specifically for PEComas, which would then be relevant for PEComas that start in the uterus.

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