Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials: What, Where, Why (07-5-2017)

Pre-recorded webinar on Thursday, July 13th, 7–8 p.m. EST Have questions about ovarian cancer clinical trials? Join the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition® (NOCC) for an Ask the Expert session with Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD, recognized nationally... Continue Reading

Lynparza™ Clinical Trial Demonstrates Survival Benefit in Relapsed Ovarian Cancer (11-9-2016)

AstraZeneca has announced positive results from the Phase III SOLO-2 trial designed to determine the efficacy of LynparzaTM (olaparib) oral therapy for the maintenance treatment of platinum-sensitive relapsed, BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer.1 Results from... Continue Reading

Update on PARP Inhibitors for Ovarian Cancer with BRCA Mutations (10-31-2016)

Each year in the United States, roughly 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and more than 15,000 die of the disease. Treatment for ovarian cancer commonly involves surgery and/or chemotherapy. Researchers continue to study new approaches for... Continue Reading

Tesaro Provides Real Benefit to Ovarian Cancer Patients (10-20-2016)

Patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer showed significantly improved cancer-free survival with Tesaro (niraparib) in the first clinical trial directly comparing a poly(ADP)-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor with chemotherapy. Tesaro... Continue Reading

Niraparib Improves Progression-Free Survival in Ovarian Cancer (07-13-2016)

The PARP inhibitor niraparib improves the time to cancer progression among patients with recurrent ovarian cancer when used as maintenance therapy during platinum-based chemotherapy. Each year in the United States, approximately 22,000 women are diagnosed... Continue Reading

Drug Rucaparib Promising in Pretreated BRCA-Positive Ovarian Cancer (06-15-2015)

The drug rucaparib appears active in women with recurrent BRCA-positive ovarian cancer that has progressed after previous treatment. These findings were presented at 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (May 29–June 2, Chicago,... Continue Reading

Lynparza Approved in Advanced Ovarian Cancer (12-29-2014)

CancerConnect News: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to LynparzaTM (olaparib), a new drug treatment for women with advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes. According to statistics from the American... Continue Reading

Avastin Approved by the FDA for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer (12-2-2014)

The FDA approval was based on the results of the AURELIA clinical trial, which involved 361 women with ovarian cancer that had recurred less than 6 months after their most recent platinum-based chemotherapy treatment. The   phase III trial compared... Continue Reading

AFCR Scientists Uncovered Potential New Treatment for Ovarian Cancer (11-11-2014)

(CancerConnect) A potential new treatment for ovarian cancer – the most lethal cancer of the female reproductive system – has recently been uncovered, thanks to research supported in part by the Asian Fund for Cancer Research (AFCR). AFCR-funded... Continue Reading

Adding Cediranib to Olaparib Markedly Improves Progression-Free Survival but Increases Toxicity in Recurrent Platinum-Sensitive Ovarian Cancer (10-21-2014)

The addition of the antiangiogenic agent cediranib to the PARP inhibitor olaparib in women with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer improves time to cancer progression and survival. The results of this study were recently reported in The Lancet... Continue Reading

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