Ovarian Cancer News

Rubraca™ Is Granted Accelerated Approval for Advanced Ovarian Cancer (December 20, 2016)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Rubraca™ (rucaparib) for the treatment of women with advanced ovarian cancer who have been treated with two or more chemotherapies and whose tumors have a BRCA gene mutation. Each... Continue Reading

Lynparza™ Clinical Trial Demonstrates Survival Benefit in Relapsed Ovarian Cancer (November 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 (October 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 (October 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

FDA Warns Against Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests (October 6, 2016)

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doctors and their patients should not use certain ovarian cancer screening tests because of inaccurate results. Screening tests are designed to detect cancer in its earliest stages when it is most... Continue Reading

FDA Accepts Priority Review of Rucaparib For The Treatment Of Advanced Mutant BRCA Ovarian Cancer (September 6, 2016)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a New Drug Application (NDA) for accelerated approval of rucaparib and granted priority review status to the application for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer in patients with deleterious... Continue Reading

SGO, ASCO Issue New Guidelines for Ovarian Cancer Treatment (August 22, 2016)

A new joint clinical practice guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) states that neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) is the optimal first-line treatment for some women who have newly diagnosed... Continue Reading

Niraparib Improves Progression-Free Survival in Ovarian Cancer (July 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

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk (May 25, 2016)

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, today announced its... Continue Reading

Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Underused in Ovarian Cancer (September 28, 2015)

The use of intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy appears to be utilized in fewer than 50% of clinical practices, despite results indicating improved survival with its use in certain patients with ovarian cancer. These results were recently published in the... Continue Reading

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Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Lynparza™ Clinical Trial Demonstrates Survival Benefit in Relapsed Ovarian Cancer (November 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 (October 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 (October 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 (July 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 (June 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

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Screening/Prevention Ovarian Cancer

FDA Warns Against Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests (October 6, 2016)

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doctors and their patients should not use certain ovarian cancer screening tests because of inaccurate results. Screening tests are designed to detect cancer in its earliest stages when it is most... Continue Reading

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk (May 25, 2016)

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, today announced its... Continue Reading

Personalized Screening Test for Ovarian Cancer Potentially Game-Changing, says GlobalData (May 18, 2015)

   LONDON, UK (GlobalData), 12 May 2015 – The encouraging recent results of a 14-year study by the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening could herald a radical departure from the approach established by other screening tests for... Continue Reading

Aspirin as Ovarian Cancer Prevention? Research Says Maybe (February 20, 2014)

New evidence suggests that an aspirin a day may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. But more research is needed before your doctor will routinely prescribe it for prevention. You may know that low doses of aspirin, taken daily, can help reduce the risk... Continue Reading

Oral Contraceptives and the Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer (November 20, 2013)

Women with BRCA 1/2 mutations who use oral contraceptives (birth control pills) have a significantly reduced risk of ovarian cancer and a non-significantly increased risk of breast cancer, according to the results of a study published in the Journal... Continue Reading

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Stage I Ovarian Cancer

Update on PARP Inhibitors for Ovarian Cancer with BRCA Mutations (October 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

Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Underused in Ovarian Cancer (September 28, 2015)

The use of intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy appears to be utilized in fewer than 50% of clinical practices, despite results indicating improved survival with its use in certain patients with ovarian cancer. These results were recently published in the... Continue Reading

Aspirin as Ovarian Cancer Prevention? Research Says Maybe (February 20, 2014)

New evidence suggests that an aspirin a day may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. But more research is needed before your doctor will routinely prescribe it for prevention. You may know that low doses of aspirin, taken daily, can help reduce the risk... Continue Reading

Ovarian Cancer Rates Declining in Breast Cancer Survivors (February 7, 2013)

The rate of second primary ovarian cancers after first primary breast cancer appears to be on the decline, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Each year in the United States, roughly 22,000 women are diagnosed... Continue Reading

Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent or Treat Ovarian Cancer (December 3, 2012)

Metformin, a widely prescribed insulin-lowering drug for diabetes, has been associated with survival in ovarian cancer and is worthy of further study, as it may be considered for the prevention or treatment of ovarian cancer, according to the results... Continue Reading

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Stage II-IV Ovarian Cancer

Rubraca™ Is Granted Accelerated Approval for Advanced Ovarian Cancer (December 20, 2016)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Rubraca™ (rucaparib) for the treatment of women with advanced ovarian cancer who have been treated with two or more chemotherapies and whose tumors have a BRCA gene mutation. Each... Continue Reading

Lynparza™ Clinical Trial Demonstrates Survival Benefit in Relapsed Ovarian Cancer (November 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 (October 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 (October 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

FDA Accepts Priority Review of Rucaparib For The Treatment Of Advanced Mutant BRCA Ovarian Cancer (September 6, 2016)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a New Drug Application (NDA) for accelerated approval of rucaparib and granted priority review status to the application for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer in patients with deleterious... Continue Reading

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