A new paper highlights the global inequities in access to prevention, early detection and treatment for breast cancer and cervical cancer.
Adding seribantumab to paclitaxel failed to improved progression-free survival in unselected patients with platinum-resistant or -refractory ovarian cancer. Expression of heregulin and HER2, however, could identify a subset of patients that derive benefit from the therapy.
The oral PARP inhibitor rucaparib showed strong activity and an acceptable safety profile in women with high-grade, BRCA-mutated ovarian carcinoma who had previously received at least two lines of chemotherapy.
Microsatellite instability analysis and immunohistochemistry analysis are highly concordant with regard to testing for mismatch repair deficiency in endometrial cancer.
The oral PARP inhibitor niraparib yielded significantly improved progression-free survival for women with platinum-sensitive, recurrent ovarian cancer in a phase III trial.
The combination of nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel) and nedaplatin showed promising activity and was relatively well tolerated in a small phase II trial.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine reduces the incidence of pre-cancerous cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), according to a population-based study in New Mexico.
In this Medical News Minute, developed exclusively for Cancer Network, Dr. Bobby Lazzara discusses a recent study that found that surveillance with CA-125 in ovarian cancer patients led to more use of chemotherapy, decreased quality of life, and no improvement in survival.
After a review of the published literature, the panel voted on three variants to establish best practices for the utilization of imaging, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy after primary surgery for early-stage endometrial cancer.
The FDA issued a recommendation against the use of any currently available screening tests for ovarian cancer.