Expression of mesothelium vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) is associated with poorer overall and progression-free survival in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer, according to a retrospective analysis.
Adding the WEE1 inhibitor AZD1775 to carboplatin offered enhanced response rates in women with TP53-mutated ovarian cancer that was refractory or resistant to first-line platinum-based therapy in a phase II study.
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.
A recent study found that use of telephone-based genetic counseling for women at risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers was noninferior to in-person counseling, with no significant adverse effects on long-term outcomes.