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.
Don Dizon, MD, Brown University, discusses the paradigm shift in the treatment of endometrial cancer with the use of medical therapy, including chemotherapy with biologics, mTOR inhibitors combined with chemotherapy, and targeted therapies.