ESMO 2020

An observational study of hospitalized patients and patients in outpatient treatment facilities being treated with olaparib as maintenance therapy for relapsed BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer following platinum-based chemotherapy reveals preservation of health-related quality of life in interim study results.
A phase 2, randomized study of patients with platinum-resistant relapsed ovarian cancer assessed overall response to olaparib monotherapy compared with standard-of-care chemotherapy. Olaparib was effective in platinum-resistant and platinum-sensitive patients with and without homologous recombination repair (HRR) gene alterations.
The phase 3 ARIEL3 study investigated rucaparib as maintenance therapy in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer. An exploratory safety analysis found time to onset of nonhematologic treatment-emergent adverse events was 1 month, 2 months for anemia, and 3 months for decreased hemoglobin.
In patients with newly diagnosed high-grade serous ovarian cancer, dose-dense weekly paclitaxel was associated with longer progression-free survival and higher frequency of grade 3/4 adverse events, including hematologic toxicities, versus paclitaxel given every 3 weeks.
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