In the year 2020, we have witnessed an unprecedented evolution in medicine, as we adjusted our clinical practices, research programs, and educational vehicles to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the phase 2 OVARIO study, median progression-free survival (PFS) has not yet been reached in women with advanced ovarian cancer who are being treated with the combination of niraparib and bevacizumab after response to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy plus bevacizumab. The combination did not appear to cause cumulative toxicities.
Although researchers noted a trend toward increased incidence of secondary hematologic malignancy in patients with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer treated with poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors, the difference was not statistically significant.
NOVA clinical trial data outcomes were superior to the real-world outcomes for niraparib, highlighting the critical need for better understanding of variables impacting poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor outcomes in clinical practice.