European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is the leading professional organisation for medical oncology. With more than 25,000 members representing oncology professionals from over 150 countries worldwide, ESMO was founded in 1975.
A phase 3 study comparing nivolumab to treatment with gemcitabine or pegylated liposomal doxorubicin for patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer revealed similar overall survival and response rates between the 2 groups. Nivolumab was better tolerated than gemcitabine/pegylated liposomal doxorubicin, with fewer all-grade and grade 3/4 adverse events. Read More ›

A groundbreaking report presented today at ESMO conveyed data from an interim analysis of a phase 2b trial demonstrating that the combination of NPS + trastuzumab is safe and may provide clinically meaningful benefit to women with HER2 low-expressing breast cancer, with a particularly marked benefit in the subgroup with triple-negative breast cancer. Read More ›

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. Read More ›

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. Read More ›

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. Read More ›

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. Read More ›

In patients with advanced ovarian cancer, niraparib resulted in similar efficacy, safety, and quality-of-life outcomes for patients 65 years of age and those ≥65 years of age. An individualized starting dose resulted in fewer grade ≥3 thrombocytopenia events than a fixed starting dose. Read More ›

The VIRO-15 trial of intraperitoneal Olvi-Vec virus infusion followed by intravenous carboplatin-doublet ± bevacizumab in pretreated platinum-resistant/refractory ovarian cancer patients revealed promising response rates and progression-free survival. Safety results were consistent with a previous phase 1b trial of this agent. Read More ›

For patients with non-germline BRCA-mutated platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer, the triple combination of olaparib, durvalumab, and bevacizumab demonstrated a promising 24-week disease control rate and safety profile while the combination of olaparib plus durvalumab did not meet the prespecified efficacy target. Read More ›

The SOLO1 trial studied maintenance olaparib in newly diagnosed patients with advanced BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer. This analysis assesses outcomes 5 years after the last patient enrolled in the trial and represents the longest follow-up for a PARP inhibitor trial in this setting. Read More ›

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