Ovarian Cancer

Using its priority review process, on March 27, 2017, the FDA approved niraparib (Zejula; Tesaro), an oral PARP inhibitor, for the maintenance treatment of adults with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer whose tumors have completely or partially responded to platinum-based chemotherapy.
Oral cediranib, an investigational VEGF inhibitor, in combination with a PARP or chemotherapy inhibitor, appears to have a survival benefit in women with relapsed platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer, according to data from 2 studies presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Recently, a member from the Smart Patients ovarian cancer community asked, “What do you wish you knew when you were first diagnosed?”

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