Dr Shannon Westin, a clinical investigator at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses PARP inhibition for patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA-mutated (as detected by an FDA-approved test) advanced ovarian cancer who have been treated with three or more prior lines of chemotherapy.
Side effects decreased among patients with high-risk ovarian cancer who received an individualized starting dose of Zejula (niraparib), based upon baseline bodyweight and platelet counts, compared with a fixed starting dose.
Patients with recurrent ovarian cancer who received Zejula (niraparib) maintenance therapy experienced longer progression-free survival, as well as more time without symptoms or toxicity compared with placebo, according to results from the phase 3 ENGOT-OV16/NOVA trial.
In this week’s episode, we spoke with actor Scott Foley, who opened up about his experience as a caregiver to his mother after her ovarian cancer diagnosis and why he joined the Not on My Watch movement to help educate others.
There is a flood of information available about genetic tests for cancer risk in the media, and even at community events, such as health fairs and senior centers. If these promotions have caught your attention and you are considering testing, there is important information that you should know first.