A recent survey asked patients with primary and recurrent ovarian cancer to consider their reasons for choosing maintenance therapy following surgery and chemotherapy. READ MORE

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A recent study assessed the hypothesis that prolonging the platinum-free interval with platinum-free chemotherapy may offer improved outcomes in patients with progressing ovarian cancer.

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Patients with ovarian cancer who are responsive to platinum-based chemotherapy may experience more than double an increase in PFS with a specific maintenance therapy, regardless of their disease characterization.

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Administration of a PARP inhibitor to patients with recurrent ovarian cancer after an initial response to platinum-based chemotherapy helps maintain quality of life during treatment.

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Less than 20% of patients with a history of ovarian cancer meeting NCCN guidelines have undergone genetic testing or have discussed testing with their health care providers.

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Research in Review

The treatment landscape in the coming decade for ovarian cancers will likely feature poly ADP ribose polymerase inhibitors in combination with other treatments.

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Women with BRCA-mutated relapsed serous ovarian cancer who received maintenance therapy after platinum-based chemotherapy prolonged their progression-free survival by almost 7 months.

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Patients receiving treatment for ovarian cancer experienced a significant out-of-pocket financial burden, due largely to cost disparities across treatment types and a lack of definitive treatment options.

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A combination regimen involving standard carboplatin chemotherapy and a novel drug may improve overall survival for more than 50% of women with high-grade serous ovarian cancers.

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