U Pittsburgh team develops online tool for ovarian cancer symptom management

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An online symptom management tool using expressive writing could help women with ovarian cancer better manage complex symptoms, according to a new study led by a University of Pittsburgh and UPMC nurse-scientist.

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The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use adopted a positive opinion recommending approval a Type II variation for Rubraca (rucaparib), as a first-line maintenance treatment for all women with advanced ovarian cancer regardless of their BRCA mutation status, who have responded to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy. 
Findings from two subset analyses of the phase III MIRASOL trial (GOG 3045/ENGOT OV-55) evaluating the safety and efficacy of Elahere (mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx) compared to chemotherapy in patients with folate receptor alpha (FRα)-positive platinum-resistant ovarian cancer demonstrate an overall survival and progression-free survival benefit.