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.
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The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released a research statement, “Measuring Ovarian Toxicity in Clinical Trials,” outlining new recommendations for appropriate assessment of ovarian toxicity in cancer clinical trials.
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.