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Visiting Professors: Investigator Perspectives on the Current and Future Role of PARP Inhibition in the Management of Ovarian Cancer
Released December 2019

Featuring perspectives from Dr David M O’Malley. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    This activity is intended for medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of ovarian cancer (OC).

    Epithelial OC accounts for approximately 90% of malignant ovarian neoplasms, and this makes it the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancer in the United States. The most significant recent development in OC has been the introduction of PARP inhibitors into the therapeutic milieu. Important advances in the collective understanding of PARP inhibition as a mechanism to combat the development and progression of OC have led to the FDA approval of multiple PARP inhibitors in a number of clinical settings. The availability of PARP inhibitors has significant ramifications for practicing oncologists, who need to confront a variety of practical issues with regard to the safe and effective use of these agents.

    To bridge the gap between research and patient care, this video presentation by Dr David O’Malley uses a review of recent relevant publications and presentations, ongoing clinical trials and clinical investigator treatment preferences to assist medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of OC with the formulation of up-to-date clinical management strategies.


    • Appraise guideline recommendations, consensus statements and clinical investigator perspectives regarding the indications for and selection of genetic testing in OC, and use the results of these assessments to guide long-term treatment planning, including clinical trial accrual.
    • Recognize the recent FDA approval of olaparib as maintenance therapy for patients with advanced OC with a BRCA mutation after first-line platinum-based chemotherapy, and consider how the availability of this strategy affects current therapeutic algorithms.
    • Appreciate available clinical trial data with and approved indications for FDA-endorsed PARP inhibitors for patients with OC to effectively integrate these agents into routine clinical practice.
    • Consider published research findings with PARP inhibitors as maintenance therapy for patients with recurrent, platinum-sensitive OC, and develop strategies to identify appropriate candidates for this approach.
    • Recognize the toxicities associated with PARP inhibitors commonly used in the treatment of OC, and offer supportive management strategies to minimize and/or ameliorate these side effects.
    • Recall the biologic rationale for and ongoing research efforts evaluating the role of PARP inhibitors in combination with chemotherapy, targeted therapy or immunotherapy, and refer appropriate and interested patients for clinical trial participation.

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    FACULTY — The following faculty (and their spouses/partners) reported relevant conflicts of interest, which have been resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process:

    Presenting Faculty Member

    David M O’Malley, MD
    Division Director, Gynecologic Oncology
    Co-Director, Gynecologic Oncology Phase I Program
    The Ohio State University and The James Cancer Center
    Columbus, Ohio

    Advisory Committee: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, GOG Foundation Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, Tesaro, A GSK Company; Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, Ambry Genetics, Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, ImmunoGen Inc, Partnership for Health Analytic Research LLC, Tesaro, A GSK Company; Contracted Research: Agenus Inc, Ajinomoto, Array BioPharma Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Clovis Oncology, EMD Serono Inc, Ergomed PLC, Exelixis Inc, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, GOG Foundation Inc, ImmunoGen Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd, Novartis, PRA Health Sciences, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Stemcentrx, Syneos Health, Tesaro, A GSK Company, TRACON Pharmaceuticals Inc; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Marker Therapeutics Inc.

    Project Steering Committee Members

    Michael J Birrer, MD, PhD
    Director, O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Professor of Medicine/Hematology and Oncology
    Evalina B Spencer Chair in Oncology
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, Alabama

    No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    Robert L Coleman, MD
    Professor and Executive Director
    Cancer Network Research
    Ann Rife Cox Chair in Gynecology
    Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, Texas

    Advisory Committee and Contracted Research: AbbVie Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, Eisai Inc, GamaMabs Pharma, Genentech, Genmab, ImmunoGen Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Merck, Novartis, Tesaro, A GSK Company; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.

    Gottfried E Konecny, MD
    Division of Hematology-Oncology
    Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine
    UCLA Medical Center
    Santa Monica, California

    No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    Ursula Matulonis, MD
    Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
    Brock-Wilson Family Chair
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Advisory Committee and Consulting Agreement: Novartis.

    Kathleen Moore, MD
    The Virginia Kerley Cade Endowed Chair in Cancer Development
    Associate Director, Clinical Research
    Director, Oklahoma TSET Phase I Program
    Stephenson Cancer Center
    Associate Professor, Section of Gynecologic Oncology
    Director, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Advisory Committee: Aravive Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, Genentech, ImmunoGen Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Merck, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc, Pfizer Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc, Samumed, Tesaro, A GSK Company, VBL Therapeutics; Contracted Research: Clovis Oncology, Genentech, Merck, PTC Therapeutics, Roche Laboratories Inc.

    Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, MHSc
    Professor, Duke Cancer Institute
    Duke University Health System
    Durham, North Carolina

    Advisory Committee: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, Genentech, Janssen Biotech Inc, Merck, Roche Laboratories Inc; Contracted Research: AbbVie Inc, Amgen Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Clovis Oncology, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Genentech, Immutep Ltd, Incyte Corporation, Merck, Roche Laboratories Inc, Seattle Genetics, Tesaro, A GSK Company.

    Robert M Wenham, MD, MS
    Chair and Director of Research, Department of Gynecologic Oncology
    Senior Member, Program of Chemical Biology and Molecular Medicine
    Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, USF
    Moffitt Cancer Center
    Tampa, Florida

    Advisory Committee: Amgen Inc, Clovis Oncology, Genentech, Merck, Mersana Therapeutics, Ovation Diagnostics, TapImmune Inc, Tesaro, A GSK Company; Consulting Agreement: Merck; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Tesaro, A GSK Company; Ownership Interest: Ovation Diagnostics; Speakers Bureau: Clovis Oncology, Genentech, Janssen Biotech Inc, Tesaro, A GSK Company.

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    This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology and Tesaro, A GSK Company.

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    Release date: December 2019
    Expiration date: December 2020

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