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Cases from the Community: Investigators Discuss the Role of PARP Inhibition in the Care of Actual Patients with Ovarian Cancer (Webinar Audio Proceedings)
Released May 2021

Proceedings from an independent satellite symposium during the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Featuring perspectives from Drs Susana Banerjee, Richard T Penson and Shannon Westin. (Audio Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    This activity is intended for gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, gynecologists and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.


    • Appraise guideline recommendations, consensus statements and clinical investigator perspectives regarding the indications for and selection of genetic testing platforms in ovarian cancer (OC), and use the results of these assessments to guide long-term treatment.
    • Evaluate the FDA approval of olaparib as maintenance therapy after first-line platinum-based chemotherapy for patients with advanced OC harboring a deleterious or suspected deleterious BRCA germline or somatic mutation, and counsel appropriate individuals regarding personalized treatment recommendations.
    • Recognize the recent FDA approval of niraparib as first-line maintenance therapy for patients with advanced OC with or without BRCA mutations, and identify individuals for whom treatment with this agent may be appropriate.
    • Understand the biologic rationale for and available data with the use of PARP inhibitors in combination with anti-angiogenic agents, and discern how this strategy affects current therapeutic algorithms.
    • Appreciate available clinical trial data with PARP inhibition in combination with front-line chemotherapy and then as maintenance treatment for patients with newly diagnosed OC, and evaluate the potential role of this novel therapeutic approach.
    • Assess available clinical trial data with and approved indications for FDA-endorsed PARP inhibitors for patients with recurrent, platinum-sensitive and multiple regimen-refractory OC in order to personalize care plans incorporating these agents.
    • Recognize the toxicities associated with PARP inhibitors commonly used in the care of patients with OC, and offer supportive management strategies to minimize or ameliorate these side effects.

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    FACULTY — The following faculty reported relevant conflicts of interest, which have been mitigated through a conflict of interest mitigation process:

    Susana Banerjee, MBBS, MA, PhD
    Consultant Medical Oncologist
    Research Lead, Gynecological Cancers
    Reader in Women’s Cancers
    The Institute of Cancer Research
    The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
    London, United Kingdom

    Consulting Agreements, Advisory Boards and Lectures: Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, Epsilogen, Genmab, GlaxoSmithKline, ImmunoGen Inc, Merck Serono, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, Mersana Therapeutics, Pfizer Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc, Tesaro, A GSK Company; Contracted Research: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, GlaxoSmithKline, Tesaro, A GSK Company, Verastem Inc.

    Richard T Penson, MD, MRCP
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Clinical Director, Medical Gynecologic Oncology
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Advisory Committee: AbbVie Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Care4ward (unpaid), Clovis Oncology, Curio Science, Eisai Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Janssen Biotech Inc, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, Lumos Pharma, Merck, Mersana Therapeutics, Nexus Group Global, Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc, Sutro Biopharma, Syndax Pharmaceuticals Inc, Tesaro, A GSK Company, Vascular Biogenics; Contracted Research: Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Eisai Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sanofi Genzyme, Tesaro, A GSK Company, Vascular Biogenics; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: AbbVie Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.

    Shannon N Westin, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor
    Director, Early Drug Development
    Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, Texas

    Consulting Agreements: Agenus Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, CIRCULOGENE, Clovis Oncology, Eisai Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Tesaro, A GSK Company, Zentalis Pharmaceuticals; Contracted Research: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Bio-Path, Clovis Oncology, Cotinga Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Novartis, Tesaro, A GSK Company; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Xenetic Biosciences Inc.

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    This educational activity contains discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the Food and Drug Administration. Research To Practice does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings. The opinions expressed are those of the presenters and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantors.

    This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and Merck.

    Release date: May 2021
    Expiration date: May 2022

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