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RTP On Demand: Current and Future Role of PARP Inhibitors in the Management of Ovarian Cancer (Audio Program)
Released January 2017

Featuring interviews with Drs Ursula A Matulonis, Thomas J Herzog and Michael Birrer. (Audio Content)

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    The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,280 new cases of ovarian cancer (OC) will be diagnosed in the United States in 2016 and 14,240 individuals will die of the disease. Significant resources have been invested over the past few decades in attempts to better understand the natural history of the disease, identify genetic and other factors responsible for its proliferation and develop novel therapies with the potential to significantly improve outcomes for patients. One such avenue, investigating PARP inhibition as a mechanism to combat OC development and progression, ultimately led to the 2014 FDA approval of the PARP inhibitor olaparib. Given the significant number of clinical and research questions created by this recent introduction and the rapidly expanding database surrounding PARP inhibition in general, it is clear that additional educational resources are needed to keep practicing clinicians up to date and informed. To that end, this special RTP On Demand program uses one-on-one discussion with leading investigators in the field to assist practicing clinicians with the formulation of up-to-date management strategies.


    • Use available guidelines and consensus statements to develop an evidence-based algorithm for conducting genetic screening for patients with OC.
    • Understand the rationale for the investigation of PARP inhibition as monotherapy or in combination with other novel agents for patients with BRCA mutation-positive and BRCA wild-type advanced OC, and use this information to inform protocol and nonresearch treatment options for these individuals.
    • Appreciate the recent approval of olaparib for patients with highly refractory advanced OC, and appropriately integrate this agent into the clinical management of such cases.
    • Develop an understanding of the available efficacy data and toxicity profiles of investigational PARP inhibitors to effectively prioritize clinical trial opportunities for appropriate patients with OC.
    • Educate patients about the side effects associated with approved and investigational PARP inhibitors, and provide preventive and emergent strategies to reduce or ameliorate these toxicities.

    Research To Practice is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue


    CME credit is no longer available for this issue


    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    This CME activity consists of an audio component.

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    Research To Practice (RTP) is committed to providing its participants with high-quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education. We assess conflicts of interest with faculty, planners and managers of CME activities. Conflicts of interest are identified and resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process. In addition, all activity content is reviewed by both a member of the RTP scientific staff and an external, independent physician reviewer for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies referenced and patient care recommendations.

    FACULTY — The following faculty (and their spouses/partners) reported relevant conflicts of interest, which have been resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process: Dr MatulonisAdvisory Committee: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Genentech BioOncology, ImmunoGen Inc, Merck. Dr HerzogAdvisory Committee: Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Caris Life Sciences, Pfizer Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc. Dr BirrerAdvisory Committee: Acceleron Pharma, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, ImmunoGen Inc, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, OXiGENE Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc, Sanofi, Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    EDITORDr Love is president and CEO of Research To Practice, which receives funds in the form of educational grants to develop CME activities from the following commercial interests: AbbVie Inc, Acerta Pharma, Agendia Inc, Amgen Inc, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Baxalta Inc, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biodesix Inc, bioTheranostics Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Boston Biomedical Pharma Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, CTI BioPharma Corp, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Halozyme Therapeutics, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Medivation Inc, Merck, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, NanoString Technologies, Natera Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Novocure, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Tesaro Inc, Teva Oncology, Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc and VisionGate Inc. 

    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE STAFF AND EXTERNAL REVIEWERS — The scientific staff and reviewers for Research To Practice have no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    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 grantor.

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Tesaro Inc.

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    Release date: January 2017
    Expiration date: January 2018

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RTP On Demand: Current and Future Role of PARP Inhibitors in the Management of Ovarian Cancer (Audio Program)
Released January 2017

Featuring interviews with Drs Ursula A Matulonis, Thomas J Herzog and Michael Birrer. (Audio Content)

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