The combination of olaparib and bevacizumab as maintenance therapy for advanced ovarian cancer appears to confer the greatest progression-free survival (PFS) benefit in women without residual macroscopic disease following upfront cytoreductive surgery, according to an analysis of the phase III PAOLA-1* trial.
The PARP* inhibitor niraparib improves progression-free survival (PFS) and is well-tolerated in women with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer (OCa) after a response to first-line (1L) platinum-based chemotherapy (CT), subgroup results of the phase III PRIMA/ENGOT-OV26/GOG-3012 trial have shown.
Treatment with trametinib, an MEK inhibitor, significantly improves progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with recurrent low-grade serous ovarian or peritoneal carcinoma (LGSOC) compared with standard of care (SOC), according to a study presented at SGO 20/20.
Adding trastuzumab to a chemotherapy backbone of carboplatin and paclitaxel led to sustained survival benefit in patients with recurrent/advanced, HER2-positive uterine serous carcinoma compared with chemotherapy alone, according to an updated survival analysis presented at SGO 2020 Meeting.
Subgroup analyses of the VELIA* trial showed that the concomitant administration of the poly(adenosine diphosphate-ribose) polymerase inhibitor veliparib with an induction chemotherapy (CT) regimen comprising carboplatin and paclitaxel (CP) generated antitumour activity and favourable safety in women with high-grade serous ovarian cancer.
Frontline maintenance treatment with a DNA engineered autologous tumour cell (EATC) immunotherapy yields relapse-free survival (RFS) benefit in patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, particularly in those with wild-type BRCA1/2 status, according to the VITAL* study presented at the 2020 SGO Annual Meeting.
Receipt of an adjuvant human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine following surgical excision could reduce the risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN2+) recurrence, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis submitted for presentation at SGO 20/20.
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Dr. Hsu Li Yang, Dr. Tan Thuan Tong, Dr. Andrea Kwa,
08 Jan 2021
Antimicrobial resistance has become increasingly dire as the rapid emergence of drug resistance, especially gram-negative pathogens, has outpaced the development of new antibiotics. At a recent virtual symposium, Dr Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health) and Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented epidemiological data on multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Asia, while Dr Tan Thuan Tong, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), focused on the role of ceftazidime-avibactam in MDR GNB infections. Dr Andrea Kwa, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Pharmacy, SGH, joined the panel in an interactive fireside chat, to discuss challenges, practical considerations, and solutions in MDR gram-negative infections. This Pfizer-sponsored symposium was chaired by Dr Ng Shin Yi, Head and Senior Consultant of Surgical Intensive Care, SGH.
Spending too much time sitting cannot be good for the body, and rising to one's feet breaks up such a behaviour and yields small, but meaningful, reductions in certain cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Use of thyroid hormone therapy does not seem to protect older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism against mortality, but it appears to confer survival benefits to those aged <65 years, results of a study have shown.