Maintenance Therapy for Newly Diagnosed Ovarian Cancer: PARP Inhibitors, Bevacizumab, or Both? (or Perhaps Neither)

This online course is a highlight from the 2021 live virtual symposium which was hosted by the Miami Cancer Institute. The symposium brought together a distinguished faculty to focus on the medical management of common and important challenges facing healthcare professionals who care for women with cancer.

Learn more about the Womens’ Cancer Symposium here.

In Maintenance Therapy for Newly Diagnosed Ovarian Cancer, Dr. Jason Konner of Memorial Sloan Kettering reviews the options of maintenance therapy for ovarian cancer patients. He examines the therapies and their impact on disease progression. 

Target Audience

Breast Surgeons, General Surgeons, Reconstructive Surgeons, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Oncologists, Physiatrist, Radiation Oncologists, Pathologists, Geneticists, Radiologists, General Practitioners and all other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify FDA-approved options for first-line post-remission therapy for ovarian cancer.
  • Understand the rationale and data that underlie these treatments.
  • Learn strategies for making therapeutic choices for individual patients.
Additional information
  • Moore, K., Colombo, N., Scambia, G., Kim, B. G., Oaknin, A., Friedlander, M., ... & DiSilvestro, P. (2018). Maintenance olaparib in patients with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer. New England Journal of Medicine, 379(26), 2495-2505.
  • Ray-Coquard, I., Pautier, P., Pignata, S., Pérol, D., González-Martín, A., Berger, R., ... & Harter, P. (2019). Olaparib plus bevacizumab as first-line maintenance in ovarian cancer. New England Journal of Medicine, 381(25), 2416-2428.
  • Martín, A. G., Pothuri, B., Vergote, I. B., Christensen, R. D., Graybill, W., Mirza, M. R., ... & Monk, B. J. (2019). Niraparib therapy in patients with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer (PRIMA/ENGOT-OV26/GOG-3012 study). Annals of Oncology, 30, v893.
  • Morice, P. M., Leary, A., Dolladille, C., Chrétien, B., Poulain, L., González-Martín, A., ... & Alexandre, J. (2020). Myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukaemia in patients treated with PARP inhibitors: a safety meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials and a retrospective study of the WHO pharmacovigilance database. The Lancet Haematology, 8(2), e122–e134.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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Course expires: 

Jason A. Konner, M.D.
Director, GMO New Jersey
Gynecologic Medical Oncology & Early Drug Development 
Clinical Member, Memorial Hospital
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York 

Jason A. Konner, M.D., faculty for this educational activity, has indicated that he is a consultant with Clovis, Astra Zeneca and Merck. He has received research funding from Immunogen, Inc. His presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

Symposium Directors:
John P. Diaz, M.D., has indicated that he is a member of the speakers’ bureau for AstraZeneca and Merck. 

Gladys L. Giron, M.D., has indicated that her spouse is a consultant for Stryker. 

Nicholas C. Lambrou, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant for Intuitive, Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson. 

Starr K. Mautner, M.D., has indicated that she does not have any relevant relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose. 

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Other individuals involved in planning, content review, approval, or moderating for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*. 

*Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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