Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

Recent Advances in Medical Oncology: PARP Inhibitors in Ovarian Cancer

Join us on Wednesday, July 29 for the live webinar
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

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Mansoor Raza Mirza, MD
Medical Director
Nordic Society of Gynaecological Oncology
Danish Society of Gynaecologic Oncology
Executive Director, Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup
Chief Oncologist, Department of Oncology
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark

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

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

Neil Love, MD
Research To Practice
Miami, Florida

Not an official event of ASCO20 Virtual. Not sponsored, endorsed, or accredited by ASCO, CancerLinQ, or Conquer Cancer.

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck.


Genetic Testing in Ovarian Cancer (OC) and Biologic Basis for the Use of PARP Inhibitors

  • Frequency and clinical significance of BRCA1/2 mutations and other genomic abnormalities (eg,homologous recombination deficiency) that may predict sensitivity to a PARP inhibitor
  • Guideline-recommended genetic testing algorithms for patients with newly diagnosed OC
  • Similarities, differences and optimal use of available genetic testing platforms
  • Incidence and potential clinical relevance of other inherited mutations (eg, RAD51C, RAD51D, BRIP1)

Integration of PARP Inhibitor Maintenance into the Management of Newly Diagnosed OC

  • Key clinical and biologic factors affecting the selection of patients with newly diagnosed OC for maintenance therapy with a PARP inhibitor
  • Major efficacy and safety findings from the pivotal Phase III SOLO-1 trial evaluating maintenance olaparib after first-line platinum-based chemotherapy for patients with advanced OC and a BRCA mutation
  • Results of the Phase III PRIMA trial evaluating maintenance niraparib after first-line platinum-based chemotherapy for patients with advanced OC
  • Design, eligibility criteria and efficacy and safety data from the Phase III PAOLA-1 trial comparing olaparib/bevacizumab to bevacizumab alone for patients with advanced OC after first-line platinum-based chemotherapy and bevacizumab
  • FDA approvals of olaparib and niraparib in the front-line OC setting and the optimal integration of these agents into the current management of newly diagnosed disease

Biologic Rationale for and Available Data with PARP Inhibitors in Combination with Chemotherapeutic and Immunotherapeutic Agents in the Management of Advanced OC

  • Similarities and differences between veliparib and the FDA-approved PARP inhibitors; biologic rationale for combining veliparib with chemotherapy in OC
  • Key efficacy and safety data from the Phase III VELIA trial evaluating the addition of veliparib to first-line chemotherapy and as maintenance therapy for high-grade OC
  • Biologic rationale for and published research data (eg, from the TOPACIO and MEDIOLA trials) with the use of a PARP inhibitor in combination with an anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibody
  • Ongoing Phase III trials evaluating PARP inhibitors with immunotherapy in OC

Target Audience
This program is intended for medical oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of ovarian cancer.

Learning Objectives

  • 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 planning.
  • Recognize 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 appropriately integrate this agent into the current care of these individuals.
  • Review available trial data contributing to the FDA approval of niraparib as maintenance therapy in the first-line setting for patients with or without BRCA mutations, and consider the implications for clinical practice.
  • Evaluate the key clinical data resulting in the FDA approval of olaparib in combination with bevacizumab as front-line maintenance therapy, and discern how to incorporate this therapeutic strategy into the treatment algorithm for patients with advanced OC.
  • Assess available clinical trial data with and approved indications for the use of FDA-endorsed PARP inhibitors for patients with recurrent, platinum-sensitive and multiregimen-refractory OC to design personalized care plans potentially 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.
  • Develop an understanding of the rationale for, available data with and potential clinical roles of PARP inhibitors in combination with chemotherapy, immunotherapy or other targeted therapy, and counsel appropriate patients about the availability of and participation in ongoing research studies.

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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:

Dr MirzaAdvisory Committee: Karyopharm Therapeutics, Sera Prognostics; Global Clinical Lead: ENGOT-OV16/NOVA niraparib, ENGOT-EN6/NSGO-RUBY; Institutional Financial Interests (Study Grants): AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Clovis Oncology, Pfizer Inc, Tesaro, A GSK Company, Ultimovacs; Personal Financial Interests: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, BIOCAD, Clovis Oncology, Geneos Therapeutics, Genmab, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Merck, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, Mersana Therapeutics, Oncology Venture, Pfizer Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc, Seattle Genetics, Sera Prognostics, SOTIO LLC, Tesaro, A GSK Company, Zai Lab. Other: Council and Faculty, European Society of Gynaecological Oncology, Chair-Elect, European Network of Gynaecological Oncological Trials Group. Dr MooreAdvisory Committee: AbbVie Inc, Aravive Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, Eisai Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, GlaxoSmithKline, ImmunoGen Inc, Merck, Mereo BioPharma, Tarveda Therapeutics, Tesaro, A GSK Company, Vavotar Life Sciences; Contracted Research: Clovis Oncology, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Merck, PTC Therapeutics; Employment: GOG Foundation/Partners. Dr WestinConsulting Agreements: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Circulogene, Clovis Oncology, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Tesaro, A GSK Company; Contracted Research: ArQule Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Clovis Oncology, Cotinga Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Novartis, Tesaro, A GSK Company; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Xenetic Biosciences.

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This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck.