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5. Optimal chemo for ovarian cancer fails to emerge

from MedPage Today

From March 30: A roomful of gynecologic oncologists walked away disappointed after results of a long-awaited ovarian cancer trial failed to show an advantage for any of three chemotherapy regimens. The regimens — involving combinations of intraperitoneal (IP) and intravenous (IV) chemotherapy plus bevacizumab (Avastin) — led to a median progression-free survival (PFS) of 27 to 29 months in patients with optimally debulked stage II-III disease. An analysis limited to patients with optimal stage III disease yielded median PFS values of 31 to 34 months. more


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