Target Therapy For Ovarian Cancer

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Title: Targeted Therapy in Ovarian Cancer Authors: Hui Jun, Lim1 and William, Ledger2 Affiliations: University of New South Wales, Australia1, School of Women and Children’s Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia2 Abstract Among female-specific cancers worldwide, ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynaecologic malignancy in the Western world. Despite radical surgery and initial high response rates to first-line chemotherapy, up to 70% of patients experience relapses with a median progression-free survival of 12 to 18 months. There remains an urgent need for novel targeted therapies to improve clinical outcomes in ovarian cancer. This review aims to assess current understanding of targeted therapy in…show more content…
Limitations and Challenges……………………………………………………………………….……………..10 4. Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…13 Table 1: Anti-VEGF Angiogenic Inhibitors in Ovarian Cancer……………………………….………...14 Table 2: PARP Inhibitors in Ovarian Cancer…………………………………………………………………...16 Table 3: EGFR Inhibitors in Ovarian Cancer……………………………………………………………………17 References…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….18 1. Introduction Among female-specific cancers worldwide, ovarian cancer is the third most common following breast and cervical cancers.1 It is the leading cause of death from gynaecologic malignancy in the Western world, with a 5-year survival rate of approximately 30% in advanced-stage disease.2 Despite radical surgery and initial high response rates to first-line chemotherapy, up to 70% of patients experience relapse with a median progression-free survival of 12 to 18 months.3 Furthermore, sensitivity to platinum-based chemotherapies decreases with each subsequent relapse with the development of platinum-resistant and refractory disease.4 As such, there remains an urgent need for novel targeted therapies to improve clinical outcomes and tolerability in ovarian cancer treatment. In an age when great advances have been made in understanding the genetics and molecular biology of this heterogeneous disease,
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