Olaparib Approval: BRCA-Mutated Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

The FDA has now approved olaparib (Lynparza®, AstraZeneca) for the maintenance treatment of adults with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA-mutated metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma who have not experienced disease progression after at least 16 weeks of a first-line platinum-based chemotherapy regimen. In addition, the FDA approved the BRACAnalysis CDx test (Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc.) as a companion diagnostic for the selection of patients with deleterious or suspected ...
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Olaparib Maintenance for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

The phase 3 POLO trial (NCT02184195) reports that maintenance olaparib increases progression-free survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer with germline BRCA mutations. "Metastatic pancreatic cancer is particularly refractory to treatment," Talia Golan, MD, Head of the Sheba Pancreatic Cancer Center at the Oncology Institute of Tel Aviv University's Sheba Medical Center, and colleagues remark in their publication in The New England Journal of Medicine. "Current standard-of-care first-line t...
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