Veliparib in ovarian cancer: a new synthetically lethal therapeutic approach

SummaryEpithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) accounts for nearly 90% of all ovarian malignancies. The standard therapeutic strategy includes cytoreductive surgery and neo (adjuvant) platinum-based chemotherapy. Relapse of advanced high grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) is related to the development of drug resistance. A defective DNA damage response is a defining hallmark of HGSOC. Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors exploit this deficiency through synthetic lethality and have emerged as promising anticancer therapies, especially in breast cancer gene (BRCA1 orBRCA2) mutation carriers. Apart from inducing synthetic lethality, PARP inhibitors have also been shown to trap PARP1 and PARP2 on DNA, leading to PARP-DNA complexes. This “PARP trapping” potentiates synergism between PARP inhibition and both alkylating agents and platinum-based chemotherapy. However, there are remarkable differences in the ability of PARP inhibitors to trap PARP, based on the size and structure of each separate molecule. Since monotherapy with PA RP inhibitors is unlikely to induce cancer cell death inBRCA-proficient tumors, the efficacy of PARP inhibitors could be potentially optimized when combined with DNA-damaging agents, or with molecular targeted agents that also impair mechanisms of DNA repair. Olaparib, rucaparib, and niraparib have all obtained US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or European Medicines Agency (EMA) approval in ovarian cancer in different settings. Velip...
Source: Investigational New Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

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Authors: Hartkopf AD, Müller V, Wöckel A, Lux MP, Janni W, Ettl J, Belleville E, Schütz F, Fasching PA, Kolberg HC, Welslau M, Overkamp F, Taran FA, Brucker SY, Wallwiener M, Tesch H, Fehm TN, Schneeweiss A, Lüftner D Abstract In the near future, important translational questions of clinical relevance will be adressed by studies currently in progress. On the one hand, the role of PD-L1 expression must be further understood, after it was found to be relevant in the use of atezolizumab in first-line therapy of patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). No association between ef...
Source: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde - Category: OBGYN Tags: Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd Source Type: research
Contributors : Philip C Schouten ; Daniel J Vis ; Ewald van Dijk ; Esther H Lips ; Esther Scheerman ; Carolien H van Deurzen ; Patricia C Ewing-Graham ; Agnes Jager ; Els M Berns ; Petra M Nederlof ; Lodewyk F Wessels ; Sabine C LinnSeries Type : Genome variation profiling by genome tiling arrayOrganism : Homo sapiensInactivating germline BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations confer a defect in homologous recombination DNA repair which was found to leave traces in tumor DNA copy number aberration (CNA) profiles. In analogy to previously trained breast cancer CNA classifiers that predicted association with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutated cance...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Genome variation profiling by genome tiling array Homo sapiens Source Type: research
AbstractPARP (poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase) inhibitors represent a novel class of anti-cancer therapy; they take advantage of synthetic lethality and induce cell death by exploiting a defect in DNA repair. This class of medication was initially evaluated in patients with BRCA-associated tumors, but efficacy was also demonstrated in other populations. Since 2014, four PARP inhibitors have been approved in various indications: olaparib, niraparib, and rucaparib in high-grade serous ovarian cancer, and olaparib and talazoparib in metastatic breast cancer. The exact indications and study populations vary slightly between the di...
Source: Targeted Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundPoly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) play a key role in DNA damage repair (DDR). DDR defects due to HRRm (eg BRCA mutation [BRCAm]) or resulting in HRD (eg global loss of heterozygosity) may sensitize tumors to PARP inhibitors, eg olaparib. Olaparib monotherapy has activity in BRCAm ovarian, breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancer, and in prostate cancer with DDR defects beyond BRCAm (TOPARP). Olaparib improved efficacy outcomes vs placebo/chemotherapy as treatment in  ≤ 3rd-line (3L) HER2-negative BRCAm breast cancer (OlympiAD) and ≥2L BRCAm ovarian cancer (SOLO3), and maintenance the...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
This study was supported by the Shanghai Sailing Program [grant number 17YF1425200, 2017]; Chinese National Natural Science Funding [grant number 81702249, 2017]; Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality [grant number 17511103403, 2017]; The funder has no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. Conflict of Interest Statement The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. Acknowledgments We acknowledge the ex...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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