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PARP Inhibition in Ovarian Cancer: Integrating the Science, the Clinical Data, and the Patient Voice to Enhance Care

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PARP Inhibition in Ovarian Cancer: Integrating the Science, the Clinical Data, and the Patient Voice to Enhance Care

An Independent Satellite Symposium held during the 2017 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer


Due to the volume of research regarding the use of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, clinicians need expert guidance to use current and emerging PARP inhibitors and companion diagnostics safely and effectively. This webcast will evaluate novel approaches to using PARP inhibitors in patients with ovarian cancer, and review emerging data and guidance regarding its application in practice.



The target audience for this activity is gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists and other clinicians who treat patients with ovarian cancer.



After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Formulate strategies to use genetic testing appropriately in patients with ovarian carcinoma
  • Assess the rationale for targeting PARP in patients with ovarian cancer and BRCA mutations, given the role of PARP in DNA repair
  • Interpret the clinical significance of emerging safety and efficacy data for available and novel PARP inhibitors and companion diagnostics
  • Evaluate the patient perspective on treatment with PARP inhibitors and the role of shared decision making in treatment selection
  • Plan strategies to prevent and manage side effects of PARP inhibition



Slides are available to download throughout the webcast

The Rationale for and Logistics of BRCA Testing
Thomas Herzog, MD

The Rationale for PARP Inhibition in Ovarian Cancer
Ursula A. Matulonis, MD

Assessing Currently Available and Emerging PARP Inhibitors
Robert L. Coleman, MD, FACOG, FACS

PARP Inhibitors: A Patient’s Perspective

Preventing and Managing Adverse Events of PARP Inhibitors
Shannon N. Westin, MD, MPH, FACOG



There are no fees for participating in and receiving CME credit for this activity.



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Educational grant support provided by AstraZeneca, Clovis Oncology, Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc., and Tesaro, Inc.


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Robert L. Coleman, MD, FACOG, FACS
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas


Thomas Herzog, MD
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ursula A. Matulonis, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Shannon N. Westin MD, MPH, FACOG
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas


Robert L. Coleman, MD, FACOG, FACS

Consultant Fees: AbbVie Inc., Debiopharm Group, Genmab A/S, ImmunoGen, Inc., Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp., Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Perthera, Verastem, Inc.

Speakers’ Bureau: AstraZeneca, CancerNet, Roche

Advisory Board: AstraZeneca, Bayer AG, Cerulean Pharma Inc., Clovis Oncology, Eisai-Morphotek, GamaMabs, Genentech, Incyte Corporation, Janssen Global Services, LLC, Novocure, Pfizer Inc, Roche, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Grants/Research Support: Array BioPharma, AstraZeneca, Clovis Oncology, EMD Serono, Inc. Gradalis, Janssen Global Services, LLC, Merck & Co., Inc.

Thomas Herzog, MD

Consultant Fees, Advisory Board: AstraZeneca, Clovis Oncology, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Roche, TESARO, Inc.

Ursula A. Matulonis, MD

Consultant Fees: AstraZeneca, ImmunoGen, Inc.

Advisory Board: AstraZeneca, Clovis Oncology, Eli Lilly and Company, Genentech/Roche

Shannon N. Westin MD, MPH, FACOG

Consultant Fees: AstraZeneca, Casdin Capital

Speakers’ Bureau: Medscape

Advisory Board: ASCO Leadership Development, Clovis Oncology, Genentech, Medivation, Inc., Aspira Labs, A Vermillion Company

Grants/Research Support: AstraZeneca, Critical Outcomes Technology, Inc. (COTI), Novartis



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