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Niraparib treatment for patients with BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer: review of clinical data and therapeutic context

Autores: González Martín, Antonio; Matulonis, U. A.; Korach, J.; Mirza, M. R.; Moore, K. N.; Wu, X.; York, W.; Gupta, D.; Lechpammer, S.; Monk, B. J. (Autor de correspondencia)
Título de la revista: FUTURE ONCOLOGY
ISSN: 1479-6694
Volumen: 18
Número: 23
Páginas: 2505 - 2536
Fecha de publicación: 2022
We reviewed clinical data for niraparib monotherapy in BRCA-mutated (BRCAm) epithelial ovarian cancer (OC), contextualizing results with data from other poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors (PARPis). Niraparib reduced the likelihood of progression or death by 60% as first-line maintenance therapy and by 73-78% in recurrent disease. In heavily pretreated OC, efficacy was greater in the BRCAm versus non-BRCAm cohort. Quality-of-life (QoL) was maintained throughout treatment. Adverse events were consistent with the known niraparib safety profile. Cumulative efficacy, safety and QoL evidence demonstrate niraparib maintenance monotherapy has a positive benefit:risk ratio in BRCAm OC. Niraparib significantly improved progression-free survival as first-line maintenance therapy in all patients with OC (i.e., of any biomarker status). Plain language summary: This article reviewed niraparib monotherapy in patients with ovarian cancer (OC) who have mutations in a specific gene (BRCA). Across multiple clinical trials, niraparib maintenance treatment was able to delay further progression of disease or death compared with patients who had received placebo; the tumors of patients who had received extensive prior treatment for OC were also more likely to respond to niraparib treatment. Patients were able to have the same quality-of-life with niraparib as they would if they had not received treatment. Side effects were predictable from previous clinical trial experience. Together, these data show that niraparib, like other inhibitors of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase, is beneficial in patients with OC who have a deleterious BRCA mutation. A plain language version of this article is available and is published alongside the paper online: