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Bevacizumab in combination with chemotherapy in platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer

Authors Della Pepa C, Banerjee S

Received 31 December 2013

Accepted for publication 6 April 2014

Published 19 June 2014 Volume 2014:7 Pages 1025—1032


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Chiara Della Pepa, Susana Banerjee

Gynecology Unit, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Abstract: Targeting angiogenesis is proving to be a successful approach in the management of ovarian cancer. The vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor, bevacizumab, is the first angiogenesis inhibitor to have shown a significant progression-free survival advantage in the Phase III setting. There is now evidence supporting the use of bevacizumab in combination with chemotherapy for first-line and relapsed (platinum-sensitive and resistant) ovarian cancer. In this review, we summarize the positive Phase III trial (OCEANS [Ovarian Cancer Study Comparing Efficacy and Safety of Chemotherapy and Anti-Angiogenic Therapy in Platinum-Sensitive Recurrent Disease]) that led to European Medicines Agency approval of bevacizumab in platinum-sensitive first relapse and discuss the best use of the drug in this disease.

Keywords: antiangiogenic, recurrent, ovarian

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