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Emerging treatment options for recurrent ovarian cancer: the potential role of olaparib

Authors Shaw HM, Hall M

Received 11 December 2012

Accepted for publication 15 April 2013

Published 3 September 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 1197—1206


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Heather M Shaw, Marcia Hall

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Abstract: Olaparib has shown promising anticancer activity as a single agent in the treatment and maintenance of recurrent ovarian cancer in early clinical trials, but it is far from standard therapy. This article outlines the problem of relapsed ovarian cancer and the mechanisms of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors and reviews the recent literature pertaining to olaparib in ovarian cancer.

Keywords: anticancer, polymerase inhibitor

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