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2017 ASCO Annual Meeting /
Phase III results of olaparib for BRCA breast cancer

2nd - 6th Jun 2017

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Published: 04.06.17
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Dr Mark Robson - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

Dr Robson speaks with ecancer at ASCO 2017 about the growth-limiting application of olaparib, a PARP inhibitor, to treat BRCA breast cancer.

He describes how, among 300 women included in the trial, disease progression was slowed by up to 3 months, reducing the chance of disease progression by 42%.

For more, watch Dr Robson speak at the press session in which these results were announced, or read about the findings here.

The data has also been published in The New England Journal of Medicine .


ecancer's filming has been kindly supported by Amgen through the ECMS Foundation. ecancer is editorially independent and there is no influence over content.

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