Prof Andreas du Bois speaks to ecancer about the final analysis from the AGO DESKTOP III/ENGOT-ov20 study looking at the impact of secondary cytoreductive surgery in recurrent ovarian cancer presented at the ASCO virtual meeting 2020.
He explains that patients selected were those who had relapsed ovarian cancer with a treatment free interval of over 6 months and a positive AGO DESKTOP score.
They were then randomised between surgery or no surgery with all patients receiving standard platinum combination chemotherapy.
Prof du Bois reports that around 75% of patients had a complete resection with these patients seeing a median 16 months longer survival than patients not offered the surgery.
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