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Treating BRCA breast cancer with PARP inhibition

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Published: 04.06.17
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Dr Mika Sovak - AstraZeneca, Cambridge, UK

Dr Sovak speaks with ecancer at ASCO 2017 about the findings presented at an earlier press conference, in which olaparib showed effectiveness in treating breast cancer patients whose tumours contained BRCA mutations.

She describes the mechanism of actions of targeting DNA repair, and considers the wider application of PARP inhibitors across ovarian and prostate cancer.

For more on the OlympiAD trial, ecancer spoke with Dr Mark Robson, here.


 

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