Monday May 13, 2024

PAOLA1 Update Survival Analysis with Domenica Lorusso

In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Dr. Domenica Lorusso to discuss the survival analysis of the PAOLA1 trial. Dr. Domenica Lorusso, MD, PhD, directs the Gynaecological Oncology Unit at Humanitas Hospital, Milan, and holds a Full Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Humanitas University, Rozzano, Milan. She has led/participated in approximately 250 phase I-IV clinical trials. Currently overseeing more than 60 studies as Principal Investigator, Dr. Lorusso also chairs the Clinical Trials Committee of the MITO Group. She serves on the Board of Directors of the GCIG and is an active member of ENGOT, where she chairs the Gynecological Cancer Academy. Additionally, she sits on the Board of Directors of the ESGO. With around 300 international oncology publications and contributions to national and international treatment guidelines, her primary objectives are to ensure optimal patient care, foster clinical research, and advance international collaborations and education in the field.



  • Bevacizumab plus olaparib has reported to increase PFS and OS in advanced stage III-IV, newly diagnosed, high grade serous and endometrioid HRD positive ovarian cancer in the maintenance setting 
  • Exploratory analysis suggest that the advantage is particularly high in low risk patients (stage III withour residual tumor at primary surgery) where  a 5-year OS more  than 90% has been reported suggesting some of these patients may be cured
  • In the HRp population the combination of olaparib-bevacizumab did non increase PFS and OS in comparison to bevacizumab alone
  • The toxicity profile of the combination is in line with what expected with the single drugs

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