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New drug class effective in treating certain types of ovarian cancers – News-Medical.Net

A study published today in Nature Communications shows that the drug rucaparib has been effective in treating certain types of ovarian cancers if used early in…

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A study published today in Nature Communications shows that the drug rucaparib has been effective in treating certain types of ovarian cancers if used early in treatment, after a diagnosis, and before the cancer cells build up a resistance to chemotherapy.
Rucaparib is in a relatively new class of drugs – Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase or PARP inhibitors – which have been approved for therapy in ovarian cancers. This study provides insights into both how the cancers resist treatments, and which patients…

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