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    Cytoreductive Surgery for Heavily Pre-Treated, Platinum-Resistant Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma: A Two-Center Retrospective Experience

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    Few retrospective studies have shown a benefit in selected patients affected by heavily pre-treated, platinum-resistant ovarian carcinomas (PROCs) who have undergone cytoreduction at relapse. However, the role of tertiary and quaternary cytoreductive surgery is not fully defined. Our aim was to evaluate survival and surgical morbidity and mortality after maximal cytoreduction in this setting. We evaluated all consecutive patients undergoing cytoreduction for platinum-resistance over an 8-year period (2010–2018) in two different centers. Fifty patients (median age 52.5 years, range 34–75) were included; the median number of previous chemotherapy lines was three (range 1–7) and the median number of previous surgeries was one (range 1–4). Completeness of cytoreduction (CC = 0) was achieved in 22 patients (44%). Rates of major operative morbidity and 30-day mortality were 38% and 8%, respectively. Median follow-up was 35 months. The absence of tumor residual (CC = 0) was associated with a significantly better overall survival (OS) compared to the CC > 0 subgroup (median OS 32.9 months (95% CI 21.6–44.2) vs. 4.8 months (95% CI n.a.–9.8), hazard ratio (HR) 4.21 (95% CI 2.07–8.60), p < 0.001). Optimal cytoreduction is feasible and associated with promising OS in selected, heavily pre-treated PROCs. Further prospective studies are required to better define the role of surgery in platinum-resistant disease

    Effect of bevacizumab in advanced low grade serous ovarian cancer: Data from the MITO 22 trial

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    Objective: The aim of the present analysis was to explore the efficacy of Bevacizumab (Bev) on survival outcome in advanced low grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSOC) both in first line and in recurrent setting. Methods: In retrospective observational multicenter study, we described the outcome of LGSOC patients enrolled in the MITO 22 study and treated with chemotherapy (CT) with or without Bev. Patients receiving Bev in first-line or in recurrence were considered and compared with patients receiving CT alone (stage III and IV in first line; platinum based-CT in second line). Descriptive and survival analyses were performed for each group. Results: Out of 128 patients included in MITO 22, 46 LGSOC patients receiving Bev in first line setting or at the time of first recurrence were identified. In first line, 30 patients received Bev + CT and 65 CT alone and the median PFS were 47.86 months (95% CI: 31.48 - NR) and 22.63 months (95% CI 15-39.24) (p-value 0.0392), respectively. In the recurrent setting, 16 patients who received Bev + CT were compared to 33 women treated with platinum-based CT alone. Median PFS were 37.1 months (95% CI: 13.42-40.56) and 11.22 months (95% CI: 8.26-15.63) (p-value 0.013), respectively. Conclusions: Our study suggests that Bev might be effective in LGSOC both at diagnosis and at the time of relapse. These data warrants further studies
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