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Erhaltungstherapien beim Ovarialkarzinom: Zusatznutzen zielgerichteter Therapien

Maintenance therapy in ovarian cancer: added value of targeted therapies

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Trotz erfolgreicher Primärtherapie erleiden bis zu 70 % der Patientinnen mit Ovarialkarzinom ein Rezidiv. Nachdem eine Erhaltungstherapie mit konventioneller Chemotherapie sich als wenig effektiv bei starker Toxizität erwiesen hat, scheint der Einsatz zielgerichteter biologischer Therapien erfolgreicher. Sowohl in der Primärtherapie als auch beim Rezidiv gibt es multiple Substanzen, die in klinischen Studien zum Einsatz kommen; am weitesten fortgeschritten ist die Therapie mit Bevacizumab, das bereits für mehrere Indikationen zugelassen ist. Allerdings fehlen bisher Marker als Prädiktoren für den Erfolg einer Therapie.


Despite recent achievements in the therapy of primary ovarian cancer (OC), a significant number of patients still relapse. Several clinical trials have shown that maintenance therapy with conventional chemotherapeutic drugs is less effective while leading to more morbidity due to toxicity; therefore, current research is focusing on maintenance therapy with targeted agents. Multiple biologic drugs are being applied in clinical trials for both primary and relapsed OC, with bevacizumab yielding the most clinical data to date. However, biological markers predictive of successful therapy are largely missing.

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de Gregorio, N., Widschwendter, P., Janni, W. et al. Erhaltungstherapien beim Ovarialkarzinom: Zusatznutzen zielgerichteter Therapien. Gynäkologe 47, 966–970 (2014).

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  • Maligne Tumoren
  • Biologika
  • Chemotherapie
  • Bevacizumab
  • Rezidiverkrankung


  • Malignant tumors
  • Biologics
  • Chemotherapy
  • Bevacizumab
  • Recurrent disease