New and Novel Therapies for Gynecologic Cancers

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Abstract

Objective: To review recent therapies approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of gynecologic malignancies. Data sources: PubMed, FDA.gov, ASCO.org. Conclusion: The landscape for treating gynecologic malignancies is rapidly changing. Maintenance therapy now exists for women with advanced ovarian cancer after completing chemotherapy for both newly diagnosed and platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer. Anti-angiogenic therapy has many applications in gynecologic malignancies. Immunotherapy can be used in certain situations for women with gynecologic malignancies. Implications for Nursing Practice: Biologic agents and immunotherapy have distinct side-effect profiles that nurses need to be aware of to optimize patient care and outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSeminars in Oncology Nursing
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • bevacizumab
  • cervical cancer
  • endometrial cancer
  • ovarian cancer
  • parp inhibitors
  • pembrolizumab

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)

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