Palbociclib and Exemestane are Active in Pretreated Low-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer
Corresponding AuthorBeat Thürlimann
Kantonsspital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
A B S T R A C T
We describe a case of a 55-year-old woman with a rare metastatic micropapillary low-grade serous ovarian cancer who had been heavily pretreated. A KRAS-mutation and c-MYC-amplification were detected, and we initiated a therapy with the CDK4/6- inhibitor Palbociclib in combination with the steroidal aromatase inhibitor exemestane. We postulated that the combination therapy leads to a blocking of the c-MYCamplification-activated cell cycle, proliferation, and inhibition of apoptosis, further enhanced by other oncogenes like mutated RAS. This therapy showed a good and lasting response representing a new opportunity for therapy in heavily pretreated metastatic micropapillary low-grade serous ovarian cancer.
Article TypeCase Report
Publication historyReceived: Tue 08, Dec 2020
Accepted: Tue 22, Dec 2020
Published: Thu 31, Dec 2020
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