Ovarian cancer drug ‘most significant’ PBS listing in 30 years

on February 7 | in Australian News, Cancer Drug News, Featured News, Gynaecologic Cancers, Medical Oncology, Treatment & Support, Video | by | with Comments Off

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The quality of life for hundreds of women with advanced ovarian cancer is set to improve with an effective new drug treatment listed on the PBS.

A drug that provides quality of life for women who have an inherited form of advanced ovarian cancer has been listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, offering a ray of hope in the battle against the deadly disease.

The PBS listing of Lynparza (olaparib), the first oral prescription medicine for women with BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer, has been heralded as the “most significant development in the past 30 years” in treatment…read the full story and watch the report here.

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