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FDA Approves Olaparib for Frontline Maintenance in Pancreatic Cancer

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The FDA has approved the PARP inhibitor olaparib (Lynparza) for the maintenance treatment of adult patients with germline BRCA-mutated metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma whose disease has not progressed on at least 16 weeks of a first-line platinum-based chemotherapy regimen.

The approval is based on data from the phase III POLO trial, which showed a progression-free survival (PFS) benefit with olaparib compared with placebo in this setting. Read more . . . 

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