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JNCCN Study Evaluates Cost-Effectiveness of Olaparib for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

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Studies have shown that utilizing a PARP inhibitor in the management of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who harbor BRCA 1/2 mutations is clinically beneficial [1]. New research in the November 2020 issue of JNCCN–Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network sheds further light on this subject through cost-effectiveness analysis.

The investigators seek to identify patient subgroups with the highest relative cost-effectiveness, through models based on efficacy and toxicity data from the Pancreas Cancer Olaparib Ongoing (POLO) trial, and measuring it against cost per quality-adjusted life year (QALY).”With the present clinical evidence, olaparib should be prescribed for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer harboring a germline BRCA 1/2 mutation, Read more . . . 

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