OncLive and Targeted Oncology: Drug yields long-lasting benefits to treat PEComa tumors

OncLive and Targeted Oncology covered research presented by the University of Cincinnati's Thomas Herzog that found patients with perivascular epithelioid sarcoma (PEComa) of gynecologic or peritoneal origin experienced rapid, durable responses when treated with the drug nab-sirolimus.

At the 2024 SGO Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, Herzog presented results from a subgroup analysis of the phase 2 AMPECT trial. Nab-sirolimus is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for advanced PEComa. 

"The median time to response was extremely fast, about 1.4 months, and the duration of response was a little over 36 months," Herzog, MD, a University of Cincinnati Cancer Center member, the Paul and Carolyn Flory Professor in Gynecologic Oncology in the UC College of Medicine and director of UC Health’s Gynecologic Cancer Disease Center, told Targeted Oncology. "It is important to remember these responses occur often rapidly, and they are quite durable."

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