Inês holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in blood vessel biology, blood stem cells, and cancer. Before that, she studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and worked as a research fellow at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência.
Inês currently works as a Managing Science Editor, striving to deliver the latest scientific advances to patient communities in a clear and accurate manner.
Mirvetuximab soravtansine, an investigational antibody-drug conjugate targeting the folate receptor alpha (FRα) protein, was no better than chemotherapy at delaying disease progression or death in ovarian cancer patients included ... Read more
A combination of oral Lynparza (olaparib) and weekly chemotherapy can be safely given to heavily treated ovarian cancer patients and shows signs of efficacy, particularly among those with BRCA mutations, ... Read more
IMV has completed an amendment to the protocol of its Phase 1/2 clinical trial testing a triple combination of DPX-Survivac, epacadostat, and low-dose chemotherapy in recurrent ovarian cancer. The company ... Read more
A combination of the investigational treatment alisertib and weekly Taxol (paclitaxel) showed promising anti-tumor activity in ovarian cancer patients treated in a Phase 1/2 trial, warranting further studies of the ... Read more
A non-approved formulation of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin — called Lipodox — seems to lead to similar response rates and time to disease progression in ovarian cancer patients as the approved Doxil ... Read more
The size of tumors in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer seems to predict responses to a triple combination treatment composed of IMV‘s lead candidate DPX-Survivac, Incyte’s experimental epacadostat, and low-dose chemotherapy, a ... Read more
Myriad Genetics‘ BRACAnalysis CDx has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a companion diagnostic test to identify women with ovarian cancer eligible for first-line maintenance treatment with Lynparza ... Read more
A Phase 1b clinical trial studying a combination of Mirati Therapeutics‘ small molecule inhibitor sitravatinib and BeiGene‘s immune checkpoint inhibitor tislelizumab has begun dosing patients. The open-label, multicenter trial (NCT03666143), expected to ... Read more
Ovarian cancer patients who receive Zejula (niraparib) after responding to platinum-based chemotherapy experience fewer adverse effects in a real-world setting than was reported in a Phase 3 clinical trial, a ... Read more
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