First-line Rucaparib Plus Bevacizumab Maintenance Completed One-Year in Germline BRCA1-Mutated Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Cureus. 2022 Dec 13;14(12):e32493. doi: 10.7759/cureus.32493. eCollection 2022 Dec.


The present case study showed the novel approach of Rucaparib and Bevacizumab as first-line maintenance therapy in germline BRCA 1 mutated advanced high-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary. A 56-year-old female with high-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary (ECOG PS1) was treated with carboplatin and paclitaxel in combination with Bevacizumab (CPB), followed by interval debulking surgery. Since the patient was germline BRCA 1 positive, after completion of adjuvant chemotherapy, she was kept on Rucaparib along with Bevacizumab. The patient achieved a complete response and has been leading a disease-free life for the past one year with maintenance therapy of Rucaparib + Bevacizumab, though the patient did experience a few adverse events, including one episode of grade 3 anaemia, occasional grade 3 asthenia, and grade 2 diarrhoea (CTCAE V-4) which was managed by gradual dose reduction of Rucaparib from 600 mg twice daily dose to 300mg twice daily dose. With dose alteration of rucaparib along with bevacizumab as maintenance, the patient continues to tolerate rucaparib and stay relapse-free from disease.

Keywords: advanced ovarian cancer; bevacizumab; brca1 mutation; maintenance therapy; rucaparib.

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