Phase 2 Study of the PARP Inhibitor Olaparib

Grant Details

Grantee Name: Prof. Bindra Ranjit

Organization: Yale University

Country: USA

Project Name:
 Phase 2 Study of the PARP Inhibitor Olaparib in IDH1/2-mutant solid tumors
Funding Year:
 2018
Project period: 3 years

Phase 2 Study of the PARP Inhibitor Olaparib in IDH1/2-mutant solid tumors

To conduct a comprehensive series of correlative studies in tumor biopsies to identify which patients with IDH1/2 tumor mutations respond best to the DNA repair inhibitor, Olaparib.


Lay Abstract

Our collaborative research group at Yale recently discovered that tumors with mutations in two key metabolism-related genes, IDH1 and IDH2, induce exquisite sensitivity to DNA repair inhibitors. In particular, the DNA repair inhibitor, olaparib, was recently FDA-approved for the treatment of ovarian cancers with gene mutations that induce a similar sensitivity. In this proposal, we will perform a clinical trial which will test whether olaparib is effective against tumors with IDH1 and IDH2 mutations. We will perform a comprehensive series of correlative studies in tumor biopsies, in order to identify which patients respond best. This study represents a true bench-to-bedside endeavor, and it leverages the best Yale science with the goal of improving the lives of cancer patients.

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