The role of pemetrexed in recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer: A scoping review

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Michael Roche *
Laura Parisi
Linda Li
Amy Knehans
Rebecca Phaeton
Joshua P. Kesterson
(*) Corresponding Author:
Michael Roche | mroche@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Abstract

Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of mortality among gynecologic malignancies, with most cases diagnosed at an advanced stage. Despite an initial response, most develop a recurrence and subsequent resistance to standard therapies. Pemetrexed (AlimtaTM) is a new generation multi-targeted antifolate initially approved for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. In recent years, it has shown promise in the treatment of recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer. In this review, we outline the current literature and discuss the future of pemetrexed in the setting of recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer.


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