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Ovarian Cancer Medications

Here's a list of the approved drugs to treat ovarian cancer. Click on any of the medications for more info on indications, dosing and side effects.


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DRUG Chemotherapy
GENERIC NAME Multiple
DRUG INDICATION

Cytotoxic chemotherapy, the oldest and most commonly used type of cancer treatment, halts cell division and kills rapidly growing cells. For a full list of chemotherapy drugs, click here.

DRUG Lupron
GENERIC NAME leuprolide
DRUG INDICATION

Lupron is a GnRH agonist approved for palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. It is also used to treat breast and ovarian cancer, though it is not FDA-approved for these indications.

DRUG Tamoxifen
GENERIC NAME tamoxifen
DRUG INDICATION

Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator approved for adjuvant (post-surgery) treatment to prevent recurrence or spread of early breast cancer and for treatment of women and men with advanced or metastatic breast cancer. It is also used to prevent breast cancer in high-risk women. It is sometimes used to treat ovarian cancer, though it is not FDA-approved for this indication.

DRUG Zoladex
GENERIC NAME goserelin
DRUG INDICATION

Zoladex is a GnRH agonist approved for palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer and, treatment of localized prostate cancer in combination with Eulexin (flutamide) and palliative treatment of breast cancer in premenopausal women. It is also used to treat ovarian cancer, though it is not FDA-approved for this indication.

DRUG Avastin
GENERIC NAME bevacizumab
DRUG INDICATION

Avastin is a VEGF inhibitor approved for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer, non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer, metastatic kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma), recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer, recurrent glioblastoma brain cancer, liver cancer, and ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer. Mvasi and Zirabev are biosimilar medications.

DRUG Lynparza
GENERIC NAME olaparib
DRUG INDICATION

Lynparza is a PARP inhibitor approved for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer in previously treated people with harmful BRCA mutations, maintenance treatment of ovarian cancer in people responding to chemotherapy, previously treated HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer in people with BRCA mutations, maintenance treatment of pancreatic cancer in people with BRCA mutations and previously treated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in people with BRCA or other faulty DNA repair mutations.

DRUG Rozlytrek
GENERIC NAME entrectinib
DRUG INDICATION

Rozlytrek is approved for the treatment of solid tumors anywhere in the body that have NTRK gene fusions and for ROS1-positive non-small-cell lung cancer.

DRUG Rubraca
GENERIC NAME rucaparib
DRUG INDICATION

Rubraca is a PARP inhibitor approved for maintenance treatment of people with recurrent ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer that is responding to chemotherapy, for previously treated ovarian cancer in patients with harmful BRCA mutations and for previously treated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in people with harmful BRCA mutations.

DRUG Vitrakvi
GENERIC NAME larotrectinib
DRUG INDICATION

Vitrakvi is a TRK inhibitor that works against cancers anywhere in the body with NTRK gene fusions.

DRUG Zejula
GENERIC NAME niraparib
DRUG INDICATION

Zejula is a PARP inhibitor approved for the treatment of advanced ovarian, fallopian

tube or primary peritoneal cancer in people with harmful BRCA mutations or genomic instability, as well as for maintenance therapy for people with recurrent or advanced cancer that is responding to platinum chemotherapy.


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