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Lynparza -olaparib)

Postby Nighean » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:06 pm

Has anyone heard of the treatment above?
A relative sent me a short article about it and I'd not heard about the drug before.
Apparently it has been liscenced in the US for Pancreatic cancer.

Anyone know if it is used in the UK?

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Re: Lynparza -olaparib)

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:13 pm

Hi there Nighean,

Thanks for your post.

Yes, olaparib has been used in the UK in the POLO clinical trial - which is now closed to recruitment. It was used in BRCA mutated pancreas cancers, and the results are due in February 2021.

More here:

There is also another study called PIONEER, for locally advanced pancreatoc cancer which includes this drug - more details here:

https://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/inf ... s/pioneer/

So, at the moment, its use in the UK is only via clinical trials.

Hope this helps?

Kind regards,

Jeni Jones
Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Support Team
Pancreatic Cancer UK
email: nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk
support line: 0808 801 0707