An Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) Clinical Practice Guideline: Consolidation or Maintenance Systemic Therapy for Newly Diagnosed Stage II, III, or IV Epithelial Ovary, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma Academic Article uri icon

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  • Objective: To provide recommendations on systemic therapy options in consolidation or maintenance therapy for women with newly diagnosed stage II, III, or IV epithelial ovary, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal carcinoma including all histological types. Methods: Consistent with the Program in Evidence-based Program’s standardized approach, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and PROSPERO (the international prospective register of systematic reviews) databases, and four relevant conferences were systematically searched. The Working Group drafted recommendations and revised them based on the comments from internal and external reviewers. Results: We have one recommendation for consolidation therapy and eight recommendations for maintenance therapy. Overall, consolidation therapy with chemotherapy should not be recommended in the target population. For maintenance therapy, we recommended olaparib (Recommendation), niraparib (Weak Recommendation), veliparib (Weak Recommendation), and bevacizumab (Weak Recommendation) for certain patients with newly diagnosed stage III–IV epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal carcinoma, respectively. We do not recommend some agents as maintenance therapy in four recommendations. We are unable to specify the patient population by histological types for different maintenance therapy recommendations. When new evidence that can impact the recommendations is available, the recommendations will be updated as soon as possible.


  • Hirte, Hal
  • Yao, Xiaomei
  • Ferguson, Sarah E
  • May, Taymaa
  • Elit, Laurie

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  • March 1, 2021