Quality of Life

Weighing the Impact of Treatment Beyond the Disease

Patients reported having a quality of life similar to that at baseline throughout treatment1

This analysis is exploratory in nature and does not control for type 1 error; elements more distal to disease and treatment-related symptoms may be influenced by multiple non-drug factors.

More data: See FOSI Scale

For maintenance therapy after recurrent ovarian cancer, minimizing the impact of treatment on quality of life is a key consideration.

  • Patient-reported outcomes for quality of life were examined in the phase 3 NOVA trial using the FACT-Ovarian Symptom Index (FOSI)1,2
  • FOSI completion rates were high and similar in the 2 treatment groups: 75% to 97% in the ZEJULA group and 80% to 97% in the placebo group1
  • Patients were assessed at baseline, every 8 weeks for the first year, every 12 weeks thereafter during treatment, and then 6-10 weeks after treatment discontinuation3


References: 1. Mirza MR, Monk BJ, Herrstedt J, et al; ENGOT-OV16/NOVA investigators. Niraparib maintenance therapy in platinum-sensitive, recurrent ovarian cancer. N Engl J Med. 2016;375(22):2154-2164. 2. FOSI: for patients with ovarian cancer; a FACT-Ovarian Symptom Index (a subset of FACT-O containing 8 items). FACIT.org. http://www.facit.org/facitorg/questionnaires. Accessed November 18, 2017. 3. Data on file. TESARO, Inc. 

Efficacy summary


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Safety data


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Starting ZEJULA


When to start ZEJULA

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