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Comparison of Hypersensitivity Reaction Incidence to Carboplatin in Patients with Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer with or without the BRCA1 or BRCA2 MutationsMcBride, Ali; Garcia, Andrew; Corey Frahm; College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona (The University of Arizona., 2017)Objectives: The specific aims of this project were to evaluate the incidence of carboplatin HSR in patients with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations compared to those without these mutations. Secondary objectives were to identify carboplatin cycles where reactions occurred, grade of reaction, and treatment outcomes. Methods: This retrospective chart review included 167 ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer patients at the University of Arizona Cancer Center who underwent a regimen with carboplatin from 2013-2015. Results: 126 out of 167 patients were analyzed. HSR occurred in 4 patients with BRCA mutations, and in 9 patients without mutations, though incidence was not significant with respect to the groups (3.1% versus 17.4%, P=0.5291). Overall, there were 11 grade 1 reactions, 14 grade 2 reactions, and 16 grade 3 reactions to carboplatin. Conclusions: Presence of a BRCA1/2 mutation was not associated with a higher incidence of HSR in carboplatin. More studies are needed to clarify the impact of BRCA mutations on developing carboplatin HSR.