Items Tagged ‘bevacizumab’

May 12th, 2016

Avastin®/Camptosar® Improves Outcomes Compared with Temodar® in Glioblastoma

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The treatment combination consisting of Avastin (bevacizumab) plus Camptosar (irinotecan) improves time to cancer progression compared to treatment with Temodar (temozolomide) in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Glioblastoma is an extremely aggressive form of brain cancer. Standard therapy includes surgery to remove as much […]

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Tags: avastin, bevacizumab, Brain Cancer, Campostar, glioblastoma, irinotecan, News, nonmethylated O6-methylguanine–DNA methyltransferase promotor, Temodar, temozolomide


July 1st, 2015

Rintega® Improves Survival in Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme

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The immunotherapy drug Rintega® (rindopepimut) appears to improve survival among patients with relapsed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer. These findings were presented at 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (May 29–June 2, Chicago, Illinois) and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Glioblastoma multiforme is one of the most common and […]

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Tags: avastin, bevacizumab, Brain Cancer, clinical trial, EGFRvIII, gbm, General Brain Cancer, glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer, News, rindopepimut, Rintega


April 29th, 2015

Combination of Avastin®, Taxol®, and Carboplatin Improves Survival in Recurrent Platinum-Sensitive Ovarian Cancer

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The addition of Avastin® (bevacizumab) to Taxol® (paclitaxel) and carboplatin for the treatment of recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer appears to improve survival. These findings were presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, March 28–31, in Chicago, Illinois. Each year in the United States, roughly 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and more […]

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Tags: avastin, bevacizumab, carboplatin, clinical trial, News, Ovarian Cancer, paclitaxel, platinum sensitive, Taxol


January 15th, 2015

Aggressive Chemotherapy Doubles Survival of Patients with Metastatic Colon Cancer

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According to the results of a clinical trial presented at the 2015 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer with a four-drug chemotherapy regimen plus Avastin® (bevacizumab) doubles survival when compared to a standard three drug regimen and Avastin. According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, more than […]

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Tags: avastin, bevacizumab, Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, crc, folfiri, FOLFOX, News, Stage IV (D)/Relapsed Colon Cancer


October 20th, 2014

Second-line Avastin Improves Progression-Free Survival in Advanced HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

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Adding Avastin® (bevacizumab) to chemotherapy in second-line treatment of advanced HER2-negative breast cancer improves progression-free survival. Results of the phase III TANIA trial evaluating the role of Avastin® in advanced breast cancer were recently reported in The Lancet Oncology journalby von Minckwitz et al at The University Women’s Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany. The TANIA trial is […]

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Tags: avastin, bevacizumab, Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, Recurrent Breast Cancer