Avastin News

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3/16/2017
For Seniors, Treatment for One Eye Disease May Cause Another

Risk of glaucoma tied to 7 or more injections for macular degeneration, study suggests

5/20/2016
Newer Drugs Helping Older People With Eye Disease

Treatments keeping those with macular degeneration reading and driving longer, study finds

5/18/2016
Tumor Location Affects Colon Cancer Survival: Study

It found that patients with tumors on the left side lived longer than those with malignancies on the right

3/18/2016
Drug Used for Preemie Eye Disease Tied to Disabilities

Babies given Avastin were far more likely to have neurological complications, study shows

8/13/2015
Drug Avastin Not Linked to Higher Risk of Blindness: Study

Researchers found medication didn't increase odds of serious eye infection

3/30/2015
Progress in Battling Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Experimental vaccine and cancer drug each slow disease progression, researchers find

2/19/2014
Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers

Drug improved survival by 4 months with cervical cancer, but no such benefit seen with brain tumors

12/13/2013
2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

In studies, combo regimens produced better results for 'triple-negative' disease

6/3/2013
Avastin May Boost Survival in Advanced Cervical Cancer: Study

Women who got the drug plus standard chemo lived about 4 months longer on average

2/8/2013
Avastin May Help Boost Survival With Aggressive Cervical Cancer: Study

Women taking the drug lived more than 3 months longer on average, but side effects were an issue

1/21/2013
'Microbeads' May Boost Survival in Advanced Colon Cancer Patients

Small, preliminary study suggests radioactive beads may extend life by months in some patients

12/11/2012
Avastin Shows No Benefit for Earlier Colon Cancer: Study

Experts say while it can help in advanced disease, that doesn't mean it works at all stages

12/7/2012
Avastin Won't Extend Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Costly drug comes with serious side effects, researchers say

6/4/2012
Avastin May Help Fight Tough-to-Treat Ovarian Tumors

Study found it slightly lengthened the time before the cancer returned

4/17/2012
Avastin No Benefit to Older Lung Cancer Patients: Study

Adding drug to chemotherapy regimen does not prolong life for those with advanced disease, experts say

4/4/2012
Better Safeguards Needed for Imported Food, Drugs: Report

U.S. needs to bolster safety systems in developing countries, prevent fraud, Institute of Medicine says

1/25/2012
Avastin May Be Helpful Before Breast Cancer Surgery

However, it's not clear which patients would benefit, studies find

12/28/2011
Avastin May Help Some With Ovarian Cancer: Studies

Survival without disease getting worse rose slightly, but benefit on overall survival remains unclear

11/18/2011
FDA Revokes Approval of Avastin for Breast Cancer

Drug isn't safe or effective for women with metastatic disease, agency says