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Avastin is a biologic antibody designed to specifically bind to a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) that plays an important role throughout the lifecycle of the tumor to develop and maintain blood vessels, a process known as angiogenesis. Avastin is designed to interfere with the blood supply to a tumor by directly binding to the VEGF protein to prevent interactions with receptors on blood vessel cells. Avastin does not bind to receptors on normal or cancer cells. The tumor blood supply is thought to be critical to a tumor’s ability to grow and spread in the body (metastasize).
Good results in new lung cancer treatment

Good results in new lung cancer treatment

New cancer drug Avastin keeps cancer under control

New cancer drug Avastin keeps cancer under control

Avastin available across Europe within the next few weeks

Avastin available across Europe within the next few weeks

Avastin plus Folfox4 chemotherapy significantly extends survival in second-line metastatic colorectal cancer

Avastin plus Folfox4 chemotherapy significantly extends survival in second-line metastatic colorectal cancer

Potential new treatment strategy against metastatic cancer cells

Potential new treatment strategy against metastatic cancer cells

Genentech announces FDA approval of Avastin manufacturing

Genentech announces FDA approval of Avastin manufacturing

Strategic analysis of the breast cancer therapeutics pipeline

Strategic analysis of the breast cancer therapeutics pipeline

Chemotherapy agents as well as the newest biologic and targeted cancer therapy drugs, can harm a patient’s heart

Chemotherapy agents as well as the newest biologic and targeted cancer therapy drugs, can harm a patient’s heart

Potential new strategy for blocking tumor growth

Potential new strategy for blocking tumor growth

Drug Tarceva improves survival chance for patients with advanced lung cancer

Drug Tarceva improves survival chance for patients with advanced lung cancer

Drug helps patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Drug helps patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Drug to extend lives of colorectal cancer patients

Drug to extend lives of colorectal cancer patients

Avastin study shows significant improvement in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Avastin study shows significant improvement in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Drug combo effective for advanced breast cancer

Drug combo effective for advanced breast cancer

New Drug Offers Hope For Advanced Colorectal Cancer

New Drug Offers Hope For Advanced Colorectal Cancer