FDA Commissioner revokes approval of Genentech's Avastin for treatment of mBC

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that the FDA Commissioner is revoking the approval of Avastin® (bevacizumab) for the treatment of mBC in the United States.

"We are disappointed with the outcome. We remain committed to the many women with this incurable disease and will continue to provide help through our patient support programs to those who may be facing obstacles to receiving their treatment in the United States," said Hal Barron, M.D., chief medical officer and head, Global Product Development. "Despite today's action, we will start a new Phase III study of Avastin in combination with paclitaxel in previously untreated metastatic breast cancer and will evaluate a potential biomarker that may help identify which people might derive a more substantial benefit from Avastin."

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