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New Studies About Benefits of Avastin for Breast Cancer
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
Click the link above to read new information about Avastin.

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Don't count out Avastin as a breast cancer treatment but don't count it in, either. In November, the FDA took the unusual step of nixing Avastin's approval saying that the serious risks of using the drug outweighed its small benefits for women with cancer that had spread beyond the breast. Now new studies are under way looking at whether Avastin may work better if it's used earlier in the course of the disease as an initial therapy.

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judyfams responded:
Ladies,
Please be sure to read the entire article.
It is 4 pages long, but very easy to understand. If you just read the first page or two - you may come away with the wrong impression of how this drug may or may not affect women with early stage breast cancer.
Judy
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to judyfams's response:
Thanks for that reminder Judy - many times the implications and details of the study are towards the end!

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