Why can't we use avastin for breast cancer?

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JKJones (Pharmacist (Verified) ) - 11 / 08 / 2010

1 vote(s) by murray
According to the FDA, clinical trials demonstrated Avastin did not increase the survival for women with breast cancer. In fact, the overall survival appeared to be shorter in women who took the drug. The reasons for that are not clear, and the possibility remains that some known or unknown side effect of the drug could have contributed to this outcome.
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