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FDA Panel: Revoke Avastin's Approval in Breast Cancer

By Donna Young


Wednesday, July 21, 2010
GAITHERSBURG, Md. – An FDA panel of oncology experts Tuesday said Genentech Inc. and its parent company Roche AG should no longer be permitted to market Avastin (bevacizumab) in the U.S. as a treatment in combination with chemotherapy for HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer, agreeing that the firm's follow-up studies failed to confirm the magnitude of improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) observed in an earlier trial. (BioWorld Today)

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