Avastin (Bevacizumab) is a targeted cancer therapy for various types of advanced and metastatic cancers.
Targeted therapy is a cancer treatment where cancer drugs are used to target cancer cells, while seeking to minimize the damage to normal, healthy cells.
Avastin cancer treatment is currently approved for treating 6 different types of metastatic and advanced cancers, including colorectal cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer, cervical cancer, brain cancer and ovarian cancer.
In most cases, Avastin is administered with other chemotherapy treatments, as it may be given when a cancer has spread into other areas or used as a second-line treatment, when an initial treatment has stopped working or no longer works.
How Avastin Cancer Treatment Works
Avastin is an angiogenesis inhibitor. The treatment is designed to inhibit angiogenesis, a process within the body that builds new blood vessels, which is a key component to supporting tumor growth.