We just produced a new video to help patients better understand how Avastin (Bevacizumab) is used to treat certain types of metastatic or advanced cancers.
First approved by the FDA in 2004 for metastatic colorectal cancers, Avastin is currently approved to treat other cancers like kidney, brain, ovarian and lung cancer.
Used as a targeted therapy, Avastin is often used in conjunction with other chemotherapy drug treatments. It is considered an angiogenesis inhibitor, the treatment stops cancer cells from growing or spreading by cutting off the cancer’s blood supply, which it relies upon to grow.
In this video, oncologist provides an overview of this promising drug, including how the treatment works and what types of side effects it may cause.
Avastin is just one of many treatments that are helping to offer patients more options. Please visit our Avastin cancer treatment page to read more about this targeted therapy.
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