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January 10, 2012 • Volume 9 / Number 1

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Bevacizumab May Benefit Some Women with Ovarian Cancer

Illustration of a targeted drug binding to a cancer cell's growth factor receptors.The targeted drug bevacizumab (Avastin) extends the amount of time women with advanced ovarian cancer live without their disease progressing, according to findings from two phase III clinical trials. The results were published December 29 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

In both trials, women initially received a combination of bevacizumab and standard chemotherapy, followed by bevacizumab alone for a defined period. Not enough time has passed in either trial to determine whether the approach extends lives (improves overall survival), although data from both trials suggest a possible small survival increase. Read more > >

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UPDATES

  • Legislative Update

    • Most States Fall Short of Requirements for Insurance Coverage of Cancer Clinical Trials
  • Notes

    • Glycoscience, Disease, and Clinical Practice Symposium Will Be Held January 24
    • Cyber-Seminar to Address the Delivery of Patient-Centered Cancer Care
    • Genomics in Medicine Series Features Two Lectures on Cancer

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