Avastin wins FDA OK for advanced kidney cancer treatment

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Oncology NEWS InternationalOncology NEWS International Vol 18 No 9
Volume 18
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Avastin (bevacizumab) plus interferon-alfa has been approved for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma, according to Genentech. Approval was based on phase III data from the AVOREN study, which showed a 67% increase in progression-free survival (10.2 months) compared to those who received interferon-alfa alone (5.4 months; hazard ratio = 0.60).

Avastin (bevacizumab) plus interferon-alfa has been approved for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma, according to Genentech. Approval was based on phase III data from the AVOREN study, which showed a 67% increase in progression-free survival (10.2 months) compared to those who received interferon-alfa alone (5.4 months; hazard ratio = 0.60).

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