Encouraging Avastin results in glioblastoma multiforme

December 1, 2007
Oncology NEWS International, Oncology NEWS International Vol 16 No 12, Volume 16, Issue 12

Encouraging Avastin results in glioblastoma multiforme

DALLAS—Phase II data showed 6-month progression-free survival in 36% of relapsed glioblastoma patients given Avastin (bevacizumab) alone and 51% given Avastin plus irinotecan (Camptosar), compared with historical estimates of 15%. UCLA's Timothy Cloughesy, MD, reported the findings at the Society for Neuro-Oncology annual meeting.