Genentech Seeks Expanded Use of Avastin in Breast Cancer

July 1, 2006
Oncology NEWS International, Oncology NEWS International Vol 15 No 7, Volume 15, Issue 7

Genentech Seeks Expanded Use of Avastin in Breast Cancer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif—Genentech has submitted an application to the FDA for expanded use of bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with taxane chemotherapy for treatment of chemotherapy-naïve recurrent or metastatic breast cancer. Phase III data showed that patients who received bevacizumab in combination with paclitaxel had a 52% reduction in risk of disease progression or death, compared to those who received paclitaxel alone.