Bevacizumab extends survival for relapsed and advanced cervical cancer

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Published: 2 Jun 2013
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Dr Krishnansu Sujata Tewari - University of California Irvine Medical Center, USA

Dr Krishnansu Sujata Tewari presents data on a randomised phase III study assessing two different chemotherapy regimens with or without bevacizumab during a press conference at the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting.

The study found that adding bevacizumab prolongs overall survival by an average of four months compared to chemotherapy alone. The study represents the first time a targeted drug has significantly prolonged overall survival for women with metastatic or relapsed cervical cancer.

 

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