Avastin approved for some ovarian cancer patients in Europe

6 Aug 2014

European regulators approved Avastin (bevacizumab) as a treatment for women with ovarian cancer that is resistant to chemotherapy containing platinum.

CareAcross-image of drug vials

Avastin is already approved in Europe to treat advanced stages of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, kidney cancer and ovarian cancer.

The move endorses a favorable recommendation last month from the European Medicine Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use(CHMP), which are normally followed by the European Commission.

 

Source: Reuters

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