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Thursday 18, Feb 2010

  Avastin highly efficacious for recurrent glioblastoma patients

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Avastin highly efficacious for recurrent glioblastoma patientsAvastin, taken alone or as a combination therapy, is highly effective in terms of improved response rates, survival rates, and progression-free survival times in patients suffering from recurrent glioblastoma, which is a deadly form of brain cancer.

It was remarked by Dr. Timothy Cloughesy, director of the Neuro-Oncology Program at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and senior author of the study that a combination of Avastin and CPT-11 or Avastin alone has the ability to improve the response rate and overall survival to a significant extent.

It was further remarked by Cloughesy that the study findings can be termed as useful to treat patients with recurrent glioblastoma as Avastin is effective for reducing brain swelling and doses of steroids.

Friday 04, Dec 2009

  Avastin improves survival rates in patients affected by recurrent glioblastoma

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Avastin improves survival rates in patients affected by recurrent glioblastomaThe targeted therapy Avastin, in a combination or isolation, has the capability of considerably increasing response rates, survival rates, and progression-free survival times in patients suffering from recurrent glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer.

Dr. Timothy Cloughesy, director of the Neuro-Oncology Program at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and senior author of the study, remarked that Avastin alone and Avastin given with CPT-11 can improve the response rate and overall survival to a considerable extent.

Cloughesy remarked that the findings of this study constitute a huge breakthrough as Avastin has proved itself to be of great usefulness for treating patients with recurrent glioblastoma. It was also remarked that Avastin brings the level of brain swelling down and can even help in reducing the doses of steroids to ensure marked improvement in function.