FDA’s Approval of Avastin for Ovarian Cancer Offers New Hope, Treatment Option

FDA’s Approval of Avastin for Ovarian Cancer Offers New Hope, Treatment Option
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Genentech’s Avastin in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer (psOC). This marks the first new psOC treatment option approved by the FDA in more than a decade. The FDA approval was based on results from two large Phase 3 studies evaluating Avastin (GOG-0213)

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Kara Elam is currently working on her Doctorate in Health Policy. She holds Master Degrees in both epidemiology and microbiology. Her research interests include emerging viral diseases, the intersection of human rights and intellectual property rights, and ending violence against women.

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