Avastin use extended

The licence for Avastin (bevacizumab) has been extended to include use in combination with paclitaxel for first-line treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Previously, bevacizumab was licensed for use in combination with intravenous 5-fluorouracil, folinic acid and irinotecan for first-line treatment of patients with metastatic carcinoma of the colon or rectum.

Avastin must be administered under the supervision of a physician experienced in the use of antineoplastic products.

Further information: Roche 01707 366000

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