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Roche Genentech is warning doctors and patients that counterfeit vials of its cancer drug Avastin have been distributed in the U.S.
Cancer treatments designed to block the growth of blood vessels were found to increase the number of cancer stem cells in breast tumors in mice, suggesting a possible explanation for why these drugs don't lead to longer survival.
Treating ovarian cancer with the drug bevacizumab ("Avastin") delays the disease and may also improve survival, show the results of an international clinical trial co-led by Drs. Amit Oza of the Princess Margaret Cancer Program, University Health Network and Timothy Perren, St James's Institute of Oncology, Leeds, UK.
The FDA has ruled that the drug Avastin should no longer be used by breast cancer patients because there is no proof that it can prolong their lives and because of the medicine's dangerous side effects.
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