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2011-08-23 19:33:09

Amid the controversy surrounding the Food and Drug Administration's ruling that Avastin should no longer be used to treat metastatic breast cancer, a new multinational Phase III clinical trial shows that Avastin significantly increased tumor response rates in breast cancer patients when given before surgery. At the annual meeting for the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the nation's premier association of clinical oncologists, Harry D. Bear, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Division of Surgical...

2011-06-29 17:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Breast cancer patients and their families expressed extreme disappointment at today's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to remove the anti-cancer drug Avastin from the approved medication list for treatment of late stage breast cancer. Terry Kalley, founder of the Freedom of Access to Medicines (FAMEDS), condemned the decision, saying, "While this vote is disappointing, it wasn't unexpected, because of the six voting...

2011-06-24 06:39:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast cancer patients and their families will rally together on Tuesday, June 28, at 7:00 am outside of the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). At issue will be the FDA's final hearing to remove the anti-cancer drug Avastin from the approved medication list for treatment of late stage breast cancer, despite the FDA approving it in 2008 for use to treat breast cancer. Terry Kalley, founder of the Freedom of Access to Medicines (FAMEDS),...

2011-05-16 07:36:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 28, 2011 the New England Journal of Medicine released highly anticipated one-year results of the ongoing "Comparisons of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials" (CATT). AlphaDetail, Inc., a leader in global ophthalmology primary market research and influence network mapping, has conducted its latest AlphaPulse(TM) survey with 120 Ophthalmologists to gauge their reactions on the heels of this important news. Amy Tsang, a...

2011-04-28 21:14:23

Researchers are reporting results from the first year of a two-year clinical trial that Avastin, a drug approved to treat some cancers and that is commonly used off-label to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is as effective as the Food and Drug Administration-approved drug Lucentis for the treatment of AMD. The report, from the Comparison of AMD Treatments Trials (CATT), was published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine. CATT is funded by the National Eye Institute...

2011-04-27 14:36:00

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders in the battle with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to retain metastatic breast cancer (mbc) as an indication for the drug Avastin today filed a Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") request with the FDA. The filers include noted attorney David Rivkin, partner at the law firm Baker Hostetler (www.bakerlaw.com/davidbrivkinjr/), Frank Burroughs and Steven Walker on behalf of the Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs...

2011-02-04 08:54:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sermo (http://www.sermo.com), the world's largest online community for physicians, announced the publication of a free Sermo Report about how physicians are reacting to the FDA decision to rescind the indication for Avastin (bevacizumab) in the treatment of breast cancer. The new report titled "Should Avastin (bevacizumab) Keep its Breast Cancer Indication?" reveals how physicians are using Avastin and which therapeutic agents they will...

2011-01-25 11:46:11

Glioblastoma, the most common and lethal form of brain cancer and the disease that killed Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, resists nearly all treatment efforts, even when attacked simultaneously on several fronts. One explanation can be found in the tumor cells' unexpected flexibility, discovered researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. When faced with a life-threatening oxygen shortage, glioblastoma cells can shift gears and morph into blood vessels to ensure the continued...

2010-12-16 11:02:00

Drug not shown to be safe and effective in breast cancer patients SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that the agency is recommending removing the breast cancer indication from the label for Avastin (bevacizumab) because the drug has not been shown to be safe and effective for that use. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The agency is making this recommendation after reviewing the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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