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2009-11-17 12:22:08

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell study opens blood-brain barrier to deliver high-dose chemotherapy to malignant brain tumors; may avoid common side effects of systemic chemotherapy.

2009-10-10 07:50:30

Investigators from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and the VA Boston Healthcare System have shown, at 6 months in a small group of patients, that there is no difference in efficacy between Bevacizumab (Avastin) and Ranibizumab (Lucentis) for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

2009-09-07 13:50:38

U.S. researchers say the drug Avastin may improve the survival rates for recurrent glioblastomas -- the most aggressive type of primary brain tumor. Senior author Dr.

2009-09-02 23:45:00

The targeted therapy Avastin, alone and in combination with the chemotherapy drug CPT-11, significantly increased response rates, progression-free survival times and survival rates in patients with a deadly form of brain cancer that had recurred.

2009-08-03 07:12:29

UCLA researchers have uncovered a new way to scan brain tumors and predict which ones will shrink when treated by the drug Avastin -- before the patient ever starts treatment. By linking high water movement in tumors to positive drug response, the UCLA team predicted with 70 percent accuracy which patients' tumors were the least likely to grow six months after therapy.

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2009-07-30 09:30:00

UCLA researchers have uncovered a new way to scan brain tumors and predict which ones will be shrunk by the drug Avastin -- before the patient ever starts treatment.


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