Latest Bevacizumab Stories

2013-05-17 10:38:40

Findings suggest VEGF inhibition via TGF-B1 may be beneficial The most common cause of failure after glaucoma surgery is scarring at the surgical site, so researchers are actively looking for ways to minimize or prevent scar formation. Previous work had suggested that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) activates fibrosis, whereas VEGF inhibition results in reduced scar formation and better surgical results. In a series of studies using a rabbit model of glaucoma surgery,...

2013-04-25 23:01:50

Preventive medicine may not be the panacea to reducing healthcare costs. Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (PRWEB) April 25, 2013 This week´s top news story on HealthEconomics.Com related to yet another rejection by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for Roche´s Avastin (bevacizumab) for advanced ovarian cancer. NICE is the agency tasked with appraising cost-effectiveness of medicines for use in the National Health Service for England and Wales. Issuing its...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.