Navigation Links
Avastin Rejection Supported by Cancer Experts
Date:7/4/2011

y 28. Even if she revokes Avastin's use as a breast cancer drug, however, it will not be taken off the market because it is also used for advanced colon, lung, kidney and brain cancer.

And oncologists will still have the option of prescribing Avastin "off label" to their patients with metastatic breast cancer.

But Lippman noted that any FDA revocation of the drug's approval might prompt insurance companies to stop paying for Avastin, which can cost $80,000 a year. "I hope there would be some recommendation around that," he said.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, Don McLeod, a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said Medicare will continue to pay for the drug as a breast cancer treatment even if the FDA withdraws that approval.

However, Dr. Stephanie Bernik, chief of surgical oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said even the panel's recommendation may make some doctors less willing to prescribe Avastin.

"The hope is that patients getting the drug who are having a good response will still have access to the drug. And, that's what's being put in jeopardy," she said.

In the midst of all the action and reaction in the United States, pharmaceutical giant Roche, which owns Genentech, announced on Thursday that the European Commission had just broadened Avastin's existing use in metastatic breast cancer, allowing it in tandem with the chemotherapy drug Xeloda.

More information

For more on breast cancer, visit the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

SOURCES: Marc E. Lippman, M.D., professor and chairman, department of medicine, deputy director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Paula Klein, M.D., department of medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City; Stephanie Bernik, M.D., chief of surgical oncology, Lenox Hill Hospital,
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Panel Rejects Avastin for Breast Cancer
2. Cancer Drug Avastin Makes Inroads Against Ovarian Tumors
3. NIH study finds Avastin and Lucentis are equally effective in treating AMD
4. More Evidence Cancer Drug Avastin May Cause Harm
5. More Evidence Links Avastin to Heart Failure in Breast Cancer Patients
6. FDA Advises Against Avastin as Treatment for Breast Cancer
7. FDA Advisers Say Avastin Shouldnt Be Used for Breast Cancer
8. Avastin Largely Safe for Patients With Type of Advanced Lung Cancer
9. Romantic Rejection May Hurt Just Like Physical Pain
10. Gift-Giving, for Many Men, Means Avoiding Rejection
11. UCLA team uncovers mechanism behind organ transplant rejection
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/29/2015)... M3 USA MDLinx.com, source of the ... specialties, now offers The Smartest Rheumatologist . The ... disorders ranging from Fibromyalgia and Osteoporosis, to Arthritis and ... MDLinx, and Caroline Tredway, editorial head of The Smartest ... have on the physicians who participate. Says Tredway, “With ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... The science of Follicular Unit Extraction ... more efficient methods of FUE hair transplantation have increased the ... the most cutting edge hair transplant methods being used to ... of extracting hair from the beard to the scalp. , ... correct male pattern baldness. Beard hair has a life ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... NASHVILLE, Tennessee (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 Jan ... her belief in one thing above all else: God does ... on the subject of her son’s passing is titled “God ... everyday person is confronted with great personal tragedy. , ... from losing someone dear to you into something productive, something ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 2015 World Patent Marketing, a vertically ... it has signed a 10 year licensing agreement for ... to let people learn about any topic and get ... "This is an exciting day for World Patent Marketing ... Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing, ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... May 29, 2015 Mediaplanet has joined ... of protection”. Skin Health is a cross-platform campaign ... the markets of New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, ... readers. Its digital counterpart will reach a national audience ... read more the Skin Health campaign and Colorescience, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:MDLinx Launches Smartest Rheumatologist 2Health News:Beard to Scalp Hair Transplant: Newest Advance in Hair Transplant Technology 2Health News:Turning grief from a child’s passing into virtue 2Health News:Licensing Alert! World Patent Marketing's Latest Blockbuster Licensing Deal Gets A New Twist on Technology With The Live Expert Chat Room 2Health News:Licensing Alert! World Patent Marketing's Latest Blockbuster Licensing Deal Gets A New Twist on Technology With The Live Expert Chat Room 3Health News:Licensing Alert! World Patent Marketing's Latest Blockbuster Licensing Deal Gets A New Twist on Technology With The Live Expert Chat Room 4Health News:Licensing Alert! World Patent Marketing's Latest Blockbuster Licensing Deal Gets A New Twist on Technology With The Live Expert Chat Room 5Health News:Mediaplanet Launches “Skin Health” Campaign Featuring Colorescience 2
... MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Children of parents who ... finds a new study that should allay some concerns about ... done by chemotherapy and radiation of the reproductive organs doesn,t ... researchers say. "We found that DNA damage from radiation ...
... 2011) Dr. Rabab Mohsin, an internal medicine resident ... Bailey of the University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute, ... a large study group of women. Working ... Bailey and fellow investigators identified women who reported arrhythmia ...
... that certain lifestyle habits relate to the risk of certain ... analysis, the authors estimate the proportion of cancer in the ... They find that smoking has, by far, the largest ... cases in the UK attributable to tobacco use. A ...
... 13, 2011JDRF-funded researchers have begun enrolling adult patients with type ... metformina drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetescould help ... with T1D. The REMOVAL study (Reducing with MetfOrmin Vascular ... will study 500 patients with T1D aged 40 or older, ...
... wheelchair or a bed has to deal with numerous ... as physicians call them. Bony prominences, such as the ... pressure can lead to tissue necrosis. Damage can extend ... themselves. The ulcers are entryways for germs, which can ...
... Hitching a ride into the retina on nanoparticles called ... degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. A collaborative research study among ... Johns Hopkins Medicine shows that steroids attached to the ... the rest of the eye unaffected and preserving vision. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Birth Defects Seem Rare in Kids of Childhood Cancer Survivors 2Health News:Birth Defects Seem Rare in Kids of Childhood Cancer Survivors 3Health News:JDRF-funded study seeks to reduce cardiovascular risk 2Health News:Lying and sitting more comfortably 2Health News:Nanoparticles help researchers deliver steroids to retina 2
(Date:5/29/2015)... and SPARTANBURG, South Carolina , ... Research Network and Molecular Health have announced a collaboration ... diagnostic decision support to the majority of cancer patients ... Network will collaborate with Molecular Health to harness the ... identify cohorts from hundreds of thousands of patients to ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Surgical/Operating Microscopes Market by Application & ... report to their offering.      (Logo: ... is poised to reach $806.6 million by 2020 ... of 12.3% from 2015 to 2020. , ,Major ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... and MENLO PARK, Calif. ... DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQX: DMPI) ("DelMar" and ... and commercializing proven cancer therapies in new orphan ... American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Advances ... potential for its lead product candidate VAL-083 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Collaboration to Dramatically Expand Therapeutic Clinical Trial Access for Cancer Patients Across the United States 2New Collaboration to Dramatically Expand Therapeutic Clinical Trial Access for Cancer Patients Across the United States 3New Collaboration to Dramatically Expand Therapeutic Clinical Trial Access for Cancer Patients Across the United States 4Surgical/Operating Microscopes Market by Application & End User - Global Forecast to 2020 for the $806 Million Industry 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Additional Data on the Potential of VAL-083 in the Treatment of Temozolomide-Resistant Glioblastoma Multiforme 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Additional Data on the Potential of VAL-083 in the Treatment of Temozolomide-Resistant Glioblastoma Multiforme 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Additional Data on the Potential of VAL-083 in the Treatment of Temozolomide-Resistant Glioblastoma Multiforme 4DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Additional Data on the Potential of VAL-083 in the Treatment of Temozolomide-Resistant Glioblastoma Multiforme 5
... Nov. 28, 2011 The most common poisons that threaten ... acetaminophen, antidepressants, and ADHD medications. Any medication, even those prescribed ... cats that might eat whatever they find. For ... Program and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) ...
... & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) will participate in the ... Nov. 29 th at The New York Palace, New York, ... session scheduled at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). The ... accessing the Johnson & Johnson website at www.investor.jnj.com . ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sea Grant and AVMA Join Forces to Raise Awareness on Medicine Disposal 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: