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Avastin May Help Boost Survival With Aggressive Cervical Cancer: Study
Date:2/8/2013

ve resistant to standard treatments "have traditionally been a very difficult group to treat effectively with regimens available." She said the new study "provides new opportunities to develop and further refine treatments for this group."

The data has been submitted for presentation in June at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Research that has not undergone peer review is typically considered preliminary until such review is completed.

More than 12,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States in 2013 and over 4,000 women will die of the disease.

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The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about cervical cancer.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCES: Elizabeth Poynor, M.D., gynecologic oncologist and pelvic surgeon, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; U.S. National Cancer Institute, news release, Feb. 7, 2013


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