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Second Phase III Study of Avastin in 1st Line Metastatic Breast Cancer Meets its Primary Endpoint
Date:2/12/2008

aclitaxel alone.

About the BO17708 study

BO17708 is an international phase III trial which randomized 736 patients who did not receive previous chemotherapy for their metastatic breast cancer to one of three groups;

-- Avastin 7.5 mg/kg every 3 weeks in combination with docetaxel

-- Avastin 15 mg/kg every 3 weeks in combination with docetaxel

-- docetaxel + placebo as control arm

The primary objective of the study was to demonstrate superiority in progression-free survival of both Avastin containing treatment arms compared to the control arm. Secondary endpoints for the study included overall survival, response rate, duration of response, quality of life, safety and tolerability.

About Avastin

Data from the comprehensive Avastin cancer clinical development programme have resulted in approvals in advanced colorectal, breast, lung, and kidney cancer:

-- February 2004 (US) and January 2005 (EU) -- first-line treatment in

patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC).

-- June 2006 (US) -- second-line treatment in patients with metastatic

CRC.

-- October 2006 (US) -- first-line treatment in patients with advanced

non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

-- March 2007 (EU) -- first-line treatment in patients with metastatic

breast cancer.

-- April 2007 (Japan) -- treatment in patients with recurrent or advanced

CRC.

-- August 2007 (EU) -- first-line treatment in patients with advanced

NSCLC.

-- December 2007 (EU) -- first-line treatment in patients with advanced

RCC.

-- January 2008 (EU) -- first and later-line treatment in patients with

metastatic CRC in combination with any chemotherapy.

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