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Study by Ocala Oncology/The US Oncology Network Shows Use of Bevacizumab Beyond Progression in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients Improves Overall Survival
Date:9/28/2011

OCALA, Fla. and THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Cartwright, M.D., medical oncologist with Ocala Oncology and a member of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee and Pathways Task Force Committee, physician advisory groups within The US Oncology Network, presented findings from a study titled "Survival outcomes with use of bevacizumab beyond progression (BBP) in metastatic colorectal cancer (MCRC) patients (Pts)" at 9:30am on September 25 during the "Gastrointestinal Malignancies - Colorectal Cancer" Poster Session at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress (EMCC) taking place in Stockholm, Sweden.

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"The data for the study, derived from the patient information entered by providers into McKesson Specialty Health's EHR, iKnowMed™, shows that patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, treated in a community setting with bevacizumab beyond progression, experienced improved overall survival," said Dr. Cartwright. "These findings are consistent with similar studies, such as BRiTE and ARIES, which are two large registry trials showing extended survival with similar results."

Dr. Cartwright led the study for The US Oncology Network, one of the nation's largest networks of community-based oncology physicians dedicated
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