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Studies suggest Avastin can help ovarian cancer patients
December 29th, 2011
05:35 PM ET

Studies suggest Avastin can help ovarian cancer patients

Two studies released in this week's New England Journal of Medicine suggest the drug Avastin may benefit some ovarian cancer patients.

The two studies found that adding Avastin to chemotherapy treatment can stall the growth of cancer by almost four months. Avastin, which has the generic name Bevacizumab, stops the growth of blood vessels that feed cancerous tumors, say researchers. However, it is still unclear if it will extend patients' lives.

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