Still, many doctors continue to use it off-label, prescribing it to women diagnosed with breast cancer if they think the medicine will offer benefits. Most commonly, Avastin is used in combination with chemotherapy to treat advanced-stage breast cancer. But results from ongoing research have continued to be somewhat disappointing. The FDA has ruled that the cancer drug Avastin is no longer approved for treating advanced breast cancer -- but can still be used for other cancers. In a news release, the FDA stated that Avastin Author: Denise Mann.
Dec 11, · Topic: Avastin Experiences? Forum: Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer ONLY — A place for those managing the ups & downs of a Stage IV/metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. Please respect that this forum is for Stage IV members only. There is a separate forum For Family and Caregivers of People with a STAGE IV Diagnosis. Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab) is a targeted therapy that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in combination with Taxol (chemical name: paclitaxel) in February to treat people with metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer who haven't yet received chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer.
As many of you know the FDA is making plans to remove this drug from the arsenal of drugs that can be used for stage 4 patients. I for one have stage 4 triple negative bc and have been on avastin alone almost years with no evidence of disease. Second-line treatment when used with fluoropyrimidine-based (combined with irinotecan or oxaliplatin) chemotherapy after cancer progresses following a first-line treatment that includes Avastin; Avastin is not approved for use after the primary treatment of colon cancer that .
Considered Stage 4 after metastisis was found in lower left lung lobe. Initially I did Folfox to try and eliminate any foreign cancer cells after surgery. Was out of treatment for two years before reoccurence happened. Chemo Folfiri/with Avastin has really done a number on . Jun 07, · June 7, (Chicago) -- Long-term treatment with the cancer drug Avastin may help keep advanced ovarian cancer in check, a study of more than Author: Charlene Laino.