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Caroline Helwick


Final AVAiL results confirm longer PFS with bevacizumab

December 01, 2008

STOCKHOLM-Final analysis of the phase III Avastin in Lung Study (AVAiL), which evaluated bevacizumab (Avastin) as first-line therapy for advanced nonsmall- cell lung cancer, showed that adding bevacizumab to gemcitabine/cisplatin significantly extends progression-free survival, Christian Manegold, MD, of Heidelberg University in Mannheim, Germany, reported at ESMO 2008 (abstract LBA1).