AVASTIN (Bevacizumab) is a tumor-starving (anti-angiogenic) therapy designed to block a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Normal cells make VEGF, but some cancer cells make too much VEGF. Blocking VEGF may prevent the growth of new blood vessels, including normal blood vessels and blood vessels that feed tumors.
Avastin Is Used For:
Treatment of metastatic colon or rectal cancer, used as part of a combination chemotherapy regimen.
Treatment for non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer.
Treatment of metastatic breast cancer used as part of a combination chemotherapy regimen.