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Roche's Avastin Fails to Help Early-Stage Colon Cancer Patients in Study

Posted on Sep 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Carey Sargent – Sep 18, 2010 12:01 PM ET Roche Holding AG’s Avastin tumor medicine failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage study in early colon cancer. A combination of Avastin and chemotherapy given immediately after surgery didn’t extend disease-free survival compared with chemotherapy alone, Basel, Switzerland-based Roche said today in a statement. Preliminary data from the study suggest that chemotherapy alone is more effective in treating the tumors, Roche said. While the company hoped the benefit of giving Avastin seen in studies of late-stage colorectal cancer would...

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