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Bevacizumab

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Updated: January 27, 2008

Definition:

Bevacizumab targets a type of protein (VEGF) present in many tumors. By doing so, it helps prevent tumors from spreading to other locations in the body (metastasizing).

Bevacizumab can be used to treat colon and kidney cancer, and is usually administered along with traditional chemotherapy drugs. Bevacizumab is sold under the brand name Avastin.

For more detailed information about bevacizumab, please visit the bevacizumab information page.

Related Research: Related News: If you'd like basic information about each type of drug used in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer, please take a look at the Colorectal Cancer Drug Index.

Resource: Drug Finder: Bevacizumab. About.com. 17 Mar. 2004. Accessed 28 Jan. 2008[http://drugsaz.about.com/od/drugs/bevacizumab.htm].
Also Known As: Avastin

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