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FDA Revokes Approval Of Avastin For Breast Cancer

The government delivered a blow to some desperate patients Friday as it ruled the blockbuster drug Avastin should no longer be used to treat advanced breast cancer.


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FDA Votes To Remove Avastin From Approved Breast Cancer Drugs

One of the most prescribed breast cancer medications may soon no longer be available for patients who receive the diagnosis. A special panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted Wednesday to recommend that Avastin no longer be an approved label for the treatment of breast cancer.