vastin for endometrial cancer – pro

There is not much published information on Avastin for endometrial cancer. In 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting a study was presented that was a phase 2 randomized trial conducted by investigators in Italy, who reported that the addition of bevacizumab (Avastin®) to carboplatin plus paclitaxel in patients with recurrent or primary advanced endometrial cancer improved both the objective response rate (72.7% vs 54.3%) and progression-free survival (median, 13.0 months vs 8.7 months; hazard ratio 0.57; P = .036)  The the study was underpowered to provide a definitive answer to the question (total sample size, 108 patients) NCCN says that Avastin can be considered for patients who progressed on first line chemotherapy.

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