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Unread 05-05-2005, 02:04 PM
Anyone Taking Avastin? Or Know Much About It?

Is anyone here taking Avastin? My 18-year-old friend with the Stage 3C recurrence is currently on Doxil and Avastin. I was just wondering if anyone here had any first-hand knowledge of this drug.

Is it only used in combination with chemo? And is it only used during first-line treatment OR during a recurrence?

My question is (and it may be a better question for my doctor), is Avastin prescribed to people who are in remission to help keep them in remission?

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Unread 05-05-2005, 02:10 PM
Anyone Taking Avastin? Or Know Much About It?

Hi Siren,

I personally never heard of the drug but it seems to be used primarily for colon or rectum cancers.

Let me know what you find out.

Rosalie
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Unread 05-05-2005, 02:20 PM
Anyone Taking Avastin? Or Know Much About It?

If you search Google on "Avastin +ovarian," you'll find that it is being used with some success in trials involving ovarian cancer. (See the links I posted.)

Rosalie, I was wondering if your doctor had mentioned it to you. You might want to ask her what her thoughts are on this drug. (My doctor is in Africa, but I will ask him when he returns.)

I think it's done Phase III trials, but I'm not sure whether that means it's now easily available, or available in only some circumstances (e.g., for an 18-year-old who recurred within six months).
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Unread 05-05-2005, 06:13 PM
Anyone Taking Avastin? Or Know Much About It?

s SirenSong

Avastin is potentially the new shining star with ovarian cancer.
It is usally given in combo, quite often with Doxil.
It was discussed quite a bit at the SGO conference.
It is not being used for maintenance.
I currently have a dear friend on a phase I trial at U of P and avastin is one of her four drugs.
It was also in trials (not sure what level) at NCI in combo.
Sea squirt or Yondelis is another promising drug in trials.

oxoxox karenann
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