Comments for: Studies: Avastin slows ovarian cancer but fails to prolong life

Posted Dec. 29, 2011, at 9:17 a.m.

Two large studies of the top-selling cancer drug Avastin released Wednesday show that the drug can slow the growth of ovarian cancer when added to chemotherapy. But in a disappointment for patients, neither study found that the expensive drug extends life expectancy. “The amount of improvement seems to be relatively …

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