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With Avastin Approval For Breast Cancer, Will More Patients Hit Price Cap?

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FDA approval of Genentech's Avastin for first-line treatment of metastatic breast cancer may trigger the first significant trial of the biotech's Avastin patient assistance program, which caps annual drug expenditures at $55,000 for approved indications but has not seen much utilization by colorectal or non-small cell lung cancer patients

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