Ovarian Cancer: Roche's Avastin And Others Show Potential, But Also Raise The "Value" Question
Executive SummaryRoche/Genentech rolled out yet more data on Avastin (bevacizumab) in ovarian cancer at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago June 3-7, but other companies also had promising results for new therapies that might help break the historical 24-month survival barrier for the difficult cancer.
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