Genentech (DNA) and partner Roche said Tuesday that a second late-stage trial for blockbuster drug Avastin in combination with chemotherapy was successful in prolonging progression-free survival in certain breast cancer patients.In the trial, dubbed AVADO, doses of Avastin at both15 mg per kg of docetaxel chemotherapy and 7.5 mg per kg of chemotherapy prolonged progression-free survival, or the amount of time patients have before their tumors start growing again, in breast cancer patients who hadn't been previously treated with chemotherapy. That met the primary goal of the trial.
Genentech: Avastin Breast Cancer Study Meets Goal
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