Roche Receives FDA Approval for New Indication for Avastin
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Avastin (bevacizumab) in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of women with platinum-resistant, recurrent ovarian cancer.
The new indication of Avastin is in combination with paclitaxel, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin, or topotecan chemotherapy for the treatment of women with platinum-resistant, recurrent, epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer, who have received no more than two prior chemotherapy regimens. With this approval, Avastin is approved in the United States to treat six distinct tumor types. Avastin was also approved to treat women with platinum-resistant, recurrent ovarian cancer in the European Union earlier this year.