Posts Tagged ‘metastatic breast cancer’

Circulating Tumor DNA

Posted by • March 27th, 2013

Fifty years ago, oncologists relied upon the clinical exam to follow breast cancer patients with metastatic disease. Patients were treated with chemotherapy, and then the physicians waited for symptoms to return before deciding on the next treatment course. Some patients could go months or even years without symptoms, but during this time they played a… Read More…

Rethinking Breast Cancer and Bevacizumab

Posted by • January 25th, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently revoked its approval of the agent bevacizumab (also known as Avastin), a monoclonal antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor A, for treating metastatic breast cancer. Did they act too fast? According to Von Minckwitz et al., bevacizumab, when added to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, may offer considerable benefits for patients with… Read More…