Search Tag: bevacizumab

Cardiology Management

Study: Bevacizumab increases risk of arterial adverse events

2017 12 Sep

The monoclonal antibody bevacizumab effectively inhibits angiogenesis in several types of cancers by blocking vascular endothelial growth factor. However, a new analysis reveals that treatment with bevacizumab increases the risk of arterial adverse events, particularly cardiac and cerebral ischaemia, venous adverse events, bleeding, and arterial hypertension.... Read more

IMAGING Management

PET/CT Predicts Therapy Effectiveness in Paediatric Brain Tumours

2017 09 May

The first study of its kind has been conducted by researchers in The Netherlands in which whole-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans were used to determine whether bevacizumab (Avastin) treatment of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is likely to be effective in children suffering from brain cancer. The study is... Read more