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Bevacizumab may improve quality of life, but not overall survival in glioblastoma: an epidemiological study.

08:00 EDT 30th March 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Bevacizumab may improve quality of life, but not overall survival in glioblastoma: an epidemiological study."

The vascular endothelial growth factor antibody bevacizumab (Avastin®), received approval for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma in many countries including the US and Switzerland, but not the European Union, in 2009. Here we explored the hypothesis that the approval of bevacizumab improved outcome with glioblastoma on a population level.

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Name: Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
ISSN: 1569-8041
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