Originally published Aug. 23.

By Turna Ray

After an independent panel of experts recommended last month that the US Food and Drug Administration revoke approval of Avastin for use in treating metastatic breast cancer due to its unfavorable risk/benefit ratio, patient advocacy organizations called for the use of personalized medicine strategies to keep the drug on the market for those who are most likely to benefit from treatment.

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