By Turna Ray

Even though a US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel this week voted unanimously to remove Avastin's indication as a breast cancer treatment, Genentech is still planning to move forward with a study that will investigate whether breast cancer patients with high levels of VEGF-A are so-called "super-responders" to the drug.

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