Will Genentech Embrace PGx in Appeal of FDA Decision to Revoke Approval of Avastin in Breast Cancer? | GenomeWeb

Originally published Dec. 17.

By Turna Ray

Genentech said this week that it plans to request a hearing to maintain Avastin as a treatment option for metastatic breast cancer following the US Food and Drug Administration's recommendation to withdraw its approval of the drug for that indication.

The Roche subsidiary has 15 days from Dec. 16 to request the hearing, and noted that if the agency grants the request, "there is no set date for when this would occur."

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