FDA Rejects Avastin as Breast Cancer Drug; Genentech to Conduct New Trial to ID Best Responders | GenomeWeb

Originally published Nov. 18.

By Turna Ray

Genentech has failed to sway the US Food and Drug Administration to keep its oncologic Avastin on the market as a breast cancer treatment, but is planning a clinical trial that will evaluate whether a potential biomarker can determine best responders to the drug.

The FDA this week revoked Avastin's breast cancer indication "after concluding that the drug has not been shown to be safe and effective for that use."

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