Avastin with chemotherapy didn't increase heart risk, Roche says

12/17/2007 | Bloomberg1

The combination of tumor drug Avastin with anthracycline-based chemotherapy did not heighten the risk of heart problems in breast cancer patients who underwent surgery, Roche Holding said Saturday. The company intends to finish two late-stage studies on the drug before seeking approval for expanding its use to different types of tumors and different stages of breast cancer.

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