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Cancer

02 February 2011

Cancer drug Avastin harmful: study

A new review finds more evidence that the beleaguered cancer drug Avastin may harm patients.

A new review finds more evidence that the beleaguered cancer drug Avastin may harm patients.

"I believe the risk-benefit ratio has changed," said Wu, assistant professor of medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, N.Y. "Physicians need to think about this."

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