Chemotherapy attacks fast-growing cells, like cancer cells. Avastin® (bevacizumab) works differently than chemotherapy.

For metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), Avastin is used with IV 5-FU-based chemotherapy and hits your cancer from another angle.

Avastin is a tumor-starving (anti-angiogenic) therapy. The purpose of Avastin is to prevent the growth of new blood vessels. This includes normal blood vessels and blood vessels that feed tumors.

Diagram of how chemotherapy and Avastin work and differ
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How Avastin is designed to work

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