Avastin® (bevacizumab), used with interferon alfa, is approved to treat metastatic kidney cancer (mRCC).
In studies, when patients took Avastin and interferon alfa instead of interferon alfa alone:
Individual results may vary. Avastin with interferon alfa was not shown to help patients live longer.
See the table below for select side effects that increased by 2% or more in patients who added Avastin to interferon alfa.
*This included nosebleeds, coughing up blood, bleeding of the gums, bleeding in the small and large intestines, and bleeding in the brain, stomach, respiratory tract and skull.
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Avastin, used with interferon alfa, is approved to treat metastatic kidney cancer (mRCC).
Everyone reacts differently to Avastin therapy. So, it's important to know what the side effects are. Although some people may have a life-threatening side effect, most do not. Your doctor will stop treatment if any serious side effects occur. Be sure to contact your health care team if there are any signs of these side effects.
In clinical studies across different types of cancer, some patients experienced the following side effects:
Talk to your doctor if you are:
For more information about your treatment or condition, talk to your doctor.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555.
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