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:

Metastatic renal cell carcinoma benefits

Individual results may vary. Avastin with interferon alfa was not shown to help patients live longer.

What are the side effects of Avastin in mRCC?

See the table below for select side effects that increased by 2% or more in patients who added Avastin to interferon alfa.

Side effects of Avastin RCC

*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.

Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of Avastin. To learn about the possible side effects of taking Avastin, visit the Side Effects page.

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