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Can Abraxane and Avastin (bevacizumab) be used for treating ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Steven Vasilev
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Yes it is an option

The standard therapy for ovarian cancer initially is still a taxane (usually Taxol) and Carboplatin.
However, Abraxane is an effective taxane down the line for recurrences, and is potentially less toxic. Avastin (bevacizumab) has been combined safely with Abraxane and the two may be helpful for recurrence management. But the question is a bit difficult to answer concretely because circumstances differ.

In brief: Yes it is an option

The standard therapy for ovarian cancer initially is still a taxane (usually Taxol) and Carboplatin.
However, Abraxane is an effective taxane down the line for recurrences, and is potentially less toxic. Avastin (bevacizumab) has been combined safely with Abraxane and the two may be helpful for recurrence management. But the question is a bit difficult to answer concretely because circumstances differ.
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