bevacizumab (brand name: Avastin)


Browse Dictionary Alphabetically

Audio Contributors
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #

(beh-vah-SIH-zoo-mab) A drug that works by stopping or slowing the formation of new blood vessels that cancer cells need in order to grow. It is a type of targeted therapy.

Along with bevacizumab (brand name: Avastin), other types of targeted therapy medications include Herceptin (chemical name: trastuzumab) and Tykerb (chemical name: lapatinib).

Von_eschenbach_andrew_tcm8-329668

Audio contributed by: Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach

Was this resource helpful?

Yes No
C3a
C3b
Evergreen-donate
Back to Top