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Brand name: Avastin

Chemical name: Bevacizumab

Class: Antiangiogenesis targeted therapy. There are no other antiangiogenesis medicines used to treat breast cancer.

How it works: Antiangiogenesis medicines block the growth of new blood vessels into a tumor, choking off the blood supply to cancer cells.

Uses: Avastin is used in combination with Taxol to treat metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer that hasn't been treated with chemotherapy.

How it's given: Avastin is given intravenously.

Side effects:

Read more about Avastin.

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