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Tuesday, June 21, 2011



Hi Tom, Great to stumble on your blog! Best of luck with everything! Have you heard of Freedom of Access to Medicines? The nonprofit leading the effort against the FDA from pulling Avastin off label next Tuesday at the hearing. Please sign and share the urgent petition: http://fameds.org/petition.php


Please don't take the WSJ opinion on this issue. The FDA is correct in not approving Avastin's use in breast cancer as Genentech/Roche has been unable to perform a study to show it provides benefit after multiple attempts.

Physicians WILL be able to decide for themselves with patient input as they are able to prescribe existing drugs for any use, and Avastin will remain available. There have been many medical advances that have improve outcomes in breast cancer, and while Avastin is a useful therapy in other cancers--it is not a wonder drug.
Much of the media fury is being driven by politics (wsj) not science or medicine.
The FDA did what they are supposed to--made decision based on hard evidence.

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