New warnings released for colorectal cancer drug

October 2, 2006

Rare cases of a brain-capillary leak syndrome called reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome have led to a revision in the Warnings and Adverse Reactions sections of the prescribing information for bevacizumab (Avastin, Genentech).

Rare cases of a brain-capillary leak syndrome called reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome have led to a revision in the Warnings and Adverse Reactions sections of the prescribing information for bevacizumab (Avastin, Genentech). The effect occurred at a rate of

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