Article Abstract

Bevacizumab: where do we go from here in breast cancer?

Authors: Faina Nakhlis, Mehra Golshan

Abstract

Bevacizumab is a monoclonal antibody against circulating vascular endothelial growth factor A, which received accelerated FDA approval in 2008 for first line treatment of HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer. The initial approval was based on studies suggesting a progression-free survival and not overall survival. This observation served as the basis for looking into the use of bevacizumab as an adjunct to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the treatment of HER2-negative breast cancer.