Patients whose lung cancer has spread to the lymph nodes have a better chance of long term survival if they receive combined modality therapy.
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The addition of the monoclonal antibody Bevacizumab (Avastin) to the standard treatment for advanced, non squamous non small cell lung cancer produced improved survival rates.
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Bevacizumab Combined with Chemotherapy Prolongs Survival for Some Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer
Results from a clinical trial for patients with previously untreated advanced non squamous, non small cell lung cancer show that those patients who received bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with standard chemotherapy lived longer than patients who received the same chemotherapy without bevacizumab.