In July, the F.D.A. decided to revoke approval of Avastin, also called bevacizumab, because the F.D.A. said follow up studies had found the drug was not effective and had dangerous side effects.

Avastin still covered regionally on Medicare during appeal

In July, the F.D.A. decided to revoke approval of Avastin, also called bevacizumab, because the F.D.A. said follow up studies had found the drug was not effective and had dangerous side effects.

This week marks the beginning of breast cancer awareness week. Breast cancer is a cancer that primarily affects breast tissues. Both men and women can develop breast cancer, although male breast cancer is relatively rare. People of all ages, races, sexual preference, and social backgrounds are at risk for breast cancer. In 2010, over 200,000 American women and nearly 2,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Almost 40,000 women and 400 men will succumb to the disease this year.

Breast Cancer Awareness Week!

This week marks the beginning of breast cancer awareness week. Breast cancer is a cancer that primarily affects breast tissues. Both men and women can develop breast cancer, although male breast cancer is relatively rare. People of all ages, races, sexual preference, and social backgrounds are at risk for breast cancer. In 2010, over 200,000 American women and nearly 2,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Almost 40,000 women and 400 men will succumb to the disease this year.