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Bevacizumab is used for the treatment of colorectal cancer as well as non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer. By binding to and inhibiting a particular protein that encourages the growth of new blood vessels, the drug essentially "starves" the cancer of its blood supply. It is not approved for use in children. Off-label bevacizumab uses include the treatment of other types of cancer, such as brain cancer.
What Is Bevacizumab Used For? -- An OverviewBevacizumab (Avastin®) is a prescription drug that is part of a group of medications known as monoclonal antibodies. It is approved for use in the treatment of the following cancers:
- Non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Glioblastoma brain cancer
- Renal cell carcinoma (a type of kidney cancer).