a: Avastin ~
What: The comment I heard, I wish I could remember the site was than Avastin was like taking the knives away form the criminals, so they went out and got guns. It may make cancer cells more virulent.
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 20 2009 10:55 AM
# 29 Critique Analogy
a: Avastin ~
b: The Wright brothers' aircraft
What: "Avastin is like the Wright brothers' aircraft - the first evidence of the feasibility of an idea that not everyone believed in, certainly not after all the failures," says Tiltan Pharma CEO Yigal Stav."
Writer: Gali Weinreb
Date: May 2 2010 9:13 AM
# 389 Critique Analogy
a: avastin mechanism ~
b: damming a river
"Think of it like damming a river. Bevacizumab can block the main flow, but then once a tumor's need builds up behind this dam, water starts to flow around the blockage in the form of streams and tributaries. That's like these other growth factors -- eventually a tumor becomes able to use these tributaries of VEGF-C, VEGF-D and placental growth factor to supply itself with the 'water' it needs "
Writer: Christopher Lieu, MD
Date: Jan 9 2014 7:54 PM
# 4641 Critique Analogy
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