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« on: January 25, 2009, 05:10:55 pm »
Has anyone heard about the new drug Avastin to shrink Acoustin neuromas?


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Re: Avastin
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 06:44:13 pm »
May -

where did you see this?

I obviously don't know everything about acoustic neuromas, but I've never heard of any drug that could shrink ANs.

Do you have any more information?

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Re: Avastin
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 08:20:35 am »
According to the manufacturers web site <> it is a drug therapy used in chemotherapy for lung cancer, breast cancer and colorectal cancer. I did not see AN listed as a condition that it is used for but you can read for yourself. This is a serious drug therapy that has its own set of risks and I would think its use is something that you should discuss with your physician.

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Re: Avastin
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 09:56:06 am »
Didn`t say anything about shrinking AN. Where did you get that idea from? Mickey


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Re: Avastin
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009, 02:04:02 am »
I have to be careful here
- once again right at the edge of "new information"
Alvastin is said to be next for a trial for NF2 tumours
(it has worked in an anti-cancer test in labs)
Basically while NF2 is not a cancer - at the early stage
of new growth the mechanism at a molecular level is similar
and something that works to suppress cancer growth
may well supress NF2
(The Bio 30 works on the same principle)
Will it work with conventional ANs ?
I dont know - I have not seem it mentioned
I think the growth bio-chemistry is different
but dont ask me to explain how
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