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Majid Ali, M.D.
The Avastin Truth.
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Colon Cancer: The Avastin Truth
The drug bevacizumab (Avastin), for example, costs between $4,000 and $5,000 per month in the United States compared to the drug tamoxifen, which costs approximately $50 per month. The former is now considered a standard treatment in India for patients with metastatic colon cancer, despite trials showing that it improves median survival by only 6 weeks10. Nature. Pramesh CS, et al. 2017;549:325-8.
Another Quote From the Nature Article:
Media hype fuels the perception that new must mean better15. The complexity of the disease probably also makes it easy for the various players of the medical–industrial complex to persuade policymakers to prioritize high-tech solutions.
Cancer-advocacy bodies, research-funding organizations and patient groups must stop advocating access to expensive (and often low-value) technologies, especially in low- and middle-income countries. In the past year, hundreds of policy briefings produced by groups such as these have asked governments for investments.
Reference: Sullivan et al. Cancer patients need better care, not just more technology. Nature. 2017;549;325-328.