Adverse effects of bevacizumab and their management in solid tumors

Yull Arriaga, Carlos R. Becerra

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Abstract

Bevacizumab is the first successful example of targeting the vasculature for the treatment of solid tumors. Although generally well tolerated in combination with different chemotherapy regimens, bevacizumab has side effects that are unique to this class of agents. In this review, we discuss the side effects associated with bevacizumab and potential treatments to ameliorate these toxicities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalSupportive Cancer Therapy
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2006

Keywords

  • Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal perforations
  • Hypertension
  • Proteinuria
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular endothelial growth factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology
  • Cancer Research

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