Avastin may cause significant kidney damage in some patients

NATIONAL – Today, The Los Angeles Times reported that Avastin (bevacizumab) “can cause significant kidney damage in some patients,” according to a new study.
Researchers, “reporting in this month’s issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology…wrote that patients on Avastin were at increased risk of severe protein loss from the kidneys, which can lead to permanent damage.”
Altogether, “patients on Avastin were at a fourfold risk for protein loss and kidney damage, depending on dosage and the type of cancer.”
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