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How does Avastin work?

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Avastin is a monoclonal antibody, a man-made version of an antibody your immune system makes to fight foreign substances. It binds to a molecule called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and turns it off. VEGF is a key player in making new blood vessels that cancer needs to grow.

From: Avastin Questions and Answers WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 15, 2017

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