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ASCO 2018 Rechallenge with bevacizumab in ovarian cancer

Dr. Sandro Pignata, oncologist and president of the Multicentre Italian Trial in Ovarian cancer (MITO) group, explains the results of the MITO 16b trial. This study evaluated whether the addition of bevacizumab to a platinum-based chemotherapy prolongs survival for recurrent ovarian cancer patients who had already received it during first line.

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