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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Children with a certain brain tumor subtype may benefit from the addition of bevacizumab to their treatment regimens, according to a new study.

A team led by researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research, London used data from the HERBY phase 2 trial — which analyzed how well children with non-brainstem high-grade glioma fared when bevacizumab (sold as Avastin in the US) was added to their treatment regimen — found that patients whose tumors had mutations within genes in the MAPK network appeared to benefit from the added treatment.

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