An Observational Study of Avastin (Bevacizumab) in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in Italy (BEWARE)
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This observational, multicenter, retrospective/prospective study will evaluate the use of Avastin (bevacizumab) in clinical practice in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Patients having initiated first-line treatment with a fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy and Avastin will be followed for up to 15 months.
Proportion of patients with Avastin treatment discontinuation due to either disease progression or Avastin-related adverse events [ Time Frame: approximately 15 months ]
Secondary Outcome Measures :
Proportion of patients with treatment discontinuation due to other causes [ Time Frame: approximately 15 months ]
Incidence of other causes for treatment discontinuation [ Time Frame: approximately 15 months ]
Second-line treatments initiated [ Time Frame: approximately 15 months ]
Progression-free survival (patients with treatment discontinuation due to disease progression or Avastin-related toxicity as compared to patients with treatment discontinuation due to other causes) [ Time Frame: approximately 15 months ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer having initiated first-line treatment with fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy and Avastin
Adult patients, >/= 18 years of age
Metastatic colorectal cancer
Having initiated first-line treatment with fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy plus Avastin between 1. September 2011 and 29. February 2012
Availability of test fro K-RAS genotyping
Participation in a clinical trial during treatment with Avastin