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Life can still go on with OYAVAS !

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Oyavas  is a bevacizumab biosimilar approved for the treatment of colorectal cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, renal cell cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cancer.
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What does Oyavas​  treat?

Ovarian cancer
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Colorectal cancer
Renal cell cancer
Breast cancer
Lung cancer
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Cervical cancer

How can Oyavas  help you?

Oyavas​   is designed to starve the tumor: as the tumor grows, it forces the body to create blood vessels to feed itself. 

Oyavas   blocks the formation of new blood vessels.

This could restrain the tumor.

El-Kenawi et al., 2013

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How does Oyavas work?

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VEGF is a signaling protein that is produced normally by our bodies. It promotes the creation of new blood vessels in a process called Angiogenesis.

Oyavas  is an anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody.

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This means that Oyavas   targets VEGF to bind with it and disrupt its function selectively. By neutralizing the activity of VEGF, Oyavas  can:

regress the creation of blood vessels caused by the tumor;

normalize the remaining network of tumor blood vessels;

• inhibit the formation of new networks of tumor blood               vessels, thereby blocking tumor growth.

   

     Garcia et al., 2020

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ANGIOGENESIS is the formation of new blood vessels from the existing vasculature, allowing the diffusion exchange of nutrients. 

Adair and Montani, 2010
VEGF: Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor is a signal protein produced by many cells that stimulates the formation of blood vessels.
Ferrara et al., 2003
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How will your Oyavas
treatment work?
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A healthcare professional will prepare and administer the Oyavas    solution as an intravenous infusion.

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Dosing and scheduling will differ depending on the type of cancer and your body weight.

How often
Every 2–3 weeks

Treatment duration

Treatment continues for as long as it keeps cancer under control.

Life can still go on with Oyavas  !
 
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You may continue to work providing you feel fit enough to do so.

You can drive
There is no evidence that bevacizumab affects driving ability.

You can exercise
Mild exercise can help fight fatigue; it reduces the risk of blood clots and improves mood.

You can eat and drink as normal.

You can drink alcohol but in moderation.

You should be able to continue sexual relations. Oyavas  does not affect sex drive.
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OYAVAS  IS A BIOSIMILAR
A biosimilar is a biological medicine highly similar to an approved biological drug. When the patent for a biological medication expires, a medicine comparable to the original reference product can be manufactured.

STADA is an active member of Medicines for Europe and has a focus on biosimilars.

Always read the label. Distributed by Clonmel Healthcare Ltd., Waterford Road, Clonmel, Co Tipperary.   Date Prepared: March 2022  2021/ADV/OYA/100C

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