Avastin belongs to the group of chemo-agents called the “Smart Bomb” or targeted drug. It is expensive and come with scary side effects. It is used with conventional chemo-drug for metastatic colorectal, non-small cell lung cancer, metastatic kidney cancer and glioblastoma (brain cancer).
Alimta is used in combination with conventional chemo-drug for the treatment of non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma. It is not indicated for squamous cell lung cancer. Alimta comes with many side-effects.