Dabrafenib in the treatment of metastatic or unresectable melanoma.

  title={Dabrafenib in the treatment of metastatic or unresectable melanoma.},
  author={Leila Khoja and David Hogg},
  journal={Expert review of anticancer therapy},
  volume={15 3},
Dabrafenib is a potent inhibitor of mutant BRAF. Trials to date have shown it to be well tolerated, with significant activity in unresectable stage III or IV metastatic melanoma. Overall response rates of approximately 50% were seen in addition to improved progression-free and overall survival of 6 and 18 months, respectively. Preclinical studies suggested that combining BRAF and MEK inhibition would increase response rates and decrease toxicity. Clinical trials with the combination of… CONTINUE READING