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unresectable melanoma


On January 10, 2014 the FDA announced the accelerated approval for a drug combination consisting of Trametinib (Mekinist) and Dabrafenib (Tafinlar) to treat patients with unresectable melanoma. Patients approved to receive this treatment must have the BRAF V600E mutations or BRAF V600K mutations of metastatic melanoma. Additionally, patients must have the BRAF V600E or V600K[…]

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On January 14, 2014 the FDA declared a Breakthrough Therapy designation for Dabrafenib, also known as the brand name Tafinlar as a single agent to treat certain types of lung cancer, specifically for the treatment of metastatic BRAF V600E mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer. The target patient population should have already previously received one line[…]

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On September 16, 2013 GlaxoSmithKline announced that two of their new drugs, Tafinlar {Dabrafenib} and Mekinist {Trametinib} were given priority review status from the FDA. This news is extremely exciting for researchers, practitioners and especially patients who are suffering from metastatic melanoma. As the leading cause of death from skin disease, metastatic or unresectable melanoma[…]

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Patients with metastatic melanoma received encouraging news on May 29, 2013 with the FDA approval of two new treatments. Dabrafenib, known as the brand name Tafinlar and Trametinib, known as the brand name Mekinist were both approved at the end of May to treat metastatic or unresectable melanoma. While both of these powerhouse medications Dabrafenib[…]

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