FDA Approves Mekinist/Tafinlar Combo in Advanced, BRAF-mutated Melanoma | GenomeWeb

Originally published Jan. 14.

The US Food and Drug Administration last week granted accelerated approval to a combination of two personalized drugs, Mekinist (trametinib) and Tafinlar (dabrafenib), as a new option for melanoma patients with advanced, unresectable, or metastatic disease who harbor BRAF mutations.

The regimen is the first FDA-approved combination treatment for melanoma.

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