Two new personalized treatment options are now available for patients with metastatic or unresectable melanoma whose tumors harbor mutations in the BRAF gene.

The US Food and Drug Administration this week approved GlaxoSmithKline's Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib). Both drugs have been approved with a companion test that gauges BRAF mutations in patients, called the THxID BRAF Kit, developed by BioMérieux.

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