March 8, 2022
Immunotherapy Before Targeted Therapy Extends OS in Metastatic Melanoma BookmarkGeorge Lundberg, MD
As reported by Healio, immunotherapy followed by targeted therapy improved overall survival in a clinical trial with metastatic melanoma patients.
September 18, 2018
Overall Survival Improved With Encorafenib/Binimetinib Combination in BRAF-Mutant Melanoma BookmarkEmma Shtivelman, PhD
Excerpt from The ASCO Post:
“In patients with advanced BRAF V600–mutant melanoma, combining the BRAF inhibitor encorafenib (Braftovi) with the MEK inhibitor binimetinib (Mektovi) improved overall survival compared to vemurafenib (Zelboraf) or encorafenib as monotherapy, with a favorable toxicity profile, according to updated results from the phase III COLUMBUS trial.
“Combined BRAF/MEK inhibitor therapy is standard of care in advanced BRAF V600–mutant melanoma, but approved combinations have unique toxicities that may impact the ability to deliver optimal treatment (ie, vemurafenib/cobimetinib [Cotellic] is associated with photosensitivity).”
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