Dr. Chapman Describes the Side Effects of Vemurafenib

Paul Chapman, MD
Published: Sunday, Jun 05, 2011

Paul B. Chapman, MD, from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, describes the most common side effects of the drug vemurafenib (Zelboraf), which includes rashes, joint pain, and inflammation of the liver. He describes that it is very important to be followed closely by a dermatologist while taking the drug because of the possible formation of non-melanoma skin tumors, squamous cell cancer of the skin, and other benign tumors that are easily excised if caught early.
Paul B. Chapman, MD, from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, describes the most common side effects of the drug vemurafenib (Zelboraf), which includes rashes, joint pain, and inflammation of the liver. He describes that it is very important to be followed closely by a dermatologist while taking the drug because of the possible formation of non-melanoma skin tumors, squamous cell cancer of the skin, and other benign tumors that are easily excised if caught early.

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