Dr. Postow on BRAF and MEK Inhibitor Combination Studies in Melanoma

Michael A. Postow, MD
Published: Friday, Oct 20, 2017



Michael A. Postow, MD, medical oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses BRAF and MEK inhibitor combinations studies in melanoma.

There are 2 BRAF and MEK studies for patients with stage III resected melanoma. The BRIM8 study investigated vemurafenib (Zelboraf) versus placebo, states Postow. The other study is the COMBI-AD study, which investigated dabrafenib (Tafinlar) plus trametinib (Mekinist) versus placebo for patients with stage III resected melanoma.

According to Postow, both studies had interesting biologic effects demonstrating efficacy.

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Michael A. Postow, MD, medical oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses BRAF and MEK inhibitor combinations studies in melanoma.

There are 2 BRAF and MEK studies for patients with stage III resected melanoma. The BRIM8 study investigated vemurafenib (Zelboraf) versus placebo, states Postow. The other study is the COMBI-AD study, which investigated dabrafenib (Tafinlar) plus trametinib (Mekinist) versus placebo for patients with stage III resected melanoma.

According to Postow, both studies had interesting biologic effects demonstrating efficacy.

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