BRIM-2 Upholds Benefits Emerging with Vemurafenib in Melanoma

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Published: Monday, Jul 25, 2011
Antoni Ribas, MD

Antoni Ribas, MD

In patients with metastatic melanoma, the BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib led to high objective response rates (ORRs) and durable treatment responses in an open-label phase II study presented at ASCO 2011 by Antoni Ribas, MD, of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Table. Patient Baseline Disease Characteristics

No. (%)
N = 132
Stage at diagnosis

33 (25)
18 (14)
81 (61)
Serum LDH

67 (51)
65 (49)
No. prior therapies

67 (51)
36 (27)
29 (22)
Previous ipilimumab or

125 (95)
7 (5)

LDH indicates lactate dehydrogenase.
Adapted from Ribas et al. J Clin Oncol. 2011;29(suppl; abstr 8509).

Patients who had received at least 1 prior line of therapy for metastatic melanoma (49% had received 2 or more) received vemurafenib 960 mg PO BID until progression, unacceptable toxicity, or death. The primary endpoint was ORR by independent review.

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