Dr. Carvajal Describes MEK Inhibition in Uveal Melanoma

Richard D. Carvajal, MD, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, describes the success of MEK inhibition in patients with advanced uveal melanoma using the agent selumetinib.

Richard D. Carvajal, MD, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, describes the success of MEK inhibition using the agent selumetinib in patients with advanced uveal melanoma.

The trial exploring selumetinib was the first to discover an effective agent for patients with advanced uveal melanoma. Even though the MEK inhibitor trametinib was recently approved, Carvajal believes clinical trials are still the most appropriate area for treatment with MEK inhibitors in uveal melanoma.

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