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Agents to treat BRAF-mutant lung cancer

Authors: Jean G Bustamante Alvarez MD, MS, Gregory A Otterson MD

Keywords: dabrafenib, immunotherapy, lung neoplasm, protooncogene protein B-raf, trametinib. Citation: Bustamante Alvarez JG, Otterson GA. Agents to treat BRAF-mutant lung cancer. Drugs in Context 2019; 8: 212566. DOI: 10.7573/dic.212566 Contributions: Both authors contributed equally to the preparation of this review.

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Treatment with combined dabrafenib and trametinib in BRAFV600E-mutated metastatic malignant melanoma: a case of long-term complete response after treatment cessation

Authors: Sonia Brugnara, Mariacristina Sicher, Elena Maria Bonandini, Davide Donner, Franca Chierichetti, Mattia Barbareschi, Carlo Renè Girardelli, Orazio Caffo

The case report discusses a patient, diagnosed with BRAFV600E-mutated metastatic malignant melanoma M1a, who achieved a complete metabolic response after 7 months of treatment with the combination of dabrafenib and trametinib.

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Evaluating cost benefits of combination therapies for advanced melanoma

Authors: Ivar S Jensen, Emily Zacherle, Christopher M Blanchette, Jie Zhang, Wes Yin

The model presented in this study was used to analyze the clinical and economic benefit of using combination therapies in advanced melanoma patients with the BRAF V600 mutation. The analysis suggests dabrafenib + trametinib therapy is associated with less patient time and lower costs relative to nivolumab + ipilimumab to gain similar progression-free survival and overall response rate benefits.

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