New MEK inhibitor, trametinib, improves survival in advanced melanoma

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Published: 4 Jun 2012
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Dr Caroline Robert - Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France

At a press conference during the ASCO 2012 Annual Meeting in Chicage, June 1st - June 4th, Dr Caroline Robert presented data from a Phase III study showing that the oral investigational drug trametinib delayed tumour growth and extended survival for patients with advanced melanoma who have BRAF mutations, compared with standard chemotherapy.