New MEK inhibitor selumetinib is the first effective drug for advanced melanoma of the eye

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Published: 1 Jun 2013
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Dr Richard D. Carvajal - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

Dr Richard D. Carvajal presents the final analysis of data from a phase II cross-over study in patients with metastatic melanoma of the eye during a press conference at the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago.  

The study found that selumetinib resulted in tumour shrinkage in half of all patients treated and a duration of disease control more than twice that achieved with temozolomide.

 

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