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Title: Trametinib plus dabrafenib: Targeting RAS-MAPK pathway for BRAF V600-mutant melanoma
Authors: Ku, C.-S. 
Issue Date: Oct-2012
Citation: Ku, C.-S. (2012-10). Trametinib plus dabrafenib: Targeting RAS-MAPK pathway for BRAF V600-mutant melanoma. Gastric and Breast Cancer 11 (4) : 208-210. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Genetic and epigenetic changes and signalling pathways activation drive carcinogenesis, tumor growth and metastasis. One of several signalling pathways involved in ∼ 20% of cancers is the RAF-MEK-ERK pathway that is activated through RAS oncoproteins or mutations in these genes [1]. In 66% of melanomas and in lower frequency for other cancer types, activating mutations in BRAF have been found. Despite progression-free survival and overall survival benefit with vemurafenib and dabrafenib that are BRAF and MEK inhibitors of BRAFV600-mutant advanced melanomas respectively [2,3], resistance occurs in more than 50% of patients. In a more recent phase 1 and 2 study, the BRAF-MEK complex of dabrafenib plus trametinib inhibitors has been evaluated for metastatic melanoma patients with BRAF V600 mutations [4]. Can this combined treatment decrease resistance for improving survival of these patients?
Source Title: Gastric and Breast Cancer
ISSN: 11097655
DOI: 10.2122/gbc.2012.0251
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