Atezolizumab Combo Approved in BRAF V600-Mutant Melanoma

The FDA has approved a new indication for atezolizumab (Tecentriq®, Genentech) in combination with cobimetinib (Cotellic®, Genentech) and vemurafenib (Zelboraf®, Genentech and Daiichi-Sankyo) for the treatment of BRAF V600-mutated advanced melanoma. The approval was granted under a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) with priority review. The approval was based on data from the double-blind, international phase 3 IMspire150 trial (NCT02908672), for which 514 patients with unresecta...
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Can Metabolic Regulators Fight Metastatic Melanoma?

Vemurafenib, an inhibitor of mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling downstream of BRAFV600E, can be successfully used to treat patients with metastatic melanoma. However, it produces a high incidence of therapeutic resistance. New strategies are needed to treat vemurafenib-resistant melanoma, so researchers used two bioactive compound libraries and identified two possible targets: deguelin and rotenone. "Breakthroughs in understanding the molecular basis for the disease have led to a couple ...
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