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European Commission approves BRAFTOVI and MEKTOVI to treat advanced BRAF-mutant melanoma

The European Commission (EC) had approved the use of BRAFTOVI (encorafenib) and MEKTOVI (binimetinib) to treat adults with advanced BRAF-mutant melanoma.

The EC’s decision is based on results from the Phase 3 COLUMBUS trial, which demonstrated 14.9 months median progression-free survival and 33.6 months median overall survival with the combination therapyversus vemurafenib monotherapy with 7.3 and 16.9 months, respectively.

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This approval means physicians and patients will now have BRAFTOVI and MEKTOVI as an effective and well-tolerated treatment combination option.

The treatment has been shown to delay disease progression and has the potential to prolong patients’ lives, according to manufacturer Pierre Fabre.

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