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Success for combination Zelboraf + cobimetinib in Advanced Melanoma - Genentech/Roche

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Last updated:30th Sep 2014
Published:30th Sep 2014
Source: Pharmawand

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group announced positive data from the coBRIM Phase III study. The results showed that people with previously untreated BRAF V600 mutation-positive Advanced Melanoma who received the MEK inhibitor cobimetinib plus Zelboraf (vemurafenib) lived significantly longer without their disease worsening or death (progression-free survival; PFS) compared to Zelboraf alone.

The combined therapy reduced the risk of disease worsening or death by half (hazard ratio [HR]=0.51, 95 percent confidence interval [CI] 0.39-0.68; p<0.0001), with a median pfs of 9.9 months for cobimetinib plus zelboraf compared to 6.2 months with zelboraf alone. the safety profile was consistent with a previous study of the combination. the most common adverse events seen in the combination arm included diarrhea, nausea, rash, photosensitivity and lab abnormalities.>

The study was published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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