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At One Month Post-Launch, Nearly a Quarter of Surveyed U.S. Oncologists Have Prescribed Tafinlar for Malignant Melanoma, Compared to 15 Percent Who Used Mekinist
Date:10/22/2013

Mekinist in patients harboring the BRAF V600K mutation.

"Interestingly, almost 50 percent of surveyed U.S. medical oncologists indicated they would prescribe Tafinlar or Mekinist in BRAF-mutated unresectable/metastatic malignant melanoma in patients who had progressed on a first-line of Zelboraf," said Decision Resources Group Senior Business Insights Analyst Karen Pomeranz, M.Sc., Ph.D. "This use of Tafinlar and Mekinist arises despite only provisional evidence to suggest Tafinlar exhibits efficacy following treatment with Zelboraf. Moreover, Mekinist is specifically not indicated for treatment of patients who have progressed on prior BRAF-inhibitor therapy."

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