Profile Response Detail


Missing content? – Request curation!

Request curation for specific Genes, variants, or PubMed publications.

Have questions, comments or suggestions? - Let us know!

Email us at :

Molecular Profile BRAF V600E
Therapy Dabrafenib + Trametinib
Indication/Tumor Type melanoma
Response Type sensitive


  • Case insensitive filtering will display rows where any text in any cell matches the filter term
  • Simple literal full or partial string matches
  • Separate multiple filter terms with a spaces, order doesn't matter (a b c and c b a are equivalent )
  • Filtering will only apply to rows that are already loaded on the page, filtering has no impact on query parameters
  • Use quotes to match a longer phrase which contains spaces "mtor c1483f"


  • Generally, the default sort order for tables is set to be first column ascending, however, specific tables may set a different default sort order.
  • Click on any column header arrows to sort by that column
  • Hold down the Shift key and click multiple columns to sort by more than one column, be sure to set ascending or descending order for a given column, before moving on to the next column.

Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
BRAF V600E melanoma sensitive Dabrafenib + Trametinib Phase II Actionable In a Phase II trial, BRAF V600E positive melanoma patients who progressed on treatment with BRAF inhibitors or the combination of Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) were treated again with the combination of Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) after 12 weeks off treatment, which resulted in a partial response in 35% (8/25) and stable disease in 40% (10/25) (PMID: 28268064). 28268064
BRAF V600E melanoma sensitive Dabrafenib + Trametinib Preclinical Actionable In a preclinical study, Tafinlar (dabrafenib) in combination with Mekinist (trametinib) inhibited growth of melanoma cells harboring BRAF V600E in culture (PMID: 22389471). 22389471
BRAF V600E melanoma sensitive Dabrafenib + Trametinib FDA approved - On Companion Diagnostic Actionable In a Phase III trial (COMBI-v) that supported FDA approval, the combination of Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) resulted in an improved overall survival rate at 12 months (72% vs 65%, HR=0.69, p=0.005), median progression-free survival (11.4 vs 7.3 months, HR=0.56, p<0.001), and objective response rate (64% vs 51%, p<0.001) compared to Zelboraf (vemurafenib) in melanoma patients harboring BRAF V600E or V600K (PMID: 25399551; NCT01597908). detail... detail... 25399551
PubMed Id Reference Title Details
(22389471) Combinations of BRAF, MEK, and PI3K/mTOR inhibitors overcome acquired resistance to the BRAF inhibitor GSK2118436 dabrafenib, mediated by NRAS or MEK mutations. Full reference...
(28268064) Combination of dabrafenib plus trametinib for BRAF and MEK inhibitor pretreated patients with advanced BRAFV600-mutant melanoma: an open-label, single arm, dual-centre, phase 2 clinical trial. Full reference...
(25399551) Improved overall survival in melanoma with combined dabrafenib and trametinib. Full reference...
Full reference...
Tafinlar (dabrafenib) FDA Drug Label Full reference...