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Ref Type Journal Article
PMID (30323086)
Authors Lin VTG, Nabell LM, Spencer SA, Carroll WR, Harada S, Yang ES
Title First-Line Treatment of Widely Metastatic BRAF-Mutated Salivary Duct Carcinoma With Combined BRAF and MEK Inhibition.
Journal Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN
Vol 16
Issue 10
Date 2018 Oct
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Abstract Text Salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is a rare and aggressive malignancy for which limited data exist to guide treatment decisions. With the advent of advanced molecular testing and tumor genomic profiling, clinicians now have the ability to identify potential therapeutic targets in difficult-to-treat cancers such as SDC. This report presents a male patient with widely metastatic SDC found on targeted next-generation sequencing to have a BRAF p.V600E mutation. He experienced a prolonged and robust response to first-line systemic chemotherapy with dabrafenib and trametinib. During his response interval, new data emerged to justify subsequent treatment with both an immune checkpoint inhibitor and androgen blockade after his disease progressed. To our knowledge, this is the first report of frontline BRAF-directed therapy eliciting a response in metastatic SDC.

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Molecular Profile Treatment Approach
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Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
BRAF V600E salivary gland carcinoma predicted - sensitive Dabrafenib + Trametinib Case Reports/Case Series Actionable In a clinical case report, combined Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) treatment of a patient with salivary duct carcinoma harboring BRAF V600E resulted in a reduction of metastatic lesions and stable disease lasting 13 months followed by disease progression (PMID: 30323086). 30323086