Reference 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 :

Ref Type
PMID (33461766)
Authors Venkatesh A, Joshi A, Allinson K, Das T, Santarius T, Jefferies SJ, Harris FP, Jena R, Doherty GJ
Title Response to BRAF and MEK1/2 inhibition in a young adult with BRAF V600E mutant epithelioid glioblastoma multiforme: A Case Report and Literature Review.
Abstract Text Epithelioid glioblastoma multiforme (eGBM) is a rare and aggressive variant of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) that predominantly affects younger patients and can be difficult to distinguish from other gliomas. Data on how patients with eGBM might be best treated are limited, although genomic analyses have shown that almost half of tumours harbour activating BRAF gene mutations. Here we present the case of a young female with BRAF V600E-mutant eGBM who had a prolonged response to targeted therapy with the BRAF and MEK1/2 inhibitors dabrafenib and trametinib. We review current knowledge about eGBM, including the emerging role for BRAF- ± MEK1/2- targeted therapy.


  • Case insensitive filtering will display rows if any text in any cell matches the filter term
  • Use simple literal full or partial string matches
  • Separate multiple filter terms with a space. Any order may be used (i. e. 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 on a longer phrase with spaces (i.e. "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 Treatment Approach
Gene Name Source Synonyms Protein Domains Gene Description Gene Role
Therapy Name Drugs Efficacy Evidence Clinical Trials
Drug Name Trade Name Synonyms Drug Classes Drug Description
Gene Variant Impact Protein Effect Variant Description Associated with drug Resistance
Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
BRAF V600E brain glioblastoma multiforme predicted - sensitive Dabrafenib + Trametinib Case Reports/Case Series Actionable In a clinical case study, Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) combination therapy resulted in tumor shrinkage after 2 months in a patient with epithelioid glioblastoma multiforme harboring BRAF V600E, who had progressed after resection, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, and following an interruption in therapy due to toxicity demonstrated a partial response and remained progression-free for 19 months, prior to progressing 29 months after initiation of therapy (PMID: 33461766). 33461766