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Therapy Name Fluorouracil + Trametinib
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Drug Name Trade Name Synonyms Drug Classes Drug Description
Fluorouracil Adrucil 5-FU Chemotherapy - Antimetabolite 10 Adrucil (fluorouracil) is an antimetabolite chemotherapeutic agent, which interferes with DNA and RNA synthesis thereby preventing cancer cell growth (NCI Drug Dictionary). Fluorouracil is FDA approved for colorectal, breast, stomach, and pancreatic cancer (FDA.gov).
Trametinib Mekinist GSK1120212 MEK inhibitor (Pan) 20 MEK1 Inhibitor 20 MEK2 Inhibitor 18 Mekinist (trametinib) inhibits MEK 1 and 2, which potentially leads to reduced tumor cell proliferation (PMID: 27956260). Mekinist (trametinib) is FDA approved for melanoma patients harboring BRAF V600E or BRAF V600K mutations, and in combination with Tafinlar (dabrafinib) for BRAF V600E/K-mutant melanoma, BRAF V600E- mutant non-small cell lung cancer, and BRAF V600E-mutant anaplastic thyroid cancer (FDA.gov).
Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
Unknown unknown colorectal cancer not applicable Fluorouracil + Trametinib Preclinical Actionable In preclinical studies, Mekinist (trametinib) enhanced the efficacy of Adrucil (fluorouracil) in colorectal cancer cells in culture (PMID: 23438367). 23438367
Clinical Trial Phase Therapies Title Recruitment Status
NCT01740648 Phase I Fluorouracil + Trametinib Trametinib, Fluorouracil, and Radiation Therapy Before Surgery in Treating Patients With Stage II-III Rectal Cancer Active, not recruiting