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Response Rate High for Some Patients with Metastatic Melanoma Treated with Vemurafenib

An international team of researchers from the United States and Australia, including researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center, have found that the oral BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib (PLX4032) when tested in a phase II clinical trial offered a high rate of response in patients with previously treated metastatic melanoma and who had the BRAF mutation. More than 50 percent of the patients in the trial had positive, prolonged responses and a median survival of almost 16 months.
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