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Novartis wins key adjuvant Taf/Mek approval in Europe

Novartis wins key adjuvant Taf/Mek approval in Europe

Novartis’cancer combination Tafinlar and Mekinist has been approved by the EMA for adjuvant treatment of advanced melanoma in order to prevent disease recurrence. ... The EMA has approved Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) for the adjuvant

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  • Novartis scores but Roche misses in melanoma trials Novartis scores but Roche misses in melanoma trials

    Novartis scores but Roche misses in melanoma trials. Phase III trial combo success for Tafinlar/Mekinist “unprecedented”. ... A phase III trial of Novartis Tafinlar and Mekinist has confirmed the potential of the pair in the post-surgical treatment

  • Novartis gets lung cancer OK for Tafinlar/Mekinist combo Novartis gets lung cancer OK for Tafinlar/Mekinist combo

    Novartis gets lung cancer OK for Tafinlar/Mekinist combo. It can now be used to treat BRAF V600E-positive NSCLC patients in Europe. ... Novartis acquired Tafinlar and Mekinist as part of its asset-swap deal with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in 2015.

  • J&J gets CHMP backing for broader Darzalex use J&J gets CHMP backing for broader Darzalex use

    CHMP round-up. At its meeting last week the CHMP also gave its blessing to the combination of Novartis' Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) in BRAF-positive non-small cell lung

  • The UK's new Cancer Drugs Fund The UK's new Cancer Drugs Fund

    Gaining the greenlight were Novartis' Zykadia (ceritinib) for lung cancer and melanoma combination Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib), and Servier's Lonsurf (trifluridine/tipiracil HCl) for bowel cancer.

  • Roche's melanoma combo Roche's melanoma combo "too expensive" for NHS use, says NICE

    NICE's decision hands an advantage in the UK market to Novartis' similar combination of MEK inhibitor Mekinist (trametinib) and BRAF inhibitor Tafinlar (dabrafenib), a duo which was acquired from GlaxoSmithKline ... The list price for a 28-day course of

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    GSK's recently approved MEK inhibitor Mekinist and BRAF inhibitor Tafinlar will position Novartis to become a leader in the potential blockbuster market for metastatic melanoma, neglected by their current portfolio.

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