binimetinib

Pronunciation: (BIH-nee-MEH-tih-nib)

A drug used with encorafenib to treat melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery or has spread to other parts of the body. It is used in patients whose cancer has a mutated (changed) form of a gene called BRAF. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Binimetinib blocks proteins called MEK1 and MEK2, which may help keep cancer cells from growing and may kill them. It is a type of kinase inhibitor and a type of targeted therapy. Also called Mektovi.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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