dabrafenib

Definition of dabrafenib mesylate

dabrafenib mesylate

(duh-BRA-feh-nib MEH-zih-layt)
A drug used alone or with trametinib to treat certain types of anaplastic thyroid cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and melanoma that have a certain mutation (change) in the BRAF gene. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Dabrafenib mesylate blocks certain proteins made by the mutated BRAF gene, which may help keep cancer cells from growing. It is a type of kinase inhibitor. Also called Tafinlar.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms