Definition of cobimetinib fumarate

cobimetinib fumarate

(KOH-bih-MEH-tih-nib FYOO-muh-rayt)
A drug used with vemurafenib to treat melanoma that has spread or cannot be removed by surgery and has a certain mutation (change) in the BRAF gene. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Cobimetinib fumarate blocks proteins called MEK1 and MEK2, which may help keep cancer cells from growing. It is a type of kinase inhibitor. Also called Cotellic.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms