BRIM8: A Study of Vemurafenib Adjuvant Therapy in Patients With Resected Cutaneous BRAF Mutant Melanoma

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Status: Closed to Accrual


This multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of vemurafenib in participants with completely resected, cutaneous BRAF mutation-positive melanoma at high risk for recurrence. Participants will be randomized to receive oral doses of vemurafenib 960 milligrams (mg) twice daily or matching placebo. The anticipated time on study treatment is 52 weeks.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

  • Histologically confirmed melanoma of cutaneous origin
  • Surgically rendered free of disease within 90 days of randomization
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1
  • Life expectancy of at least 5 years
  • Fully recovered from the effects of any major surgery or significant traumatic injury prior to the first dose of study treatment
  • Adequate hematologic, hepatic, and renal function

Exclusion Criteria

  • History of any systemic or local therapy (e.g., chemotherapy, biologic or targeted therapy, hormonal therapy, or photodynamic therapy) for the treatment or prevention of melanoma, including interferon alpha-2b and pegylated interferon alpha-2b
  • History of limb perfusion therapy
  • History of radiotherapy for the treatment of melanoma
  • Invasive malignancy other than melanoma at the time of enrollment or within 5 years prior to first dose of study treatment
  • Family history of inherited colon cancer syndromes
  • History of clinically significant cardiac or pulmonary dysfunction
  • Major surgical procedure within 4 weeks prior to first dose of study treatment
  • Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B, or hepatitis C virus

Locations & Contacts

See trial information on for a list of participating sites.

Trial Phase & Type

Trial Phase

Phase III

Trial Type


Lead Organization

Lead Organization
Hoffmann-La Roche

Trial IDs

Primary ID GO27826
Secondary IDs NCI-2012-03085, 2011-004011-24, G027826 ID NCT01667419

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