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Cobimetinib Fumarate

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 (KOH-bih-MEH-tih-nib FYOO-muh-rayt)

This page contains brief information about cobimetinib fumarate and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.

US Brand Name(s)
FDA Approved

FDA label information for this drug is available at DailyMed.

Use in Cancer

Cobimetinib fumarate is approved to be used to treat:

  • Melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery or has spread to other parts of the body. It is used with vemurafenib in patients whose cancer has a certain mutation in the BRAF gene.
  • Histiocytic cancers. It is used alone in adults.

Cobimetinib fumarate is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.

More About Cobimetinib Fumarate

Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

MedlinePlus Information on Cobimetinib Fumarate - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:

  • warnings about this drug,
  • what this drug is used for and how it is used,
  • what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
  • what you should know about this drug before using it,
  • other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
  • possible side effects.

Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.

Research Results and Related Resources

Targeted Drug Combo May Change Care for Rare Brain Tumor Craniopharyngioma

Androgen Receptor May Explain Sex Differences in Melanoma Treatment Response

Targeted Therapy to Treat Cancer

Clinical Trials Accepting Patients

Find Clinical Trials for Cobimetinib Fumarate - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.

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