This page contains brief information about encorafenib and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
FDA label information for this drug is available at DailyMed.
Use in Cancer
Encorafenib is approved to be used with other drugs to treat patients whose cancer has a certain mutation in the BRAF gene, including:
- Colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is used with cetuximab in adults who have received previous treatment.
- Melanoma. It is used with binimetinib in patients whose cancer cannot be removed by surgery or has spread to other parts of the body.
Encorafenib is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.
More About Encorafenib
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.
MedlinePlus Information on Encorafenib - 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
Androgen Receptor May Explain Sex Differences in Melanoma Treatment Response
Clinical Trials Accepting Patients
Find Clinical Trials for Encorafenib - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.