Vemurafenib

Drug Profile

Vemurafenib

Alternative Names: PLX-4032; R-7204; RG-7204; RO-5185426

Latest Information Update: 11 Jan 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Plexxikon
  • Developer Chugai Pharmaceutical; Genentech; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Plexxikon; Roche; University Hospital Tubingen
  • Class 2 ring heterocyclic compounds; Antineoplastics; Chlorobenzenes; Fluorobenzenes; Pyridines; Pyrroles; Small molecules; Sulfonamides
  • Mechanism of Action Proto oncogene protein b raf inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

    No
  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

    No
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Malignant melanoma
  • Phase II Brain metastases; Colorectal cancer; Haematological malignancies; Multiple myeloma; Solid tumours; Thyroid cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 23 Dec 2016 Chugai in collaboration with National Cancer Center completes a phase I trial of an expanded access programme in Malignant melanoma (Unresectable, Recurrent, BRAFV 600 mutation-positive) in Japan before December 2016 (UMIN000015572)
  • 01 Dec 2016 Phase-II clinical trials in Malignant melanoma (Late-stage disease, Combination therapy, Metastatic disease, Neoadjuvant therapy) in USA (PO) (NCT03005639)
  • 07 Oct 2016 Pooled analyses data from the phase II BRIM-2, BRIM-3, BRIM-7, and coBRIM trials in Malignant melanoma presented at the 41st European Society for Medical Oncology Congress (ESMO-2016)
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