Drug Profile


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

Latest Information Update: 12 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Plexxikon
  • Developer Chugai Pharmaceutical; Genentech; Georgetown University; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; M. D. Anderson Cancer Center; Melanoma Research Alliance; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Plexxikon; Roche; University College London; 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.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Malignant melanoma
  • Preregistration Immunological disorders
  • Phase II Brain metastases; Colorectal cancer; Haematological malignancies; Multiple myeloma; Non-small cell lung cancer; Solid tumours; Thyroid cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 11 Sep 2017 Efficacy and adverse events data from the phase III BRIM 8 trial in Malignant melanoma released by Roche
  • 07 Aug 2017 Preregistration for Immunological disorders (Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) with BRAF V600 mutation) in USA (PO)
  • 07 Aug 2017 Vemurafenib receives Breakthrough Therapy status for Immunological disorders (Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) with BRAF V600 mutation) in USA
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