Integrating BRAF/MEK inhibitors into combination therapy for melanoma

Br J Cancer. 2009 Feb 10;100(3):431-5. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6604891. Epub 2009 Jan 20.


The discovery of BRAF mutations in melanoma has not yet translated into clinical success, suggesting that BRAF/MEK inhibitors will need to be combined with other agents. In the current review, we discuss other pathways likely to be important for melanoma progression and suggest possible drug combinations for future clinical testing.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / pharmacology
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • MAP Kinase Kinase Kinases / antagonists & inhibitors*
  • Melanoma / drug therapy*
  • Mice
  • Protein Kinase Inhibitors / pharmacology
  • Protein Kinase Inhibitors / therapeutic use*
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins B-raf / antagonists & inhibitors*


  • Protein Kinase Inhibitors
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins B-raf
  • MAP Kinase Kinase Kinases