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Mechanism of action
From the NCI Drug Dictionary: An orally available inhibitor of mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 1 and 2 (MEK1/2) with potential antineoplastic activity. Binimetinib, noncompetitive with ATP, binds to and inhibits the activity of MEK1/2.
Diseases for which it is used
History of changes in FDA indication
- 2018-06-27: Initial FDA approval in combination with Encorafenib (Braftovi) for patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600E or V600K mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test. (Based on Clinical Trial Registry COLUMBUS])
History of changes in EMA indication
- 2018-09-20: Initial authorization
History of changes in Health Canada indication
- 2021-03-02: Initial notice of compliance in combination with encorafenib for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600 mutation, as detected by a validated test.
Also known as
- Code names: ARRY-162, ARRY-438162, MEK162
- Brand names: Mektovi