Binimetinib (Mektovi)

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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 established

History of changes in FDA indication

History of changes in EMA indication

  • 2018-09-20: Initial authorization as Mektovi. Binimetinib in combination with encorafenib is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600 mutation. (Based on COLUMBUS and LOGIC-2)
  • 2020-04-30: Extension of indication to include encorafenib in combination with cetuximab, for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) with a BRAF V600E mutation, who have received prior systemic therapy.

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.

History of changes in PMDA indication

  • 2019-01-08: New approval for the treatment of unresectable melanoma with BRAF gene mutation.
  • 2020-11-27: New indication and a new dosage for the treatment of unresectable, advanced or recurrent BRAF mutation-positive colorectal cancer that has progressed after cancer chemotherapy.

Also known as

  • Code names: ARRY-162, ARRY-438162, MEK-162
  • Brand names: Mektovi