Class/mechanism (from NCI Drug Dictionary): An orally available Raf kinase inhibitor with potential antineoplastic activity. LGX818 specifically inhibits Raf kinase, a serine/threonine enzyme in the RAF/mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK)/extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK) signaling pathway.
Diseases for which it is used
History of changes in FDA indication
- 6/27/2018: Initial FDA approval in combination with Binimetinib (Mektovi) for patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600E or V600K mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test.
- 4/9/2020: Approved in combination with cetuximab for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) with a BRAF V600E mutation, detected by an FDA-approved test, after prior therapy.
Also known as
- Code name: LGX818
- Brand name: Braftovi