The melanoma patient community have never really been comfortable with the ‘watch and wait’ approach.   For the patients who are suitable for this particular treatment, they no longer have to face this.

The first BRAF-targeted treatment for post-surgery stage III melanoma patients, the most aggressive type of skin-cancer, is to be made available for NHS patients in England and Wales following appraisal by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) in combination with Mekinist® (trametinib) has been recommended as a cost-effective treatment option for the adjuvant treatment of adult patients with stage III melanoma with a BRAF V600 mutation, following surgery.

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