GSK melanoma therapy Tafinlar cleared in EU

GSK melanoma therapy Tafinlar cleared in EU

GlaxoSmithKline plc [announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved both TAFINLAR® (dabrafenib) and MEKINIST™ (trametinib). Tafinlar is indicated as a single-agent oral treatment for unresectable melanoma (melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery) or metastatic melanoma (melanoma which has spread to other parts of the body) in adult patients with BRAF

Human skin carcinoma arising from kidney transplant–derived tumor cells

Tumor cells with donor genotype have been identified in human skin cancer after allogeneic transplantation; however, the donor contribution to the malignant epithelium has not been established. Kidney transplant recipients have an increased risk of invasive skin squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which is associated with accumulation of the tumor suppressor p53 and TP53 mutations. In