For Healthcare Professionals Outside the US
Tafinlar + Mekinist is indicated for adjuvant treatment of adult patients with Stage III melanoma with a BRAF V600 mutation, following complete resection; for first-line treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600 mutation; for adult patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a BRAF V600 mutation.

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For first-line targeted therapy in patients with BRAF V600 positive metastatic melanoma 

Give patients the opportunity for extended survival1*

Across COMBI-d and COMBI-v, more than one-third of patients in the intent-to-treat population were alive at 5 years1


In the pooled analysis of COMBI-d/v, more than half of patients with low tumor burden were alive at 5 years1* (n=216)

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With more than 146,000 patients treated worldwide to date, TAFINLAR + MEKINIST is the most prescribed combination therapy for BRAF+ metastatic and adjuvant melanoma, making it the established leader in BRAF-targeted therapy.2

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*Low tumour burden is defined as normal LDH and <3 metastatic sites.
As of August 2020
References: 1. Robert C, Grob JJ, Stroyakovskiy D, et al. Five-year outcomes with dabrafenib plus trametinib in metastatic melanoma. N Engl J Med. 2019;381(1):626-636. 2. Data on file. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp; 2020.

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COMBI-AD was a double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase 3 trial that compared Tafinlar + Mekinist vs placebo4


  • Resection of histologically confirmed Stage IIIA, B, or C with BRAF V600E or BRAF V600K mutation
  • ECOG performance status ≤1
  • No prior systemic anticancer treatment or radiotherapy for melanoma
2 mg QD (n=438)

Placebo (n=432)


  • Primary endpoint was RFS
  • Secondary endpoints were OS, distant metastasis-free survival, freedom from relapse, and safety
COMBI-d phase 3 study: Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) + Mekinist® (trametinib) vs Tafinlar® monotherapy