A New Role of Vemurafenib as a Neoadjuvant Treatment of Axillary and Brain Melanoma Metastases Academic Article uri icon


  • Vemurafenib is approved by the FDA for the management of unresectable or metastatic melanoma. However, its role as a neoadjuvant therapy has not been determined. We present the first documented case in which vemurafenib induced complete tumor necrosis of both lymph node and brain metastases within one month or less, an outcome that indicated that the patient was a good candidate for excisional surgery.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013