Promising response of dabrafenib, trametinib, and osimertinib combination therapy for concomitant BRAF and EGFR-TKI resistance mutations Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Despite the initial promise of epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) in effectively combating tumor growth, the majority of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) inevitably develop resistance to these treatments. An infrequent genetic mutation known as BRAFV600E has been identified as a contributing factor to the emergence of acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs. Genetic alterations in BRAF, particularly V600E, contribute to resistance to osimertinib. However, a combination therapy involving osimertinib, dabrafenib (a BRAF inhibitor), and trametinib has shown effectiveness in overcoming BRAF V600E-mediated resistance in advanced lung adenocarcinoma. This treatment regimen holds promise for similar cases. In our case report, the combination of osimertinib, dabrafenib, and trametinib effectively overcame osimertinib resistance and resulted in sustained partial remission.


  • Chimbangu, Clint Taonaishe
  • Ya, Zhou
  • Xi, Li
  • Jiayue, Zhao
  • Xiao, Meng
  • Ying, Wang
  • Xingxu, Yu
  • Liu, Xiaomei

publication date

  • January 2024