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What is Zelboraf?

Zelboraf (vemurafenib) is a drug used to treat certain forms of melanoma (a type of skin cancer) that have spread or cannot be surgically removed. Specifically, doctors prescribe Zelboraf to people with a genetic mutation called BRAF(V600E), which occurs in about 60% of those with melanoma. Zelboraf is a kinase inhibitor, a class of drugs that block the action of a protein that cancer cells need to grow.

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