A three-drug combination to treat BRAF-mutant cancers

A new study that uses a triple-drug combination to overcome a major mechanism of drug resistance in cancer provides insights into the evolutionary paths taken by tumors in the face of selective pressure.

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Figure 1: Sequential inhibition of BRAF pathway components is at a lower fitness threshold than simultaneous inhibition.


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Firestone, A., Settleman, J. A three-drug combination to treat BRAF-mutant cancers. Nat Med 23, 913–914 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm.4382

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