Inhibitors of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signal pathway have decisively improved the prognosis of metastatic cutaneous melanoma in patients with an activating mutation in position V600 of the BRAF gene. We report on a patient who was regularly examined in our clinic while participating in a randomized blinded clinical trial. The aim of this trial was to examine the effectiveness and tolerability of a combination of the BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib and the MAPK kinase (MEK) inhibitor trametinib compared with a monotherapy with dabrafenib (plus placebo). During therapy the patient developed a diffuse neuroretinal detachment which could not be completely reversed after discontinuation of the study medication.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Development of serous retinopathy during therapy of a metastatic cutaneous melanoma
|Number of pages
|Published - 01.10.2016
Research Areas and Centers
- Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)