trametinib

Definition of trametinib dimethyl sulfoxide

trametinib dimethyl sulfoxide

(truh-MEH-tih-nib dy-MEH-thul sul-FOK-side)
A drug used alone or with dabrafenib to treat certain types of anaplastic thyroid cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and melanoma that have a certain mutation (change) in the BRAF gene. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Trametinib dimethyl sulfoxide blocks proteins called MEK1 and MEK2, which may help keep cancer cells from growing. It is a type of kinase inhibitor. Also called Mekinist.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms