Vol. 1 No. 7 (2021)
Reimbursement Recommendations

Encorafenib (Braftovi) in Combination With Binimetinib (Mektovi)

Published July 28, 2021

Key Messages

  • CADTH recommends that Braftovi in combination with Mektovi should be reimbursed by public drug plans for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600 mutation if certain conditions are met.
  • Braftovi and Mektovi should only be reimbursed if used in combination and prescribed and monitored by clinicians with expertise in diagnosis and management of melanoma who are familiar with the toxicity profile associated with the Braftovi with Mektovi regimen and if it does not cost more than the least costly BRAF inhibitor and MEK inhibitor (BRAFi/MEKi) combination treatment.
  • Braftovi with Mektovi should only be covered to treat adult patients with advanced or metastatic melanoma who have a BRAF V600 gene mutation that has been identified through a validated test. Patients who have not received previous treatment and patients whose disease has progressed after first-line immunotherapy are eligible for coverage.