A Reuters press release on vemurafenib (Zelboraf) caught my eye this morning, suggesting that it might be approved in BRAFV600E metastatic melanoma by the FDA might be “imminent” according to an unnamed source and much earlier than the expected PDUFA date in
November October 28th (now confirmed by Roche/Genentech).
If so, that’s very good news.
However, what really caught my eye was a quote from a spokesperson at Roche Diagnostics, suggesting that the BRAFV600E test would could around $150. That’s lower than I was expecting, although no doubt it will be considerably offset by the cost of vemurafenib itself.