The purpose of this study is to compare any good and bad effects of receiving the drugs dabrafenib and trametinib continuously to receiving dabrafenib and trametinib with a break in treatment for patients with BRAF mutant melanoma. Dabrafenib and trametinib are similar to vemurafenib and have been tested together and found to be safe and effective for patients with advanced melanoma.
The combination has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of advanced melanoma. This study is testing whether receiving dabrafenib and trametinib with a break in treatment could extend the time before your cancer gets worse.
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