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Cholangiocarcinoma

At the First Annual Cholangiocarcinoma Summit, presenters discussed recent advances in the management of patients with cholangiocarcinoma (CCA).
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At the First Annual Cholangiocarcinoma Summit, presenters discussed recent advances in the management of patients with cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), including new surgical approaches, the expanding role of liver-directed therapies, radiation, and transplantation, and more effective sequencing of neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapies.
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On October 17 and 18, 2019, a group of international experts convened in Phoenix, AZ, for the First Annual Cholangiocarcinoma Summit. The goal of the meeting was to discuss the latest clinical data on the disease, as well as the implications of these findings for providers and patients.
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According to several presenters at the First Annual Cholangiocarcinoma Summit, advances in systemic treatment for cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) are emerging, including cytotoxic chemotherapy.
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Data from the single-arm, open-label phase 2 clinical trial FIGHT-202, which was presented at the ESMO Congress 2019, revealed that investigational pemigatinib induced a response in 35.5% of the 107 patients with FGFR2 fusions or rearrangements (cohort A), with a median duration of response of 7.5 months.
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Barcelona, Spain—Ivosidenib (Tib­sovo), an oral therapy that targets isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH1) mutation, significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with advanced cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) and an IDH1 mutation, in a phase 3 clinical trial reported lead investigator Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, MD, Medical Oncologist, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, at the ESMO Congress 2019.
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Diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is often identified at a late stage. Analyzing the tumor-specific mutation profile of a patient with CCA can improve the diagnosis and treatment for the individual patient. The molecular profile of CCA can be done through the use of circulating tumor (ct) DNA sequencing, which may help to target specific mutations and improve treatment selection for this rare type of cancer.
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Chicago, IL—A greater understanding of the biology of cholangiocarcinoma, including differences between intrahepatic versus extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, is driving the development of new therapeutic options that have shown promising results in advanced stages of this difficult-to-treat cancer.
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