Cholangiocarcinoma

Immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy in advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC) is associated with limited clinical activity.
The International Cholangiocarcinoma Research Network (ICRN) is a program initiated by the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (CCF). The core mission of this network of international experts is “to rapidly translate scientific discoveries into practice for cholangiocarcinoma patients through a collaborative, highly translational international research network.”
During the 2022 Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation annual meeting, Lipika Goyal, MD, MPhil, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Lead, Liver Cancer Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, presented a clinical update on emerging systemic therapies in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA).
At “The Pharma Pipeline” Roundtable during the 3rd Annual CCA Summit, experts from several pharmaceutical companies discussed recent and upcoming drugs in development for cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), emphasizing drug safety and a focus on patients.
Dermatologic and ocular adverse events require appropriate and timely referral, and circulating tumor (ct)DNA analysis may not detect genomic fusions, as discussed in Session VI, “Molecularly Targeted Therapies in CCA,” at the 3rd Annual CCA Summit.
The benefits of next-generation sequencing, liquid biopsy, the need for integration of local and systemic therapies, advanced intraductal interventions, and advanced radiotherapy technologies in biliary tract cancers were addressed in Session VII, “Interventional Oncology and Locoregional Therapy,” at the 3rd Annual CCA Summit.
At the CCA Summit held during the 2021 ASCO Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Symposium, Rachna T. Shroff, MD, MS, Chief, Section of GI Medical Oncology, University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, discussed 15 clinical trials that were presented at the ASCO GI Cancers Symposium on cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) and hepatobiliary diseases. She highlighted key advances related to chemotherapy, targeted therapies, and biomarkers in the management of biliary tract cancers, including CCA.
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) represents a group of heterogeneous cancers that originate in the bile ducts that connect the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine.
Final results from the phase 3 clinical trial ClarIDHy showed that ivosidenib (Tibsovo), a first-in-class oral inhibitor of isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) mutation, prolonged the median overall survival (OS) in patients with previously treated advanced cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) and IDH1 mutation. Although this improvement did not reach statistical significance, after adjusting for crossovers from the placebo to the ivosidenib group, the difference in median OS was statistically significant.
Targeted therapy has improved survival for patients with cancer across a broad spectrum of disease sites, but until recently, progress has been slow in the treatment of patients with cholangiocarcinoma (CCA).
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