Fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 fusions as a target for treating cholangiocarcinoma

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Purpose of review This review will cover the role of the fibroblast growth factor pathway in the pathogenesis, targeted therapy potential and prognostic value in patients with cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Recent findings Recent studies that have identified fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) fusions, prognostic implications of FGFR2 fusions, treatment strategies that target FGFR2 in CCA and future directions for understanding and targeting the FGFR2 pathway in this disease, will be discussed. Summary Understanding the role of the FGFR2 pathway as a disease pathogenetic mechanism and the ability to develop targeted therapies and diagnostics surrounding this concept are critical elements toward developing novel targeted approaches in CCA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-268
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Gastroenterology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 27 2015



  • cholangiocarcinoma
  • fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 signaling
  • fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 targeting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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