Cholangiocarcinoma

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. Read More ›

At the 2022 Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (CCF) Annual Conference on Melinda Bachini, Director of Advocacy of CCF, provided an update on the foundation’s advocacy and patient support initiatives. Read More ›

Mitesh J. Borad, MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Phoenix, AZ, delivered an expert Keynote Perspective at the Third Annual CCA Summit, highlighting genomic profiling as the standard of care in the management of patients with intrahepatic cholangio­carci­noma (CCA), with liquid biopsy becoming the tool of choice for geno­mic profiling in biliary tract cancers. Read More ›

Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) involves genetic heterogeneity, highlighting the need to identify new inherited variants, as discussed at the 3rd Annual CCA Summit in Session II, “Molecular Epidemiology of CCA.” Read More ›

I believe that the most powerful and positive force in medicine is that of a self-advocating patient. At the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, we strive to connect, educate, and empower patients with cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) to partner with their care team in navigating the course of their treatment. However, we understand that the treatment options are extremely limited for many patients with CCA. Read More ›

Key topics related to intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) were presented at the 2021 Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO) and the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) meetings and were discussed at the CCA Summit. Bruno C. Odisio, MD, FSIR, Interventional Radiologist and Co-Director of Research, Interventional Radiology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, reviewed the findings. Read More ›

On May 28, 2021, the FDA granted accelerated approval to infigratinib (Truseltiq; QED Therapeutics, Inc), an oral FGFR1-3 selective inhibitor, for the treatment of adults with previously treated locally advanced or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) with an FGFR2 fusion or other rearrangement. The FDA previously granted infigratinib orphan drug and fast-track designations. Read More ›

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 group to the ivosidenib group, the difference in median OS improvement was statistically significant. Read More ›

The recent FDA approval of the first FGFR inhibitor, pemigatinib (Pemazyre), and the positive results from the phase 3 study of the first IDH1 inhibitor, ivosidenib (Tibsovo), represent major breakthroughs in the treatment of patients with cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), a rare cancer associated with poor outcomes. However, the duration of response with these agents is still relatively short. Read More ›

Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), a type of biliary tract cancer, is a rare malignancy, with no FDA-approved medications specifically for this type of cancer. The current standard first-line treatment for patients with locally advanced or metastatic CCA is a chemotherapy combination of gemcitabine and cisplatin. Read More ›

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