Genetic Alterations in Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma
Finding actionable genetic alterations
Precision medicine is changing cancer care
The identification of actionable genetic alterations is becoming an essential strategy in the management of advanced cancers. A recent analysis found that nearly half of tumors harbor an actionable target.1*
Targeted agents based on genetic alterations have proven effective in treating subsets of various malignancies, including breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and melanoma.2-4
Specific genetic alterations can guide therapy in urothelial carcinoma
There are actionable genomic targets for certain patients who have progressed during or after first-line platinum-based chemotherapy treatment of metastatic urothelial carcinoma.5 Discover how the first FDA-approved treatment for mUC with susceptible FGFR3 or FGFR2 genetic alterations works.
*Single-arm, open-label study that evaluated the molecular profile of tumors from 843 patients with advanced cancers using high-throughput genomics. The most frequent tumor types included cancers of the digestive system (n=197), lung (n=170), urological system (n=158), breast (n=135), and head and neck (n=111).1
FDA = U.S. Food and Drug Administration; FGFR = fibroblast growth factor receptor.
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