Finding actionable genetic alterations/mutations

Precision medicine is changing cancer care

The identification of actionable genetic alterations/mutations 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/mutations have proven effective in treating subsets of various malignancies, including breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and melanoma.2-4

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Specific genetic alterations/mutations can guide therapy in urothelial carcinoma

There are actionable genomic targets for certain patients who have progressed during or after at least one
line of prior systemic therapy of locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma.5 Discover how the first and only approved 2L oral targeted therapy for locally advanced or mUC with FGFR3 mutations 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
Limitations of Use: BALVERSA® is not recommended for the treatment of patients who are eligible for and have not received prior PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitor therapy.

2L = second-line; FDA = U.S. Food and Drug Administration; FGFR = fibroblast growth factor receptor; mUC = metastatic urothelial carcinoma; PD-L1/PD-1 = programmed death ligand 1/programmed cell death protein 1.


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