Update on cholangiocarcinoma: potential impact of genomic studies on clinical management.

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Update on cholangiocarcinoma: potential impact of genomic studies on clinical management.

Z Gastroenterol. 2017 Apr 04;:

Authors: Walter D, Hartmann S, Waidmann O

Abstract
The term cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) comprises neoplasms of the intrahepatic, perihilar, and distal bile duct. Five-year survival rates of patients with CCA are below 20 %, and no targeted therapy could prove a benefit in comparison to the standard treatment of cisplatinum and gemcitabine. In recent years, next generation sequencing studies revealed a profound genomic heterogeneity of CCA subtypes potentially affecting the design of future therapy trials. This review provides a concise update on current clinical management of CCA including data of recent genomic studies and differences between CCA subtypes.

PMID: 28376540 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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