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Targeted Treatment of Gallbladder Cancer

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Gallbladder cancer is the common malignancy in north Indian states, especially Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Rarity of gallbladder cancer in the western world precluded it from active research for the last two decades. Gemcitabine- and platinum-based combination therapy remained the treatment of choice over these years. Delayed presentations and aggressive biology made this disease largely incurable in early disease state and goal remains palliative in advanced or metastatic disease. Targeted therapies in the form Tyrosine kinase inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies against specific cancer cell receptor and immunotherapy has improved outcomes in various cancers. Recent approval of FGFR2 inhibitors and IDH1 inhibitors in metastatic cholangiocarcinoma is an early sign of potential of targeted therapy in biliary tract cancers which is enriched in targetable molecular pathways in two-third of the cases. We reviewed the literature and highlighted the emerging new and effective treatment strategies for this otherwise aggressive and fatal disease.

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Patel, A., Hande, V. (2023). Targeted Treatment of Gallbladder Cancer. In: Kumar Shukla, V., Pandey, M., Dixit, R. (eds) Gallbladder Cancer. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-6442-8_13

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