Cholangiocarcinoma continues to be a challenging (disease to treat. Systemic therapy is used in unresectable disease, disease progression after surgery, and in the palliative setting. Unfortunately, results of multiple phase H trials have rarely yielded positive results. As data on the molecular carcinogenesis of cholangiocarcinoma is developing, we are more able to understand the disease process and can use this understanding to create unique targeted therapies. We reviewed the role of c-Met/hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in the development of cholangiocarcinoma. Furthermore, we explored the use of the c-Met guided cascade as a target to treat cholangiocarcinoma. We reviewed the current use and options for future development of c-Met agents to treat this disease.
- Target therapy
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