Cholangiocarcinoma is a highly morbid gastrointestinal malignancy for which available therapies are limited. Standard of care includes cytotoxic chemotherapies such as gemcitabine, platinum agents, nab-paclitaxel, and fluoropyrimidine analogues. However, tolerability of these regimens varies, and patients who do not tolerate chemotherapy have limited targeted therapies and immunotherapy options. In cholangiocarcinoma, mesenchymal-epithelial transition factor (MET) amplification may present an additional opportunity for a targeted therapeutic approach, especially considering emerging data in non-small cell lung cancer. In this case, we present a metastatic cholangiocarcinoma patient with high-level MET gene amplification for whom capmatinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor with activity against c-MET, provided a partial response after cessation of chemotherapy.
Lefler, Daniel S; Tierno, Marni Brisson; and Bashir, Babar, "Partial treatment response to capmatinib in MET-amplified metastatic intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: case report & review of literature" (2022). Department of Medical Oncology Faculty Papers. Paper 171.
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