This review describes the current landscape of targeted therapies in urothelial carcinoma. The standard of care for advanced urothelial carcinoma patients remains platinum-based combination chemotherapy followed by immunotherapy. However, median overall survival for these patients is still <1 year and there is an urgent need for alternative therapies. The advent of next-generation sequencing has allowed widespread comprehensive molecular characterization of urothelial tumors and, subsequently, the development of therapies targeting specific molecular pathways implicated in carcinogenesis such as FGFR inhibition, Nectin-4, Trop-2, and HER2 targeting. As these therapies are demonstrated to be effective in the second-line setting, they will be advanced in the treatment paradigm to localized and even non-muscle invasive disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Nov 2022|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research