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Pemigatinib: A Review in Advanced Cholangiocarcinoma

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posted on 2024-01-10, 02:21 authored by James E. Frampton


Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.
Authorship and Conflict of interest James E. Frampton is a salaried employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.
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Pemigatinib (Pemazyre®), a selective, potent, reversible, oral inhibitor of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) 1–3, has received conditional (in the EU) or accelerated (in the USA) approval for the treatment of adults with previously treated, unresectable locally-advanced or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) with an FGFR2 gene fusion or rearrangement. Over the course of a single-arm, phase 2 study (FIGHT-202), just over a third of patients with pretreated, advanced CCA [almost exclusively intrahepatic CCA (iCCA)] harbouring an FGFR2 fusion or rearrangement who received pemigatinib once daily (2 weeks on, 1 week off) had an objective response; nearly half had stable disease. Median progression-free survival and overall survival at the time of the final analysis were 7.0 months and 17.5 months, respectively. Pemigatinib was generally well tolerated and had a manageable safety profile. The most common treatment-related adverse event, hyperphosphataemia, was exclusively grade 1–2 in severity and, similarly, observed ocular and nail toxicities were rarely grade ≥3 in severity. Pending confirmation of its clinical benefits in an ongoing cisplatin plus gemcitabine-controlled, phase 3 study (FIGHT-302), pemigatinib provides a valuable targeted therapy for pretreated patients with advanced (i)CCA harbouring a FGFR2 fusion or rearrangement.

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