Which medications in the drug class FGFR Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Bladder Cancer?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Kara N Babaian, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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FGFR Inhibitors

Fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) regulate important biological processes including cell proliferation and differentiation, which are part of a complex signaling pathway in tumorigenesis.

Erdafitinib (Balversa)

Erdafitinib inhibits FGFR phosphorylation and signaling, and thereby, decreases cell viability in cell lines expressing FGFR genetic alterations, including point mutations, amplifications, and fusions. It is indicated for locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma that has FGFR2 or FGFR3 genetic alterations and progressed during or following at least 1 line of prior platinum-containing chemotherapy, including within 12 months of neoadjuvant or adjuvant platinum-containing chemotherapy.


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