Fibroblast growth factors and their receptors in transitional cell carcinoma.

PURPOSE The recent identification in transitional cell carcinoma of mutations in a fibroblast growth factor (FGF) receptor, namely FGF receptor-3, has provoked great interest in the potential usefulness of FGF receptors and their ligands as molecular markers and as targets for bladder cancer therapy. We examined these possibilities in light of the published… CONTINUE READING