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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 6231-6240, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704852

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The present study aimed to prospectively examine the usefulness of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) release (IGR) as a biomarker in non-small-cell lung cancer patients receiving immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment (ICI-Tx). PATIENTS AND METHODS: IGR was measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay at four time points: within 14 days before ICI-Tx (T1), and 8±3 (T2), 22±7 (T3), and 43±7 (T4) days after ICI-Tx. RESULTS: Twenty-nine patients were divided into three groups based on IFN-γ levels in the IGR-positive control: Group-1 (n=8) with <10 IU/ml at T1, Group-2 (n=12) with a decrease in IFN-γ levels to <10 IU/ml at T3 and/or T4, and Group-3 (n=9) without changes in IFN-γ levels. Early progression and ICI-induced interstitial pneumonitis were frequently observed in Group-1 and Group-2, respectively. Group-3 exhibited more treatment cycles than the other groups. All three groups showed clear differences in clinical outcomes. CONCLUSION: IFN-γ levels could be a biomarker for ICI-Tx.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/metabolismo , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticorpos Monoclonais/uso terapêutico , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/sangue , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoterapia/efeitos adversos , Imunoterapia/métodos , Interferon gama/sangue , Tuberculose Latente/diagnóstico , Tuberculose Latente/etiologia , Tuberculose Latente/metabolismo , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/etiologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nivolumabe/uso terapêutico , Estudos Prospectivos , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Fatores de Tempo
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5531-5539, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570447

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BACKGROUND: Possible correlations between the expression of immune checkpoint molecules and prognosis in childhood acute leukemia were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression of programmed-death 1 (PD1), cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4), and B- and T-lymphocyte attenuator (BTLA) was determined by flow cytometry on peripheral αß+ and γδ+ T-cells from patients with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) (n=9) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) (n=12), and from healthy volunteers (n=7). The expression of programmed-death ligand 1 (PD-L1), B7-1, B7-2, human leukocyte antigen-ABC (HLA-ABC), and herpesvirus-entry mediator (HVEM) ligands was determined on leukemia blasts. RESULTS: PD1 expression on αß+ and γδ+ T-cells was significantly higher in patients with ALL than in those with AML (p=0.0019 and 0.0239, respectively). CTLA-4 expression was moderately higher on αß+ and γδ+ T-cells in ALL (p=0.077 and 0.077, respectively), whereas HLA-ABC expression was significantly higher in AML blast cells (p=0.0182). The expression of CTLA-4 on γδ+ T-cells and the B7-2 ligand on blasts was higher in patients with high-risk ALL (p=0.02 and 0.02, respectively). In AML, PD1 expression on αß+ T-cells was higher in the intermediate-risk group (p=0.05), whereas HVEM expression was significantly higher in the low-risk group (p=0.02). Expression of CTLA-4 on γδ+ T-cells and PD-L1 on blasts were both associated with poor relapse-free survival outcomes in ALL (p=0.049). CONCLUSION: The higher expression of immune checkpoint molecules, in particular, CTLA-4 and PD-L1 are associated with a poorer prognosis in ALL, suggesting that selective use of the immune checkpoint blockade might improve the clinical outcomes in patients with ALL.


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Leucemia/metabolismo , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/metabolismo , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Doença Aguda , Adolescente , Adulto , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Antígeno CTLA-4/metabolismo , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Ligantes , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva , Adulto Jovem
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Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue ; 31(9): 1091-1096, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31657331

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect and mechanism of autophagy on the expression of neutrophil programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) in mice with sepsis. METHODS: (1) In vivo experiment: male C57BL/6 mice aged 6-8 weeks were divided into sham operation group (Sham group), cecum ligation and perforation (CLP) group, and rapamycin (RAP)+CLP group by random number table with 10 mice in each group. The sepsis model was reproduced by CLP, and the cecum and perforation were not ligated in Sham group, and other operations were the same as CLP group. The mice in RAP+CLP group were intraperitoneally injected with autophagy agonist RAP 4 mg×kg-1×d-1 7 days before modeling, while the mice in Sham group and CLP group were not treated. Lung, liver, spleen and pancreas tissues were harvested for immunohistochemical staining 4 days after the operation, and the infiltration of neutrophils in various organs was observed under light microscope. Meanwhile, the expressions of immunosuppressive molecule PD-L1 and autophagy marker microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3) in lung neutrophils were determined by immunofluorescence staining. (2) In vitro experiment: mouse bone marrow neutrophils were extracted and re-suspended to 1×1010/L, and they were divided into blank control group (without any treatment), RAP control group (RAP 100 µmol/L), autophagy inhibitor Bafilomycin A1 (Baf) control group (Baf 10 µmol/L), lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation group (LPS 1 mg /L), RAP+LPS group, and Baf+LPS group. The latter two groups were pretreated with 100 µmol/L RAP or 10 µmol/L Baf 30 minutes before LPS stimulation, respectively. The expression of PD-L1 mRNA of neutrophils was determined by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) at 0, 4, 12 hours after LPS stimulation. At the same time, the expressions of PD-L1, LC3 and p62 at the protein level were determined by Western Blot. RESULTS: (1) In vivo experiment: according to immunohistochemical experiments, a large amount of infiltration of neutrophils in lung, liver, spleen and pancreas was found at 4 hours after CLP. In the immunofluorescence, with the time extension after CLP, the positive expression of LC3 in the lung tissue showed a decreased tendency, and PD-L1 expression was significantly increased. RAP pretreatment could promote the expression of LC3 and reduce the expression of PD-L1 in CLP mice. (2) In vitro experiment: in terms of mRNA levels, with the extension of LPS stimulation time, the expression of PD-L1 mRNA in mouse neutrophils was increased continuously, and peaked at 12 hours, it was significantly higher than that in the blank control group (2-ΔΔCT: 72.2±10.0 vs. 13.0±0.8, P < 0.01). Compared with LPS stimulation group, the expression of PD-L1 mRNA in RAP+LPS group was significantly down-regulated [12-hour PD-L1 mRNA (2-ΔΔCT): 47.4±7.3 vs. 72.2±10.0, P < 0.01]. In Baf+LPS group, PD-L1 mRNA expression was significantly up-regulated as compared with that in LPS stimulation group [12-hour PD-L1 mRNA (2-ΔΔCT): 109.1±7.4 vs. 72.2±10.0, P < 0.01]. At the protein levels, at 4 hours after LPS stimulation, the positive expressions of PD-L1, LC3 and p62 were increased significantly as compared with those in the blank control group, and PD-L1 and p62 were increased continuously with time. Compared with the LPS stimulation group, the expressions of PD-L1 and p62 in the RAP+LPS group were significantly down-regulated, while the expression of LC3 was continually increased, indicating that the level of autophagy was increased, and autophagy was circulated smoothly. On the contrary, the expressions of PD-L1, LC3 and p62 in the Baf+LPS group were significantly up-regulated, indicating that the binding of autophagy and lysosome was blocked, and autophagy was not smooth. CONCLUSIONS: In sepsis, the infiltration of neutrophils in all organs increased, and the expression of PD-L1 of neutrophils in lungs was increased significantly, while the expression level of autophagy was decreased. The expression of PD-L1 stimulated by LPS can be inhibited by autophagy agonists, and promoted by autophagy inhibitors. PD-L1 has a negative regulatory effect on sepsis. It can reduce the expression of PD-L1 molecule in sepsis by targeting autophagy, so as to improve sepsis.


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Autofagia , Sepse , Animais , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Modelos Animais , Neutrófilos
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 68(11): 1779-1790, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31620857

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Human leukocyte antigen class I (HLA I) molecules composed of alpha (heavy) chain, including HLA-A, -B, or -C encoded by HLA genes, and beta-2-microglobulin (ß2M) are membrane proteins on all nucleated cells that display peptide antigens for recognition by CD8-positive cytotoxic T cells. Here, we examined the clinicopathologic signification of HLA I expression in patients with gastric cancer (GC). Immunohistochemistry was performed to detect HLA A/B/C, ß2M, CD8, p53, and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) in the center and invasive margin of the tumor in 395 stage II and III GCs using tissue array method. Additionally, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection and microsatellite instability (MSI) status were investigated. Negative expression of HLA A/B/C and ß2M was observed in 258 (65.3%) and 235 (59.5%) of 395 stage II and III GCs, respectively. Negative HLA I expression was significantly associated with aggressive clinicopathologic features. Furthermore, negative expression of HLA A/B/C and ß2M was inversely correlated with CD8-positive cytotoxic T cell infiltration, EBV-positivity, and PD-L1 expression (all p < 0.001). Patients with HLA A/B/C-negative GC had worse overall survival (OS) (p = 0.019) and combined analysis with both HLA A/B/C and ß2M expression status significantly predicted OS in univariate (p = 0.004) and multivariate survival analysis (p = 0.016). Negative expression of HLA A/B/C and ß2M was frequently observed in stage II and III GCs, particularly with the aggressive clinicopathologic features, and correlated with an unfavorable prognosis and host immune response status. These findings contribute to further development of immunotherapy.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Antígenos HLA/metabolismo , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antígeno B7-H1/imunologia , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/imunologia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Antígenos HLA/imunologia , Humanos , Masculino , Instabilidade de Microssatélites , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias Gástricas/imunologia , Neoplasias Gástricas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Gástricas/cirurgia , Adulto Jovem , Microglobulina beta-2/imunologia , Microglobulina beta-2/metabolismo
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Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing Za Zhi ; 27(9): 732-736, 2019 Sep 20.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31594104

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The treatment of late stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) presently remains a great challenge. A very few drugs have been recently approved for clinical use except sorafenib and lenvatinib. After decades of failure and experience with molecular targeted and immunosuppressive therapy, immune checkpoint inhibitors are becoming one of the potentially effective therapies for patients with HCC, whose tumor is in the middle and late stages. Moreover, immune checkpoint is one of the main mechanisms of tumor immune evasion; of which programmed cell death protein 1 and its ligand (PD1/PD-L1) are important immune checkpoint targets, and its related pathway has shown to have an antitumor effect in a variety of solid or hematologic tumors and its inhibitors can effectively exert antitumor immunosuppressive effects. This review summarizes the current role of PD1/PD-L1 inhibitors in the treatment of late stage HCC, and explores the forecasting value of combined therapy strategy for HCC.


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Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/terapia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/terapia , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Humanos , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/metabolismo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17257, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567999

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Recent availability of immune checkpoint inhibitors has facilitated research involving programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) and its ligand, programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1). However, the incidence and clinical implication of PD-1 and PD-L1 expression in prostate cancer remain poorly understood. The current study aimed to determine the status of PD-1/PD-L1 expression in prostate cancer specimens and its prognostic significance.We immunohistochemically stained for PD-1 and PD-L1 in our tissue microarray (TMA) consisting of radical prostatectomy specimens. The expression of PD-1/PD-L1 was designated as positive when moderate to strong staining or weak staining was seen in at least 1% or 10%, respectively, of tumor cells and/or associated immune cells. We then evaluated the relationship between the expression of each protein and clinicopathological features available for our patient cohort.PD-1 and PD-L1 were positive in 3 (1.5%) and 1 (0.5%) of 201 non-neoplastic prostate tissues, and also in 17 (7.7%) and 29 (13.2%) of 220 prostate cancers, respectively. PD-1 and PD-L1 were also expressed in tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes/macrophages in 172 (78.2%) and 33 (15.0%) cases, respectively. PD-L1 expression in tumor cells was more often seen in high pT stage (pT2: 10.8% vs pT3/4: 20.4%; P = .072; pT2/3a: 11.4% vs pT3b/4: 31.6%; P = .013) or lymph node-positive (pN0: 10.1% vs pN1: 27.3%; P = .086) cases, whereas PD-1 expression in tumor cells was not significantly associated with pT/pN stage. In addition, there were no statistically significant associations between PD-1/PD-L1 expression in tumor cells or tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes/macrophages versus patient age, preoperative prostate-specific antigen level, or Gleason score. Kaplan-Meier analysis coupled with log-rank test further revealed no significant associations between PD-1/PD-L1 expression in tumor cells (P = .619/P = .315), tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes/macrophages (P = .954/P = .155), or either or both of them (P = .964/P = .767) versus disease recurrence after radical prostatectomy.PD-1/PD-L1 expression was detected in a subset of prostate cancers. In particular, PD-L1 expression was considerably up-regulated in nonorgan-confined tumors. However, PD-1/PD-L1 expression in our TMA was found to be not very helpful in predicting tumor recurrence in prostate cancer patients who underwent radical prostatectomy.


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Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Próstata/metabolismo , Antígeno B7-H1/imunologia , Biomarcadores , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Próstata/metabolismo , Próstata/patologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/diagnóstico , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Análise Serial de Tecidos
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Internist (Berl) ; 60(10): 1021-1031, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31486857

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In pathological diagnostics, monoclonal antibodies (mAb) are mainly used for immunhistochemical analysis. After an initial histological evaluation, a precise panel of antibodies is selected in order to stain the slides by using an indirect immune method. The most frequent issues include localisation of the primary tumor in cases of metastases, determination of undifferentiated tumors, subtyping of lympho-proliferative diseases and soft tissue tumors, as well as the assessment of proliferation via Ki-67. Increasing importance in mAb-based diagnostics is attributed to the analysis of predictive biomarkers such as hormone receptors, mismatch repair proteins (MMR) and programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1). Their evaluation is performed by using different scores, which the clinical physician needs to be aware of due to their direct therapeutic implications.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Reparo de Erro de Pareamento de DNA , Imuno-Histoquímica/métodos , Neoplasias/patologia , Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/metabolismo
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 68(9): 1537-1545, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31482306

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PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical-pathological and prognostic significance of the circulating PD-L1 level in patients with surgically treated NSCLC, by combining data for PD-L1 expression with other immune-related markers and tumor metabolism. METHODS: Overall, 40 patients with resected NSCLC (stage Ia-IIIa) who had preoperative blood storage and underwent staging PET/CT were enrolled for the study. In all cases, we determined plasma levels of PD-L1 (pg/ml), immune-reactive areas (IRA %) covered by CD3, CD68, CD20, CD8, PD-1, and PD-L1 in the tumor specimen, and metabolic parameters on PET, i.e., SUVmax, SUVpeak, metabolic tumor volume (MTV), and total lesion glycolysis (TLG). Variables were statistically analyzed to establish their association with disease-free survival (DFS). RESULTS: The circulating levels of PD-L1 in the bloodstream could be determined in 38/40 (95%) samples. The mean and median expression levels were 34.86 pg/ml and 24.83 pg/ml, respectively. We did not find any statistically significant correlation between circulating PD-L1 and tissue expression of PD-L1/PD-1. Some mild degree of positive correlation was determined between tissue PD-L1 and SUVmax (ρ = 0.390; p = 0.0148). Hierarchical clustering combining circulating, tissue, and metabolic parameters identified clusters with high metabolic tumor burden or high expression of plasma PD-L1 levels (Z score ≥ 2) as having a poor DFS (p = 0.033). The multivariate analysis detected stage and metabolism (i.e., SUVmax and SUVpeak) as independent prognostic factors for DFS. CONCLUSION: Plasma levels of PD-L1 are independent of the expression of PD-1/PD-L1 in NSCLC tumor tissue and, when combined with other clinical-pathological parameters, allow for the identification of clusters with different outcomes.


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Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Proteínas Sanguíneas/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Proteínas Sanguíneas/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/diagnóstico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/mortalidade , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Glicólise , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Análise de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento , Carga Tumoral
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 68(9): 1501-1513, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31489465

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INTRODUCTION: Brain metastases are a significant source of morbidity and mortality for patients with lung cancer. Lung cancer can induce local and systemic immunosuppression, promoting tumor growth and dissemination. One mechanism of immunosuppression is tumor-induced expansion of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expressing myeloid cells. Here, we investigate peripheral blood immune phenotype in NSCLC patients with or without brain metastasis. METHODS: Peripheral blood was collected from patients with lung metastatic brain tumors and pre-metastatic lung cancer. Immunosuppressive monocytes, myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), and regulatory T cells (Tregs) were quantified through flow cytometry. T cell reactivity was analyzed via ELISpot. Brain metastasis conditioned media was collected from tumor-derived cell cultures and analyzed for cytokines by ELISA. Naïve monocytes were stimulated with brain metastasis conditioned media to evaluate PD-L1 stimulation. RESULTS: Patients with brain metastatic lung carcinoma demonstrated increased peripheral monocyte PD-L1, MDSC abundance, and Treg percentage compared to early stage pre-metastatic patients and healthy controls. Patients with elevated peripheral monocyte PD-L1 had less reactive T cells and worse survival. Brain metastasis conditioned media stimulation increased monocyte PD-L1, and conditioned media IL-6 levels correlated with PD-L1 induction. Treatment with anti-IL-6 or anti-IL-6 receptor antibodies reduced PD-L1 expression. In summary, patients with lung cancer and brain metastases exhibit multiple markers of peripheral immunosuppression. CONCLUSIONS: The frequency of PD-L1+ myeloid cells correlated with the presence of brain metastases. Tumor-derived IL-6 was capable of inducing PD-L1+ myeloid cells in vitro, suggesting that monitoring of immunosuppressive factors in peripheral blood may identify new targets for therapeutic intervention in selected patients.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/imunologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/imunologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/imunologia , Células Supressoras Mieloides/imunologia , Linfócitos T Reguladores/imunologia , Adulto , Idoso , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Neoplasias Encefálicas/secundário , Carcinogênese , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/mortalidade , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/secundário , Células Cultivadas , ELISPOT , Feminino , Citometria de Fluxo , Humanos , Tolerância Imunológica , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Análise de Sobrevida , Regulação para Cima
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Urologiia ; (4): 51-57, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31535805

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A wide range of variables are associated with poor long-term outcomes of radical treatment in patients with prostate cancer (PCa). Expression of the programmed death-1 ligand 1 (PD-L1) in tumor might be a potential novel marker for PCa. AIM: to evaluate the influence of PD-L1 expression status in tumor cells on long-term results of radical treatment in patients with PCa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: a total of 45 patients with pathologically-proven PCa who undergone radical treatment and followed at N.N. Blokhin National Medical Research Center of Oncology were retrospectively analyzed. In all cases PD-L1 expression in tumor cells was evaluated by immunohistochemical studies of paraffin block sections obtained under direct control of pathologist. Positive expression of PD-L1(+) was defined as expression level in tumor cells more or equal 1%, while hyperexpression was diagnosed when expression level L1 more or equal 5%. RESULTS: PD-L1 expression and hyperexpression in tumor cells were identified in 8 (17.8%) and 6 (13.3%) cases. Median metastasis-free survival in patients with positive PD-L1 expression was 48.918 months (95% CI 42.523-55.313) and was less than in patients with negative PD-L1 expression (68.033 months, 95% CI 48.242- 87.824, p=0.090). Cancer-specific survival in patients with negative PD-L1 expression was significantly longer compared to patients with positive expression (p=0.05) and hyperexpression (p=0.024) of PD-L1 in tumor cells. Multivariate Cox analysis confirmed independent predictive value of positive expression and hyperexpression of PD-L1 in tumor cells for metastasis-free survival (HR 3.461, 95% CI 1.171-10.228, p=0.025, and HR 3.916, 95% CI 1.129-13.591, p=0.032) and cancer-specific survival (HR 7.65, 95% CI 0.69-84.51, p=0.097, and HR 9.73, 95% CI 0.87-108.78, p=0.065). CONCLUSION: According to our study and published data, positive PD-L1 expression in tumor cells is associated with poor prognosis of PCa. Given the lack of association of PD-L1 expression in tumor cells with the routine clinical and pathological characteristics of the disease, it seems reasonable to include the status of PD-L1 expression in the current predictive nomograms for patients with PCa. The results may indicate the potential benefits of developing personalized approaches to PCa treatment, particularly with targeting a PD-L1/PD-1 signaling pathway in tumor cells.


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Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Próstata , Humanos , Masculino , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos
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N Engl J Med ; 381(21): 2020-2031, 2019 11 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31562796

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BACKGROUND: In an early-phase study involving patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the response rate was better with nivolumab plus ipilimumab than with nivolumab monotherapy, particularly among patients with tumors that expressed programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1). Data are needed to assess the long-term benefit of nivolumab plus ipilimumab in patients with NSCLC. METHODS: In this open-label, phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned patients with stage IV or recurrent NSCLC and a PD-L1 expression level of 1% or more in a 1:1:1 ratio to receive nivolumab plus ipilimumab, nivolumab alone, or chemotherapy. The patients who had a PD-L1 expression level of less than 1% were randomly assigned in a 1:1:1 ratio to receive nivolumab plus ipilimumab, nivolumab plus chemotherapy, or chemotherapy alone. All the patients had received no previous chemotherapy. The primary end point reported here was overall survival with nivolumab plus ipilimumab as compared with chemotherapy in patients with a PD-L1 expression level of 1% or more. RESULTS: Among the patients with a PD-L1 expression level of 1% or more, the median duration of overall survival was 17.1 months (95% confidence interval [CI], 15.0 to 20.1) with nivolumab plus ipilimumab and 14.9 months (95% CI, 12.7 to 16.7) with chemotherapy (P = 0.007), with 2-year overall survival rates of 40.0% and 32.8%, respectively. The median duration of response was 23.2 months with nivolumab plus ipilimumab and 6.2 months with chemotherapy. The overall survival benefit was also observed in patients with a PD-L1 expression level of less than 1%, with a median duration of 17.2 months (95% CI, 12.8 to 22.0) with nivolumab plus ipilimumab and 12.2 months (95% CI, 9.2 to 14.3) with chemotherapy. Among all the patients in the trial, the median duration of overall survival was 17.1 months (95% CI, 15.2 to 19.9) with nivolumab plus ipilimumab and 13.9 months (95% CI, 12.2 to 15.1) with chemotherapy. The percentage of patients with grade 3 or 4 treatment-related adverse events in the overall population was 32.8% with nivolumab plus ipilimumab and 36.0% with chemotherapy. CONCLUSIONS: First-line treatment with nivolumab plus ipilimumab resulted in a longer duration of overall survival than did chemotherapy in patients with NSCLC, independent of the PD-L1 expression level. No new safety concerns emerged with longer follow-up. (Funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Ono Pharmaceutical; CheckMate 227 ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT02477826.).


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Ipilimumab/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Nivolumabe/administração & dosagem , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/mortalidade , Feminino , Humanos , Ipilimumab/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nivolumabe/efeitos adversos , Análise de Sobrevida
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(11): 2663-2674, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31541338

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BACKGROUND: It is known that there are insufficient prognostic factors for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It was reported that PD-L1 was a prognostic factor for NSCLC,and c-Myc regulated the expression of PD-L1. Herein, we investigated c-Myc and PD-L1 expression and their association with overall survival (OS) in NSCLC. METHODS: Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded specimens were obtained from 128 patients with surgically resected primary NSCLC. Immunohistochemistry was used to assess the expression of PD-L1 and c-Myc in this study. Pearson's Chi squared test or Fisher's exact test was used to analyze the correlation of the expression of PD-L1 and c-Myc with clinicopathologic features. The relationship between OS and the expression of PD-L1 and c-Myc was evaluated by the Kaplan-Meier method and Cox proportional hazards model, respectively. RESULTS: Positive expression of PD-L1 was detected in 59 patients (46.1%). Patients with negative expression of PD-L1 had remarkably longer OS than those with positive expression of PD-L1. The positive expression rate of c-Myc in NSCLC accounted for 58.6% (75/128) and its expression was significantly more frequent in males (p = 0.002) and patients with lymph node metastasis (p = 0.029). PD-L1 expression was positively correlated with c-Myc expression (r = 0.459, p < 0.001). The PD-L1 and c-Myc double-positive group had a worse prognosis than other subgroups (p < 0.05), and the PD-L1 and c-Myc double-negative group had a better OS than other subgroups (p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Conjoint analysis of the expression of PD-L1 and c-Myc was a better prognostic approach for NSCLC patients.


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Adenocarcinoma/secundário , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/secundário , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/metabolismo , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/metabolismo , Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/metabolismo , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/genética , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Magy Onkol ; 63(3): 233-238, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Húngaro | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31533144

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Survival of patients with lung cancer is unfavorable. Distant metastasis is detected in more than half of the patients at diagnosis. In advanced stages, platinum-based chemotherapy has been the main therapeutic approach for a long time, however, in 2004 targeted therapies emerged. Recently, PDL1/ PD-1 inhibitors have been introduced in the treatment of metastatic lung cancers, for which the therapeutic criteria are increasingly outlined. Based on international and Hungarian data, it is likely that determination of PD-L1 expression in the primary tumor samples may be sufficient for the establishment of therapeutic indication, if PD-L1 expression of tumor cells remains the sole criterion. However, if the combined positive score, which takes into account PD-L1 expression of both tumor and immune cells, will be introduced as a therapeutic criterion, testing of all the actual tumor samples may be required to initiate treatment, as conventional oncotherapies may affect the PD-L1 expression of immune cells.


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/imunologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/imunologia , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Humanos , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/metabolismo
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(12): 3055-3065, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31522278

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PURPOSE: Combined immunotherapy with anti-programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and an inhibitor of cluster of differentiation 47 (CD47) have exhibited preliminary anti-tumor effect. Our study attempted to describe the PD-L1/CD47 expression status in pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma (PSC), and explore its survival impact and relevance with cytotoxic T lymphocytes and macrophages infiltration. METHODS: 148 patients with PSC who underwent surgeries were retrospectively reviewed. Tissue microarrays were conducted for immunohistochemistry (IHC) of PD-L1, CD47, CD8 and CD68. RESULTS: 54 (36.5%) and 78 (52.7%) cases were positive for PD-L1 and CD47, respectively, and 36 (24.3%) of them demonstrated PD-L1/CD47 co-expression. There was a significant correlation between PD-L1 and CD47 expression (P = 0.011). The median overall survival (OS) was 22.5 months (range 0.9-102.4 months). The univariate analysis demonstrated a significantly worse OS in cases with CD47 expression (hazard ratio [HR], 1.66; 95% CI, 1.14-2.42, P = 0.008) and PD-L1/CD47 co-expression (HR, 1.75; 95% CI, 1.15-2.67, P = 0.009). The multivariate analysis demonstrated PD-L1/CD47 co-expression (HR, 1.83; 95% CI, 1.17-2.87, P = 0.008), T stage, M stage, completeness of resection and adjuvant therapy were independent prognostic factors for OS. There was a significant relevance between PD-L1 expression and PD-L1/CD47 co-expression with higher densities of CD8-positive T lymphocytes (P = 0.004, 0.012, respectively) and CD68-positive macrophages (P = 0.026, 0.034, respectively). CONCLUSION: We demonstrated the PD-L1/CD47 co-expression status in PSC. PD-L1 expression correlated with CD47 expression, and PD-L1/CD47 co-expression correlated with poorer prognosis and may serve as a predictive biomarker for combined dual-targeting immunotherapy in PSC patients.


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Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Antígeno CD47/metabolismo , Carcinoma/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/patologia , Carcinoma/patologia , Diferenciação Celular/fisiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoterapia/métodos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias/métodos , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/metabolismo , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/patologia
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Pol J Pathol ; 70(2): 139-143, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31556565

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We report on a breast carcinoma with medullary features diagnosed by core needle biopsy in a 72-year-old woman. Both the primary tumour and its fine needle aspiration-proven, rapidly growing axillary metastasis regressed completely in less than 2 months, by the time surgery was performed. The biopsy of the primary tumour demonstrated a dense stromal infiltrate of CD8+/granzyme B+ activated cytotoxic T-cells suggestive of a robust antitumour immune response. Paradoxically, both tumour cells and tumour infiltrating immune cells demonstrated a diffuse PD-L1 expression, revealing that antitumour immune response has the ability to spontaneously overcome inhibitory mechanisms induced by cancerous growth.


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Carcinoma/diagnóstico , Metástase Linfática , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/diagnóstico , Idoso , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Biópsia por Agulha Fina , Biópsia com Agulha de Grande Calibre , Carcinoma/imunologia , Feminino , Humanos , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/imunologia , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/imunologia
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Cancer Sci ; 110(11): 3415-3423, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31513320

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Anti-programmed death-1 (PD-1)/programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) therapy, which is one of the most promising cancer therapies, is licensed for treating various tumors. Programmed death-ligand 1, which is expressed on the surface of cancer cells, leads to the inhibition of T lymphocyte activation and immune evasion if it binds to the receptor PD-1 on CTLs. Anti-PD-1/PD-L1 Abs inhibit interactions between PD-1 and PD-L1 to restore antitumor immunity. Although certain patients achieve effective responses to anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapy, the efficacy of treatment is highly variable. Clinical trials of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapy combined with radiotherapy/chemotherapy are underway with suggestive evidence of favorable outcome; however, the molecular mechanism is largely unknown. Among several molecular targets that can influence the efficacy of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapy, PD-L1 expression in tumors is considered to be a critical biomarker because there is a positive correlation between the efficacy of combined treatment protocols and PD-L1 expression levels. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms underlying the regulation of PD-L1 expression in cancer cells, particularly the mechanism of PD-L1 expression following DNA damage, is important. In this review, we consider recent findings on the regulation of PD-L1 expression in response to DNA damage signaling in cancer cells.


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Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Reparo do DNA , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Medicina de Precisão , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/metabolismo , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Comunicação Celular , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular , Morte Celular/fisiologia , Dano ao DNA , Fragmentação do DNA , DNA de Neoplasias/efeitos dos fármacos , DNA de Neoplasias/efeitos da radiação , Humanos , Ativação Linfocitária , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Instabilidade de Microssatélites , Mutação , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Nucleotidiltransferases/metabolismo , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Evasão Tumoral , Regulação para Cima
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Cancer Invest ; 37(9): 463-477, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31490702

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The associations of the immunological status of the pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) microenvironment with prognosis were assessed. A high tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) density was associated with a better prognosis. Importantly, even with a high density of TILs, the PDA cells with programed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression showed a worse prognosis than the patients with negative PD-L1 expression. A significant association between a better prognosis and a tumor microenvironment with a high TIL density/negative PD-L1 expression was observed. Assessments of a combined immunological status in the tumor microenvironment may predict the prognosis of PDA patients following surgical resection.


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Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/cirurgia , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/cirurgia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/imunologia , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/imunologia , Prognóstico , Análise de Sobrevida , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Microambiente Tumoral
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(32): e16754, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31393391

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RATIONALE: Pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma (PSC) represents <1% of all lung cancers and is characterized by a very poor prognosis. The optimal therapeutic regimen remains unclear. We describe a rare case of PSC with both anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-arranged and high levels of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 46-year-old woman, nonsmoker, came to our attention due to uncontrolled pain in the lower left limb. DIAGNOSIS: PSC with both ALK rearrangement and high levels of PD-L1 expression. INTERVENTIONS: The patient started first-line systemic treatment with pembrolizumab reporting stable disease; at progression, she received second-line treatment with crizotinib. The treatment was not well-tolerated, and the patient then underwent 5 cycles of ceritinib treatment. OUTCOMES: The patient showed a partial response to targeted therapy. At progression, brigatinib was initiated, but the patients reported liver progression soon after the initiation of this therapy. LESSONS: Molecular-driven investigation is necessary in PSC for treatment selection.


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Carcinossarcoma/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Quinase do Linfoma Anaplásico/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Carcinossarcoma/tratamento farmacológico , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 68(9): 1443-1454, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31444607

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Immunotherapy is effective in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), but only a minority of patients responds to immune checkpoint blockade (ICB). To contribute to a better understanding of the underlying immune biology, we combined histomorphological evaluation and molecular analysis of the HNSCC immune microenvironment in the TCGA cohort. Analyzing digital HE-stained slides, a method for classification of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in the intra-epithelial compartment (ieTILs, present vs. absent) and the stromal compartment (strTILs, high vs. low) was established. We also analyzed the abundance of eight immune cell populations (estimated from RNAseq data) and PD-L1 mRNA expression. Status of ieTILs and status of strTILs were concordant for 61%, but discordant for 39% of tumors. In univariate survival analysis, ieTILs were a positive prognostic marker for DFS in the study cohort (HR = 0.66, p = 0.015) and in the HPV- subcohort (HR = 0.68, p = 0.04), but not in the HPV + subcohort. T cells were a positive prognostic marker for DFS in the study cohort (HR = 0.80, p = 0.03) and in the HPV + subcohort (HR = 0.20, p = 0.001), but not in the HPV- subcohort. In univariate survival analysis, PD-L1 mRNA expression was neither associated with DFS nor with OS. However, in bivariate and multivariate analyses including both PD-L1 mRNA levels and T cells, PD-L1 was a negative prognostic marker of DFS and OS, while T cells remained a positive prognostic marker. In conclusion, ieTILs and strTILs were non-redundant biomarkers in HNSCC and should be evaluated separately. The identified prognostic markers should be evaluated for predictivity in ICB-treated patients.


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Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/imunologia , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/imunologia , Imunoterapia/métodos , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Células Estromais/patologia , Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/diagnóstico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/mortalidade , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/diagnóstico , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/mortalidade , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Análise de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento , Microambiente Tumoral
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Cancer Sci ; 110(10): 3244-3254, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31368625

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We retrospectively investigated the impact of the tumor microenvironment (TME) on the efficacy of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) as first-line treatment in 70 patients with advanced EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer and who were seen at Osaka City University Hospital (Osaka, Japan) between August 2013 and December 2017. Using immunohistochemical staining with 28-8 and D7U8C Abs, the tumor proportion score was assessed for programmed cell death-1 ligand-1 (PD-L1), as high (50% or more) or low (less than 50%), and ligand-2 (PD-L2) expression, respectively. The extent of CD8+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes was evaluated on a scale of 0-3, with 0-1 as low and 2-3 as high. The TME of the 52 evaluable pretreatment specimens was categorized into 4 subtypes, according to the respective PD-L1 tumor proportion and CD8+ scores, as follows: (a) high/high (13.5%, n = 7); (b) low/low (42.3%, n = 22); (c) high/low (17.3%, n = 9); and (d) low/high (26.9%, n = 14). Expression of PD-L2 was significantly the highest in type 1 (57.1% vs 4.5% vs 11.1% vs 7.1%, respectively; P = .0090). Response rate was significantly the lowest in type 1 (14.3% vs 81.8% vs 66.7% vs 78.6%, respectively; P = .0085). Progression-free survival was the shortest in type 1 and the longest in type 4 (median, 2.4 vs 11.3 vs 8.4 vs 17.5 months, respectively; P = .00000077). The efficacy of EGFR-TKIs differed according to the TME, and the phenotype with high PD-L1 and CD8+ expression might be the subset that would poorly benefit from such treatment.


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Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Antígenos CD8/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/imunologia , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Proteína 2 Ligante de Morte Celular Programada 1/metabolismo , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/imunologia , Receptores ErbB/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Japão , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Análise de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos
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