Tumor immune microenvironment in pituitary neuroendocrine tumors (PitNETs): increased M2 macrophage infiltration and PD-L1 expression in PIT1-lineage subset

ConclusionPIT1-lineage PitNETs exhibit a distinct immune profile with enrichment of M2 macrophage infiltration and PD-L1 expression, which may contribute to its clinical aggressiveness. Application of current immune checkpoint inhibitors and M2-targeted immunotherapy might be more beneficial to treat aggressive and metastatic PIT-lineage PitNETs.
Source: Journal of Neuro-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research