Prognostic Effect of Tumor Lymphocytic Infiltration in Resectable Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Thoracic Oncology

The objective of this study was to assess the effect of TLI in lung cancer. Patients and Methods A discovery set (one trial, n = 824) and a validation set (three trials, n = 984) that evaluated the benefit of platinum-based adjuvant chemotherapy in non–small-cell lung cancer were used as part of the LACE-Bio (Lung Adjuvant Cisplatin Evaluation Biomarker) study. TLI was defined as intense versus nonintense. The main end point was overall survival (OS); secondary end points were disease-free survival (DFS) and specific DFS (SDFS). Hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% CIs associated with TLI were estimated through a multivariable Cox model in both sets. TLI-histology and TLI-treatment interactions were explored in the combined set. Results Discovery and validation sets with complete data included 783 (409 deaths) and 763 (344 deaths) patients, respectively. Median follow-up was 4.8 and 6 years, respectively. TLI was intense in 11% of patients in the discovery set compared with 6% in the validation set (P
Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Pathology, Immunology/Immunobiology Thoracic Oncology Source Type: research

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Source: Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Thoracic Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
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Source: Thoracic Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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