Donor-derived cell-free DNA detects kidney transplant rejection during nivolumab treatment

ConclusionClinicians prescribing ICIs should be aware that SOT recipients are at risk of transplant rejection as a result of T cell activation. Dd-cfDNA is a sensitive biomarker and should be further studied for early detection of transplant rejection. Immunological analysis of the kidney explant showed marked graft infiltration with alloreactive PD-1+ cytotoxic T cells that were saturated with nivolumab.
Source: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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