A PD-L2-based immune marker signature helps to predict survival in resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

In this study, we performed immunohistochemistry to detect the PD-L2, CD3, CD8, transforming growth factor- β2 (TGF-β2) and FOXP3 levels in paraffin sections from 305 patients with resected PDAC as a training set. Expression levels of intratumoral and stromal immune markers were compared in relation to survival using Kaplan-Meier curves, random survival forest model and survival tree analysis. A multiva riable Cox proportional-hazards model of associated markers was used to calculate the risk scores.ResultsPD-L2 was expressed in 71.5% of PDAC samples and showed strong correlations with CD3+, CD8+ T cells and FOXP3+ regulatory T cell densities. High levels of intratumoral PD-L2 and FOXP3 were related to poor survival; only stromal FOXP3 overexpression was associated with worse prognosis. Four patterns generated from survival tree analysis demonstrated that PD-L2lowstromalFOXP3low patients had the longest survival, while PD-L2highintratumoralCD3low patients had the shortest survival (P 
Source: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Gemcitabine and ipilimumab is a safe and tolerable regimen for PDAC with a similar response rate to gemcitabine alone. As in other immunotherapy trials, responses were relatively durable in this study. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Gemcitabine and ipilimumab is a safe and feasible regimen for treating advanced pancreatic cancer. Although one patient in this study had a relatively durable response of nearly 20 months, adding ipilimumab to gemcitabine does not appear to be more effective than gemcitabine alone in advanced pancreatic cancer. PMID: 31740568 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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AbstractInterferon-stimulated gene 15 (ISG15) is a 15  kDa protein induced by type I interferons (IFN-α and IFN-β) and is a member of the ubiquitin-like superfamily of proteins. The ISG15 pathway is highly expressed in various malignancies, including pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), suggesting a potential role of the ISG15 pathway (free ISG1 5 and ISG15 conjugates) in pancreatic carcinogenesis. However, very little is known about how the ISG15 pathway may contribute to pancreatic tumorigenesis. In the current study, we demonstrate that ISG15 pathway knockdown reverses the KRAS-associated phenotypes ...
Source: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma;   Pancreatic Cancer Intervention:   Biological: Autologous DC vaccine Sponsors:   Baylor College of Medicine;   Cancer Cures for Kids Not yet recruiting
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Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, Published online: 08 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41571-019-0281-6Virtually all patients with resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) will have disease progression, which is generally associated with dismal outcomes. However, novel targeted therapies and immunotherapies, selected based on the genomic and/or clinical features of patients’ tumours are beginning to improve the outcomes in subsets of patients. In this Review, the authors describe progress in novel therapies for patients with PDAC.
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-Chuan Hung Both gemcitabine and fluoropyrimidine are recommended backbones in the first-line treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). To compare the efficacy and safety of these two therapeutic backbones, and to investigate the optimal therapies, we conducted a network meta-analysis. By retrospective analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCT), the most preferred therapeutic regimen may be predicted. The eligible RCTs of the gemcitabine-based therapies and fluoropyrimidine-based therapies were searched up to 31 August 2019. In a frequentist network meta-analysis, treatments were compared and ranked acc...
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