Dual Checkpoint Inhibition with Ipilimumab plus Nivolumab After Progression on Sequential PD‐1/PDL‐1 Inhibitors Pembrolizumab and Atezolizumab in a Patient with Lynch Syndrome, Metastatic Colon, and Localized Urothelial Cancer

We report the case of a Lynch syndrome patient with metastatic CRC and urothelial cancer who was treated sequentially with pembrolizumab (targeting PD1), atezolizumab (targeting PD‐L1), brief rechallenge with pembrolizumab, and finally the combination of ipilimumab (targeting CTLA‐4) and nivolumab (targeting PD1). Over a 28‐month period the patient experienced prolonged disease control with each different regimen the first time it was given, including metabolic response by positron emission tomography and computed tomography scanning and tumor marker reductions. The case suggests that some patients with advanced MMR‐deficient CRC may experience meaningful clinical benefit from multiple sequential ICB regimens, a strategy that can be further tested in clinical trials.Key Points.The case exemplifies clinical benefit from sequential immune checkpoint blockade in a patient with Lynch syndrome with advanced metastatic colorectal cancer and urothelial cancer.Metabolic response, with decreased fluorodeoxyglucose avidity on positron emission tomography and computed tomography, and reductions in tumor markers, such as carcinoembryonic antigen, were helpful in this case to monitor disease status over a 28‐month period of therapy.The concept of sequential immune checkpoint blockade in patients with advanced mismatch repair‐deficient cancer merits further study to determine which patients are most likely to benefit.
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Precision Medicine Clinic: Molecular Tumor Board, Gastrointestinal Cancer Precision Medicine Clinic: Molecular Tumor Boards Source Type: research

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ConclusionsOur data is consistent with the results from other studies including US Hispanics, where approximately 10% of Hispanic individuals with colorectal cancer have microsatellite instability. Our results support universal tumor-based screening for LS among Hispanics in accordance with National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines.
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Total abdominal colectomy with prophylactic hysterectomy at 30 years of age was the most cost-effective surgical choice in women with Lynch syndrome and colon cancer. The addition of bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy offered the highest event-free survival and lowest mortality. However, the additional morbidity of premature menopause of prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy for younger women outweighed the benefit of ovarian cancer prevention. See Video Abstract at http://links.lww.com/DCR/B287. LA CIRUGÍA GINECOLÓGICA PROFILÁCTICA EN EL MOMENTO DE LA COLECTOMÍA BENEFICIA A LAS MUJERE...
Source: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Contributions: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: research
Abstract Persons with Lynch syndrome (LS - carrying a pathogenic mutation in a DNA mismatch repair gene) have an increased colorectal cancer (CRC) and endometrial cancer (EC) risk. A high reported variability in cancer risk suggests the existence of factors that modify cancer risk for LS. We aimed to investigate the association between height and CRC and EC for persons with LS using two large studies. Information of 1,213 men and 1,636 women with LS from the Colon Cancer Family Registry (1998-2007) and the GEOLynch cohort study (2006-2017) was harmonized. We used weighted Cox proportional hazard regression models ...
Source: Am J Epidemiol - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Am J Epidemiol Source Type: research
Lynch syndrome (LS), which is known as a hereditary cancer syndrome, is distinguished by microsatellite instability, represented by the altered number of repetitive sequences in the coding and/or non-coding re...
Source: BMC Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Tumor testing utility in Lynch syndrome (LS) diagnosis is established.
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Oncology Source Type: research
Lynch syndrome (LS) is an autosomal dominant disease caused by a germline mutation in DNA mismatch repair genes which increases the risk of several cancers such as endometrial and colorectal cancers. However, there are only a few reports of peritoneal malignancies in patients with LS. Herein, we report the first case of a primary peritoneal low-grade serous carcinoma in a woman with LS and provide a literature review of peritoneal malignancies in patients with LS. The patient was a 72-yr-old gravid 2 para 2 Japanese woman with a germline mutation in MLH1. She had a history of colon cancer and endometrial cancer and was tre...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE UPPER TRACT: CASE REPORTS Source Type: research
AbstractWe investigated the prevalence and characteristics of defective mismatch repair (dMMR) in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients who would potentially benefit from anti-programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) immunotherapy. Medical records were obtained and reviewed for 1147 patients who underwent surgical resection of stage I –IV CRC, in whom universal screening for Lynch syndrome using immunohistochemistry for MMR proteins had been undertaken. The molecular characteristics of dMMR CRCs were also investigated. Defective MMR accounted for 5.2% of stage I–IV CRC patients, including 12 (1.0% of all CRC patients)...
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract The gut microbiota has been associated with colorectal cancer (CRC), but causal alterations preceding CRC have not been elucidated. To prospectively assess microbiome changes prior to colorectal neoplasia, we investigated samples from 100 Lynch syndrome patients using 16S rRNA gene sequencing of colon biopsies, coupled with metagenomic and metatranscriptomic sequencing of feces. Colectomy and CRC history represented the largest effects on microbiome profiles. A subset of Clostridiaceae were depleted in stool corresponding with baseline adenomas, while Desulfovibrio was enriched both in stool and in mucosa...
Source: Cell Host and Microbe - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Cell Host Microbe Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: Southern surgical association article Source Type: research
PB, Shia J, Schultz N, Garcia-Aguilar J, Diaz LA, Goodman K, Saltz LB, Weiser MR, Smith JJ, Stadler ZK Abstract PURPOSE: Evaluate response of mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) rectal cancer to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: dMMR rectal tumors at Memorial Sloan Kettering were retrospectively reviewed for characteristics, treatment, and outcomes. Fifty dMMR rectal cancer patients were identified by immunohistochemistry and/or microsatellite instability analysis, with initial treatment response compared to a matched pMMR rectal cancer cohort. Germline and somatic mutation analyses were evaluated....
Source: Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Cancer Res Source Type: research
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