Emerging role of immune checkpoint blockade in pancreatic cancer

ECU Author/Contributor (non-ECU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
A. Bulumulle (Creator)
S. Laks (Creator)
S. Macherla (Creator)
Mahvish Muzaffar (Creator)
Abdul R. Naqash (Creator)
E. Zervos (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: Immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) with programmed cell death protein-1(PD-1)/programmed death ligand -1(PD-L1) antibodies has revolutionized the management of several cancers , especially non-small cell lung cancer , melanoma , urothelial , and renal cancer. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most aggressive cancers associated with high morbidity and mortality. Based on available data , it's obvious that ICB has limited success in PDACs , which can be explained by the low immunogenicity and immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment of these tumors. In this review article , we focus on PD-L1 expression and microsatellite instability (MSI) in PDAC , and their roles as prognostic and predictive markers. We also discuss data supporting combination therapies to augment cancer immunity cycle. Combining anti-PD-1/PD-L1 agents with other modalities such as vaccines , chemotherapy , and radiation could potentially overcome resistance patterns and increase immune responsiveness in PDAC.

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Macherla , S. , Laks , S. , Naqash , A. R. , Bulumulle , A. , Zervos , E. , & Muzaffar , M. (2018). Emerging role of immune checkpoint blockade in pancreatic cancer. International Journal of Molecular Sciences , 19(11) doi:10.3390/ijms19113505
Language: English
Date: 2018
microsatellite instability, pancreatic adenocarcinoma, programmed death ligand

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