Abstract PURPOSE: An efficient adaptive immunity is critical for a longer survival in cancer. We investigated the prognostic value of tumor infiltration by CD8(+) T cells expressing the chemokine-receptor-7 (T(ccr7)) and the correlation between tumor infiltration by T(ccr7) and regulatory CD4(+)FoxP3(+) T cells (T(reg)) in 76 metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients enrolled in a phase III trial. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: T(ccr7) and T(reg) cell infiltration in tumor samples was quantified by immunohistochemistry. The correlation among T(ccr7), T(reg) tumor infiltration, and patients' outcome was evaluated. RESULTS: High T(ccr7) tumor infiltration was predictive of prolonged OS [high vs. low T(ccr7) score: median 38 months (95% CI: 24.5-51.4) vs. 20 months (95% CI: 11.4-28.5); HR = 0.48 (95% CI: 0.24-0.96); P = 0.03] and prolonged progression-free survival [PFS; high vs. low T(ccr7) score: median 12 months (95% CI: 7.7-16.2) vs. 7 months (95% CI: 5.2-8.7); HR = 0.54 (95% CI: 0.28-1.01); P = 0.01] after front-line chemotherapy. Regression analysis did not show correlation between T(ccr7) and T(reg) infiltration levels. However, the cluster of patients showing concomitant high infiltration by both T(ccr7) and T(reg) disclosed a favorable outcome [double high vs. double low tumor infiltration score: median OS = 35 months (95% CI: 20.8-49.1) vs. 17 months (95% CI: 4.6-29.3); HR = 0.32 (95% CI: 0.12-0.87); P = 0.02 and median PFS = 11 months (95% CI: 9.4-12.5) vs. 5 months (95% CI: 2.2-7.7); HR = 0.43 (95% CI: 0.17-1.06); P = 0.01]. CONCLUSIONS: High T(ccr7) tumor infiltration score is a favorable prognostic factor for mCRC. Our findings underline the relevance of microenvironment-related immunologic events for patient outcome.
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|Titolo:||Tumour infiltration by T-lymphocytes expressing chemokine receptor 7 (CCR7) is predictive of favourable outcome in patients with advanced colorectal carcinoma.|
|Rivista:||CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH|
|Citazione:||Correale, P., Rotundo, M.s., Botta, C., DEL VECCHIO, M.T., Ginanneschi, C., Licchetta, A., et al. (2012). Tumour infiltration by T-lymphocytes expressing chemokine receptor 7 (CCR7) is predictive of favourable outcome in patients with advanced colorectal carcinoma. CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH, 18(3), 850-857.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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