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    P1.04 - Immunooncology (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 936)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
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    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P1.04-22 - CD73 Immunohistochemical Expression in Malignant Cells and Correlation with Immune Infiltrate in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC). (ID 11859)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Luisa Solis

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      CD73 is potential novel target for lung cancer immunotherapy involved in the adenosine pathway that induces tumor microenvironment immunosuppression. We investigated the immunohistochemical (IHC) expression of CD73 in a large cohort of NSCLC and correlated with tumor’s clinical, pathological, molecular and immune cells infiltration data.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      We examined 175 surgically resected stages I-III formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded NSCLC tumors tissue microarrays, including 107 adenocarcinomas (ADC) and 68 squamous cell carcinomas (SqCC). For IHC, we used the anti-CD73 antibody (clone D7F9A, Cell Signaling Technology) and evaluated membrane (basolateral and luminal) expression in malignant cells. In a subset of cases, CD73 IHC expression was correlated with data available on: a) CD73 gene mRNA expression (Illumina arrays; n=91); b) EGFR and KRAS mutation status and mutational load (whole exome sequencing; n=104); and, c) density of tumor associated immune cells infiltration (CD3, CD4, CD8, CD68, CD45RO, CD57, FOXP3, and granzyme B) and immune checkpoints expression (PD-L1, PD-1, ICOS, TIM-3, IDO-1, B7-H3, B7-H4, VISTA and OX40) assessed by IHC and image analysis (n=172).

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      ADC showed higher CD73 IHC expression than SqCC (P<0.0001). Pathological stage I ADCs showed higher CD73 expression than higher tumor stages (P=0.0419). Using any level of CD73 expression (>1%) CD73 was expressed in 73% and 40% of ADCs and SqCs, respectively. High expression (>50% of malignant cells) was detected in 35% of ADCs and 20% of SqCC. No other significant correlations with clinical-pathological variables, including patients’ outcome were found. Interestingly, ADCs with EGFR (P=0.04) and KRAS (P=0.02) mutation expressed higher CD73 levels than wild-type tumors. In ADC, CD73 IHC expression correlated significantly with the density of immune T CD3+, CD4+, CD8+, CD45RO+ and FOXP3+ cells, as well as macrophages CD68+ cells in tumors (r values range: 0.22-0.45; P values range: 0.001-0.02). Overall, we did not find significant correlations between CD73 immunostaining and the IHC expression of the immune checkpoints examined. CD73 IHC expression correlated positively with mRNA CD73 gene expression levels in all NSCLCs (r=0.6; P<0.0001), ADCs (r=0.6; P<0.0001), and SqCCs (r=0.49, P<0.0001) histology

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      We identified that CD73 protein expresses in a subset of resected NSCLCs, being significantly higher in adenocarcinoma histology. In this histology type, CD73 correlates with immune T cells and macrophages infiltration, and notably, with tumor’s EGFR and KRAS mutation. Our data suggest that CD73 is a potential target for NSCLC, particularly for adenocarcinoma histology (Supported by grants CPRIT RP160668 and UT Lung SPORE).


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