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    Lunch & Poster Display session (ID 58)

    • Event: ELCC 2019
    • Type: Poster Display session
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    • Presentations: 1
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    • Coordinates: 4/11/2019, 12:30 - 13:00, Hall 1
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      33P - Prognostic value of CD8-positive tumor stroma-infiltrating lymphocytes and PD-L1 positive tumor cells at initial biopsy in patients with locally advanced NSCLC treated with chemoradiotherapy (ID 581)

      12:30 - 13:00  |  Author(s): Simone Reu

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      According to results of PACIFIC trial, immune checkpoint inhibitors (CPIs) are an integral part of the multimodal treatment approach for inoperable locally-advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC). The purpose of this single-center study was to investigate a prognostic value of CD8-positive tumor stroma-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and PD-L1 positive tumor cells at initial biopsy in patients treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT).

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Methods

      We collected initial tumor tissue samples and reviewed the clinical characteristics of 36 LA-NSCLC patients treated at our center with definitive CRT between 2000 and 2004. The analyzed tumor tissue was taken before start of multimodal treatment. An experienced pathologist performed the immunohistochemistry analysis and interpretation. Tumor cells and CD8-positive tumor stroma-infiltrating lymphocytes were analyzed separately. Based on PD-L1 expression on tumor cells, patients were divided into three subgroups (0%, 1-5%, >5%). Two patient subgroups were defined according to CD8 expression in the tumor-surrounding stroma (low and high density: 0-40% vs. 41-100%).

      20c51b5f4e9aeb5334c90ff072e6f928 Results

      Thirty-six patients with LA-NSCLC were treated with definitive CRT (stage II, III and IV: 2, 30 and 4 patients). 18 (50%) patients had squamosa cell carcinoma, 14 patients (39%) adenocarcinoma and 4 patients (11%) NOS. Patients with high density of CD8 positive tumor stroma-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILS) showed a significantly reduced overall survival than patients with low density (13 vs. 19 months, one-year survival 56.5 vs. 69.2% p = 0.047); Patients without (0%) and low expression (1-5%) of PD-L1 on tumor cells showed a significantly improved overall survival compared to patients with a PD-L1 expression on tumor cells over 5% (median survival: 13.8 vs. 6.6 months, 1-year survival rate: 67.7 vs. 33.3%; p = 0.039).

      fd69c5cf902969e6fb71d043085ddee6 Conclusions

      High density of CD8-positive tumor stroma-infiltrating lymphocytes and PDL1 expression on tumor cells over 5% at initial biopsy correlates significantly with reduced overall survival in patients with LA-NSCLC treated with CRT.

      b651e8a99c4375feb982b7c2cad376e9 Legal entity responsible for the study

      The authors.

      213f68309caaa4ccc14d5f99789640ad Funding

      Has not received any funding.

      682889d0a1d3b50267a69346a750433d Disclosure

      All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.


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