Journal article

Immunomodulation by MYB is associated with tumor relapse in patients with early stage colorectal cancer

Rosemary Millen, Jordane Malaterre, Ryan S Cross, Sandra Carpinteri, Jayesh Desai, Ben Tran, Phillip Darcy, Peter Gibbs, Oliver Sieber, Nikolajs Zeps, Paul Waring, Stephen Fox, Lloyd Pereira, Robert G Ramsay

ONCOIMMUNOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

The presence of tumor immune infiltrating cells (TILs), particularly CD8(+) T-cells, is a robust predictor of outcome in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). We revisited TIL abundance specifically in patients with microsatellite stable (MSS) CRC without evidence of lymph node or metastatic spread. Examination of the density of CD8(+) T-cells in primary tumors in the context of other pro-oncogenic markers was performed to investigate potential regulators of TILs. Two independent cohorts of patients with MSS T2-4N0M0 CRC, enriched for cases with atypical relapse, were investigated. We quantified CD8(+) and CD45RO(+) -TILs, inflammatory markers, NFkBp65, pStat3, Cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX2) and ..

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