Basis for immunotherapy in lung cancer

Oncology Tube 2 August 14, 2017

Authors: Pan Y, Zheng D, Li Y, Cai X, Zheng Z, Jin Y, Hu H, Cheng C, Shen L, Wang J, Ji H, Sun Y, Zhou X, Chen H Abstract BACKGROUND: To determine the proportion and clinical features of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in East Asian non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: PD-L1 expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and tumor proportion score (TPS) with the use of PD-L1 IHC 22C3 antibody (Dako North America) in 108 surgically resected lung squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) and 221 lung adenocarcinomas (LUADs), and was correlated with clinical variables, histologic subtypes, and com...

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related mortality in the world, with more than 1 million deaths per year, accounting for about one fifth of all cancer deaths worldwide. Over the past years, lung cancer treatment has been based on surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapies, and immunotherapy, but the improvement is not very perfect. Therefore, it has become clear that additional therapeutic strategies are urgently required to provide an improved survival benefit for patients. In recent years, Hippo signaling pathway has become a popular direction in the field of cancer research. When the Hippo p...

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