Sumit Subudhi, M.D., Ph.D. on Whether Markers are Predictive or Prognostic in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Sumit Subudhi, M.D., Ph.D. on Whether Markers are Predictive or Prognostic in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

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Dr. Sumit Subudhi, M.D., Ph.D. of @MDAndersonNews answers if the markers are predictive of outcomes on immunotherapy with markers of immune activation in metastatic prostate cancer.

While metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) usually has minimal response to immunotherapy, in a Phase II trial at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a subset of patients with pretreatment evidence of active T-cell responses in their tumors observed sustained survival following treatment with ipilimumab.

“Our results indicate that immune checkpoint blockade can instigate T-cell responses to tumor neoantigens despite a low tumor mutational burden in prostate cancer,” said lead author Sumit Subudhi, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Genitourinary Medical Oncology. “We found specific markers among a subset of patients with the greatest benefit, such as T-cell density and interferon-γ signaling, that may help improve our ability to select patients for treatment with checkpoint blockade.”

Read here: https://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/immunotherapy-effective-in-metastatic-prostate-cancers-with-specific-markers-of-immune-activation.h00-159381156.html?cmpid=twitter_newsroom_prostate_immunotherapy%20_clinicaltrials_moonshots

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