Project title: Enlightenment of a new era of cancer therapy: prognostication, target selection, and subsequent therapy determined by the dual tumor-immune phenotype
Holbrook Kohrt, MD, PhD; Pamela Kunz, MD Stanford University Cancer Center
- Status: Completed
- Year(s): 2015
- Research Type: Clinical
- Primary Tumor Site: Other
- Area of Inquiry: Clinical trials
The ultimate goal of this project is to identify tumor-immune biomarkers that represent prognostic, predictive, and therapeutically actionable targets in patients with neuroendocrine tumors. A tumor’s capacity to evade and suppress the immune response is a well-established hallmark of cancer. That harnessing the immune response could result in cure of a subset of patients with cancer is a revolution in cancer therapy. However, determining the potential of immunotherapy to be efficacious for patients with NETs necessitates an understanding of the tumor-immune phenotype which today remains unknown.
- To characterize the tumor-immune phenotype including a comprehensive immune profile and tumor genome utilizing the Stanford neuroendocrine tumor tissue microarray that includes 1031 tumors from 690 neuroendocrine tumor patients.
- To (a) characterize the tumor-immune phenotype including a comprehensive immune profile and tumor genome in serial samples among 20 patients enrolled in a Stanford investigator-initiated clinical trial of intratumoral anti-CTLA4 (ipilimumab) immunotherapy with anti-PD-L1 (MPDL3280A) in patients with well-differentiated, progressive neuroendocrine tumors.
- State: California
- Grant Duration: 1 years
- Awards: No information
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