Karjalainen, H., Sirniö, P., Tuomisto, A. et al. A prognostic score based on B cell and plasma cell densities compared to T cell densities in colorectal cancer. Int J Colorectal Dis 38, 47 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00384-023-04322-y
A prognostic score based on B cell and plasma cell densities compared to T cell densities in colorectal cancer
|Author:||Karjalainen, Henna1; Sirniö, Päivi1,2; Tuomisto, Anne1;|
1Cancer and Translational Medicine Research Unit, University of Oulu, POB 5000, 90014, Oulu, Finland
2Department of Pathology, Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
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|Publish Date:|| 2023-07-13
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare a B cell/plasma cell–based scoring system to T cell score and evaluate their prognostic value in colorectal cancer.
Methods: We used immunohistochemistry to analyze the expression of CD20, CD138, CD3, and CD8 in 221 colorectal cancer patients. CD20+ B cell and CD138+ plasma cell densities in the tumor center and invasive margin were calculated and converted into a B cell/plasma cell score. T cell score was defined similarly, using CD3+ and CD8+ T cell densities. Their associations with tumor and patient characteristics and survival were analyzed.
Results: Kaplan–Meier analysis showed a high B cell/plasma cell score was associated with a tendency towards longer survival (p = 0.089), but no statistically significant association was found. High T cell score associated with longer cancer-specific survival in Kaplan–Meier analysis and multivariable Cox regression analysis (p < 0.001). Additionally, high T cell score associated with lower disease stage (p < 0.001) and lesser lymphovascular invasion (p = 0.020).
Conclusions: High T cell score is associated with longer survival and clinicopathological factors typical to less aggressive tumors. This study did not support the additional prognostic value of B cell/plasma cell quantification.
International journal of colorectal disease
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A1 Journal article – refereed
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Open Access funding provided by University of Oulu including Oulu University Hospital. Juha P. Väyrynen was supported by grant from Cancer Foundation Finland (59–5619).
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