Systemic Immune Activity Predicts Overall Survival in Treatment-Naïve Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Systemic Immune Activity Predicts Overall Survival in Treatment-Naïve Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Hold on before you go getting all excited. This is just a nibble  that is not literally true., You see, the immune tests they chose, and there are others that are also powerful assays of immune competency showed changes  but they may not have any causal relationship they may be just be the effect seen on those marker in aggressive disease
Calling those test” baseline immune status ” would and did raise a lot of eyebrows as to who has declared those explicit tests done in pancreatic cancer at a specific stage  and much more importantly healthy people or people with their tumors constitute baseline immune status
Does it infer what we would guess-of course Does it need corroboration, yes Do we need to find what is a healthy tumor free baseline tumor immune status – yes and good luck- years, doable but years as you need to control for so much. Might it give us targets for immune boosting or target- yes. Is it positive information but not a new treatment

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Clinical Cancer Research

Systemic Immune Activity Predicts Overall Survival in Treatment Naïve Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Clin. Cancer Res 2015 Dec 30;[EPub Ahead of Print], MR Farren, T Mace, S Geyer, S Mikhail, C Wu, KK Ciombor, S Tahiri, D Ahn, AM Noonan, MA Villalona-Calero, T Bekaii-Saab, GB Lesinski

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