Home | About us | Editorial Board | Search | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Archives | Instructions | Online submissionContact Us   |  Subscribe   |  Advertise   |  Login  Page layout
Wide layoutNarrow layoutFull screen layout
Lung India Official publication of Indian Chest Society  
  Users Online: 182   Home Print this page  Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145-150

Correlation of programmed death-ligand 1 expression with gene expression and clinicopathological parameters in Indian patients with non-small cell lung cancer


1 Department of Medical Oncology, Army Hospital Research and Referral, New Delhi, India
2 Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Rama Medical College, Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manish Kumar
Department of Medical Oncology, Army Hospital Research and Referral, Subroto Park, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi - 110 010
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_488_19

Rights and Permissions

Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence of programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases and its correlation with gene mutation and clinicopathological parameters. Methods: Samples from NSCLCs patients were studied for PD-L1 expression through immunohistochemistry (IHC) using Rabbit anti-human PDL-1/CD274 Monoclonal Antibody. Genetic mutations were studied using IHC/fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) methods (for anaplastic lymphoma kinase [ALK]) or polymerase chain reaction/gene sequencing analysis (for epidermal growth factor receptor [EGFR]). Pearson's correlation coefficient (r) was used for correlation analysis. PD-L1 expression was analyzed for association with clinicopathological features. Results: Of the 101 NSCLC cases, PD-L1 expression was observed in 33.66% (34/101) cases; tumor proportion score of <50%: 67.65% (23/34) and ≥50%: 32.35% (11/34) cases. PD-L1 positivity was seen in; males: 35.5%, females: 28%, smokers: 37.7%, cases with brain metastasis: 20%, cases with pleural effusion: 20.8%, and histopathological evaluation (well-differentiated: 21.42%, moderately-differentiated: 13.79%, poorly-differentiated: 36.11%, and adenosquamous disease: 40.9%). Genetic mutation studies revealed PD-L1 positivity in 18.1% cases with EGFR mutation, 50% of ALK-IHC positive cases, and 33.3% ALK-FISH positive cases. No or very weak correlation (r < 0.3) in PD-L1 expression with gene mutations or clinicopathological parameters was observed. Conclusions: The study demonstrated PD-L1 expression in ~ 1/3rd cases of NSCLC patients. No or very weak correlation was observed for PD-L1 expression with genetic mutations and other parameters studied. The presence of gene mutations in PD-L1 expressed samples suggests further investigation on PD-L1 inhibitors in such patients for decisive treatments.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed228    
    Printed0    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded58    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal