Non‐tumour bone marrow lymphocytes correlate with improved overall survival in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Abstract

Composition of tumour immune cell infiltrates correlates with response to treatment and overall survival (OS) in several cancer settings. We retrospectively examined immune cells present in diagnostic bone marrow aspirates from paediatric patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Our analysis identified a sub-group (∼30% of patients) with >2.37% CD20 and >6.05% CD7 expression, which had 100% OS, and a sub-group (∼30% of patients) with ≤2.37% CD20 and ≤6.05% CD7 expression at increased risk of treatment failure (66.7% OS, P < 0.05). Immune cell infiltrate at diagnosis may predict treatment response and could provide a means to enhance immediate treatment risk stratification.

DOI: 10.1002/pbc.26093

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@inproceedings{Edwin2016NontumourBM, title={Non‐tumour bone marrow lymphocytes correlate with improved overall survival in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia}, author={Claire Edwin and Joanne Dean and Laura Jayne Bonnett and Kate Phillips and Russell Keenan}, booktitle={Pediatric blood & cancer}, year={2016} }