Carlos Figueiredo (author)
Abstract: Immunotherapy using immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) induces durable responses in many metastatic cancers. Metastatic uveal melanoma (mUM), typically occurring in the liver, is one of the most refractory tumours to ICIs and has dismal outcomes. Monosomy 3 (M3), polysomy 8q and BAP1 loss in primary uveal melanoma (pUM) are associated with poor prognoses. The presence of tumour infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) within pUM and surrounding mUM - and some evidence of clinical responses to adoptive TIL transfer - strongly suggest that UM are indeed immunogenic despite their low mutational burden. The mechanisms that suppress TILs in pUM and mUM are unknown.
Full article https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/path.5384