November 9, 2020

Monitoring MDSC – A Hurdle to Immune Checkpoints Inhibitors

CellCarta’s poster discusses the challenges of monitoring myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), which can hinder the effectiveness of immune checkpoint inhibitors.

The study introduces a standardized method for identifying MDSCs using HLA-DR expression levels to distinguish between low and high MDSC populations. This approach was validated in a clinical study with melanoma patients undergoing pembrolizumab treatment, showing a correlation between high MDSC levels and reduced survival rates.

The MDSC phenotyping assay developed by CellCarta offers a reliable tool for assessing MDSC impact on immunotherapy and improving treatment strategies.

As presented in SITC 2020


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