More T Cells versus Better T Cells in Patients with Breast Cancer

Cancer Discov. 2017 Oct;7(10):1062-1064. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-17-0858.


<b/> Characterization of intratumoral leukocyte populations may help in estimating patients' prognosis and predictions. A new study shows remarkable differences between the in situ and invasive breast cancer stages and highlights that cell number analyses should be complemented with characterization of T-cell functions, increasing the likelihood that immune competent antitumor T cells and further biomarkers are identified for guiding therapy choices. Cancer Discov; 7(10); 1062-4. ©2017 AACR.See related article by Gil Del Alcazar et al., p. 1098.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers
  • Breast Neoplasms / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Prognosis
  • T-Lymphocytes*


  • Biomarkers