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Is gut microbiome a predictive marker to response to immune checkpoint inhibitors?


Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) are changing the treatment of solid and hematologic malignancies and becoming an integral part of the management of cancer patients. Ipilimumab, a CTLA-4 inhibitor, was associated with significant survival benefit in metastatic melanoma [1]. In addition, PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors such as nivolumab, pembrolizumab and atezolizumab showed remarkable clinical responses in multiple cancer types ranging from 20 to 30% when used in monotherapy. These agents are approved by the US FDA in the management of various tumor

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