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Prognostic and clinicopathological significance of PD-L1 in patients with cervical cancer: a meta-analysis

Date

29 Sep 2019

Session

Poster Display session 2

Presenters

Xiaobin Gu

Citation

Annals of Oncology (2019) 30 (suppl_5): v403-v434. 10.1093/annonc/mdz250

Authors

X. Gu1, Y. Shi2

Author affiliations

  • 1 Department Of Radiation Oncology, 1st Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, 450052 - Zhengzhou/CN
  • 2 Department Of Radiation Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, 450052 - Zhengzhou/CN
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Background

Programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression has been shown to associate with poor prognosis in a variety of solid tumors. However, the prognostic value of PD-L1 expression in cervical cancer is still controversial. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to investigate the prognostic and clinicopathological impact of PD-L1 in cervical cancer.

Methods

A comprehensive literature search was performed in the PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and Wanfang databases. The correlation between PD-L1 expression and overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and clinicopathological features was analyzed by hazard ratios (HR), odds ratios (OR) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI).

Results

Seven studies with 783 patients were included in this meta-analysis. The combined HR and 95%CI of OS was 2.52 (1.09-5.83), p = 0.031. The pooled results for PFS were HR = 2.07, 95%CI=0.52-8.23, p = 0.302. The results of subgroup analysis showed that PD-L1 was a significant prognostic factor of poor OS in Asian patients (HR = 4.77, 95%CI=3.02-7.54, p < 0.001) and of poor PFS in Asian patients (HR = 4.78, 95%CI=1.77-12.91, p = 0.002). However, the pooled results suggested that PD-L1 was not significantly correlated with lymph node metastasis, tumour size, FIGO stage, depth of invasion, lymph-vascular invasion, or age.

Conclusions

The results of this meta-analysis suggest that PD-L1 overexpression is related to poor OS in patients with cervical cancer and poor PFS in Asian patients with cervical cancer. This study also suggests that PD-L1 is a promising prognostic indicator for cervical cancer.

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Editorial acknowledgement

Legal entity responsible for the study

The authors.

Funding

Has not received any funding.

Disclosure

All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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