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Poster Display session 3

3277 - A Systemic Inflammation Response Index (SIRI) correlates with survival and could be a Predictive Factor for mFOLFIRINOX in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer (PC)


30 Sep 2019


Poster Display session 3


Translational Research

Tumour Site

Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma


Vilma Pacheco-Barcia


Annals of Oncology (2019) 30 (suppl_5): v25-v54. 10.1093/annonc/mdz239


V.E. Pacheco-Barcia1, R. Mondejar2, T. France3, J. Asselah4, O. Donnay2, G. Zogopoulos5, N. Bouganim3, K. Guo3, E. Martin6, T. Alcindor7, R. Colomer Bosch2

Author affiliations

  • 1 Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa. Instituto de Investigacion Sanitaria La Princesa, 28006 - Madrid/ES
  • 2 Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, 28006 - Madrid/ES
  • 3 Medical Oncology, McGill University Health Centre, H4A3J1 - Montreal/CA
  • 4 Oncology, McGill University Health Centre - Glen Site, H4A 3J1 - Montreal/CA
  • 5 Surgical Oncology, McGill University Health Centre, H4A3J1 - Montreal/CA
  • 6 Surgical Oncology, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, 28006 - Madrid/ES
  • 7 Medical Oncology, McGill University Health Centre - Glen Site, H4A 3J1 - Montreal/CA


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Abstract 3277


Cancer-related inflammation is a distinctive feature of the development and progression of PC. However, the relationship between the systemic inflammatory response and survival has not been evaluated as a predictive factor of chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic and predictive value of a baseline SIRI based on peripheral neutrophil, monocyte, and lymphocyte counts in metastatic PC.


Retrospective review of 178 metastatic pancreatic cancer patients. Associations between overall survival (OS), time to progression (TTP), chemotherapy schedule and SIRI at diagnosis were analyzed.


Median age 67 years, 52% were male. First line chemotherapy regimens: 41% Gemcitabine, 31% Gemcitabine plus Nab-Paclitaxel and 17% mFOLFIRINOX. Patients with SIRI<2.3x109 showed a statistically significant improvement in OS compared to SIRI≥2.3x109 [16 months versus 4.8 months, Hazard Ratio (HR) 2.87, Confidence Interval (CI) 95% 2.02-4.07, p < 0.0001] that was confirmed in multivariate analysis. In addition, patients with SIRI<2.3x109 showed a longer TTP (12 versus 6 months, HR 1.92, IC 95% 1.314-2.800, P = 0.001). Furthermore, we observed that patients with SIRI ≥2.3x109 are more likely to benefit from mFOLFIRINOX therapy. Patients with an elevated SIRI treated with mFOLFIRINOX versus Gemcitabine plus Nab-Paclitaxel and Gemcitabine showed a clinically and statistically significant difference in median OS of 17 months compared to 6 and 4 months respectively (p < 0.001). Conversely, the difference was not clinically significant in the SIRI<2.3x109 subgroup: 15.9 months versus 16.5 and 16, respectively.


An elevated SIRI (≥2.3x109) is an independent prognostic factor for survival in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Patients with an elevated SIRI (≥2.3x109) show an increased benefit from mFOLFIRINOX in comparison to other first line chemotherapy regimens. These results raise the issue of appropriately selecting patients who would benefit of a more intensive first-line chemotherapy regimen.

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Editorial acknowledgement

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The authors.


Has not received any funding.


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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