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B-cell receptor BCR-mediated signaling plays an important role in the pathogenesis of a subset of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma DLBCL, and novel agents targeting this pathway are now in clinical use. We have previously identified a signature of active BCR signaling on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded specimens using quantitative immunofluorescence, allowing for identification of patients who might benefit from anti-BCR therapies. We sought to characterize the clinicopathologic significance of active BCR signaling in DLBCL by correlating measures of signaling intensity with clinical features and various tumor cell characteristics. High MYC and concurrent high MYC and BCL2 double-expression was positively correlated with individual markers of active BCR signaling and cases with MYC-BCL2 double-expression showed overall greater BCR activation compared to cases lacking double-expression. Our findings suggest that the BCR signaling pathway may be more active in MYC-BCL2 double-expressor DLBCL and may represent a rational therapeutic target in this aggressive DLBCL subgroup.



Author: Agata M. Bogusz , Alexandra E. Kovach, Long P. Le, Derek Feng, Richard H. G. Baxter, Aliyah R. Sohani

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