Li G(1), Song Q(1), Cai A(1), Wei Z(1), Zhang R(1), Yi D(2), Chen J(1), Li F(1), Zhang Y(1), Liu L(1), Wu Y(1), Yi D(1). Author information:
(1)Department of Health Statistics, Army Medical University, Chongqing, China.
(2)Department of Journal Editorial, Army Medical University, Chongqing, China.
This study aimed to construct and validate an immunoscore nomogram that may be used to predict the prognosis of oesophageal cancer. With the gene expression data of oesophageal cancer in a public database, we used CIBERSORT to estimate the fractions of 22 infiltrating immune cell types. We then built an immunoscore signature based on 12 types of infiltrating immune cells using the least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO) model. This immunoscore was used as an independent predictor in the prognostic model (training cohort: [hazard ratio (HR), 4.78; 95% confidence interval (CI), 2.64-8.67; P < 0.001], validation cohort: [HR, 2.15; 95% CI, 1.04-4.45; P = 0.040]). Subgroup analysis by clinical features showed that overall survival was significantly different between the high-immunoscore group and the low-immunoscore group. The predictors that constituted the individualized prediction nomogram were immunoscore, age, and tumour stage. The nomogram had good discrimination and calibration. Decision curve analysis showed that the immunoscore nomogram was clinically useful. Therefore, the novel immunoscore signature based on infiltrating immune cells can be used as a reliable predictor of the prognosis of oesophageal cancer, and the immunoscore nomogram is a convenient tool for predicting the survival of individual patients.
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