Tissue-resident memory T cells in gastrointestinal cancer immunology and immunotherapy: ready for prime time?

Fiche publication

Date publication

avril 2022


Journal for immunotherapy of cancer


Membres identifiés du Cancéropôle Est :
Pr BORG Christophe, Pr HEYD Bruno, Dr VIENOT Angélique, Dr LOYON Romain, Dr KROEMER Marie

Tous les auteurs :
Abdeljaoued S, Arfa S, Kroemer M, Ben Khelil M, Vienot A, Heyd B, Loyon R, Doussot A, Borg C


Tissue-resident memory T (T) cells have emerged as immune sentinels that patrol the tissue microenvironment and orchestrate localized antitumor immunity in various solid cancers. Recent studies have revealed that T cells are key players in cancer immunosurveillance, and their involvement has been linked to favorable responses to immunotherapy as well as general better clinical outcome in cancer patients. In this review, we provide an overview of the major advances and recent findings regarding T cells phenotype, transcriptional and epigenetic regulation in cancer with a special focus on gastrointestinal tumors. Finally, we highlight the exciting clinical implication of T cells in these types of tumors.

Mots clés

gastrointestinal neoplasms, immunity, immunologic memory, immunotherapy


J Immunother Cancer. 2022 Apr;10(4):