The role of immunotherapy is gaining ever-increasing interest in the neuro-oncological field, and this is also expanding to the management of intracranial meningioma. Meningiomas are still the most common primary adult tumor of the CNS, and even though surgery and/or radiotherapy still represent cornerstones of their treatment, recent findings strongly support the potential role of specific immune infiltrate cells, their features and genomics, for the application of personalized treatments and prognostic implications. According to the PRISMA guidelines, systematic research in the most updated platform was performed in order to provide a descriptive and complete overview about the characteristics, role and potential implications of immunology in meningioma tumors. Seventy articles were included and analyzed in the present paper. The meningioma microenvironment reveals complex immune tumor-immune cells interactions that may definitely influence tumor progression, as well as offering unexpected opportunities for treatment.

The Long and Winding Road: An Overview of the Immunological Landscape of Intracranial Meningiomas

Ferini G.;Umana G. E.;Albanese A.;
2022-01-01

Abstract

The role of immunotherapy is gaining ever-increasing interest in the neuro-oncological field, and this is also expanding to the management of intracranial meningioma. Meningiomas are still the most common primary adult tumor of the CNS, and even though surgery and/or radiotherapy still represent cornerstones of their treatment, recent findings strongly support the potential role of specific immune infiltrate cells, their features and genomics, for the application of personalized treatments and prognostic implications. According to the PRISMA guidelines, systematic research in the most updated platform was performed in order to provide a descriptive and complete overview about the characteristics, role and potential implications of immunology in meningioma tumors. Seventy articles were included and analyzed in the present paper. The meningioma microenvironment reveals complex immune tumor-immune cells interactions that may definitely influence tumor progression, as well as offering unexpected opportunities for treatment.
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