Summary: T cells participate directly in the body's immune response to cancer, allowing immunotherapy treatments to effectively recognize and target cancer cells. We previously developed DeepCAT to demonstrate that T cells serve as a biomarker of immune response in cancer patients and can be utilized as a diagnostic tool to differentiate healthy and cancer patient samples. However, DeepCAT's reliance on tumor bulk RNA-seq samples as training data limited its further performance improvement. Here, we benchmarked a new approach, AutoCAT, to predict tumor-associated TCRs from targeted TCR-seq data as a new form of input for DeepCAT, and observed the same level of predictive accuracy.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Molecular Biology
- Computer Science Applications
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Computational Mathematics