The median age at diabetes presentation was 61 years and ranged from 32 to 82 years. The majority of patients were men, which reflects MD Anderson demographics, not a predisposing risk factor, Dr. Iyer said.
Melanoma was the most common cancer, followed by renal cell and prostate; patients had stage 2-4 disease. About half the subjects were on single agent anti-PD-1 treatment, about a third on anti-PD-1 combination treatment, and the rest on anti-PD-L1 combination therapy. C-peptide levels were below 0.9 ng/mL at diabetes diagnosis in most of the patients. Eleven of the 20 tested (55%) were positive for the pancreatic islet cell antibody GAD65.
The investigators had no disclosures. A funding source was not reported.
SOURCE: Iyer PC et al. Abstract .