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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159748/estradiol-promotes-breast-cancer-cell-migration-via-recruitment-and-activation-of-neutrophils
#1
Gabriela Vazquez Rodriguez, Annelie Abrahamsson, Lasse Dahl Ejby Jensen, Charlotta Dabrosin
Estradiol (E2) plays a key role in breast cancer progression. Most breast cancer recurrences express the estrogen receptor (ER), but nearly 50% of patients are resistant to anti-estrogen therapy. Novel therapeutic targets of ER positive breast cancers are needed. Protumoral neutrophils expressing the lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 (LFA-1) integrin may mediate cancer metastasis and transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) is the major chemoattractant for neutrophils. The role of E2 in neutrophil-ER+ breast cancer cell interactions is unknown...
February 3, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159747/nk-cell-recruitment-is-necessary-for-eradication-of-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-with-an-il12-expressing-maraba-virus-cellular-vaccine
#2
Almohanad A Alkayyal, Lee-Hwa Tai, Michael A Kennedy, Christiano Tanese de Souza, Jiqing Zhang, Charles Lefebvre, Shalini Sahi, Abhirami A Ananth, Ahmad Bakur Mahmoud, Andrew P Makrigiannis, Greg O Cron, Blair Macdonald, E Celia Marginean, David F Stojdl, John C Bell, Rebecca C Auer
Despite improvements in chemotherapy and radical surgical debulking, peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) remains among the most common causes of death from abdominal cancers. Immunotherapies have been effective for selected solid malignancies, but their potential in PC has been little explored. Here, we report that intraperitoneal injection of an infected cell vaccine (ICV), consisting of autologous tumor cells infected ex vivo with an oncolytic Maraba MG1 virus expressing IL12, promotes the migration of activated natural killer (NK) cells to the peritoneal cavity in response to the secretion of IFNγ-induced protein-10 (IP-10) from dendritic cells...
February 3, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148545/tumor-associated-monocytes-macrophages-impair-nk-cell-function-via-tgf%C3%AE-1-in-human-gastric-cancer
#3
Liu-Sheng Peng, Jin-Yu Zhang, Yong-Sheng Teng, Yong-Liang Zhao, Ting-Ting Wang, Fang-Yuan Mao, Yi-Pin Lv, Ping Cheng, Wen-Hua Li, Na Chen, Mubing Duan, Weisan Chen, Gang Guo, Quan-Ming Zou, Yuan Zhuang
Natural killer (NK) cells are a major component of the host antitumor immune response in human cancer. However, the nature, functional regulation, and clinical relevance of NK cells in gastric cancer remain largely unknown. In this study, we showed that the percentages of NK cells in tumors were significantly decreased, and low percentages of tumor-infiltrating NK cells were positively correlated with poor survival and disease progression. Although the expression of activating and inhibitory receptors on NK cells were shown to be not different between tumor and non-tumor tissues, NK cells in tumors had impaired effector functions, characterized by decreased IFNγ, TNFα, and Ki-67 expression...
February 1, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143806/efficient-eradication-of-established-tumors-in-mice-with-cationic-liposome-based-synthetic-long-peptide-vaccines
#4
Eleni Maria Varypataki, Naomi Benne, Joke Bouwstra, Wim Jiskoot, Ferry Ossendorp
Therapeutic vaccination with synthetic long peptides (SLPs) can be clinically effective against HPV-induced pre-malignant lesions; however, their efficiency in established malignant lesions leaves room for improvement. Here, we report the high therapeutic potency of cationic liposomes loaded with well-defined tumor-specific SLPs and a TLR3 ligand as adjuvant. The cationic particles, with an average size of 160 nm, could strongly activate functional, antigen-specific, CD8(+) and CD4(+) T cells and induced in vivo cytotoxicity against target cells after intradermal vaccination...
January 31, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137717/differentiated-state-of-initiating-tumor-cells-is-key-to-distinctive-immune-responses-seen-in-h-rasg12v-induced-squamous-tumors
#5
Michael A Podolsky, Jacob T Bailey, Andrew J Gunderson, Carrie J Oakes, Kyle Breech, Adam B Glick
Heterogeneity in tumor immune responses is a poorly understood yet critical parameter for successful immunotherapy. In two doxycycline-inducible models where oncogenic H-Ras(G12V) is targeted either to the epidermal basal/stem cell layer with a Keratin14-rtTA transgene (K14Ras), or committed progenitor/suprabasal cells with an Involucrin-tTA transgene (InvRas) we observed strikingly distinct tumor immune responses. On threshold doxycycline levels yielding similar Ras expression, tumor latency, and numbers, tumors from K14Ras mice had an immunosuppressed microenvironment while InvRas tumors had a pro-inflammatory microenvironment...
January 30, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115358/therapeutic-efficacy-of-4-1bb-costimulation-is-abrogated-by-pd-1-blockade-in-a-model-of-spontaneous-b-cell-lymphoma
#6
Sara McKee, Brianna L Doff, Megan Sf Soon, Stephen R Mattarollo
Combinations of monoclonal antibodies (mAb) that target various components of T-cell activation/inhibition may work synergistically to improve antitumor immunity against cancer. In this study we investigated the therapeutic potential of combining an anticancer vaccination strategy with antibodies targeting an immune stimulatory (4-1BB) and immune inhibitory (PD-1) receptor, in a preclinical model of spontaneously arising c-Myc-driven B-cell lymphoma. In Eμ-myc transgenic mice we reveal that 4-1BB agonistic mAb treatment alone was sufficient to drive antitumor immunity and prevent disease progression in 70% of mice...
January 23, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108630/macropinocytosis-of-nab-paclitaxel-drives-macrophage-activation-in-pancreatic-cancer
#7
Jane E Cullis, Despina Siolas, Antonina Avanzi, Sugata Barui, Anirban Maitra, Dafna Bar-Sagi
Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease that is largely refractory to currently available treatment strategies. Therapeutic resistance is partially attributed to the dense stromal reaction of PDAC tumors that includes a pervasive infiltration of immunosuppressive (M2) macrophages. Nab-paclitaxel (trade name Abraxane) is a nanoparticle albumin-bound formulation of paclitaxel that, in combination with gemcitabine, is currently the first line treatment for pancreatic cancer. Here, we show that macrophages internalized nab-paclitaxel via macropinocytosis...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108629/myeloid-stat3-promotes-lung-tumorigenesis-by-transforming-tumor-immunosurveillance-into-tumor-promoting-inflammation
#8
Jingjiao Zhou, Zhaoxia Qu, Fan Sun, Lei Han, Liwen Li, Shapei Yan, Laura P Stabile, Lin-Feng Chen, Jill M Siegfried, Gutian Xiao
One of the most fundamental and challenging questions in the cancer field is how immunity in patients with cancer is transformed from tumor immunosurveillance to tumor-promoting inflammation. Here, we identify the transcription factor STAT3 as the culprit responsible for this pathogenic event in lung cancer development. We found that antitumor type 1 CD4(+) T-helper (Th1) cells and CD8(+) T cells were directly counter balanced in lung cancer development with tumor-promoting myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) and suppressive macrophages, and that activation of STAT3 in MDSCs and macrophages promoted tumorigenesis through pulmonary recruitment and increased resistance of suppressive cells to CD8(+) T cells, enhancement of cytotoxicity toward CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells, induction of regulatory T cell (Treg), inhibition of dendritic cells (DC), and polarization of macrophages toward the M2 phenotype...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093447/inflammasomes-and-cancer
#9
Rajendra Karki, Si Ming Man, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
Inflammation affects all stages of tumorigenesis. A key signaling pathway leading to acute and chronic inflammation is through activation of the caspase-1 inflammasome. Inflammasome complexes are assembled on activation of certain nucleotide-binding domain, leucine-rich repeat-containing proteins (NLR), AIM2-like receptors, or pyrin. Of these, NLRP1, NLRP3, NLRC4, NLRP6, and AIM2 influence the pathogenesis of cancer by modulating innate and adaptive immune responses, cell death, proliferation, and/or the gut microbiota...
January 16, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093446/tumor-infiltrating-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-specific-t-cells-are-diverse-and-associated-with-improved-patient-survival
#10
Natalie J Miller, Candice D Church, Lichun Dong, David Crispin, Matthew P Fitzgibbon, Kristina Lachance, Lichen Jing, Michi Shinohara, Ioannis Gavvovidis, Gerald Willimsky, Martin McIntosh, Thomas Blankenstein, David M Koelle, Paul Nghiem
Tumor-infiltrating CD8(+) T cells are associated with improved survival of patients with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), an aggressive skin cancer causally linked to Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV). However, CD8(+) T-cell infiltration is robust in only 4% to 18% of MCC tumors. We characterized the T-cell receptor (TCR) repertoire restricted to one prominent epitope of MCPyV (KLLEIAPNC, "KLL") and assessed whether TCR diversity, tumor infiltration, or T-cell avidity correlated with clinical outcome. HLA-A*02:01/KLL tetramer(+) CD8(+) T cells from MCC patient peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) were isolated via flow cytometry...
January 16, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073775/dasatinib-changes-immune-cell-profiles-concomitant-with-reduced-tumor-growth-in-several-murine-solid-tumor-models
#11
Can Hekim, Mette Ilander, Jun Yan, Erin Michaud, Richard Smykla, Markus Vähä-Koskela, Paula Savola, Siri Tähtinen, Leena Saikko, Akseli Hemminki, Panu E Kovanen, Kimmo Porkka, Francis Y F Lee, Satu Mustjoki
Dasatinib, a broad-range tyrosine kinase inhibitor, induces rapid mobilization of lymphocytes and clonal expansion of cytotoxic cells in leukemia patients. Here, we investigated whether dasatinib could induce beneficial immunomodulatory effects in solid tumor models. The effects on tumor growth and on the immune system were studied in four different syngeneic mouse models (B16.OVA melanoma, 1956 sarcoma, MC38 colon, and 4T1 breast carcinoma). Both peripheral blood (PB) and tumor samples were immunophenotyped during treatment...
January 10, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073774/temporally-distinct-pd-l1-expression-by-tumor-and-host-cells-contributes-to-immune-escape
#12
Takuro Noguchi, Jeffrey P Ward, Matthew M Gubin, Cora D Arthur, Sang Hun Lee, Jasreet Hundal, Mark J Selby, Robert F Graziano, Elaine R Mardis, Alan J Korman, Robert D Schreiber
Antibody blockade of programmed death-1 (PD-1) or its ligand, PD-L1, has led to unprecedented therapeutic responses in certain tumor-bearing individuals, but PD-L1 expression's prognostic value in stratifying cancer patients for such treatment remains unclear. Reports conflict on the significance of correlations between PD-L1 on tumor cells and positive clinical outcomes to PD-1/PD-L1 blockade. We investigated this issue using genomically related, clonal subsets from the same methylcholanthrene-induced sarcoma: a highly immunogenic subset that is spontaneously eliminated in vivo by adaptive immunity and a less immunogenic subset that forms tumors in immunocompetent mice, but is sensitive to PD-1/PD-L1 blockade therapy...
February 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073773/long-term-survival-and-clinical-benefit-from-adoptive-t-cell-transfer-in-stage-iv-melanoma-patients-is-determined-by-a-four-parameter-tumor-immune-signature
#13
Sara M Melief, Valeria V Visconti, Marten Visser, Merel van Diepen, Ellen H W Kapiteijn, Joost H van den Berg, John B A G Haanen, Vincent T H B M Smit, Jan Oosting, Sjoerd H van der Burg, Els M E Verdegaal
The presence of tumor-infiltrating immune cells is associated with longer survival and a better response to immunotherapy in early-stage melanoma, but a comprehensive study of the in situ immune microenvironment in stage IV melanoma has not been performed. We investigated the combined influence of a series of immune factors on survival and response to adoptive cell transfer (ACT) in stage IV melanoma patients. Metastases of 73 stage IV melanoma patients, 17 of which were treated with ACT, were studied with respect to the number and functional phenotype of lymphocytes and myeloid cells as well as for expression of galectins-1, -3, and -9...
January 10, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062513/metastatic-melanoma-patient-had-a-complete-response-with-clonal-expansion-after-whole-brain-radiation-and-pd-1-blockade
#14
Cara L Haymaker, DaeWon Kim, Marc Uemura, Luis M Vence, Ann Phillip, Natalie McQuail, Paul D Brown, Irina Fernandez, Courtney W Hudgens, Caitlin Creasy, Wen-Jen Hwu, Padmanee Sharma, Michael T Tetzlaff, James P Allison, Patrick Hwu, Chantale Bernatchez, Adi Diab
We report here on a patient with metastatic melanoma who had extensive brain metastases. After being treated with the sequential combination of whole brain radiation therapy followed by the PD-1-inhibitory antibody, pembrolizumab, the patient had a durable complete response. Retrospective laboratory studies of T cells revealed that, after treatment with anti-PD-1 commenced, effector CD8(+) T cells in the blood expanded and the ratio of CD8(+):Treg T cells increased. A CD8(+) T-cell clone present in the initial brain metastases was expanded in the blood after anti-PD-1 treatment, which suggested an antitumor role for this clone...
January 6, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039161/the-different-t-cell-receptor-repertoires-in-breast-cancer-tumors-draining-lymph-nodes-and-adjacent-tissues
#15
Ting Wang, Changxi Wang, Jinghua Wu, Chenyang He, Wei Zhang, Jiayun Liu, Ruifang Zhang, Yonggang Lv, Yongping Li, Xiaojing Zeng, Hongzhi Cao, Xiuqing Zhang, Xun Xu, Chen Huang, Ling Wang, Xiao Liu
T lymphocytes infiltrate the microenvironment of breast cancer tumors and play a pivotal role in tumor immune surveillance. Relationships between the T-cell receptors (TCR) borne by T cells within tumors, in the surrounding tissues, and in draining lymph nodes are largely unexplored in human breast cancer. Consequently, information about the relative extent of possible T-cell exchange between these tissues is also lacking. Here, we have analyzed the TCR repertoire of T cells using multiplex PCR and high-throughput sequencing of the TCRβ chain in the tissues of tumor, adjacent nontumor, and axillary lymph nodes of breast cancer patients...
December 30, 2016: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923825/rational-selection-of-syngeneic-preclinical-tumor-models-for-immunotherapeutic-drug-discovery
#16
Suzanne I S Mosely, John E Prime, Richard C A Sainson, Jens-Oliver Koopmann, Dennis Y Q Wang, Danielle M Greenawalt, Miika J Ahdesmaki, Rebecca Leyland, Stefanie Mullins, Luciano Pacelli, Danielle Marcus, Judith Anderton, Amanda Watkins, Jane Coates Ulrichsen, Philip Brohawn, Brandon W Higgs, Matthew McCourt, Hazel Jones, James A Harper, Michelle Morrow, Viia Valge-Archer, Ross Stewart, Simon J Dovedi, Robert W Wilkinson
Murine syngeneic tumor models are critical to novel immuno-based therapy development, but the molecular and immunologic features of these models are still not clearly defined. The translational relevance of differences between the models is not fully understood, impeding appropriate preclinical model selection for target validation, and ultimately hindering drug development. Across a panel of commonly used murine syngeneic tumor models, we showed variable responsiveness to immunotherapies. We used array comparative genomic hybridization, whole-exome sequencing, exon microarray analysis, and flow cytometry to extensively characterize these models, which revealed striking differences that may underlie these contrasting response profiles...
December 6, 2016: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923823/bortezomib-relieves-immune-tolerance-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-via-stat1-suppression-and-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-downregulation
#17
Guan-Min Jiang, Hong-Sheng Wang, Jun Du, Wei-Feng Ma, Hui Wang, Yu Qiu, Qiu-Gui Zhang, Wei Xu, Hui-Fang Liu, Jian-Ping Liang
Radiotherapy is the primary treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Patients with intermediate and advanced stage NPC receiving only radiotherapy have limited survival, so newer immunotherapeutic approaches are sought. The major impediment to better clinical outcomes is tumor immune tolerance. Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an IFNγ-inducible enzyme, is a major inducer of immune tolerance during tumor development; therefore, inhibition of the IDO pathway is an important modality for cancer treatment...
December 6, 2016: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920023/il4-from-t-follicular-helper-cells-downregulates-antitumor-immunity
#18
Hidekazu Shirota, Dennis M Klinman, Shuku-Ei Ito, Hiroyasu Ito, Masato Kubo, Chikashi Ishioka
Immune cells constitute a large fraction of the tumor microenvironment and modulate tumor progression. Clinical data indicate that chronic inflammation is present at tumor sites and that IL4 in particular is upregulated. Here, we demonstrate that T follicular helper (Tfh) cells arise in tumor-draining lymph nodes where they produce an abundance of IL4. Deletion of IL4-expressing Tfh cells improves antitumor immunity, delays tumor growth, and reduces the generation of immunosuppressive myeloid cells in the lymph nodes...
January 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148561/article-recommendations-from-our-deputy-and-senior-editors
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February 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077434/transfer-of-allogeneic-cd4-t-cells-rescues-cd8-t-cells-in-anti-pd-l1-resistant-tumors-leading-to-tumor-eradication
#20
Ainhoa Arina, Theodore Karrison, Eva Galka, Karin Schreiber, Ralph R Weichselbaum, Hans Schreiber
Adoptively transferred CD8(+) T cells can stabilize the size of solid tumors over long periods of time by exclusively recognizing antigen cross-presented on tumor stroma. However, these tumors eventually escape T-cell-mediated growth control. The aim of this study was to eradicate such persistent cancers. In our model, the SIYRYYGL antigen is expressed by cancer cells that lack the MHC-I molecule K(b) needed for direct presentation, but the antigen is picked up and cross-presented by tumor stroma. A single injection of antigen-specific 2C CD8(+) T cells caused long-term inhibition of tumor growth, but without further intervention, tumors started to progress after approximately 3 months...
February 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
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