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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319731/stimulating-cd27-to-quantitatively-and-qualitatively-shape-adaptive-immunity-to-cancer
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REVIEW
Timothy Nj Bullock
The capacity of the immune system to recognize and respond to tumors has been appreciated for over 100 years. However, clinical success has largely depended on the elucidation of the positive and negative regulators of effector cells after their activation via the antigen cell receptor. On the one hand, effector cells upregulate checkpoint molecules that are thought to play a role in limiting immunopathology. On the other, second and third waves of costimulation are often required to promote the expansion, survival and differentiation of effector cells...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316970/dgk-%C3%AE-a-checkpoint-in-cancer-mediated-immuno-inhibition-and-target-for-immunotherapy
#2
Elfriede Noessner
Immunotherapy is moving to the forefront of cancer treatments owing to impressive durable responses achieved with checkpoint blockade antibodies and adoptive T-cell therapy. Still, improvements are necessary since, overall, only a small percentage of patients benefit from current therapies. Here, I summarize evidence that DGK-α may represent an immunological checkpoint suppressing the activity of cytotoxic immunocytes in the tumor microenvironment. DGK-inhibitors can restore the antitumor function of tumor-suppressed adaptive and innate cytotoxic immunocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306559/immunotherapy-a-new-treatment-paradigm-in-bladder-cancer
#3
Nicole N Davarpanah, Akira Yuno, Jane B Trepel, Andrea B Apolo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: T-cell checkpoint blockade has become a dynamic immunotherapy for bladder cancer. In 2016, atezolizumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor, became the first new drug approved in metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) in over 30 years. In 2017, nivolumab was also approved for the same indication. This overview of checkpoint inhibitors in clinical trials focuses on novel immunotherapy combinations, predictive biomarkers including mutational load and neoantigen identification, and an evaluation of the future of bladder cancer immunotherapy...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302482/fap-positive-fibroblasts-induce-immune-checkpoint-blockade-resistance-in-colorectal-cancer-via-promoting-immunosuppression
#4
Lingling Chen, Xiangting Qiu, Xinhua Wang, Jian He
Immune checkpoint blockades that significantly prolonged survival of melanoma patients have been less effective on colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Growing evidence suggested that fibroblast activation protein-alpha (FAP) on cancer associate fibroblasts (CAFs) has critical roles in regulating antitumor immune response by inducing tumor-promoting inflammation. In this study, we explored the roles of FAP in regulating the tumor immunity and immune checkpoint blockades resistance in CRC experimental systems. We found that CAFs with high FAP expression could induce immune checkpoint blockade resistance in CRC mouse model...
March 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300768/tim-3-as-a-target-for-cancer-immunotherapy-and-mechanisms-of-action
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REVIEW
Wenwen Du, Min Yang, Abbey Turner, Chunling Xu, Robert L Ferris, Jianan Huang, Lawrence P Kane, Binfeng Lu
Cancer immunotherapy has produced impressive clinical results in recent years. Despite the success of the checkpoint blockade strategies targeting cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed death receptor 1 (PD-1), a large portion of cancer patients have not yet benefited from this novel therapy. T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 3 (TIM-3) has been shown to mediate immune tolerance in mouse models of infectious diseases, alloimmunity, autoimmunity, and tumor Immunity. Thus, targeting TIM-3 emerges as a promising approach for further improvement of current immunotherapy...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299344/advances-in-immunotherapy-for-glioblastoma-multiforme
#6
REVIEW
Boyuan Huang, Hongbo Zhang, Lijuan Gu, Bainxin Ye, Zhihong Jian, Creed Stary, Xiaoxing Xiong
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common primary malignant brain tumor in adults. Patients with GBM have poor outcomes, even with the current gold-standard first-line treatment: maximal safe resection combined with radiotherapy and temozolomide chemotherapy. Accumulating evidence suggests that advances in antigen-specific cancer vaccines and immune checkpoint blockade in other advanced tumors may provide an appealing promise for immunotherapy in glioma. The future of therapy for GBM will likely incorporate a combinatorial, personalized approach, including current conventional treatments, active immunotherapeutics, plus agents targeting immunosuppressive checkpoints...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293123/pembrolizumab-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patient-selection-and-perspectives
#7
REVIEW
Ashwin Somasundaram, Timothy F Burns
Lung cancer is the leading killer of both men and women in the US, and the 5-year survival remains poor. However, the approval of checkpoint blockade immunotherapy has shifted the treatment paradigm and provides hope for improved survival. The ability of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to evade the host immune system can be overcome by agents such as pembrolizumab (MK-3475/lambrolizumab), which is a monoclonal antibody targeting the programmed death 1 (PD-1) receptor. In early studies, treatment with pembrolizumab led to dramatic and durable responses in select patients (PD-L1+ tumors)...
2017: Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288993/a-combined-pd-1-c5a-blockade-synergistically-protects-against-lung-cancer-growth-and-metastasis
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Daniel Ajona, Sergio Ortiz-Espinosa, Haritz Moreno, Teresa Lozano, Maria J Pajares, Jackeline Agorreta, Cristina Bértolo, Juan J Lasarte, Silvestre Vicent, Axel Vater, Fernando Lecanda, Luis M Montuenga, Ruben Pio
Disruption of the programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) pathway with immune checkpoint inhibitors represents a major breakthrough in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. We hypothesized that a combined inhibition of C5a/C5aR1 and PD-1 signaling may have an antitumor synergistic effect. RMP1-14 antibody was used to block PD-1 and an L-aptamer to inhibit signaling of complement C5a with its receptors. Using syngeneic models of lung cancer we demonstrate that the combination of C5a and PD-1 blockade markedly reduces tumor growth and metastasis, and leads to prolonged survival...
March 13, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286864/in-vivo-expansion-of-melanoma-specific-t-cells-using-microneedle-arrays-coated-with-immune-polyelectrolyte-multilayers
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Qin Zeng, Joshua M Gammon, Lisa H Tostanoski, Yu-Chieh Chiu, Christopher M Jewell
Microneedles (MNs) are micron-scale polymeric or metallic structures that offer distinct advantages for vaccines by efficiently targeting skin-resident immune cells, eliminating injection-associated pain, and improving patient compliance. These advantages, along with recent studies showing therapeutic benefits achieved using traditional intradermal injections in human cancer patients, suggest MN delivery might enhance cancer vaccines and immunotherapies. We recently developed a new class of polyelectrolyte multilayers based on the self-assembly of model peptide antigens and molecular toll-like receptor agonists (TLRa) into ultrathin, conformal coatings...
February 13, 2017: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283197/making-targeted-therapy-compatible-with-checkpoint-immunotherapy
#10
Ariel Fernández
Immune checkpoint blockades induced by antibodies are revolutionizing cancer therapy. Combinations of checkpoint immunotherapies with kinase inhibitors (KIs) are being clinically evaluated as oncogenic mutations arise. Off-target KI cross-reactivity will often compromise synergistic efficacy, with KIs suppressing T-cell functionalities that checkpoint blockers are purportedly boosting. This incompatibility may be removed through molecular optimization.
March 7, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280984/treatment-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-by-molecular-targeted-therapy-and-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Motonobu Saito, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Koji Kono, Seiichi Takenoshita, Takashi Kohno
Lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) is a cancer treatable using targeted therapies against driver gene aberrations. EGFR mutations and ALK fusions are frequent gene aberrations in LADC, and personalized therapies against those aberrations have become a standard therapy. These targeted therapies have shown significant positive efficacy and tolerable toxicity compared to conventional chemotherapy, so it is necessary to identify additional druggable genetic aberrations. Other than EGFR mutations and ALK fusions, mutations in KRAS, HER2, and BRAF, and driver fusions involving RET and ROS1, have also been identified in LADC...
March 9, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280929/molecular-mechanisms-of-therapy-resistance-in-solid-tumors-chasing-moving-targets
#12
REVIEW
Laura J Tafe
The goal of personalized cancer therapy is to treat tumors based on genomic aberrations that drive their survival and progression. Most patients who receive targeted therapies typically develop resistance and disease progression within a year's time. This review focuses on the heterogeneous mechanisms of therapy resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitors, endocrine/hormone therapy and checkpoint blockade using non-small cell lung cancer, breast and castration-resistant prostate cancer, and melanoma as classical examples, respectively...
March 10, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280600/structural-basis-of-a-novel-pd-l1-nanobody-for-immune-checkpoint-blockade
#13
Fei Zhang, Hudie Wei, Xiaoxiao Wang, Yu Bai, Pilin Wang, Jiawei Wu, Xiaoyong Jiang, Yugang Wang, Haiyan Cai, Ting Xu, Aiwu Zhou
The use of antibodies to target immune checkpoints, particularly PD-1/PD-L1, has made a profound impact in the field of cancer immunotherapy. Here, we identified KN035, an anti-PD-L1 nanobody that can strongly induce T-cell responses and inhibit tumor growth. The crystal structures of KN035 complexed with PD-L1 and free PD-L1, solved here at 1.7 and 2.7 Å resolution, respectively, show that KN035 competes with PD-1 (programmed death protein 1) for the same flat surface on PD-L1, mainly through a single surface loop of 21 amino acids...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277882/investigational-therapies-for-squamous-cell-lung-cancer-from-animal-studies-to-phase-ii-trials
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Elaine Shum, Feng Wang, Salem Kim, Roman Perez-Soler, Haiying Cheng
It remains challenging to treat squamous cell lung cancer (SCC) with limited therapeutic options. However, recent breakthroughs in targeted therapies and immunotherapies have shed some light on the management of this deadly disease. Areas covered: The article first reviews the current treatment options for advanced SCC, especially recent FDA approved molecular agents (afatinib, ramucirumab and necitumumab) and immunotherapies (nivolumab, pembrolizumab and atezolimumab). We then provide an overview on investigational therapies with data ranging from preclinical to phase II studies, focusing on new cytotoxic agents, emerging molecularly targeted agents (including a PARP inhibitor for Homologous Recombinant Deficiency positive SCC) and novel immunotherapeutic strategies...
March 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275910/mechanisms-of-drug-resistance-in-melanoma
#15
Matthew Winder, Amaya Virós
Metastatic melanoma is associated with poor outcome and is largely refractory to the historic standard of care. In recent years, the development of targeted small-molecule inhibitors and immunotherapy has revolutionised the care and improved the overall survival of these patients. Therapies targeting BRAF and MEK to block the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway were the first to show unprecedented clinical responses. Following these encouraging results, antibodies targeting immune checkpoint inhibition molecules cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4), programmed cell death (PD)-1, and PD-ligand1(PD-L1) demonstrated sustained tumour regression in a significant subset of patients by enabling an anti-tumour immunologic response...
March 9, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273064/class-iia-hdac-inhibition-reduces-breast-tumours-and-metastases-through-anti-tumour-macrophages
#16
Jennifer L Guerriero, Alaba Sotayo, Holly E Ponichtera, Jessica A Castrillon, Alexandra L Pourzia, Sara Schad, Shawn F Johnson, Ruben D Carrasco, Suzan Lazo, Roderick T Bronson, Scott P Davis, Mercedes Lobera, Michael A Nolan, Anthony Letai
Although the main focus of immuno-oncology has been manipulating the adaptive immune system, harnessing both the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system might produce superior tumour reduction and elimination. Tumour-associated macrophages often have net pro-tumour effects, but their embedded location and their untapped potential provide impetus to discover strategies to turn them against tumours. Strategies that deplete (anti-CSF-1 antibodies and CSF-1R inhibition) or stimulate (agonistic anti-CD40 or inhibitory anti-CD47 antibodies) tumour-associated macrophages have had some success...
March 8, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264866/debugging-the-black-box
#17
James C Yang
A better understanding of the mechanisms by which tumor rejection succeeds and fails is needed to improve immunotherapies. Here, Anagnostou and colleagues find that mutations predicted to be the most immunogenic are preferentially lost when cancer progresses through checkpoint blockade. Cancer Discov; 7(3); 250-1. ©2017 AACRSee related article by Anagnostou et al., p. 264.
March 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259300/immunotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma
#18
REVIEW
Sung-Hoon Jung, Hyun-Ju Lee, Manh-Cuong Vo, Hyeoung-Joon Kim, Je-Jung Lee
Immunotherapy has recently emerged as a promising treatment for multiple myeloma (MM). There are now several monoclonal antibodies that target specific surface antigens on myeloma cells or the checkpoints of immune and myeloma cells. Elotuzumab (targeting SLAMF7), daratumumab (targeting CD38), and pembrolizumab (targeting PD-1) have shown clinical activity in clinical studies with relapsed/refractory MM. Dendritic cell vaccination is a safe strategy that has shown some efficacy in a subset of myeloma patients and may become a crucial part of MM treatment when combined with immunomodulatory drugs or immune check-point blockade...
March 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258702/advances-in-targeting-co-inhibitory-and-co-stimulatory-pathways-in-transplantation-settings-the-yin-to-the-yang-of%C3%A2-cancer-immunotherapy
#19
REVIEW
Leslie S Kean, Laurence A Turka, Bruce R Blazar
In the past decade, the power of harnessing T-cell co-signaling pathways has become increasingly understood to have significant clinical importance. In cancer immunotherapy, the field has concentrated on two related modalities: First, targeting cancer antigens through highly activated chimeric antigen T cells (CAR-Ts) and second, re-animating endogenous quiescent T cells through checkpoint blockade. In each of these strategies, the therapeutic goal is to re-ignite T-cell immunity, in order to eradicate tumors...
March 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258699/new-checkpoints-in-cancer-immunotherapy
#20
REVIEW
Ling Ni, Chen Dong
Immune responses must be fine-tuned to allow effective clearance of invading pathogens, while maintain tolerance to self-antigens. T cells are the major effector cells for fighting and killing tumor cells. Immune checkpoints play a pivotal role in T cell activation, and determine the functional outcome of T cell receptor (TCR) signaling. The blockade of immune checkpoints CTLA-4 and PD-1 has already been one of the most successful cancer immunotherapies. In this review, we will focus on three novel inhibitory B7 family checkpoint molecules, B7-H3, B7S1 and VISTA...
March 2017: Immunological Reviews
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