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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438108/stat3-enhancing-germline-mutations-contribute-to-tumor-extrinsic-immune-evasion
#1
Daniel Kogan, Alexander Grabner, Christopher Yanucil, Christian Faul, Vijay Kumar Ulaganathan
Immune evasion and the suppression of anti-tumor responses during cancer progression are considered hallmarks of cancer and are typically attributed to tumor-derived factors. Although the molecular basis for the crosstalk between tumor and immune cells is an area of active investigation, whether host-specific germline variants can dictate immunosuppressive mechanisms has remained a challenge to address. A commonly occurring germline mutation (c.1162G>A/rs351855 G/A) in the FGFR4 (CD334) gene enhances STAT3 signaling and is associated with poor prognosis and accelerated progression of multiple cancer types...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415817/heterologous-human-rat-her2-specific-exosome-targeted-t-cell-vaccine-stimulates-potent-humoral-and-ctl-responses-leading-to-enhanced-circumvention-of-her2-tolerance-in-double-transgenic-hla-a2-her2-mice
#2
Yufeng Xie, Jie Wu, Aizhang Xu, Shahid Ahmeqd, Amer Sami, Rajni Chibbar, Andrew Freywald, Changyu Zheng, Jim Xiang
DNA vaccines composed of heterologous human HER2 and rat neu sequences induce stronger antibody response and protective antitumor immunity than either HER2 or neu DNA vaccines in transgenic mice. We previously developed HER2-specific exosome-targeted T-cell vaccine HER2-TEXO capable of stimulating HER2-specific CD8+ T-cell responses, but only leading to partial protective immunity in double-transgenic HLA-A2/HER2 mice with self-immune tolerance to HER2. Here, we constructed an adenoviral vector AdVHuRt expressing HuRt fusion protein composed of NH2-HER21-407 (Hu) and COOH-neu408-690 (Rt) fragments, and developed a heterologous human/rat HER2-specific exosome-targeted T-cell vaccine HuRt-TEXO using polyclonal CD4+ T-cells uptaking exosomes released by AdVHuRt-transfected dendritic cells...
February 5, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394917/analysis-of-tumour-infiltrating-lymphocytes-reveals-two-new-biologically-different-subgroups-of-breast-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ
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Marie Beguinot, Marie-Melanie Dauplat, Fabrice Kwiatkowski, Guillaume Lebouedec, Lucie Tixier, Christophe Pomel, Frederique Penault-Llorca, Nina Radosevic-Robin
BACKGROUND: Tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) have been demonstrated to significantly influence prognosis and response to therapy of invasive breast cancer (IBC). Thus, it has been suggested that TIL density or/and immunophenotype could serve as biomarkers for selection of IBC patients for immunotherapy. However, much less is known about significance of TILs in breast ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). METHODS: We retrospectively investigated TIL density and immunophenotype in 96 pure DCIS and 35 microinvasive carcinomas (miCa)...
February 3, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390966/tumour-draining-axillary-lymph-nodes-in-patients-with-large-and-locally-advanced-breast-cancers-undergoing-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-nac-the-crucial-contribution-of-immune-cells-effector-regulatory-and-cytokines-th1-th2-to-immune-mediated-tumour-cell-death-induced
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Viriya Kaewkangsadan, Chandan Verma, Jennifer M Eremin, Gerard Cowley, Mohammad Ilyas, Oleg Eremin
BACKGROUND: The tumour microenvironment consists of malignant cells, stroma and immune cells. In women with large and locally advanced breast cancers (LLABCs) undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), various subsets (effector, regulatory) and cytokines in the primary tumour play a key role in the induction of tumour cell death and a pathological complete response (pCR) with NAC. Their contribution to a pCR in nodal metastases, however, is poorly studied and was investigated...
February 2, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383101/cxcr2-mdscs-promote-breast-cancer-progression-by-inducing-emt-and-activated-t-cell-exhaustion
#5
Ha Zhu, Yan Gu, Yiquan Xue, Ming Yuan, Xuetao Cao, Qiuyan Liu
Although myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) have been demonstrated to contribute to tumor initiation, progression and metastasis, however, which MDSC subsets are preferentially expanded and activated, and what's the key molecular mechanism responsible for specific MDSC subsets in promoting tumor progression need to be fully addressed. Here we identify that Ly6GmiLy6CloCD11b+CXCR2+ subpopulation (named CXCR2+ MDSCs) are predominately expanded and recruited in systemic and local tumor microenvironment during breast cancer progression and metastasis...
December 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305709/influence-of-physical-activity-on-the-immune-system-in-breast-cancer-patients-during-chemotherapy
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Thorsten Schmidt, Walter Jonat, Daniela Wesch, Hans-Heinrich Oberg, Sabine Adam-Klages, Lisa Keller, Christoph Röcken, Christoph Mundhenke
PURPOSE: Physical activity can impact the immune system in different ways, e.g. by alteration of the humoral and cellular immune response. Physical activity at medium intensity enhances numbers of cytotoxic T cells, NK cells and macrophages in healthy people. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of endurance and resistance training on the immune system in breast cancer patients during adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: In a prospective, controlled and randomized intervention exploratory trial, 12-week supervised endurance or resistance training were compared with usual care twice a week...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299156/inhibition-of-pi4k-iii%C3%AE-radiosensitizes-in-human-tumor-xenograft-and-immune-competent-syngeneic-murine-tumor-model
#7
Younghee Park, Ji Min Park, Dan Hyo Kim, Jeanny Kwon, In Ah Kim
Phosphatidylinositol (PI) 4-kinase (PI4K) has emerged as a potential target for anti-cancer treatment. We recently reported that simeprevir, an anti-hepatitis C viral (HCV) agent, radiosensitized diverse human cancer cells by inhibiting PI4K IIIα in vitro. In this study, we investigated the radiosensitizing effect of simeprevir in an in vivo tumor xenograft model and the mechanism of its interaction. The immune modulatory effect of PI4K IIIα was evaluated in an immune-competent syngeneic murine tumor model...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295954/blockade-of-tnfr2-signaling-enhances-the-immunotherapeutic-effect-of-cpg-odn-in-a-mouse-model-of-colon-cancer
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Yingjie Nie, Jiang He, Hidekazu Shirota, Anna L Trivett, De Yang, Dennis M Klinman, Joost J Oppenheim, Xin Chen
Through the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor type II (TNFR2), TNF preferentially activates, expands, and promotes the phenotypic stability of CD4+Foxp3+ regulatory T (Treg) cells. Those Treg cells that have a high abundance of TNFR2 have the maximal immunosuppressive capacity. We investigated whether targeting TNFR2 could effectively suppress the activity of Treg cells and consequently enhance the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy. We found that, relative to a suboptimal dose of the immunostimulatory Toll-like receptor 9 ligand CpG oligodeoxynucleotide (ODN), the combination of the suboptimal dose of CpG ODN with the TNFR2-blocking antibody M861 more markedly inhibited the growth of subcutaneously grafted mouse CT26 colon tumor cells...
January 2, 2018: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207606/combination-therapy-with-an-ox40l-fusion-protein-and-a-vaccine-targeting-the-transcription-factor-twist-inhibits-metastasis-in-a-murine-model-of-breast-cancer
#9
Anthony S Malamas, Scott A Hammond, Jeffrey Schlom, James W Hodge
OX40 is a costimulatory receptor that potentiates proliferation, survival, memory formation, and effector function of CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells, while overcoming the suppressive activity of regulatory T-cells (Tregs). Here, we explored the combination of an OX40L fusion protein (OX40L-FP) with a poxvirus-based cancer vaccine (MVA-Twist-TRICOM) to inhibit tumor metastasis in the 4T1 murine breast cancer model. Contrary to the single agent treatments, the combination therapy significantly decreased the number of metastatic colonies per lung and prolonged survival...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168430/triple-negative-breast-cancer-prognostic-role-of-immune-related-factors-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Elisabeth Specht Stovgaard, Dorte Nielsen, Estrid Hogdall, Eva Balslev
PURPOSE: Treatment of breast cancer has been increasingly successful in recent years with the advent of HER2-receptor targeted treatment and endocrine treatment. However, the triple negative subgroup of breast cancer (TNBC) (estrogen-, progesterone- and HER2-receptor negative) still lacks targeted treatment options. TNBC is a type of breast cancer that often affects younger women, and generally has a worse prognosis than other types of breast cancer. Recently, the complex role of the immune system in cancer growth, elimination and metastasis has been the object of increased attention...
January 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163540/local-high-dose-radiotherapy-induces-systemic-immunomodulating-effects-of-potential-therapeutic-relevance-in-oligometastatic-breast-cancer
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Elena Muraro, Carlo Furlan, Michele Avanzo, Debora Martorelli, Elisa Comaro, Aurora Rizzo, Damiana A Fae', Massimiliano Berretta, Loredana Militello, Alessandro Del Conte, Simon Spazzapan, Riccardo Dolcetti, Marco Trovo'
Local irradiation of cancer through radiotherapy can induce spontaneous regression of non-directly irradiated lesions, suggesting the involvement of systemic antitumor immune responses. In oligometastatic breast cancer (BC) patients, the use of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) favors the local control of treated lesions and may contribute to break local tolerance and release tumor-associated antigens (TAAs), improving host antitumor immunity. We performed a detailed immunomonitoring of BC patients undergoing SBRT to verify its ability to "switch on" the anti-tumor immunity both systemically, in peripheral blood, and locally, employing in vitro BC models...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163490/immune-checkpoint-molecules-on-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-and-their-association-with-tertiary-lymphoid-structures-in-human-breast-cancer
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Cinzia Solinas, Soizic Garaud, Pushpamali De Silva, Anaïs Boisson, Gert Van den Eynden, Alexandre de Wind, Paolo Risso, Joel Rodrigues Vitória, François Richard, Edoardo Migliori, Grégory Noël, Hugues Duvillier, Ligia Craciun, Isabelle Veys, Ahmad Awada, Vincent Detours, Denis Larsimont, Martine Piccart-Gebhart, Karen Willard-Gallo
There is an exponentially growing interest in targeting immune checkpoint molecules in breast cancer (BC), particularly in the triple-negative subtype where unmet treatment needs remain. This study was designed to analyze the expression, localization, and prognostic role of PD-1, PD-L1, PD-L2, CTLA-4, LAG3, and TIM3 in primary BC. Gene expression analysis using the METABRIC microarray dataset found that all six immune checkpoint molecules are highly expressed in basal-like and HER2-enriched compared to the other BC molecular subtypes...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148540/single-cell-heterogeneity-in-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-of-breast
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Michael J Gerdes, Yesim Gökmen-Polar, Yunxia Sui, Alberto Santamaria Pang, Nicole LaPlante, Adrian L Harris, Puay-Hoon Tan, Fiona Ginty, Sunil S Badve
Heterogeneous patterns of mutations and RNA expression have been well documented in invasive cancers. However, technological challenges have limited the ability to study heterogeneity of protein expression. This is particularly true for pre-invasive lesions such as ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast. Cell-level heterogeneity in ductal carcinoma in situ was analyzed in a single 5 μm tissue section using a multiplexed immunofluorescence analysis of 11 disease-related markers (EGFR, HER2, HER4, S6, pmTOR, CD44v6, SLC7A5 and CD10, CD4, CD8 and CD20, plus pan-cytokeratin, pan-cadherin, DAPI, and Na+K+ATPase for cell segmentation)...
November 17, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122657/diagnostic-significance-of-intratumoral-cd8-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-medullary-carcinoma
#14
Fumie Igari, Eiichi Sato, Yoshiya Horimoto, Yuka Takahashi, Tatsuya Isomura, Atsushi Arakawa, Shigehisa Kitano, Mitsue Saito
Invasive ductal carcinomas of breast with marked stromal lymphocytic infiltration have come to be classified as lymphocyte predominant breast cancer (LPBC) because it obtains high pathological complete response rates with neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Medullary carcinoma (MC), which is independent from LPBC, is a rare histological subtype of invasive breast carcinoma accompanied by abundant lymphoplasmacytic infiltration as LPBC. Although MC shows marked cellular and structural atypia, it usually has a favorable outcome...
November 6, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118259/matrix-binding-checkpoint-immunotherapies-enhance-antitumor-efficacy-and-reduce-adverse-events
#15
Jun Ishihara, Kazuto Fukunaga, Ako Ishihara, Hans M Larsson, Lambert Potin, Peyman Hosseinchi, Gabriele Galliverti, Melody A Swartz, Jeffrey A Hubbell
Immune checkpoint blockade exhibits considerable antitumor activity, but previous studies have reported instances of severe treatment-related adverse events. We sought to explore local immune checkpoint blockade, with an antibody (Ab) form that would be retained intra- or peritumorally, limiting systemic exposure. To accomplish this, we conjugated the checkpoint blockade Abs to an extracellular matrix (ECM)-super-affinity peptide derived from placenta growth factor-2 (PlGF-2123-144). We show enhanced tissue retention and lower Ab concentrations in blood plasma after PlGF-2123-144 conjugation, reducing systemic side effects such as the risk of autoimmune diabetes...
November 8, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112895/polyactin-a-is-a-novel-and-potent-immunological-adjuvant-for-peptide-based-cancer-vaccine
#16
Wei Wang, Yanqin Li, Yawen Wang, Shuting Ren, Yiping Li, Bing Wang
Synthetic peptide cancer vaccines are poorly immunogenic sub-unit vaccines and thus essentially need adjuvants in their formulations to increase the efficacy by enhancing the peptide-specific immune response. However, aluminum-based compounds are almost dependent for clinical use at present. Therefore, the increasing use of peptide-based vaccines makes the need for novel and potent adjuvants. Polyactin A (PAA) has been used for the clinical treatment of impaired immunity in China for over 30years. To figure out the adjuvant effects of PAA for E75 peptide breast cancer vaccine (Her2 p369-p377), the generation of mature dendritic cells (DCs) from peripheral blood monocytes (PBMCs) cultured with PAA, IL-4 and TNF-α was assessed by morphologic features and the expressions of special surface markers using flow cytometry...
November 4, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100935/immunomodulatory-effects-of-a-bioactive-fraction-of-strobilanthes-crispus-in-nmu-induced-rat-mammary-tumor-model
#17
Hassan Muhammad Yankuzo, Yusha'u Shu'aibu Baraya, Zulkarnain Mustapha, Kah Keng Wong, Nik Soriani Yaacob
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Strobilanthes crispus Blume is traditionally consumed among local Malay and indigenous communities for the treatment of cancer and other ailments such as gastrointestinal disorders, inflammatory wounds of snake bite and immune system activation amongst others. We previously demonstrated that a bioactive fraction of S. crispus leaves (F3) was cytotoxic to breast cancer cells in vitro and inhibited tumor growth in N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (NMU)-induced breast cancer rat model...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070650/interleukin-12-from-cd103-batf3-dependent-dendritic-cells-required-for-nk-cell-suppression-of-metastasis
#18
Deepak Mittal, Dipti Vijayan, Eva M Putz, Amelia R Aguilera, Kate A Markey, Jasmin Straube, Stephen Kazakoff, Stephen L Nutt, Kazuyoshi Takeda, Geoffrey R Hill, Nicola Waddell, Mark J Smyth
Several host factors may affect the spread of cancer to distant organs, however the intrinsic role of dendritic cells (DCs) in controlling metastasis is poorly described. Here we show in several tumor models that although the growth of primary tumors in Batf3-deficient mice, which lack cross-presenting DCs, was not different from primary tumors in wild-type (WT) control mice, Batf-deficient mice had increased experimental and spontaneous metastasis and poorer survival. The increased metastasis was independent of CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocytes, but required NK cells and IFNγ...
October 25, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070044/neoadjuvant-everolimus-plus-letrozole-versus-fluorouracil-epirubicin-and-cyclophosphamide-for-er-positive-her2-negative-breast-cancer-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-pilot-trial
#19
Wei Wu, Heran Deng, Nanyan Rao, Na You, Yaping Yang, Minghui Cao, Jieqiong Liu
BACKGROUND: The response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) varies by estrogen receptor (ER) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) statuses, with responses being lower in ER-positive, HER2-negative tumors as compared with ER-negative, HER2-positive or triple-negative tumors. Neoadjuvant endocrine therapy (NET) is an attractive alternative to NAC for ER-positive, HER2-negative cancer. However, a prior trial comparing NET with standard NAC in ER-positive tumor showed that the difference of response was not significant...
October 25, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037255/objective-measurement-and-clinical-significance-of-ido1-protein-in-hormone-receptor-positive-breast-cancer
#20
Daniel E Carvajal-Hausdorf, Nikita Mani, Vamsidhar Velcheti, Kurt A Schalper, David L Rimm
BACKGROUND: Immunostimulatory therapies targeting immune-suppressive pathways produce durable responses in advanced solid tumors. Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is the rate-limiting oxidoreductase that catalyzes the degradation of tryptophan to kynurenine. IDO induces immune tolerance by downregulating CD8+ and effector CD4+ T cell responses. IDO1, the most active isoform, is expressed in diverse tumor types and can be targeted using small molecule inhibitors. We used an objective, in situ assay to measure IDO1 in a collection of hormone receptor-positive breast cancers (HR+ BC)...
October 17, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
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