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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870120/virotherapy-research-in-germany-from-engineering-to-translation-a-review-as-contribution-to-the-combined-annual-meeting-of-the-german-and-european-societies-of-gene-and-cell-therapy-2017
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Guy Ungerechts, Christine E Engeland, Christian J Buchholz, Jürgen Eberle, Henry Fechner, Karsten Geletneky, Per Sonne Holm, Florian Kreppel, Florian Kühnel, Karl Sebastian Lang, Mathias F Leber, Antonio Marchini, Markus Moehler, Michael D Mühlebach, Jean Rommelaere, Christoph Springfeld, Ulrich M Lauer, Dirk M Nettelbeck
Virotherapy is a unique modality for treatment of cancer with oncolytic viruses (OVs) that selectively infect and lyse tumor cells, spread within tumors, and activate anti-tumor immunity. Different viruses are being developed as OVs preclinically and clinically, several of them engineered to encode therapeutic proteins for tumor-targeted gene therapy. Scientists and clinicians in Germany have made significant contributions to OV research and development, which are highlighted in this review article. Innovative strategies for "shielding", entry- or post-entry targeting, and "arming" of OVs have been established focusing on adeno-, measles, parvo-, and vaccinia virus platforms...
September 4, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738050/intralesional-therapy-consensus-statements-for-best-practices-in-administration-from-the-melanoma-nursing-initiative%C3%A2
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Virginia Seery
BACKGROUND: Talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) is the first intralesional therapy for melanoma approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This oncolytic viral immunotherapy has improved outcomes for patients with locoregional recurrent melanoma and is showing promise in combination with systemic therapies. 
. OBJECTIVES: This article aims to provide oncology nurses with expert guidance on best practices in incorporating intralesional therapy for patients diagnosed with melanoma in practice...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730266/-malignant-melanoma-current-status
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REVIEW
J K Winkler, K Buder-Bakhaya, A Dimitrakopoulou-Strauss, A Enk, J C Hassel
CLINICAL ISSUE: The incidence of malignant melanoma is continuously increasing. The prognosis of metastatic disease is still limited. STANDARD TREATMENT: Until a few years ago palliative chemotherapy with a limited response rate was the standard treatment for metastatic melanoma. TREATMENT INNOVATIONS: Immunotherapy and targeted therapy provide new treatment options. Immune checkpoint inhibitors have significantly improved the prognosis. DIAGNOSTIC WORK-UP: Regional lymph node sonography, computed tomography (CT) of the neck, chest and abdomen and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are routinely used...
July 20, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678032/therapeutic-oncolytic-viruses-clinical-advances-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Susanne G Warner, Michael P O'Leary, Yuman Fong
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review will highlight recent advances in the clinical application of oncolytic viral therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Until recently, oncolytic viral researchers saw the immune system as an enemy that would clear the virus from the bloodstream. However, researchers now understand that sustained responses are seen in those patients with more robust antitumor immune responses. Much of the current focus in oncolytic viral research is trained on manipulation of the immune system to affect cancer cell killing in the tumor microenvironment and to facilitate durable systemic antitumor immunity...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642816/safe-and-effective-administration-of-t-vec-in-a-patient-with-heart-transplantation-and-recurrent-locally-advanced-melanoma
#5
Gustavo Schvartsman, Kristen Perez, Jill E Flynn, Jeffrey N Myers, Hussein Tawbi
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy plays a key role in the treatment of metastatic melanoma. Patients with autoimmune conditions and/or on immunosuppressive therapy due to orthotropic transplants, however, are systematically excluded from clinical trials. Talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) is the first oncolytic virus to be approved by the FDA for cancer therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first report of T-VEC being administered in the setting of an organ transplant recipient. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we present the case of a patient with recurrent locally advanced cutaneous melanoma receiving salvage T-VEC therapy in the setting of orthotropic heart transplantation...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634571/current-immunotherapeutic-strategies-to-enhance-oncolytic-virotherapy
#6
REVIEW
Daniel E Meyers, Amanda A Wang, Chandini M Thirukkumaran, Don G Morris
Oncolytic viruses (OV) represent a promising strategy to augment the spectrum of cancer therapeutics. For efficacy, they rely on two general mechanisms: tumor-specific infection/cell-killing, followed by subsequent activation of the host's adaptive immune response. Numerous OV genera have been utilized in clinical trials, ultimately culminating in the 2015 Food and Drug Administration approval of a genetically engineered herpes virus, Talminogene laherparepvec (T-VEC). It is generally accepted that OV as monotherapy have only modest clinical efficacy...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611307/review-oncolytic-virotherapy-updates-and-future-directions
#7
REVIEW
Christos Fountzilas, Sukeshi Patel, Devalingam Mahalingam
Oncolytic viruses (OVs) are viral strains that can infect and kill malignant cells while spare their normal counterparts. OVs can access cells through binding to receptors on their surface or through fusion with the plasma membrane and establish a lytic cycle in tumors, while leaving normal tissue essentially unharmed. Multiple viruses have been investigated in humans for the past century. IMLYGIC™ (T-VEC/Talimogene Laherparepvec), a genetically engineered Herpes Simplex Virus, is the first OV approved for use in the United States and the European Union for patients with locally advanced or non-resectable melanoma...
May 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589085/immune-system-friend-or-foe-of-oncolytic-virotherapy
#8
REVIEW
Anna C Filley, Mahua Dey
Oncolytic viruses (OVs) are an emerging class of targeted anticancer therapies designed to selectively infect, replicate in, and lyse malignant cells without causing harm to normal, healthy tissues. In addition to direct oncolytic activity, OVs have shown dual promise as immunotherapeutic agents. The presence of viral infection and subsequently generated immunogenic tumor cell death trigger innate and adaptive immune responses that mediate further tumor destruction. However, antiviral immune responses can intrinsically limit OV infection, spread, and overall therapeutic efficacy...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392162/oncolytic-virotherapy-a-contest-between-apples-and-oranges
#9
REVIEW
Stephen J Russell, Kah-Whye Peng
Viruses can be engineered or adapted for selective propagation in neoplastic tissues and further modified for therapeutic transgene expression to enhance their antitumor potency and druggability. Oncolytic viruses (OVs) can be administered locally or intravenously and spread to a variable degree at sites of tumor growth. OV-infected tumor cells die in situ, releasing viral and tumor antigens that are phagocytosed by macrophages, transported to regional lymph nodes, and presented to antigen-reactive T cells, which proliferate before dispersing to kill uninfected tumor cells at distant sites...
May 3, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351167/talimogene-laherparepvec-an-oncolytic-virus-therapy-for-melanoma
#10
Patricia A Corrigan, Caroline Beaulieu, Rashmi B Patel, Denise K Lowe
OBJECTIVE: To review the efficacy and safety of talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) as well as its pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, drug-drug interactions, handling procedures, cost considerations, and place in therapy. DATA SOURCES: Searches of PubMed (1966 to February 2017) and Cochrane Library (1999 to February 2017) were conducted using the terms talimogene laherparepvec, T-VEC, OncoVEX, immunotherapy, melanoma, and oncolytic virus. Additional information was determined from bibliographies, manufacturer product labeling and website, meeting abstracts, Food and Drug Administration website, and clinicaltrials...
August 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326624/current-status-of-clinical-trials-assessing-oncolytic-virus-therapy-for-urological-cancers
#11
REVIEW
Satoru Taguchi, Hiroshi Fukuhara, Yukio Homma, Tomoki Todo
Oncolytic virus therapy has recently been recognized as a promising new option for cancer treatment. Oncolytic viruses replicate selectively in cancer cells, thus killing them without harming normal cells. Notably, T-VEC (talimogene laherparepvec, formerly called OncoVEX(GM)(-)(CSF) ), an oncolytic herpes simplex virus type 1, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of inoperable melanoma in October 2015, and was subsequently approved in Europe and Australia in 2016. The efficacies of many types of oncolytic viruses against urological cancers have been investigated in preclinical studies during the past decade, and some have already been tested in clinical trials...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316007/talimogene-laherparepvec-for-treating-metastatic-melanoma-an-evidence-review-group-perspective-of-a-nice-single-technology-appraisal
#12
REVIEW
Nigel Fleeman, Adrian Bagust, Angela Boland, Sophie Beale, Marty Richardson, Ashma Krishan, Angela Stainthorpe, Ahmed Abdulla, Eleanor Kotas, Lindsay Banks, Miranda Payne
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited the manufacturer (Amgen) of talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) to submit clinical and cost-effectiveness evidence for previously untreated advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma as part of the Institute's Single Technology Appraisal process. The Liverpool Reviews and Implementation Group (LRiG) at the University of Liverpool was commissioned to act as the Evidence Review Group (ERG). This article presents a summary of the company's submission of T-VEC, the ERG review and the resulting NICE guidance (TA410), issued in September 2016...
March 18, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224120/oncolytic-virotherapy-including-rigvir-and-standard-therapies-in-malignant-melanoma
#13
REVIEW
Hani M Babiker, Irbaz Bin Riaz, Muhammad Husnain, Mitesh J Borad
The treatment of metastatic melanoma has evolved from an era where interferon and chemotherapy were the mainstay of treatments to an era where immunotherapy has become the frontline. Ipilimumab (IgG1 CTLA-4 inhibitor), nivolumab (IgG4 PD-1 inhibitor), pembrolizumab (IgG4 PD-1 inhibitor) and nivolumab combined with ipilimumab have become first-line therapies in patients with metastatic melanoma. In addition, the high prevalence of BRAF mutations in melanoma has led to the discovery and approval of targeted molecules, such as vemurafenib (BRAF kinase inhibitor) and trametinib (MEK inhibitor), as they yielded improved responses and survival in malignant melanoma patients...
2017: Oncolytic Virotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074746/oncology-s-trojan-horse-using-viruses-to-battle-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Heena J Mavani, Jeannette Y Wick
In 2016, the American health care system was faced with more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer, and individuals older than 65 years of age will be affected disproportionately. Many older individuals are poor candidates for traditional treatments (e.g., chemotherapy, radiation) because of actual or potential treatment-related adverse events. Researchers continuously look for novel therapeutic strategies, and an exciting new one is on the horizon: virotherapy. Viruses' ability to infect and kill human cells makes them promising cancer treatments...
December 1, 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061981/talimogene-laherparepvec-t-vec-for-the-treatment-of-melanoma-and-other-cancers
#15
REVIEW
Claud Grigg, Zoë Blake, Robyn Gartrell, Adrian Sacher, Bret Taback, Yvonne Saenger
Talimogene laherparepvec (T-Vec) is the first live virus to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of cancer. This engineered version of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is the product of decades of preclinical work aimed at identifying and modifying aspects of the viral genome involved in virulence and immunogenicity. T-Vec preferentially infects and lyses tumor cells and, in some cases, induces a systemic immune response against the tumor. These properties have translated into significant and durable clinical responses, particularly in advanced melanoma...
December 2016: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989216/the-safety-of-talimogene-laherparepvec-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-melanoma
#16
REVIEW
Alexandra Gangi, Jonathan S Zager
Talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC, IMLYGIC) is an oncolytic herpes virus type I used as intralesional therapy for the treatment of unresectable metastatic melanoma in a cutaneous, subcutaneous, or nodal location. Talimogene laherparepvec selectively replicates within and lyses tumor cells while producing granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), which may promote an immune mediated antitumor response. Areas covered: The US Food and Drug Administration approved Talimogene laherparepvec in late 2015 following the completion of phase I, II and III trials that demonstrated safety and efficacy...
February 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988837/talimogene-laherparepvec-t-vec-and-other-oncolytic-viruses-for-the-treatment-of-melanoma
#17
REVIEW
Praveen K Bommareddy, Anand Patel, Saamia Hossain, Howard L Kaufman
Many mammalian viruses have properties that can be commandeered for the treatment of cancer. These characteristics include preferential infection and replication in tumor cells, the initiation of tumor cell lysis, and the induction of innate and adaptive anti-tumor immunity. Furthermore, viruses can be genetically engineered to reduce pathogenicity and increase immunogenicity resulting in minimally toxic therapeutic agents. Talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC; Imlygic™), is a genetically modified herpes simplex virus, type 1, and is the first oncolytic virus therapy to be approved for the treatment of advanced melanoma by the US FDA...
February 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922859/fdg-pet-ct-for-monitoring-response-of-melanoma-to-the-novel-oncolytic-viral-therapy-talimogene-laherparepvec
#18
Matthew F Covington, Clara N Curiel, Lois Lattimore, Ryan J Avery, Phillip H Kuo
61-year-old woman with stage IIIa (T3a N1a M0) left lower leg melanoma with lesions suggestive of in-transit metastases 8 months following wide local excision and femoral nodal dissection. FDG-PET/CT demonstrated 5 FDG-avid in-transit nodal metastases in the distal left leg, confirmed on biopsy. Talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) oncolytic immunotherapy consisting of intralesional injections of modified herpes simplex virus-expressing granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor was completed over 6 months...
February 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785448/spotlight-on-talimogene-laherparepvec-for-the-treatment-of-melanoma-lesions-in-the-skin-and-lymph-nodes
#19
REVIEW
Marlana Orloff
On October 27, 2015, talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC), a first in class intralesional oncolytic virotherapy, was granted the US Food and Drug Administration approval for the treatment of melanoma in the skin and lymph nodes. Its approval has added yet another therapeutic option to the growing list of effective therapies for melanoma. Though the Phase III OPTiM trial has demonstrated its efficacy as a single agent, the target patient population remains narrow. With numerous effective and tolerable treatments available for unresectable and metastatic melanoma, intralesional therapies such as T-VEC are still finding their niche...
2016: Oncolytic Virotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680683/recurrent-loss-of-sting-signaling-in-melanoma-correlates-with-susceptibility-to-viral-oncolysis
#20
Tianli Xia, Hiroyasu Konno, Glen N Barber
The innate immunoregulator STING stimulates cytokine production in response to the presence of cytosolic DNA, which can arise following DNA damage. Extrinsic STING signaling is also needed for antigen-presenting cells to stimulate antitumor T-cell immunity. Here, we show that STING signaling is recurrently suppressed in melanoma cells, where this event may enable immune escape after DNA damage. Mechanistically, STING signaling was suppressed most frequently by epigenetic silencing of either STING or the cyclic GMP-AMP synthase, which generates STING-activating cyclic dinucleotides after binding cytosolic DNA species...
November 15, 2016: Cancer Research
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