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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428884/phase-i-clinical-trial-of-combination-imatinib-and-ipilimumab-in-patients-with-advanced-malignancies
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Matthew J Reilley, Ann Bailey, Vivek Subbiah, Filip Janku, Aung Naing, Gerald Falchook, Daniel Karp, Sarina Piha-Paul, Apostolia Tsimberidou, Siqing Fu, JoAnn Lim, Stacie Bean, Allison Bass, Sandra Montez, Luis Vence, Padmanee Sharma, James Allison, Funda Meric-Bernstam, David S Hong
BACKGROUND: Imatinib mesylate can induce rapid tumor regression, increase tumor antigen presentation, and inhibit tumor immunosuppressive mechanisms. CTLA-4 blockade and imatinib synergize in mouse models to reduce tumor volume via intratumoral accumulation of CD8+ T cells. We hypothesized that imatinib combined with ipilimumab would be tolerable and may synergize in patients with advanced cancer. METHODS: Primary objective of the dose-escalation study (3 + 3 design) was to establish the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended phase II dose...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423700/hla-class-i-loss-in-metachronous-metastases-prevents-continuous-t-cell-recognition-of-mutated-neoantigens-in-a-human-melanoma-model
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Barbara Schrörs, Silke Lübcke, Volker Lennerz, Martina Fatho, Anne Bicker, Catherine Wölfel, Patrick Derigs, Thomas Hankeln, Dirk Schadendorf, Annette Paschen, Thomas Wölfel
T lymphocytes against tumor-specific mutated neoantigens can induce tumor regression. Also, the size of the immunogenic cancer mutanome is supposed to correlate with the clinical efficacy of checkpoint inhibition. Herein, we studied the susceptibility of tumor cell lines from lymph node metastases occurring in a melanoma patient over several years towards blood-derived, neoantigen-specific CD8+ T cells. In contrast to a cell line established during early stage III disease, all cell lines generated at later time points from stage IV metastases exhibited partial or complete loss of HLA class I expression...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422751/twelve-year-survival-and-immune-correlates-in-dendritic-cell-vaccinated-melanoma-patients
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Stefanie Gross, Michael Erdmann, Ina Haendle, Steve Voland, Thomas Berger, Erwin Schultz, Erwin Strasser, Peter Dankerl, Rolf Janka, Stefan Schliep, Lucie Heinzerling, Karl Sotlar, Pierre Coulie, Gerold Schuler, Beatrice Schuler-Thurner
BACKGROUND: Reports on long-term (≥10 years) effects of cancer vaccines are missing. Therefore, in 2002, we initiated a phase I/II trial in cutaneous melanoma patients to further explore the immunogenicity of our DC vaccine and to establish its long-term toxicity and clinical benefit after a planned 10-year followup. METHODS: Monocyte-derived DCs matured by TNFα, IL-1β, IL-6, and PGE2 and then loaded with 4 HLA class I and 6 class II-restricted tumor peptides were injected intradermally in high doses over 2 years...
April 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411193/liver-metastasis-and-treatment-outcome-with-anti-pd-1-monoclonal-antibody-in-patients-with-melanoma-and-nsclc
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Paul C Tumeh, Matthew D Hellmann, Omid Hamid, Katy K Tsai, Kimberly L Loo, Matthew A Gubens, Michael Rosenblum, Christina L Harview, Janis Taube, Nathan Handley, Neharika Khurana, Adi Nosrati, Matthew F Krummel, Andrew Tucker, Eduardo Sosa, Philip J Sanchez, Nooriel Banayan, Juan Osorio, Dan L Nguyen-Kim, Jeremy Chang, I Peter Shintaku, Peter Boasberg, Emma J Taylor, Pamela N Munster, Alain P Algazi, Bartosz Chmielowski, Reinhard Dummer, Tristan R Grogan, David A Elashoff, Jimmy Hwang, Simone Goldinger, Edward Garon, Robert H Pierce, Adil I Daud
We explored the association between liver metastases, tumor CD8+ T cell count, and response in patients with melanoma or lung cancer treated with the anti-PD-1 antibody, pembrolizumab. The melanoma discovery cohort was drawn from the Phase I Keynote 001 trial, whereas the melanoma validation cohort was drawn from Keynote 002, 006, and EAP trials and the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cohort from Keynote 001. Liver metastasis was associated with reduced response and shortened progression-free survival (PFS); [objective response rate (ORR), 30...
April 14, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405524/therapeutic-efficacy-of-combined-vaccination-against-tumor-pericyte-associated-antigens-dlk1-and-dlk2-in-mice
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Kellsye Paula L Fabian, Nina Chi-Sabins, Jennifer L Taylor, Ronald Fecek, Aliyah Weinstein, Walter J Storkus
When compared with vascular cells in normal tissues, pericytes and vascular endothelial cells (VEC) in tumor blood vessels exhibit altered morphology and epigenetic programming that leads to the expression of unique antigens that allow for differential recognition by CD8(+) T cells. We have previously shown that the Notch antagonist delta-like homolog 1 (DLK1) is a tumor pericyte-associated antigen expressed in setting of melanoma and a range of carcinomas. In this report, we show that therapeutic vaccination against DLK1 in murine models results in slowed tumor growth, but also to the compensatory expression of the DLK1 homolog, DLK2, by tumor-associated pericytes...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404865/dual-angiopoietin-2-and-vegfa-inhibition-elicits-antitumor-immunity-that-is-enhanced-by-pd-1-checkpoint-blockade
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Martina Schmittnaegel, Nicolò Rigamonti, Ece Kadioglu, Antonino Cassará, Céline Wyser Rmili, Anna Kiialainen, Yvonne Kienast, Hans-Joachim Mueller, Chia-Huey Ooi, Damya Laoui, Michele De Palma
Pathological angiogenesis is a hallmark of cancer and a therapeutic target. Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) and angiopoietin-2 (ANGPT2; also known as ANG2) are proangiogenic cytokines that sustain tumor angiogenesis and limit antitumor immunity. We show that combined ANGPT2 and VEGFA blockade by a bispecific antibody (A2V) provided superior therapeutic benefits, as compared to the single agents, in both genetically engineered and transplant tumor models, including metastatic breast cancer (MMTV-PyMT), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (RIP1-Tag2), and melanoma...
April 12, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367538/tracking-the-fate-and-origin-of-clinically-relevant-adoptively-transferred-cd8-t-cells-in-vivo
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Aude G Chapuis, Cindy Desmarais, Ryan Emerson, Thomas M Schmitt, Kendall Shibuya, Ivy Lai, Felecia Wagener, Jeffrey Chou, Ilana M Roberts, David G Coffey, Edus Warren, Harlan Robbins, Philip D Greenberg, Cassian Yee
Adoptively transferred tumor-specific cells can mediate tumor regression in cancers refractory to conventional therapy. Autologous polyclonal tumor-specific cytotoxic T cells (CTL) generated from peripheral blood and infused into patients with metastatic melanoma show enhanced persistence, compared to equivalent numbers of more extensively expanded monoclonal CTL, and are associated with complete remissions (CR) in select patients. We applied high-throughput T cell receptor Vβ sequencing (HTTCS) to identify individual clonotypes within CTL products, track them in vivo post-infusion and then deduce the pre-adoptive transfer (endogenous) frequencies of cells ultimately responsible for tumor regression...
February 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345026/oncolytic-adenoviruses-armed-with-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-interleukin-2-enable-successful-adoptive-cell-therapy
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Riikka Havunen, Mikko Siurala, Suvi Sorsa, Susanna Grönberg-Vähä-Koskela, Michael Behr, Siri Tähtinen, João Manuel Santos, Pauliina Karell, Juuso Rusanen, Dirk M Nettelbeck, Anja Ehrhardt, Anna Kanerva, Akseli Hemminki
Adoptive cell therapy holds much promise in the treatment of cancer but results in solid tumors have been modest. The notable exception is tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) therapy of melanoma, but this approach only works with high-dose preconditioning chemotherapy and systemic interleukin (IL)-2 postconditioning, both of which are associated with toxicities. To improve and broaden the applicability of adoptive cell transfer, we constructed oncolytic adenoviruses coding for human IL-2 (hIL2), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), or both...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323387/induction-of-tumor-regression-by-intratumoral-sting-agonists-combined-with-anti-programmed-death-l1-blocking-antibody-in-a-preclinical-squamous-cell-carcinoma-model
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Shekhar K Gadkaree, Juan Fu, Rupashree Sen, Michael J Korrer, Clint Allen, Young J Kim
BACKGROUND: Cyclic dinucleotides (CDNs) are bacterial intracellular messengers that have demonstrated antitumor activity in melanoma and breast tumors, although their role in immunotherapy of head and neck squamous cell cancers (HNSCCs) has not been well investigated. METHODS: We measured primary tumor growth rates, mechanism of antitumor activity, and efficacy of programmed death-L1 blockade combinatorial therapy in SCCFVII tumor-bearing C3H/HeOUJ mice undergoing intratumoral injections with RR-cyclic-di-guanine (synthetic CDG), CDG (natural cyclic-di-guanine), R848 (TLR 7/8 agonist), or phosphate buffered saline (PBS, control)...
March 21, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319049/resisting-fatal-attraction-a-glioma-oncometabolite-prevents-cd8-t-cell-recruitment
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Liliana E Lucca, David A Hafler
Immunotherapy has emerged as a potent approach for treating aggressive cancers, such as non-small-cell lung tumors and metastatic melanoma. Clinical trials are now in progress for patients with malignant gliomas; however, a better understanding of how these tumors escape immune surveillance is required to enhance antitumor immune responses. With gliomas, the recruitment of CD8+ T cells to the tumor is impaired, in part preventing containment or elimination of the tumor. In this issue of the JCI, Kohanbash and colleagues present an elegant dissection of how gliomas exploit an enzymatic activity acquired through a common mutation to abrogate the migration of CD8+ T cells to the tumor...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289713/th17-cells-are-refractory-to-senescence-and-retain-robust-antitumor-activity-after-long-term-ex-vivo-expansion
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Jacob S Bowers, Michelle H Nelson, Kinga Majchrzak, Stefanie R Bailey, Baerbel Rohrer, Andrew D M Kaiser, Carl Atkinson, Luca Gattinoni, Chrystal M Paulos
Adoptive immunotherapy for solid tumors relies on infusing large numbers of T cells to mediate successful antitumor responses in patients. While long-term rapid-expansion protocols (REPs) produce sufficient numbers of CD8(+) T cells for treatment, they also cause decline in the cell's therapeutic fitness. In contrast, we discovered that IL-17-producing CD4(+) T cells (Th17 cells) do not require REPs to expand 5,000-fold over 3 weeks. Also, unlike Th1 cells, Th17 cells do not exhibit hallmarks of senescence or apoptosis, retaining robust antitumor efficacy in vivo...
March 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280853/murine-th17-cells-utilize-il-2-receptor-gamma-chain-cytokines-but-are-resistant-to-cytokine-withdrawal-induced-apoptosis
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Daniel J Neitzke, Jacob S Bowers, Kristina Andrijauskaite, Nathaniel S O'Connell, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, John Wrangle, Zihai Li, Chrystal M Paulos, David J Cole, Mark P Rubinstein
Adoptive cellular therapy (ACT) with the Th17 subset of CD4(+) T cells can cure established melanoma in preclinical models and holds promise for treating human cancer. However, little is known about the growth factors necessary for optimal engraftment and anti-tumor activity of Th17 cells. Due to the central role of IL-2 receptor gamma chain (IL2Rγ-chain) cytokines (IL-2, IL-7, and IL-15) in the activity and persistence of many T cell subsets after adoptive transfer, we hypothesized that these cytokines are important for Th17 cells...
March 9, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278221/antitumor-activity-of-orally-administered-maitake-%C3%AE-glucan-by-stimulating-antitumor-immune-response-in-murine-tumor
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Yuki Masuda, Yoshiaki Nakayama, Akihiro Tanaka, Kenta Naito, Morichika Konishi
Maitake α-glucan, YM-2A, isolated from Grifola frondosa, has been characterized as a highly α-1,6-branched α-1,4 glucan. YM-2A has been shown to possess an anti-virus effect in mice; however, it does not directly inhibit growth of the virus in vitro, indicating that the anti-virus effect of YM-2A might be associated with modulation of the host immune system. In this study, we found that oral administration of YM-2A could inhibit tumor growth and improve survival rate in two distinct mouse models of colon-26 carcinoma and B16 melanoma...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243692/intratumoral-administration-of-cgamp-transiently-accumulates-potent-macrophages-for-anti-tumor-immunity-at-a-mouse-tumor-site
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Takayuki Ohkuri, Akemi Kosaka, Kei Ishibashi, Takumi Kumai, Yui Hirata, Kenzo Ohara, Toshihiro Nagato, Kensuke Oikawa, Naoko Aoki, Yasuaki Harabuchi, Esteban Celis, Hiroya Kobayashi
Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) spontaneously contributes to anti-tumor immunity by inducing type I interferons (IFNs) following sensing of tumor-derived genomic DNAs in the tumor-bearing host. Although direct injection of STING ligands such as cyclic diguanylate monophosphate (c-di-GMP) and cyclic [G(2',5')pA(3',5')p] (cGAMP) into the tumor microenvironment exerts anti-tumor effects through strong induction of type I IFNs and activation of innate and adaptive immunity, the precise events caused by STING in the tumor microenvironment remain to be elucidated...
February 27, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212561/the-tlr7-agonist-imiquimod-induces-anti-cancer-effects-via-autophagic-cell-death-and-enhances-anti-tumoral-and-systemic-immunity-during-radiotherapy-for-melanoma
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Jeong Hyun Cho, Hyo-Ji Lee, Hyun-Jeong Ko, Byung-Il Yoon, Jongseon Choe, Keun-Cheol Kim, Tae-Wook Hahn, Jeong A Han, Sun Shim Choi, Young Mee Jung, Kee-Ho Lee, Yun-Sil Lee, Yu-Jin Jung
Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands are strongly considered immune-adjuvants for cancer immunotherapy and have been shown to exert direct anti-cancer effects. This study was performed to evaluate the synergistic anti-cancer and anti-metastatic effects of the TLR7 agonist imiquimod (IMQ) during radiotherapy for melanoma. The pretreatment of B16F10 or B16F1 cells with IMQ combined with γ-ionizing radiation (IR) led to enhanced cell death via autophagy, as demonstrated by increased expression levels of autophagy-related genes, and an increased number of autophagosomes in both cell lines...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202614/virus-specific-cd8-t-cells-infiltrate-melanoma-lesions-and-retain-function-independently-of-pd-1-expression
#16
Dan A Erkes, Corinne J Smith, Nicole A Wilski, Sofia Caldeira-Dantas, Toktam Mohgbeli, Christopher M Snyder
It is well known that CD8(+) tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are correlated with positive prognoses in cancer patients and are used to determine the efficacy of immune therapies. Although it is generally assumed that CD8(+) TILs will be tumor-associated Ag (TAA) specific, it is unknown whether CD8(+) T cells with specificity for common pathogens also infiltrate tumors. If so, the presence of these T cells could alter the interpretation of prognostic and diagnostic TIL assays. We compared TAA-specific and virus-specific CD8(+) T cells in the same tumors using murine CMV, a herpesvirus that causes a persistent/latent infection, and vaccinia virus, a poxvirus that is cleared by the host...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196735/gtl001-and-bivalent-cyaa-based-therapeutic-vaccine-strategies-against-human-papillomavirus-and-other-tumor-associated-antigens-induce-effector-and-memory-t-cell-responses-that-inhibit-tumor-growth
#17
Michaël Esquerré, Marie Momot, Anne Goubier, Christophe Gonindard, Stéphane Leung-Theung-Long, Yolande Misseri, Marie-Christine Bissery
GTL001 is a bivalent therapeutic vaccine containing human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 and HPV18 E7 proteins inserted in the Bordetella pertussis adenylate cyclase (CyaA) vector intended to prevent cervical cancer in HPV-infected women with normal cervical cytology or mild abnormalities. To be effective, therapeutic cervical cancer vaccines should induce both a T cell-mediated effector response against HPV-infected cells and a robust CD8(+) T-cell memory response to prevent potential later infection. We examined the ability of GTL001 and related bivalent CyaA-based vaccines to induce, in parallel, effector and memory CD8(+) T-cell responses to both vaccine antigens...
February 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184224/cbl-b-deficiency-mediates-resistance-to-programmed-death-ligand-1-programmed-death-1-regulation
#18
Mai Fujiwara, Emily J Anstadt, Robert B Clark
Casitas B-lineage lymphoma-b (Cbl-b) is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that negatively regulates T cell activation. Cbl-b(-/-) T cells are hyper-reactive and co-stimulation independent, and Cbl-b(-/-) mice demonstrate robust T cell and NK cell-mediated antitumor immunity. As a result of these murine studies, Cbl-b is considered a potential target for therapeutic manipulation in human cancer immunotherapy. The PD-L1/PD-1 pathway of immune regulation is presently an important therapeutic focus in tumor immunotherapy, and although Cbl-b(-/-) mice have been shown to be resistant to several immuno-regulatory mechanisms, the sensitivity of Cbl-b(-/-) mice to PD-L1-mediated suppression has not been reported...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154780/human-endogenous-retroviruses-and-cancer
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María Gonzalez-Cao, Paola Iduma, Niki Karachaliou, Mariacarmela Santarpia, Julià Blanco, Rafael Rosell
Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are retroviruses that infected human genome millions of years ago and have persisted throughout human evolution. About 8% of our genome is composed of HERVs, most of which are nonfunctional because of epigenetic control or deactivating mutations. However, a correlation between HERVs and human cancer has been described and many tumors, such as melanoma, breast cancer, germ cell tumors, renal cancer or ovarian cancer, express HERV proteins, mainly HERV-K (HML6) and HERV-K (HML2)...
December 2016: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148714/clinical-dosing-regimen-of-selinexor-maintains-normal-immune-homeostasis-and-t-cell-effector-function-in-mice-implications-for-combination-with-immunotherapy
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Paul M Tyler, Mariah M Servos, Romy C de Vries, Boris Klebanov, Trinayan Kashyap, Sharon Sacham, Yosef Landesman, Michael Dougan, Stephanie K Dougan
Selinexor (KPT-330) is a first-in-class nuclear transport inhibitor currently in clinical trials as an anticancer agent. To determine how selinexor might affect antitumor immunity, we analyzed immune homeostasis in mice treated with selinexor and found disruptions in T-cell development, a progressive loss of CD8 T cells, and increases in inflammatory monocytes. Antibody production in response to immunization was mostly normal. Precursor populations in bone marrow and thymus were unaffected by selinexor, suggesting that normal immune homeostasis could recover...
March 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
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