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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334169/impact-of-baseline-clinical-and-laboratory-features-on-the-risk-of-thrombosis-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-prospective-evaluation
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Uma H Athale, T Mizrahi, C Laverdière, T Nayiager, Y-L Delva, G Foster, L Thabane, M David, J-M Leclerc, A K C Chan
BACKGROUND: Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have increased risk of thromboembolism (TE). However, the predictors of ALL-associated TE are as yet uncertain. OBJECTIVE: This exploratory, prospective cohort study evaluated the effects of clinical (age, gender, ALL risk group) and laboratory variables (hematological parameters, ABO blood group, inherited and acquired prothrombotic defects [PDs]) at diagnosis on the development of symptomatic TE (sTE) in children (aged 1 to ≤18) treated on the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ALL 05-001 study...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333023/nivolumab-pearls-of-evidence
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REVIEW
Pratishtha B Chaudhari
Purpose: Nivolumab is one of the most extensively studied immune checkpoint inhibitors across various tumor types. In this narrative review, the current clinical efficacy and safety data of anti-programmed death-1 (PD-1) nivolumab for nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and renal cell cancer (RCC) are elucidated. Methods: Systematic search was done on Pubmed, Medline, Embase, Web of Knowledge, and Cochrane Central through September 2016 for controlled prospective interventional studies of nivolumab across two indications - NSCLC and RCC...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332341/association-of-the-combined-parameters-including-the-frequency-of-primary-cilia-cd8-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-and-pd-1-expression-with-the-outcome-in-intestinal-cancer
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Josef Dvorak, Dimitar Hadzi Nikolov, Ladislav Dusek, Alzbeta Filipova, Igor Richter, David Buka, Ales Ryska, Jaroslav Mokry, Stanislav Filip, Bohuslav Melichar, Tomas Buchler, Jitka Abrahamova
PURPOSE: Primary cilium (PC) is considered to be a functional homologue of the immune synapse. Microtubule structures, PC of cancer associated fibroblasts and immune synapses between cytotoxic CD8+ tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and cancer cells, are regularly found in varying amounts in the microenvironment of solid tumors. The purpose of this study was to find out the potential association and combined prognostic significance of the frequency of PC, PD-1 and CD8+ TILs in patients with intestinal cancer...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331748/safety-and-efficacy-of-anti-programmed-death-1-antibodies-in-patients-with-cancer-and-pre-existing-autoimmune-or-inflammatory-disease
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François-Xavier Danlos, Anne-Laure Voisin, Valérie Dyevre, Jean-Marie Michot, Emilie Routier, Laurent Taillade, Stéphane Champiat, Sandrine Aspeslagh, Julien Haroche, Laurence Albiges, Christophe Massard, Nicolas Girard, Stéphane Dalle, Benjamin Besse, Salim Laghouati, Jean-Charles Soria, Christine Mateus, Caroline Robert, Emilie Lanoy, Aurélien Marabelle, Olivier Lambotte
OBJECTIVE: Patients with autoimmune or inflammatory disease (AID) are susceptible to immune-related adverse events (irAEs) when treated with immune check-point inhibitors (ICIs). We decided to analyse the safety and effectiveness of anti-PD-1 antibodies in AID patients and look for an association between the presence of pre-existing AID and the clinical outcome. METHODS: In a prospective study of the REISAMIC registry of grade ≥2 irAEs occurring in ICI-treated patients, we studied the associations between pre-existing AID on one hand and irAE-free survival, overall survival and best objective response rate on the other...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331646/progress-in-the-management-of-advanced-thoracic-malignancies-in-2017
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REVIEW
Roberto Ferrara, Laura Mezquita, Benjamin Besse
The treatment paradigm of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) underwent a major revolution during the course of 2017. Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) brought remarkable improvements in response and overall survival (OS) both in unselected pretreated patients and in untreated patients with PD-L1 expression ≥50%. Furthermore, compelling preliminary results were reported for new combinations of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 agents with chemotherapy or anti-CTLA4 inhibitors. The success of the ICIs appeared to extend to patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC), mesothelioma or thymic tumors...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330579/-initially-undetected-de-novo-psoriasis-triggered-by-nivolumab-for-metastatic-base-of-the-tongue-carcinoma
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S Troyanova-Slavkova, L Eickenscheidt, K Dumann, L Kowalzick
Nivolumab is a monoclonal antibody that binds to the PD-1 receptor on T cells and inhibits the interaction with the PD-L1 and PD-L2 ligands on cancer cells. Thus, nivolumab has immunostimulatory properties. The known side effects of this therapy include fatigue, skin rash, dysfunction of the thyroid gland and colitis, which are explained by the immunoregulatory mechanisms of the drug. Here we report on the case of a 58-year-old man with metastatic base of tongue carcinoma who developed de novo psoriasis triggered by nivolumab...
January 12, 2018: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330552/dosimetry-prediction-for-clinical-translation-of-64cu-pembrolizumab-immunopet-targeting-human-pd-1-expression
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Arutselvan Natarajan, Chirag B Patel, Frezghi Habte, Sanjiv S Gambhir
The immune checkpoint programmed death 1 receptor (PD-1) expressed on some tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, and its ligand (PD-L1) expressed on tumor cells, enable cancers to evade the immune system. Blocking PD-1 with the monoclonal antibody pembrolizumab is a promising immunotherapy strategy. Thus, noninvasively quantifying the presence of PD-1 expression in the tumor microenvironment prior to initiation of immune checkpoint blockade may identify the patients likely to respond to therapy. We have developed a 64Cu-pembrolizumab radiotracer and evaluated human dosimetry...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329556/cancer-immunotherapy-beyond-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Julian A Marin-Acevedo, Aixa E Soyano, Bhagirathbhai Dholaria, Keith L Knutson, Yanyan Lou
Malignant cells have the capacity to rapidly grow exponentially and spread in part by suppressing, evading, and exploiting the host immune system. Immunotherapy is a form of oncologic treatment directed towards enhancing the host immune system against cancer. In recent years, manipulation of immune checkpoints or pathways has emerged as an important and effective form of immunotherapy. Agents that target cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated molecule-4 (CTLA-4), programmed cell death receptor-1 (PD-1), and programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) are the most widely studied and recognized...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328976/pattern-of-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-expression-and-cd8-positive-t-cell-infiltration-before-and-after-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer
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Atsushi Ogura, Takashi Akiyoshi, Noriko Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kawachi, Yuichi Ishikawa, Seiichi Mori, Koji Oba, Masato Nagino, Yosuke Fukunaga, Masashi Ueno
BACKGROUND: The synergistic effect of combining immune checkpoint inhibitors with radiotherapy was reported recently, but there are few studies on programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in rectal cancer treated by preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT). The aim of the present study was to investigate the PD-L1 expression status before and after CRT and its association with clinicopathological characteristics and recurrence in rectal cancer. METHODS: Immunostainings of PD-L1 and CD8 were performed in 287 patients with rectal cancer treated by CRT...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328389/mir-375-inhibits-ifn-%C3%AE-induced-programmed-death-1-ligand%C3%A2-1-surface-expression-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-by-blocking-jak2-stat1-signaling
#10
Qingwei Wu, Yingying Zhao, Yiyuan Sun, Xiaojun Yan, Peihua Wang
Upregulation of programmed death 1 ligand 1 (PD-L1) in cancer cells and its ligation to PD-1 on T cells facilitates cancer cell escape from immune surveillance. Therapies with PD-1 or PD-L1 antibodies have resulted in marked clinical responses in various cancer types. Hence, modulators that inhibit PD-L1 expression in cancer cells may serve as a novel strategy by which to enhance host immune responses. In the present study, we investigated the effects of miR-375 on PD-L1 expression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cells by qRT-PCR and western blot analyses...
January 2, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327160/differences-in-histological-features-and-pd-l1-expression-between-sporadic-microsatellite-instability-and-lynch-syndrome-associated-disease-in-japanese-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Rin Yamada, Tatsuro Yamaguchi, Takeru Iijima, Rika Wakaume, Misato Takao, Koichi Koizumi, Tsunekazu Hishima, Shin-Ichiro Horiguchi
BACKGROUND: The field of immunotherapy has recently focused on cancers with microsatellite instability (MSI). These cancers include both Lynch-syndrome-associated tumors, which are caused by mismatch repair (MMR) germline mutations, and sporadic MSI tumors, which are mainly attributed to MLH1 promoter methylation. The present study aimed to clarify differences in the histological and PD-L1 expression profiles between these two types of MSI cancers in Japanese patients. METHODS: Among 908 cases of colorectal cancer treated via surgical resection from 2008 to 2014, we identified 64 MSI cancers, including 36 sporadic MSI and 28 Lynch-syndrome-associated cancers, using a BRAF V600E mutation analysis and MLH1 methylation analysis...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327044/association-of-the-lung-immune-prognostic-index-with-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-outcomes-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Laura Mezquita, Edouard Auclin, Roberto Ferrara, Melinda Charrier, Jordi Remon, David Planchard, Santiago Ponce, Luis Paz Ares, Laura Leroy, Clarisse Audigier-Valette, Enriqueta Felip, Jorge Zerón-Medina, Pilar Garrido, Solenn Brosseau, Gérard Zalcman, Julien Mazieres, Caroline Caramela, Jihene Lahmar, Julien Adam, Nathalie Chaput, Jean Charles Soria, Benjamin Besse
Importance: Derived neutrophils/(leukocytes minus neutrophils) ratio (dNLR) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level have been correlated with immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) outcomes in patients with melanoma. Objective: To determine whether pretreatment dNLR and LDH are associated with resistance to ICIs in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Design, Setting, and Participants: Multicenter retrospective study with a test (n = 161) and a validation set (n = 305) treated with programmed death 1/programmed death ligand 1 (PD-1/PD-L1) inhibitors in 8 European centers, and a control cohort (n = 162) treated with chemotherapy only...
January 11, 2018: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326088/age-effects-of-distinct-immune-checkpoint-blockade-treatments-in-a-mouse-melanoma-model
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Álvaro Padrón, Vincent Hurez, Harshita B Gupta, Curtis A Clark, Sri Lakshmi Pandeswara, Bin Yuan, Robert S Svatek, Mary Jo Turk, Justin M Drerup, Rong Li, Tyler J Curiel
Cancer immunotherapy has shown remarkable recent progress. Immune checkpoint blocking antibodies have become the most successful anti-cancer agent class ever developed, with six distinct agents approved since 2011 for a wide variety of cancers. Although age is the biggest risk factor for cancer (aside from selected early-onset pediatric cancers), these agents were tested pre-clinically in young hosts, and there is remarkably little published on the effects of host age on treatment outcomes in pre-clinical studies or human clinical trials...
January 8, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326017/small-molecule-immuno-oncology-therapeutic-agents
#14
REVIEW
Peter L Toogood
Treatment of cancer by activation of an antitumor immune response is now a widely practiced and well-accepted approach to therapy. However, despite dramatic responses in some patients, the high proportion of unresponsive patients points to a considerable unmet medical need. Although antibody therapies have led the way, small molecule immuno-oncology agents are close behind. This perspective provides an overview of some of the many small molecule approaches being explored. It encompasses small molecule modulators of validated targets such as programed cell death 1 (PD-1) as well as novel approaches still to be proven clinically...
December 20, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325739/anti-programmed-cell-death-1-ligand-1-pd-1-pd-l1-antibodies-for-the-treatment-of-urothelial-carcinoma-state-of-the-art-and-future-development
#15
REVIEW
Thomas Powles, Andrea Necchi, Galit Rosen, Subramanian Hariharan, Andrea B Apolo
Immunotherapy with programmed cell death 1/ligand 1 (PD-1/PD-L1) checkpoint inhibitors has expanded a previously limited pool of effective treatment options for patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma, particularly those with recurring or refractory disease and those who are ineligible for cisplatin. This review reports key findings from completed and ongoing clinical trials that highlight the potential of PD-1/PD-L1 blockade in urothelial carcinoma. A literature search was performed of PubMed, Embase, ClinicalTrials...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325434/collection-of-real-world-data-on-nivolumab-s-effectiveness-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-rationale-for-an-observational-study
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Jens Bedke, Marc-Oliver Grimm, Viktor Grünwald
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) represents the seventh (men) respectively tenth (women) most frequent cancer in western countries. After one or more lines of VEGF-targeted therapy, immunotherapy with nivolumab is strongly recommended in patients with metastatic RCC. Nivolumab is the first, and so far, only approved programmed death 1 (PD-1) immune checkpoint inhibitor to demonstrate a gain in overall survival in RCC. We describe herein design and rationale of trial CA209653 ('NIS NORA'), a prospective, noninterventional cohort study investigating the effectiveness of nivolumab...
January 12, 2018: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325268/-clinical-significance-of-targeting-drug-based-molecular-biomarkers-expression-in-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
#17
M J Li, H R Li, X Cheng, R Bi, X Y Tu, F Liu, L H Chen
Objective: To assess the expression level of targeting drug-based molecular biomarkers in ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) tissues and its clinical significance. Methods: A total of 63 OCCC patients included 40 primary OCCC and 23 recurrent OCCC for secondary cytoreductive surgery (SCS), who had received primary surgeries at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center between January, 2008 and December, 2015 were enrolled, and immunohistochemistry SP method was used to test human epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2), aurora kinase A (AURKA), breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCA1), BRCA2 and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1)protein expression in paraffin-embedded tissues...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322798/pd-l1-expression-can-be-regarded-as-prognostic-factor-for-survival-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-after-chemoradiotherapy
#18
M Vrankar, M Zwitter, I Kern, K Stanic
Inoperable locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA NSCLC) is treated with concurrent or sequential chemotherapy (ChT) and radiation therapy (RT). Survival rates with this treatment remains poor, reported 5-year survival is about 15%. New treatment strategies, including immunotherapy with programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) check point inhibitors are being investigated. The clinical significance of PD-L1 expression in tumor samples from patients with inoperable LA NSCLC who underwent concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in our institution between 2005 and 2010 was evaluated...
2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322203/program-death-inhibitors-in-classical-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Reyad Dada
Cancer cells are able to induce immune system tolerance through different mechanisms. Recent achievements in the understanding of tumor microenvironment, invasion, and metastasizing have contributed to accelerated drug developments and approvals. Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) cells are the minority in a lymphocyte-rich microenvironment of HL tissue. The program death-1 (PD-1)/PD-ligand-1 checkpoint is one of the known effective pathways in classical HL to escape the immune system cells. The approval of PD-1 inhibitors in different cancer types with exciting response rates is truly revolutionizing our treatment armamentarium against cancer in general and classical HL in specific...
January 10, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321020/meta-analysis-of-human-gene-expression-in-response-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-reveals-potential-therapeutic-targets
#20
Zhang Wang, Seda Arat, Michal Magid-Slav, James R Brown
BACKGROUND: With the global emergence of multi-drug resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, new strategies to treat tuberculosis are urgently needed such as therapeutics targeting potential human host factors. RESULTS: Here we performed a statistical meta-analysis of human gene expression in response to both latent and active pulmonary tuberculosis infections from nine published datasets. We found 1655 genes that were significantly differentially expressed during active tuberculosis infection...
January 10, 2018: BMC Systems Biology
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