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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933717/mass-cytometry-analytical-approaches-reveal-cytokine-induced-changes-in-natural-killer-cells
#1
Elena Vendrame, Julia Fukuyama, Dara M Strauss-Albee, Susan Holmes, Catherine A Blish
BACKGROUND: Natural killer (NK) cells have antiviral and antitumor activity that could be harnessed for the treatment of infections and malignancies. To maintain cell viability and enhance antiviral and antitumor effects, NK cells are frequently treated with cytokines. Here we performed an extensive assessment of the effects of cytokines on the phenotype and function of human NK cells. METHODS: We used cytometry by time-of-flight (CyTOF) to evaluate NK cell repertoire changes after stimulation with interleukin (IL)-2, IL-15 or a combination of IL- 12/IL-15/IL-18...
December 9, 2016: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932417/molecular-pathways-the-necrosome-a-target-for-cancer-therapy
#2
Lena Seifert, George Miller
Necroptosis is a caspase 8-independent cell death that requires co-activation of receptor-interacting protein (RIP) 1 and RIP 3 kinases. The necrosome is a complex consisting of RIP1, RIP3 and Fas-associated protein with death domain (FADD) leading to activation of the pseudokinase mixed lineage kinase like (MLKL) followed by a rapid plasma membrane rupture and inflammatory response through the release of damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) and cytokines. The necrosome has been shown to be relevant in multiple tumor types, including pancreatic adenocarcinoma, melanoma and several hematological malignancies...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931845/immuno-oncology-allying-forces-of-radio-and-immuno-therapy-to-enhance-cancer-cell-killing
#3
REVIEW
Jacques Bernier
Besides the local effects of ionizing radiation at the cellular and molecular levels in tumor tissues, the interactions of radiotherapy with the host's immune system are nowadays at the center of many investigations. In some cases, these interactions can be strong enough to immunize the patient against the tumor, leading to a rejection by the host of both the irradiated tumor and distant metastases. In this latter case, the rejection mechanism is called "abscopal effect". Over the last two decades, increasing attention has also been paid to the combination of various forms of immunotherapies with radiation, as an attempt to boost cancer cell killing mechanisms...
December 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931835/management-of-patients-with-recurrent-advanced-cervical-cancer-beyond-first-line-platinum-regimens-where-do-we-stand-a-literature-review
#4
REVIEW
Stergios Boussios, Esmeralda Seraj, George Zarkavelis, Dimitrios Petrakis, Aristomenes Kollas, Aikaterini Kafantari, Abraam Assi, Konstantina Tatsi, Nicholas Pavlidis, George Pentheroudakis
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer affecting women worldwide. Despite advances in screening and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, a significant number of women present with or develop advanced disease. Palliative platinum-based chemotherapy (CT) is the standard first-line treatment for metastatic/recurrent cervical cancer. The prognosis remains poor and effective second line options are urgently needed. METHODS: We searched the English-language medical literature as well as relevant guideline databases, published from January 1981 to December 2015 and identified publications related to cervical cancer and its therapies...
December 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930644/immunotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer-checkpoint-blockade-cancer-vaccines-and-future-directions-in-combination-immunotherapy
#5
Heather L McArthur, David B Page
Immunotherapy encompasses both vaccines that direct immune responses to tumor-associated antigens, and checkpoint blocking antibodies that inhibit immune system suppression by targeting key pathways mediated by cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4, programmed death 1 (PD-1), and programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1). Both of these approaches currently are being explored as potential strategies for the treatment of breast cancer. Recent studies suggest that immunotherapy is poised to change the therapeutic landscape for some breast cancers...
November 2016: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930550/role-of-immune-cells-in-pancreatic-cancer-from-bench-to-clinical-application-an-updated-review
#6
Jae Hyuck Chang, Yongjian Jiang, Venu G Pillarisetty
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer (PC) remains difficult to treat, despite the recent advances in various anticancer therapies. Immuno-inflammatory response is considered to be a major risk factor for the development of PC in addition to a combination of genetic background and environmental factors. Although patients with PC exhibit evidence of systemic immune dysfunction, the PC microenvironment is replete with immune cells. METHODS: We searched PubMed for all relevant English language articles published up to March 2016...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927165/innate-immunity-based-cancer-immunotherapy-b16-f10-murine-melanoma-model
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Veronika Caisová, Andra Vieru, Zuzana Kumžáková, Simona Glaserová, Hana Husníková, Nikol Vácová, Gabriela Krejčová, Lucie Paďouková, Ivana Jochmanová, Katherine I Wolf, Jindřich Chmelař, Jan Kopecký, Jan Ženka
BACKGROUND: Using killed microorganisms or their parts to stimulate immunity for cancer treatment dates back to the end of 19(th) century. Since then, it undergone considerable development. Our novel approach binds ligands to the tumor cell surface, which stimulates tumor phagocytosis. The therapeutic effect is further amplified by simultaneous application of agonists of Toll-like receptors. We searched for ligands that induce both a strong therapeutic effect and are safe for humans. METHODS: B16-F10 murine melanoma model was used...
December 7, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927088/cancer-immunotherapy-activating-innate-and-adaptive-immunity-through-cd40-agonists
#8
Gregory L Beatty, Yan Li, Kristen B Long
CD40 is a promising therapeutic target for cancer immunotherapy. In patients with advanced solid malignancies, CD40 agonists have demonstrated some anti-tumor activity and a manageable toxicity profile. A 2(nd) generation of CD40 agonists has now been designed with optimized Fc receptor (FcR) binding based on preclinical evidence suggesting a critical role for FcR engagement in defining the potency of CD40 agonists in vivo. Areas covered: We provide a comprehensive review using PubMed and Google Patent databases on the current clinical status of CD40 agonists, strategies for applying CD40 agonists in cancer therapy, and the preclinical data that supports and is guiding the future development of CD40 agonists...
December 7, 2016: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927047/diagnostic-prognostic-and-therapeutic-role-of-cd30-in-lymphoma
#9
John Matthew R Pierce, Amitkumar Mehta
Introduction CD30 is a cell surface receptor expressed in classical Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), and many other lymphomas to a variable degree. It has been identified as an important therapeutic target in lymphoma. Areas Covered CD30 testing is essential in diagnosis of classical HL and ALCL, and expression can also be seen in other lymphoma subtypes. Development of Brentuximab vedotin (BV), an antibody-drug conjugate directed to CD30, has been an important advance in lymphoma treatment...
December 7, 2016: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926855/temporally-programmed-cd8%C3%AE-dc-activation-enhances-combination-cancer-immunotherapy
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Alice Tzeng, Monique J Kauke, Eric F Zhu, Kelly D Moynihan, Cary F Opel, Nicole J Yang, Naveen Mehta, Ryan L Kelly, Gregory L Szeto, Willem W Overwijk, Darrell J Irvine, K Dane Wittrup
Numerous synergistic cancer immunotherapy combinations have been identified, but the effects of relative dose timing are rarely considered. In established syngeneic mouse tumor models, we found that staggering interferon-α (IFNα) administration after, rather than before or simultaneously with, serum-persistent interleukin-2 (IL-2) and tumor-specific antibody significantly increased long-term survival. Successful combination therapy required IFNα-induced activation of cross-presenting CD8α(+) dendritic cells (DCs) following the release of antigenic tumor debris by the IL-2- and antibody-mediated immune response...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924752/predictive-biomarkers-for-checkpoint-inhibitor-based-immunotherapy
#11
REVIEW
Geoffrey T Gibney, Louis M Weiner, Michael B Atkins
The clinical development of checkpoint inhibitor-based immunotherapy has ushered in an exciting era of anticancer therapy. Durable responses can be seen in patients with melanoma and other malignancies. Although monotherapy with PD-1 or PD-L1 agents are typically well tolerated, the risk of immune-related adverse events increases with combination regimens. The development of predictive biomarkers is needed to optimise patient benefit, minimise risk of toxicities, and guide combination approaches. The greatest focus has been on tumour-cell PD-L1 expression...
December 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923825/rational-selection-of-syngeneic-preclinical-tumor-models-for-immunotherapeutic-drug-discovery
#12
Suzanne I S Mosely, John E Prime, Richard C A Sainson, Jens-Oliver Koopmann, Dennis Y Q Wang, Danielle M Greenawalt, Miika J Ahdesmaki, Rebecca Leyland, Stefanie Mullins, Luciano Pacelli, Danielle Marcus, Judith Anderton, Amanda Watkins, Jane Coates Ulrichsen, Philip Brohawn, Brandon W Higgs, Matthew McCourt, Hazel Jones, James A Harper, Michelle Morrow, Viia Valge-Archer, Ross Stewart, Simon J Dovedi, Robert W Wilkinson
Murine syngeneic tumor models are critical to novel immuno-based therapy development but the molecular and immunological features of these models are still not clearly defined. The translational relevance of differences between the models is not fully understood, impeding appropriate preclinical model selection for target validation, and ultimately hindering drug development. Across a panel of commonly-used murine syngeneic tumor models, we showed variable responsiveness to immunotherapies. We employed array comparative genomic hybridization, whole-exome sequencing, exon microarray analysis, and flow cytometry to extensively characterize these models, which revealed striking differences that may underlie these contrasting response profiles...
December 6, 2016: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922912/the-current-overuse-and-misuse-of-meta-analyses-on-sublingual-immunotherapy-the-case-of-grass-pollen-allergy
#13
Erminia Ridolo, Cristoforo Incorvaia, Bruna Luciana Gritti, Giovanni Passalacqua
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Meta-analysis provides the highest level of evidence-based efficacy of a medical treatment or intervention. Allergen immunotherapy in its two forms of subcutaneous immunotherapy and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is an effective treatment of respiratory allergy as shown by meta-analyses, but in recent years there has been an overflow of meta-analyses on SLIT, with contrasting results that may generate confusion among physicians. RECENT FINDINGS: It can be observed that flaws are often present in meta-analyses including: incorrect selection of trials, inappropriate use of evaluation parameters for the analysis, and unsuitable analyses...
December 5, 2016: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920468/immune-checkpoint-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Henrik Johansson, Roland Andersson, Monika Bauden, Sarah Hammes, Stefan Holdenrieder, Daniel Ansari
Novel treatment modalities are necessary for pancreatic cancer. Immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibition has shown effect in other solid tumors, and could have a place in pancreatic cancer treatment. Most available clinical studies on immune checkpoint inhibitors for pancreatic cancer are not yet completed and are still recruiting patients. Among the completed trials, there have been findings of a preliminary nature such as delayed disease progression and enhanced overall survival after treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors in mono- or combination therapy...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919707/autoimmune-cardiotoxicity-of-cancer-immunotherapy
#15
Feixiong Cheng, Joseph Loscalzo
Contemporary immunotherapies (e.g., immune checkpoint inhibitors), which enhance the immune response to cancer cells, improve clinical outcomes in several malignancies. A recent study reported the cases of two patients with metastatic melanoma who developed fatal myocarditis during ipilimumab and nivolumab combination immunotherapy; these examples highlight the risk of unbridled activation of the immune system.
December 2, 2016: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916607/current-status-of-biomarker-and-targeted-nanoparticle-development-the-precision-oncology-approach-for-pancreatic-cancer-therapy
#16
Lei Zhu, Charles Staley, David Kooby, Bassel El-Rays, Hui Mao, Lily Yang
Pancreatic cancer remains one of the major causes of cancer-related mortality. The majority of pancreatic cancer patients are diagnosed at the advanced stage with unresectable and drug resistant tumors. The new treatments with the combination of chemotherapy, molecular targeted therapy, and immunotherapy have shown modest effects on therapeutic efficacy and survival of the patients. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop effective therapeutic approaches targeting highly heterogeneous pancreatic cancer cells and tumor microenvironments...
December 1, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916291/intratumoral-immunization-by-p19arf-and-interferon-%C3%AE-gene-transfer-in-a-heterotopic-mouse-model-of-lung-carcinoma
#17
João Paulo Portela Catani, Ruan F V Medrano, Aline Hunger, Paulo Del Valle, Sandy Adjemian, Daniela Bertolini Zanatta, Guido Kroemer, Eugenia Costanzi-Strauss, Bryan E Strauss
Therapeutic strategies that act by eliciting and enhancing antitumor immunity have been clinically validated as an effective treatment modality but may benefit from the induction of both cell death and immune activation as primary stimuli. Using our AdRGD-PG adenovector platform, we show here for the first time that in situ gene transfer of p19Arf and interferon-β (IFNβ) in the LLC1 mouse model of lung carcinoma acts as an immunotherapy. Although p19Arf is sufficient to induce cell death, only its pairing with IFNβ significantly induced markers of immunogenic cell death...
December 2016: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915973/engaging-cell-death-pathways-for-the-treatment-of-rhabdomyosarcoma
#18
Christine C Dobson, Stephanie Langlois, David Grynspan, Kyle N Cowan, Martin Holcik
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a malignant neoplasm of presumed mesenchymal origin, is the most common soft tissue cancer of childhood. Despite aggressive treatment, resistance to current therapies remains a challenge. The success of most cytotoxic chemotherapies requires intact programmed cell death (apoptosis) pathways. Defects in the cellular apoptotic program play a key role in the pathogenesis of RMS and contribute to chemotherapeutic resistance to current treatments. Targeting and engaging apoptotic pathways using small-molecule IAP antagonists, death-inducing ligands, reestablishing pannexin channel expression and activity, immunotherapies, or a combination of these approaches is expected to improve outcomes in RMS patients...
2016: Critical Reviews in Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915972/resistance-to-cell-death-and-its-modulation-in-cancer-stem-cells
#19
Ahmad R Safa
Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that human cancers arise from various tissues of origin that initiate from cancer stem cells (CSCs) or cancer-initiating cells. The extrinsic and intrinsic apoptotic pathways are dysregulated in CSCs, and these cells play crucial roles in tumor initiation, progression, cell death resistance, chemo- and radiotherapy resistance, and tumor recurrence. Understanding CSC-specific signaling proteins and pathways is necessary to identify specific therapeutic targets that may lead to the development of more efficient therapies selectively targeting CSCs...
2016: Critical Reviews in Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913998/immunotherapy-for-breast-cancer-past-present-and-future
#20
Alison Spellman, Shou-Ching Tang
Immunotherapy has shown promise in many solid tumors including melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer with an evolving role in breast cancer. Immunotherapy encompasses a wide range of therapies including immune checkpoint inhibition, monoclonal antibodies, bispecific antibodies, vaccinations, antibody-drug conjugates, and identifying other emerging interventions targeting the tumor microenvironment. Increasing efficacy of these treatments in breast cancer patients requires identification of better biomarkers to guide patient selection; recognizing when to initiate these therapies in multi-modality treatment plans; establishing novel assays to monitor immune-mediated responses; and creating combined systemic therapy options incorporating conventional treatments such as chemotherapy and endocrine therapy...
December 2, 2016: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
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