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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335643/prospects-and-progress-of-atezolizumab-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Johan Vansteenkiste, Els Wauters, Keunchil Park, Achim Rittmeyer, Alan Sandler, Alexander Spira
Immunotherapy has recently come to the forefront of oncology treatment as a potential means of combating cancer by restoring the body's adaptive cancer-immunity cycle. Atezolizumab is a monoclonal antibody agent that specifically targets programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1), a key molecule in the cancer-immunity pathway, to block binding to its receptors PD-1 and B7.1. Areas covered: This review covers the role of atezolizumab in the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Several studies have reported promising efficacy in this indication...
March 24, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326837/checkpoint-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-brain-metastases-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-melanoma
#2
Hampig Raphael Kourie, Hassan Kanaan, Gil Awada, Ahmad Hussein Awada
Brain metastases (BMs) are representing a new challenge for the oncologist; their incidence is increasing due to the better overall survival and systemic disease control in many malignancies, consequent to new potent cytotoxic and targeted therapies. In the era of immunotherapies, checkpoint inhibitors are representing a new therapeutic option in different solid tumors and settings; preliminary results showed potential activity of these agents in patients with BM, when administered as single agent or in combination with radiation therapy...
February 28, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325214/antibody-based-cancer-therapy-successful-agents-and-novel-approaches
#3
D Hendriks, G Choi, M de Bruyn, V R Wiersma, E Bremer
Since their discovery, antibodies have been viewed as ideal candidates or "magic bullets" for use in targeted therapy in the fields of cancer, autoimmunity, and chronic inflammatory disorders. A wave of antibody-dedicated research followed, which resulted in the clinical approval of a first generation of monoclonal antibodies for cancer therapy such as rituximab (1997) and cetuximab (2004), and infliximab (2002) for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. More recently, the development of antibodies that prevent checkpoint-mediated inhibition of T cell responses invigorated the field of cancer immunotherapy...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321814/immunotherapy-in-nsclc-a-promising-and-revolutionary-weapon
#4
Christian Rolfo, Christian Caglevic, Mariacarmela Santarpia, Antonio Araujo, Elisa Giovannetti, Carolina Diaz Gallardo, Patrick Pauwels, Mauricio Mahave
Lung cancer is the leader malignancy worldwide accounting 1.5 millions of deaths every year. In the United States the 5 year-overall survival is less than 20% for all the newly diagnosed patients. Cisplatin-based cytotoxic chemotherapy for unresectable or metastatic NSCLC patients in the first line of treatment, and docetaxel in the second line, have achieved positive results but with limited benefit in overall survival. Targeted therapies for EGFR and ALK mutant patients have showed better results when compared with chemotherapy, nevertheless most of patients will fail and need to be treated with chemotherapy if they still have a good performance status...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321811/interleukin-2-old-and-new-approaches-to-enhance-immune-therapeutic-efficacy
#5
Pooja Dhupkar, Nancy Gordon
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a very well-known cytokine that has been studied for the past 35 years. It plays a major role in the growth and proliferation of many immune cells such NK and T cells. It is an important immunotherapy cytokine for the treatment of various diseases including cancer. Systemic delivery of IL-2 has shown clinical benefit in renal cell carcinoma and melanoma patients. However, its use has been limited by the numerous toxicities encountered with the systemic delivery. Intravenous IL-2 causes the well-known "capillary leak syndrome," or the leakage of fluid from the circulatory system to the interstitial space resulting in hypotension (low blood pressure), edema, and dyspnea that can lead to circulatory shock and eventually cardiopulmonary collapse and multiple organ failure...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319049/resisting-fatal-attraction-a-glioma-oncometabolite-prevents-cd8-t-cell-recruitment
#6
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...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318951/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-expression-with-the-clone-sp142-antibody-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer%C3%A2-patients
#7
Kazuki Takada, Gouji Toyokawa, Tatsuro Okamoto, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Yuka Kozuma, Taichi Matsubara, Naoki Haratake, Takaki Akamine, Shinkichi Takamori, Masakazu Katsura, Fumihiro Shoji, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) and programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) have been identified as novel targets for immunotherapy, with anti-PD-1 therapy currently the standard treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients after the failure of first-line chemotherapy treatment. The recent phase II POPLAR and phase III OAK studies showed that atezolizumab, a representative PD-L1 inhibitor, exhibited a survival benefit compared with standard therapy in patients with NSCLC...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315073/mechanisms-of-resistance-to-immune-checkpoint-antibodies
#8
Rodrigo N Ramos, Eliane Piaggio, Emanuela Romano
Immunotherapy using checkpoint inhibitors has changed the way we treat several aggressive cancers such as melanoma, non-small cell lung and head & neck cancers, among others, with durable responses achieved in the metastatic setting. However, unfortunately, the vast majority of patients do not respond to checkpoint inhibition therapy and a minority of patients, who do respond to treatment, develop secondary resistance and experience relapse by mechanisms still inadequately understood. Emerging evidence shows that alterations in multiple signaling pathways are involved in primary and/or secondary resistance to checkpoint inhibition...
March 18, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303311/-immunotherapy-of-cancer-with-checkpoint-inhibitors-not-only-in-malignant-melanoma
#9
A Neubauer
The newest weapon in cancer therapy is checkpoint inhibition, which is the result of basic immunology research. The success of this therapy is based on the fact that upon light microscopy, many solid tumors harbor lymphocytic cells infiltrating the tumor (TILs), and in many solid tumors, the presence of these TILs are prognostic. Ipilimumab was the first monoclonal antibody developed against a target present on T cells after becoming activated, CTLA-4. In malignant melanoma, ipilimumab showed its beneficial effect as compared to a placebo peptide...
March 16, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293764/immune-checkpoint-inhibition-and-its-relationship-with-hypermutation-phenoytype-as-a-potential-treatment-for-glioblastoma
#10
REVIEW
Manohan Sinnadurai, Kerrie L McDonald
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common malignant brain tumour in adults. Current prognosis with standard treatment is poor. Immunotherapy is a new paradigm in tumour management. Specifically, recent advances in the field of immune checkpoint molecules have led to dramatic results in many cancers. Inhibition of one particular, programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) has recently been shown to be highly effective in melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer. There has also been recent data to suggest potential benefit in GBM...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293123/pembrolizumab-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patient-selection-and-perspectives
#11
REVIEW
Ashwin Somasundaram, Timothy F Burns
Lung cancer is the leading killer of both men and women in the US, and the 5-year survival remains poor. However, the approval of checkpoint blockade immunotherapy has shifted the treatment paradigm and provides hope for improved survival. The ability of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to evade the host immune system can be overcome by agents such as pembrolizumab (MK-3475/lambrolizumab), which is a monoclonal antibody targeting the programmed death 1 (PD-1) receptor. In early studies, treatment with pembrolizumab led to dramatic and durable responses in select patients (PD-L1+ tumors)...
2017: Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292730/chemotherapy-in-combination-with-cytokine-induced-killer-cell-transfusion-an-effective-therapeutic-option-for-patients-with-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
#12
Jianmin Huang, Quancheng Kan, Lan, Xuan Zhao, Zhen Zhang, Shuangning Yang, Hong Li, Liping Wang, Li Xu, Zhe Cheng, Yi Zhang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In the past decade of clinical studies, the combination of chemotherapy with cytokine induced killer (CIK) cell transfusion has confirmed a promised efficacy in several types of cancer. CIK cells are a mixture of T lymphocytes, generated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells induced by multiple cytokines. This study was aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of chemotherapy combined with CIK- cell therapy in patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer (ES SCLC)...
March 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289860/the-pd-l1-pd-1-pathway-promotes-dysfunction-but-not-exhaustion-in-tumor-responding-t-cells-from-pleural-effusions-in-lung-cancer-patients
#13
Heriberto Prado-Garcia, Susana Romero-Garcia, Alejandra Puerto-Aquino, Uriel Rumbo-Nava
Malignant pleural effusions are frequent in patients with advanced stages of lung cancer and are commonly infiltrated by lymphocytes and tumor cells. CD8+ T cells from these effusions have reduced effector functions. The programmed death receptor 1(PD-1)/programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) pathway is involved in T-cell exhaustion, and it might be responsible for T-cell dysfunction in lung cancer patients. Here, we show that PD-L1 is expressed on tumor cell samples from malignant effusions, on lung cancer cell lines, and, interestingly, on MRC-5 lung fibroblasts...
March 13, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289713/th17-cells-are-refractory-to-senescence-and-retain-robust-antitumor-activity-after-long-term-ex-vivo-expansion
#14
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/28286532/efficacy-of-juzentaihoto-for-tumor-immunotherapy-in-b16-melanoma-metastasis-model
#15
Shintaro Ishikawa, Takako Ishikawa, Chiaki Tezuka, Kazuhito Asano, Masataka Sunagawa, Tadashi Hisamitsu
Introduction. Medical care for Japanese cancer patients includes Western and Kampo medicines, and treatments with juzentaihoto (JTT) reportedly prevent cancer metastasis and recurrence. In this study, we examined the effects of JTT on natural killer (NK) cell activity and metastasis in combined treatments with anti-PD-1 antibody in a mouse model of melanoma metastasis. Methods. C57BL/6 male mice were intravenously injected with B16 melanoma cells (B16 cell) and were given chow containing 3% JTT. In subsequent in vivo experiments, we assessed serum cytokine levels and tumor colony formation in the lungs...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285695/optimal-management-of-alk-positive-nsclc-progressing-on-crizotinib
#16
REVIEW
Giulio Metro, Marco Tazza, Roberta Matocci, Rita Chiari, Lucio Crinò
Crizotinib is an anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (-TKI) that represents the standard first-line treatment of patients with ALK-rearranged (ALK-positive) advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In this setting, crizotinib has demonstrated a response rate of roughly 75% and a median progression-free survival just under one year. However, acquired resistance will emerge in virtually all crizotinib-treated patients, whose management may require a diversified approach according to the pace of the disease and/or the site(s) of disease progression...
April 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285592/successes-and-failures-what-did-we-learn-from-recent-first-line-treatment-immunotherapy-trials-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Jordi Remon, Benjamin Besse, Jean-Charles Soria
The immune checkpoint inhibitors have significantly modified the therapeutic landscape of advanced non-small cell lung cancer in second-line and, more recently, first-line settings. Because of the superior outcome with pembrolizumab as an upfront strategy, PD-L1 status should now be considered a new reflex biomarker for guiding first-line treatment in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Improved responses have also been reported with the combination of immune checkpoint inhibitors and chemotherapy as the first-line treatment; however, this strategy has not yet been validated by phase III trial data and its interplay with PD-L1 status still requires clarification...
March 13, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280984/treatment-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-by-molecular-targeted-therapy-and-immunotherapy
#18
REVIEW
Motonobu Saito, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Koji Kono, Seiichi Takenoshita, Takashi Kohno
Lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) is a cancer treatable using targeted therapies against driver gene aberrations. EGFR mutations and ALK fusions are frequent gene aberrations in LADC, and personalized therapies against those aberrations have become a standard therapy. These targeted therapies have shown significant positive efficacy and tolerable toxicity compared to conventional chemotherapy, so it is necessary to identify additional druggable genetic aberrations. Other than EGFR mutations and ALK fusions, mutations in KRAS, HER2, and BRAF, and driver fusions involving RET and ROS1, have also been identified in LADC...
March 9, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277882/investigational-therapies-for-squamous-cell-lung-cancer-from-animal-studies-to-phase-ii-trials
#19
Elaine Shum, Feng Wang, Salem Kim, Roman Perez-Soler, Haiying Cheng
It remains challenging to treat squamous cell lung cancer (SCC) with limited therapeutic options. However, recent breakthroughs in targeted therapies and immunotherapies have shed some light on the management of this deadly disease. Areas covered: The article first reviews the current treatment options for advanced SCC, especially recent FDA approved molecular agents (afatinib, ramucirumab and necitumumab) and immunotherapies (nivolumab, pembrolizumab and atezolimumab). We then provide an overview on investigational therapies with data ranging from preclinical to phase II studies, focusing on new cytotoxic agents, emerging molecularly targeted agents (including a PARP inhibitor for Homologous Recombinant Deficiency positive SCC) and novel immunotherapeutic strategies...
March 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276698/the-role-of-checkpoint-inhibitors-immunotherapy-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-elderly
#20
Assunta Sgambato, Francesca Casaluce, Cesare Gridelli
Immune checkpoint inhibition is a novel treatment modality that has brought a new hope to patients with advanced NSCLC. Several molecules targeting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA4) or programmed cell death 1 receptor/programmed death ligand-1 (PD1/PD-L1) pathways are under evaluation in NSCLC and three of them are currently approved: nivolumab and atezolizumab for advanced NSCLC after prior chemotherapy and pembrolizumab for advanced NSCLC expressing PD-L1 ≥ 1% after at least one prior chemotherapy regimen and > 50% as a first-line response...
February 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
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