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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140105/durvalumab-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-current-developments
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Laura Mezquita, David Planchard
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are a key component of treating advanced cancer patients, principally antibodies against CTLA-4 and PD-1 or PD-L1. Durvalumab (MEDI4736) is a selective, high-affinity, human IgG1 monoclonal antibody that blocks PD-L1, which binds to PD-1 and CD80, but not to PD-L2. Single-agent durvalumab showed clinical efficacy and a manageable safety profile in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, particularly the ≥25% PD-L1+ population. Durvalumab is under evaluation in early, locally advanced and advanced disease as monotherapy and combined with ICIs, targeted therapies, chemotherapy and radiotherapy...
November 15, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138861/immunogenic-tumor-cell-death-induced-by-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-and-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Keita Aoto, Kousaku Mimura, Hirokazu Okayama, Motonobu Saito, Shun Chida, Masaru Noda, Takahiro Nakajima, Katsuharu Saito, Noriko Abe, Shinji Ohki, Tohru Ohtake, Seiichi Takenoshita, Koji Kono
It has been reported that chemo-radiotherapy can induce immunogenic tumor cell death (ICD), which triggers T-cell immunity mainly mediated by high-mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) and calreticulin. However, there is still limited information to support this theory relating to chemotherapy alone. In the present study, the expression of HMGB1 and calreticulin was evaluated by immunohistochemistry in pre-treatment biopsy specimens and surgically resected specimens, which were obtained from patients with breast cancer (n=52) and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) (n=8) who had been treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC)...
November 14, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138841/enhanced-activated-t%C3%A2-cell-subsets-in-prostate-cancer-patients-receiving-iodine-125-low-dose-rate-prostate-brachytherapy
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Makoto Kubo, Takefumi Satoh, Hiromichi Ishiyama, Ken-Ichi Tabata, Hideyasu Tsumura, Shoko Komori, Masatsugu Iwamura, Shiro Baba, Kazushige Hayakawa, Toshihiko Kawamura, Fumiya Obata
Radiotherapy (RT) is one of the most important treatments for prostate cancer. Although RT can kill cancer cells through direct and indirect effects of radiation, it occasionally induces an abscopal effect whereby localized radiation treatment is associated with elimination of metastatic cancer at a distance from the irradiated area. Thus, RT may induce an effective antitumor immune response, although the mechanism involved has remained unclear. The present was designed to evaluate this effect of RT in 36 patients with prostate cancer who provided informed consent prior to enrollment in this clinical trial...
November 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137877/immune-analysis-of-radium-223-in-patients-with-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Joseph W Kim, Min Sun Shin, Youna Kang, Insoo Kang, Daniel P Petrylak
BACKGROUND: Radium223 (Ra223) delivers high-energy radiation to osteoblastic metastasis of prostate cancer, resulting in irreparable double-stranded DNA damage. The effects of Ra223 on CD8+ T cell subsets in patients with prostate cancer is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifteen men with metastatic prostate cancer with clinical indication for Ra223 without any autoimmune or immune deficiency conditions were enrolled. Patients received a course of Ra223 50 kBq/kg...
October 24, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137359/granulysin-expressed-in-a-humanized-mouse-model-induces-apoptotic-cell-death-and-suppresses-tumorigenicity
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Ya-Wen Hsiao, Tsung-Ching Lai, Yu-Hsiang Lin, Chia-Yi Su, Jih-Jong Lee, Albert Taiching Liao, Yuan-Feng Lin, Shu-Chen Hsieh, Alexander T H Wu, Michael Hsiao
Granulysin (GNLY) is a cytolytic and proinflammatory protein expressed in activated human cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and natural killer (NK) cells. Conventional mouse models cannot adequately address the triggering mechanism and immunopathological pathways in GNLY-associated diseases due to lack of the GNLY gene in the mouse genome. Therefore, we generated a humanized immune system (HIS) mouse model by transplanting human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells into NOD.Cg-Prkdc(scid) Il2rg(tm1Wjl) /SzJ (NSG) mice after sublethally irradiation...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136080/ultraviolet-radiation-induced-immunosuppression-and-its-relevance-for-skin-carcinogenesis
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Prue H Hart, Mary Norval
The realisation that UV radiation (UVR) exposure could induce a suppressed immune environment for the initiation of carcinogenesis in the skin was first described more than 40 years ago. Van der Leun and his colleagues contributed to this area in the 1980s and 90s by experiments in mice involving UV wavelength and dose-dependency in the formation of such tumours, in addition to illustrating both the local and systemic effect of the UVR on the immune system. Since these early days, many aspects of the complex pathways of UV-induced immunosuppression have been studied and are outlined in this review...
November 14, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135155/-laser-therapy-for-male-infertility-part-1-etiology-and-pathogenesis-experimental-studies
#7
O I Apolikhin, S V Moskvin
Male infertility is associated with a wide range of pathological conditions affecting both the sexual and other body systems: endocrine, nervous, blood, and immune. Laser therapy is a form of modern physiotherapy that applies low-intensity laser radiation in various parts of the body. It is widely used in all areas of modern medicine due to its high efficiency, ease of use, the absence of contraindications and side effects. The authors reviewed the results of 171 studies investigating laser therapy, of which 93 were experimental (20 in Russian and 73 international publications), 4 clinical and experimental (all in Russian), 74 clinical (73 in Russian and 1in English)...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132406/sjcrt-a-recombinant-schistosoma-japonicum-calreticulin-induces-maturation-of-dendritic-cells-and-a-th1-polarized-immune-response-in-mice
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Lizhen Ma, Dandan Li, Chunxiu Yuan, Xiangqian Zhang, Na Ta, Xiaochao Zhao, Yumei Li, Xingang Feng
BACKGROUND: It is well known that immunization of radiation-attenuated (RA) schistosoma cercariae or schistosomula can induce high levels of protective immunity against schistosoma cercariae reinfection in many animals. Many studies have shown that the Th1 cellular immune response is crucial for the protective effect elicited by RA schistosomula. However, the molecular mechanism of this strong protective immunity remains unclear. METHODS: The expression profiles of Schistosoma japonicum calreticulin (SjCRT) in RA and normal schistosoma-derived cells were investigated by flow cytometry...
November 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131032/anti-psoriasis-effects-and-mechanisms-of-%C3%AE-8-quinolinoxy-zinc-phthalocyanine-mediated-photodynamic-therapy
#9
Han-Qing Liu, Ying-Ming Wang, Wan-Fang Li, Chao Li, Zhi-Huan Jiang, Jie Bao, Jin-Feng Wei, Hong-Tao Jin, Ai-Ping Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the anti-psoriasis effects of α-(8-quinolinoxy) zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPc-F7)-mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) and to reveal its mechanisms. METHODS: HaCaT cells were used to observe the influence of ZnPc-F7-PDT on cell proliferation in vitro. The in vivo anti-psoriasis effects of ZnPc-F7-PDT were evaluated using a mouse vagina model, a propranolol-induced cavy psoriasis model and an imiquimod (IMQ)-induced nude mouse psoriasis model...
November 9, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127674/pharmacotherapeutic-management-of-pediatric-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Christine Mauz-Körholz, Natascha Ströter, Julia Baumann, Ante Botzen, Katharina Körholz, Dieter Körholz
Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) comprise approximately 15% of all childhood malignancies. Cure rates for both lymphoma entities have evolved tremendously during the last couple of decades, raising the 5-year survival rates to almost 100% for HL and to 85% for NHL. The mainstay therapy for both malignancies is still chemotherapy-with different regimens recommended for different types of disease. In HL, combined modality treatment, i.e., chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy, has long been the standard regimen...
November 10, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127106/a-melanin-mediated-cancer-immunotherapy-patch
#11
Yanqi Ye, Chao Wang, Xudong Zhang, Quanyin Hu, Yuqi Zhang, Qi Liu, Di Wen, Joshua Milligan, Adriano Bellotti, Leaf Huang, Gianpietro Dotti, Zhen Gu
Melanin is capable of transforming 99.9% of the absorbed sunlight energy into heat, reducing the risk of skin cancer. We here develop a melanin-mediated cancer immunotherapy strategy through a transdermal microneedle patch. B16F10 whole tumor lysate containing melanin is loaded into polymeric microneedles that allow sustained release of the lysate upon insertion into the skin. In combination with the near-infrared light irradiation, melanin in the patch mediates the generation of heat, which further promotes tumor-antigen uptake by dendritic cells, and leads to enhanced antitumor vaccination...
November 10, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126988/morinda-officinalis-how-a-comprehensive-review-of-traditional-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology
#12
REVIEW
Jian-Hua Zhang, Hai-Liang Xin, Yue-Ming Xu, Yi Shen, Yu-Qiong He, Hsien-Yeh, Bing Lin, Hong-Tao Song, Juan-Liu, Hai-Yue Yang, Lu-Ping Qin, Qiao-Yan Zhang, Juan Du
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The medicinal plant Morinda officinalisHow. (MO) and its root have long been used in traditional medicines in China and northeast Asia as tonics for nourishing the kidney, strengthening the bone and enhancing immunofunction in the treatment of impotence, osteoporosis, depression and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and dermatitis. AIM OF THE REVIEW: This review aims to sum up updated and comprehensive information about traditional usage, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of MO and provide insights intopotential opportunities for future research and development of this plant...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126306/the-future-of-radiobiology
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David G Kirsch, Max Diehn, Aparna H Kesarwala, Amit Maity, Meredith A Morgan, Julie K Schwarz, Robert Bristow, Sandra Demaria, Iris Eke, Robert J Griffin, Daphne Haas-Kogan, Geoff S Higgins, Alec C Kimmelman, Randall J Kimple, Isabelle M Lombaert, Li Ma, Brian Marples, Frank Pajonk, Catherine C Park, Dörthe Schaue, Eric J Bernhard
Innovation and progress in radiation oncology depend on discovery and insights realized through research in radiation biology. Radiobiology research has led to fundamental scientific insights, from the discovery of stem/progenitor cells to the definition of signal transduction pathways activated by ionizing radiation that are now recognized as integral to the DNA damage response (DDR). Radiobiological discoveries are guiding clinical trials that test radiation therapy combined with inhibitors of the DDR kinases DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK), ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM), ataxia telangiectasia related (ATR), and immune or cell cycle checkpoint inhibitors...
November 3, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124710/ultraviolet-irradiation-of-blood-the-cure-that-time-forgot
#14
Michael R Hamblin
Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) was extensively used in the 1940s and 1950s to treat many diseases including septicemia, pneumonia, tuberculosis, arthritis, asthma and even poliomyelitis. The early studies were carried out by several physicians in USA and published in the American Journal of Surgery. However with the development of antibiotics, UBI use declined and it has now been called "the cure that time forgot". Later studies were mostly performed by Russian workers and in other Eastern countries and the modern view in Western countries is that UBI remains highly controversial...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124709/phototherapy-of-psoriasis-a-chronic-inflammatory-skin-disease
#15
Emőke Rácz, Errol P Prens
Phototherapy is an effective treatment modality for several skin diseases which has been in use from the era of the Egyptians. Insight into its mode of action has gradually accumulated over the past decades. A crucial biological effect of ultraviolet radiation is the induction of apoptosis in T lymphocytes and in keratinocytes in the epidermis. Via this mechanism inflammation-induced pathological changes characteristic of psoriasis are counteracted.Phototherapy remains the only therapeutic option for certain patient groups where modification of the systemic immune reactions is contraindicated, such as by HIV, internal malignancy or pregnancy...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124692/ultraviolet-radiations-skin-defense-damage-mechanism
#16
Dheeraj Mohania, Shikha Chandel, Parveen Kumar, Vivek Verma, Kumar Digvijay, Deepika Tripathi, Khushboo Choudhury, Sandeep Kumar Mitten, Dilip Shah
UV-radiations are the invisible part of light spectra having a wavelength between visible rays and X-rays. Based on wavelength, UV rays are subdivided into UV-A (320-400 nm), UV-B (280-320 nm) and UV-C (200-280 nm). Ultraviolet rays can have both harmful and beneficial effects. UV-C has the property of ionization thus acting as a strong mutagen, which can cause immune-mediated disease and cancer in adverse cases. Numbers of genetic factors have been identified in human involved in inducing skin cancer from UV-radiations...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124688/uv-induced-molecular-signaling-differences-in-melanoma-and-non-melanoma-skin-cancer
#17
Feng Liu-Smith, Jinjing Jia, Yan Zheng
There are three major types of skin cancer: melanoma, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). BCC and SCC are often referred to as non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). NMSCs are relatively non-lethal and curable by surgery, hence are not reportable in most cancer registries all over the world. Melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. Its incidence rate (case number) is about 1/10th of that for NMSC, yet its death toll is ~8 fold higher than NMSC.Melanomas arise from melanocytes which are normally located on the basement membrane with dendrites extending into the epidermal keratinocytes...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123967/ionizing-radiation-sensitizes-tumors-to-pd-l1-immune-checkpoint-blockade-in-orthotopic-murine-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Ayman Oweida, Shelby Lennon, Dylan Calame, Sean Korpela, Shilpa Bhatia, Jaspreet Sharma, Caleb Graham, David Binder, Natalie Serkova, David Raben, Lynn Heasley, Eric Clambey, Raphael Nemenoff, Sana D Karam
Immunotherapy clinical trials targeting the programmed-death ligand axis (PD-1/PD-L1) show that most head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients are resistant to PD-1/PD-L1 inhibition. We investigated whether local radiation to the tumor can transform the immune landscape and render poorly immunogenic HNSCC tumors sensitive to PD-L1 inhibition. We used the first novel orthotopic model of HNSCC with genetically distinct murine cell lines. Tumors were resistant to PD-L1 checkpoint blockade, harbored minimal PD-L1 expression and tumor infiltrating lymphocytes at baseline, and were resistant to radiotherapy...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123950/immune-evasion-mechanisms-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibition-in-advanced-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#19
REVIEW
Dirk Schadendorf, Paul Nghiem, Shailender Bhatia, Axel Hauschild, Philippe Saiag, Lisa Mahnke, Subramanian Hariharan, Howard L Kaufman
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare skin cancer caused by Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) infection and/or ultraviolet radiation-induced somatic mutations. The presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes is evidence that an active immune response to MCPyV and tumor-associated neoantigens occurs in some patients. However, inhibitory immune molecules, including programmed death-1 (PD-1) and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), within the MCC tumor microenvironment aid in tumor evasion of T-cell-mediated clearance...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123947/translational-nanoparticle-engineering-for-cancer-vaccines
#20
REVIEW
Adam J Grippin, Elias J Sayour, Duane A Mitchell
Conventional cancer treatments remain insufficient to treat many therapy-resistant tumors.(1) Cancer vaccines attempt to overcome this resistance by activating the patient's immune system to eliminate tumor cells without the toxicity of systemic chemotherapy and radiation. Nanoparticles (NPs) are promising as customizable, immunostimulatory carriers to protect and deliver antigen. Although many NP vaccines have been investigated in preclinical settings, a few have advanced into clinical application, and still fewer have demonstrated clinical benefit...
2017: Oncoimmunology
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