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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651374/cd70-a-novel-target-of-car-t-cell-therapy-for-gliomas
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Linchun Jin, Haitao Ge, Yu Long, Changlin Yang, Yifan Emily Chang, Luyan Mu, Elias J Sayour, Gabriel De Leon, Qiong J Wang, James C Yang, Paul S Kubilis, Hongbo Bao, Songsong Xia, Dunyue Lu, Yingjun Kong, Li Hu, Yujiao Shang, Chencheng Jiang, Jing Nie, Shimin Li, Yunhe Gu, Jiahang Sun, Duane A Mitchell, Zhiguo Lin, Jianping Huang
Background: Cancer immunotherapy represents a promising treatment approach for malignant-gliomas, but is hampered by the limited number of ubiquitously expressed tumor antigens and the profoundly immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. We identified CD70 as a novel immunosuppressive ligand and glioma target. Methods: Normal tissues derived from 52 different organs, and primary and recurrent low-grade gliomas (LGGs) and glioblastomas (GBMs) were thoroughly evaluated for CD70 gene and protein expression...
June 23, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650644/combination-of-plant-virus-nanoparticle-based-in-situ-vaccination-with-chemotherapy-potentiates-antitumor-response
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Karin L Lee, Abner A Murray, Duc H T Le, Mee Rie Sheen, Sourabh Shukla, Ulrich Commandeur, Steven Fiering, Nicole F Steinmetz
Immunotherapeutics are gaining more traction in the armamentarium used to combat cancer. Specifically, in situ vaccination strategies have gained interest because of their ability to alter the tumor microenvironment to an antitumor state. Herein, we investigate whether flexuous plant virus-based nanoparticles formed by the potato virus X (PVX) can be used as an immunotherapeutic for in situ vaccine monotherapy. We further developed dual chemo-immunotherapeutics by incorporating doxorubicin (DOX) into PVX yielding a dual-functional nanoparticle (PVX-DOX) or by coadministration of the two therapeutic regimes, PVX immunotherapy and DOX chemotherapy (PVX+DOX)...
June 26, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650339/ilc2-modulated-t-cell-to-mdsc-balance-is-associated-with-bladder-cancer-recurrence
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Mathieu F Chevalier, Sara Trabanelli, Julien Racle, Bérengère Salomé, Valérie Cesson, Dalila Gharbi, Perrine Bohner, Sonia Domingos-Pereira, Florence Dartiguenave, Anne-Sophie Fritschi, Daniel E Speiser, Cyrill A Rentsch, David Gfeller, Patrice Jichlinski, Denise Nardelli-Haefliger, Camilla Jandus, Laurent Derré
Non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) is a highly recurrent tumor despite intravesical immunotherapy instillation with the bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine. In a prospective longitudinal study, we took advantage of BCG instillations, which increase local immune infiltration, to characterize immune cell populations in the urine of patients with NMIBC as a surrogate for the bladder tumor microenvironment. We observed an infiltration of neutrophils, T cells, monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (M-MDSCs), and group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650338/ifn-%C3%AE-related-mrna-profile-predicts-clinical-response-to-pd-1-blockade
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Mark Ayers, Jared Lunceford, Michael Nebozhyn, Erin Murphy, Andrey Loboda, David R Kaufman, Andrew Albright, Jonathan D Cheng, S Peter Kang, Veena Shankaran, Sarina A Piha-Paul, Jennifer Yearley, Tanguy Y Seiwert, Antoni Ribas, Terrill K McClanahan
Programmed death-1-directed (PD-1-directed) immune checkpoint blockade results in durable antitumor activity in many advanced malignancies. Recent studies suggest that IFN-γ is a critical driver of programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression in cancer and host cells, and baseline intratumoral T cell infiltration may improve response likelihood to anti-PD-1 therapies, including pembrolizumab. However, whether quantifying T cell-inflamed microenvironment is a useful pan-tumor determinant of PD-1-directed therapy response has not been rigorously evaluated...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649658/niche-localized-tumor-cells-are-protected-from-her2-targeted-therapy-via-upregulation-of-an-anti-apoptotic-program-in-vivo
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Jason J Zoeller, Roderick T Bronson, Laura M Selfors, Gordon B Mills, Joan S Brugge
Several lines of evidence suggest that components of the tumor microenvironment, specifically basement membrane and extracellular matrix proteins, influence drug sensitivities. We previously reported differential drug sensitivity of tumor cells localized adjacent to laminin-rich extracellular matrix in three-dimensional tumor spheroid cultures. To evaluate whether differential intra-tumor responses to targeted therapy occur in vivo, we examined the sensitivity of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive tumors to lapatinib using a previously described ductal carcinoma in situ-like model characterized by tumor cell confinement within ductal structures surrounded by an organized basement membrane...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649646/human-brain-metastatic-stroma-attracts-breast-cancer-cells-via-chemokines-cxcl16-and-cxcl12
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Brile Chung, Ali A Esmaeili, Sailesh Gopalakrishna-Pillai, John P Murad, Emily S Andersen, Naveen Kumar Reddy, Gayathri Srinivasan, Brian Armstrong, Caleb Chu, Young Kim, Tommy Tong, James Waisman, John H Yim, Behnam Badie, Peter P Lee
The tumor microenvironment is composed of heterogeneous populations of cells, including cancer, immune, and stromal cells. Progression of tumor growth and initiation of metastasis is critically dependent on the reciprocal interactions between cancer cells and stroma. Through RNA-Seq and protein analyses, we found that cancer-associated fibroblasts derived from human breast cancer brain metastasis express significantly higher levels of chemokines CXCL12 and CXCL16 than fibroblasts from primary breast tumors or normal breast...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649600/oncolytic-herpes-virus-rrp450-shows-efficacy-in-orthotopic-xenograft-group-3-4-medulloblastomas-and-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumors
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Adam W Studebaker, Brian J Hutzen, Christopher R Pierson, Kellie B Haworth, Timothy P Cripe, Eric M Jackson, Jeffrey R Leonard
Pediatric brain tumors including medulloblastoma and atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor are associated with significant mortality and treatment-associated morbidity. While medulloblastoma tumors within molecular subgroups 3 and 4 have a propensity to metastasize, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors frequently afflict a very young patient population. Adjuvant treatment options for children suffering with these tumors are not only sub-optimal but also associated with many neurocognitive obstacles. A potentially novel treatment approach is oncolytic virotherapy, a developing therapeutic platform currently in early-phase clinical trials for pediatric brain tumors and recently US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved to treat melanoma in adults...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649243/distinct-blood-and-visceral-adipose-tissue-regulatory-t-cell-and-innate-lymphocyte-profiles-characterize-obesity-and-colorectal-cancer
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Gloria Donninelli, Manuela Del Cornò, Marina Pierdominici, Beatrice Scazzocchio, Rosaria Varì, Barbara Varano, Ilenia Pacella, Silvia Piconese, Vincenzo Barnaba, Massimo D'Archivio, Roberta Masella, Lucia Conti, Sandra Gessani
Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is a main site where metabolic and immunologic processes interplay to regulate, at local and systemic level, the inflammatory status and immune response. Obesity-associated inflammation and immune dysfunctions are inextricably linked to tumor but, in spite of intense efforts, the mechanisms underpinning this association remain elusive. In this report, we characterized the profile of VAT-associated and circulating innate lymphocyte and regulatory T (Treg) cell subsets underlying inflammatory conditions, such as obesity and colorectal cancer (CRC)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648870/tlr7-and-tlr8-agonist-resiquimod-r848-differently-regulates-mif-expression-in-cells-and-organs
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Yao Mawulikplimi Adzavon, Pengxiang Zhao, Baobei Lv, Mengyu Liu, Xin Zhang, Fei Xie, Linqi Yang, Lei Shang, Mingzi Zhang, Qinjian Li, Xuemei Ma
Since its first description in 1966, macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) was found to play a critical role in inflammatory and immune responses as well as in disease pathogenesis especially in tumor pathogenesis and cancer progression. MIF is expressed in different cell types and is associated with many disease severity and tumor pathogenesis. Here, we investigated the influence of TLR7 and TLR8 agonist resiquimod (R848), an immune response inducer used as a prophylactic agent for several infectious diseases as well as anticancer agents and vaccine adjuvant on MIF expression in cells and organs...
June 22, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648866/cytokines-in-immunogenic-cell-death-applications-for-cancer-immunotherapy
#10
REVIEW
Anne Showalter, Arati Limaye, Jeremiah L Oyer, Robert Igarashi, Christina Kittipatarin, Alicja J Copik, Annette R Khaled
Despite advances in treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy, metastatic cancer remains a leading cause of death for cancer patients. While many chemotherapeutic agents can efficiently eliminate cancer cells, long-term protection against cancer is not achieved and many patients experience cancer recurrence. Mobilizing and stimulating the immune system against tumor cells is one of the most effective ways to protect against cancers that recur and/or metastasize. Activated tumor specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) can seek out and destroy metastatic tumor cells and reduce tumor lesions...
June 22, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648712/emerging-strategies-for-delivering-antiangiogenic-therapies-to-primary-and-metastatic-brain-tumors
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Vasileios Askoxylakis, Costas D Arvanitis, Christina S F Wong, Gino B Ferraro, Rakesh K Jain
Five-years survival rates have not increased appreciably for patients with primary and metastatic brain tumors. Nearly 17,000 patients die from primary brain tumors, whereas approximately 200,000 cases are diagnosed with brain metastasis every year in the US alone. At the same time, with improved control of systemic disease, the incidence of brain metastasis is increasing. Thus novel approaches for improving the treatment outcome for these uniformly fatal diseases are needed urgently. In the review, we summarize the challenges in the treatment of these diseases using antiangiogenic therapies alone or in combination with radio-, chemo- and immuno-therapies...
June 22, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648487/development-of-novel-avenues-to-overcome-challenges-facing-car-t-cells
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REVIEW
Soyeon Kim, Edmund K Moon
There has been dramatic success in treating patients with adoptive transfer of autologous T cells genetically modified to express a chimeric antigen receptor redirecting them to the antigen CD19. Despite this success, the application of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy in solid malignancies has encountered many challenges that need to be overcome if similar success across other cancers is to become a reality. These challenges can be classified into 6 categories: the heterogeneity of tumor cell clones and tumor-associated antigen expression; poor T-cell trafficking into the tumor site; poor T-cell survival and persistence; the presence of suppressive immune cells; the secretion of suppressive soluble factors in the tumor microenvironment; and the upregulation of T-cell intrinsic inhibitory pathways...
June 10, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647611/autophagy-suppresses-isoprenaline-induced-m2-macrophage-polarization-via-the-ros-erk-and-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Meihua Shan, Junfang Qin, Fengjiao Jin, Xiao Han, Haitao Guan, Xiaoge Li, Jiahui Zhang, Hongyao Zhang, Yue Wang
The objective of this study was to examine the effect of autophagy on stress-induced M2 macrophage polarization in the tumor microenvironment of breast cancer and to determine whether the underlying mechanism was related to the reactive oxygen species (ROS)/ERK and mTOR pathway. In vitro, we found that the basal autophagy level in mouse RAW 264.7 macrophages decreased with the incubation of tumor cell culture supernatant. Similarly, the polarization of RAW 264.7 to M2 macrophages was inhibited by the autophagy inducer rapamycin and increased by the autophagy inhibitor 3-MA or by siBeclin1...
June 21, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647610/the-jak-stat3-axis-a-comprehensive-drug-target-for-solid-malignancies
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REVIEW
Jennifer Huynh, Nima Etemadi, Frédéric Hollande, Matthias Ernst, Michael Buchert
Intercellular communication between tumor cells, immune cells and the stroma characterises the tumor microenvironment, which is instrumental for establishing the ecological niche that fosters tumor growth and metastasis. While tumor cell intrinsic STAT3 signaling provides a crucial axis to support cell proliferation and survival, it also regulates many activities of the non-transformed cells that collectively make up the tumor microenvironment. Accordingly, excessive activation of STAT3 is a hallmark of many malignancies, and often occurs in response to cytokines of the IL-6 and IL-10 families...
June 21, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646444/engineering-3d-models-of-tumors-and-bone-to-understand-tumor-induced-bone-disease-and-improve-treatments
#15
REVIEW
Kristin A Kwakwa, Joseph P Vanderburgh, Scott A Guelcher, Julie A Sterling
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Bone is a structurally unique microenvironment that presents many challenges for the development of 3D models for studying bone physiology and diseases, including cancer. As researchers continue to investigate the interactions within the bone microenvironment, the development of 3D models of bone has become critical. RECENT FINDINGS: 3D models have been developed that replicate some properties of bone, but have not fully reproduced the complex structural and cellular composition of the bone microenvironment...
June 23, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646022/nf1-hematopoietic-cells-accelerate-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-development-without-altering-chemotherapy-response
#16
Rebecca D Dodd, Chang-Lung Lee, Tess Overton, Wesley Huang, William C Eward, Lixia Luo, Yan Ma, Davis R Ingram, Keila E Torres, Diana M Cardona, Alexander Lazar, David G Kirsch
Haploinsufficiency in the tumor suppressor NF1 contributes to the pathobiology of type 1 neurofibromatosis, but a related role has not been established in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) where NF1 mutations also occur. Patients with NF1-associated MPNST appear to have worse outcomes than patients with sporadic MPNST, but the mechanism underlying this correlation is not understood. To define the impact of stromal genetics on the biology of this malignancy, we developed unique mouse models that reflect the genetics of patient-associated MPNST...
June 23, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645939/combined-btk-and-pi3k%C3%AE-inhibition-with-acalabrutinib-and-acp-319-improves-survival-and-tumor-control-in-cll-mouse-model
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Carsten U Niemann, Helena I Mora-Jensen, Eman L Dadashian, Fanny Krantz, Todd Covey, Shih-Shih Chen, Nicholas- Chiorazzi, Raquel Izumi, Roger Ulrich, Brian J Lannutti, Adrian Wiestner, Sarah E M Herman
Purpose: Targeting the B-cell receptor (BCR) pathway with inhibitors of BTK and PI3K-delta is highly effective for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). However, deep remissions are uncommon and drug resistance with single-agent therapy can occur. In vitro studies support the effectiveness of combing PI3K-delta and BTK inhibitors. <p>Experimental design: As CLL proliferation and survival depends on the microenvironment, we used murine models to assess the efficacy of the BTK inhibitor acalabrutinib combined with the PI3K-delta inhibitor ACP-319 in vivo We compared single-agent with combination therapy in TCL1-192 cell-injected mice, a model of aggressive CLL...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645612/il-1%C3%AE-induced-methylation-of-the-estrogen-receptor-er%C3%AE-gene-correlates-with-emt-and-chemoresistance-in-breast-cancer-cells
#18
Aura M Jiménez-Garduño, Mónica G Mendoza-Rodríguez, Daniel Urrutia-Cabrera, María C Domínguez-Robles, Eloy A Pérez-Yépez, Jorge Tonatiuh Ayala-Sumuano, Isaura Meza
Inflammation has been recently acknowledged as a key participant in the physiopathology of oncogenesis and tumor progression. The inflammatory cytokine IL-1β has been reported to induce the expression of markers associated with malignancy in breast cancerous cells through Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT). Aggressive breast cancer tumors classified as Triple Negative do not respond to hormonal treatment because they lack three crucial receptors, one of which is the estrogen receptor alpha (ERα). Expression of ERα is then considered a good prognostic marker for tamoxifen treatment of this type of cancer, as the binding of this drug to the receptor blocks the transcriptional activity of the latter...
June 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645290/establishment-of-an-orthotopic-patient-derived-xenograft-mouse-model-using-uveal-melanoma-hepatic-metastasis
#19
Ken Kageyama, Masahiro Ohara, Kengo Saito, Shinji Ozaki, Mizue Terai, Michael J Mastrangelo, Paolo Fortina, Andrew E Aplin, Takami Sato
BACKGROUND: Metastatic uveal melanoma is a highly fatal disease; most patients die from their hepatic metastasis within 1 year. A major drawback in the development of new treatments for metastatic uveal melanoma is the difficulty in obtaining appropriate cell lines and the lack of appropriate animal models. Patient-derived xenograft (PDX) tumor models, bearing ectopically implanted tumors at a subcutaneous site, have been developed. However, these ectopically implanted PDX models have obstacles to translational research, including a low engraftment rate, slow tumor growth, and biological changes after multiple passages due to the different microenvironment...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644558/current-understanding-of-cancer-stem-cells-review-of-their-radiobiology-and-role-in-head-and-neck-cancers
#20
REVIEW
Paul Ambrose Reid, Puthenparampil Wilson, Yanrui Li, Loredana Gabriela Marcu, Eva Bezak
Evidence of cancer cells that bear attributes analogous to those of normal stem cells has developed a hierarchical model of cancer's architecture and progression. This subset of cancer stem cells (CSCs) drives the progression and therapy resistance of cancers. Research to identify the phenotypes of these CSCs presents evidence of a subpopulation that is more resistant to therapy and may proliferate in response. Literature shows that CSCs typically represent around 1%-10% of cell populations in head and neck cancer but this proportion may increase in response to a therapeutic radiation dose...
June 23, 2017: Head & Neck
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