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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325255/mucosal-melanoma-of-the-head-and-neck
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REVIEW
Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Remo Accorona, Gerardo Botti, Davide Farina, Piero Fossati, Gemma Gatta, Helen Gogas, Davide Lombardi, Roberto Maroldi, Piero Nicolai, Marco Ravanelli, Vito Vanella
Mucosal melanoma of the head and neck is a very rare and aggressive malignancy with a very poor prognosis. The nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, and oral cavity are the most common locations. One-, 3- and 5-year survival rates between 2000 and 2007 were 63%, 30% and 20%, respectively. Cigarette smoking seems to be a risk factor even though the evidence for this is very low. Clinical signs and symptoms are usually nonspecific. While surgery is considered the mainstay of treatment for most mucosal melanomas of the head and neck region, radiotherapy has a role in local control of the disease after surgery...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324885/reply-to-comment-on-efficacy-and-toxicity-of-treatment-with-the-anti-ctla-4-antibody-ipilimumab-in-patients-with-metastatic-melanoma-after-prior-anti-pd-1-therapy
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Samantha Bowyer, Prashanth Prithviraj, Paul Lorigan, James Larkin, Grant McArthur, Victoria Atkinson, Michael Millward, Muoi Khou, Stefan Diem, Sangeetha Ramanujam, Ben Kong, Elizabeth Liniker, Alexander Guminski, Phillip Parente, Miles C Andrews, Sagun Parakh, Jonathan Cebon, Georgina V Long, Matteo S Carlino, Oliver Klein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324884/comment-on-efficacy-and-toxicity-of-treatment-with-the-anti-ctla-4-antibody-ipilimumab-in-patients-with-metastatic-melanoma-after-prior-anti-pd-1-therapy
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Keisuke Imafuku, Koji Yoshino, Kei Yamaguchi, Satoshi Tsuboi, Kuniaki Ohara, Hiroo Hata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321815/immune-therapy-for-sarcomas
#4
Peter M Anderson
Absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) recovery rapidly occurring at 14 days after start of chemotherapy for osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma is a good prognostic factor. Conversely, lymphopenia is associated with significantly decreased sarcoma survival. Clearly, the immune system can contribute towards better survival from sarcoma. This chapter will describe treatment and host factors that influence immune function and how effective local control and systemic interventions of sarcoma therapy can cause inflammation and/or immune suppression but are currently the standard of care...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321814/immunotherapy-in-nsclc-a-promising-and-revolutionary-weapon
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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/28321218/the-induction-and-maintenance-of-transplant-tolerance-engages-both-regulatory-and-anergic-cd4-t-cells
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Alix Besançon, Marije Baas, Tania Goncalves, Fabrice Valette, Herman Waldmann, Lucienne Chatenoud, Sylvaine You
Therapeutic tolerance to self-antigens or foreign antigens is thought to depend on constant vigilance by Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs). Previous work using a pancreatic islet allograft model and a short pulse of CD3 antibody therapy has shown that CD8(+) T cells become anergic and use TGFβ and coinhibitory signaling as their contribution to the tolerance process. Here, we examine the role of CD4(+) T cells in tolerization by CD3 antibodies. We show that both Foxp3(+) Tregs and CD4(+) T cell anergy play a role in the induction of tolerance and its maintenance...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318492/-brain-tumor-immunotherapy-illusion-or-hope
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REVIEW
Denis Migliorini, Valérie Dutoit, Paul R Walker, Pierre-Yves Dietrich
Immunotherapy has proven efficient for many tumors and is now part of standard of care in many indications. What is the picture for brain tumors? The recent development of anti-CTLA-4 and PD1 immune checkpoint inhibitors, which have the ability to restore T lymphocytes activity, has gathered enthusiasm and is now paving the way towards more complex models of immune system manipulation. These models include, among others, vaccination and adoptive T cell transfer technologies. Complementary to those strategies, molecules capable of reshaping the immune tumor microenvironment are currently being investigated in early phase trials...
March 16, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296676/histopathologic-features-of-colitis-due-to-immunotherapy-with-anti-pd-1-antibodies
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Jonathan H Chen, Maryam K Pezhouh, Gregory Y Lauwers, Ricard Masia
Programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) blocking agents are novel immunotherapeutics used for treatment of advanced-stage malignancies. They have shown promise in the treatment of several malignancies, with greater efficacy and better tolerability than cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) blocking agents. However, as with anti-CTLA-4 agents, clinically significant colitis remains an important complication. Although there is growing awareness of the histopathologic features of anti-CTLA-4 therapy, there is little information on the pathologic features of anti-PD-1 colitis...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292987/-management-of-toxicities-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
#9
Yoshitsugu Horio
Immune checkpoint inhibitors, including the anti-CTLA-4 antibody ipilimumab, the anti-PD-1 antibodies nivolumab and pembrolizumab, and the anti-PD-L1 antibody atezolizumab had produced long-lasting tumor responses in several malignancies. Immune-related Adverse Events(irAEs)which are different from adverse events of conventional chemotherapy and molecular targeted therapy, occur as a consequence of impaired self-tolerance from loss of T-cell inhibition. The main irAEs of immune checkpoint inhibitors include dermatological, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, hepatic, endocrine, renal toxicities...
March 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279082/effects-of-immunization-and-checkpoint-inhibition-on-amodiaquine-induced-liver-injury
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Alastair Mak, Alexander Johnston, Jack Uetrecht
If idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (IDILI) is immune-mediated, it is possible that an individual's prior exposure to antigens may affect their susceptibility to IDILI. An individual's repertoire of memory immune cells is shaped by every past exposure to antigens. Subsequent drug-induced adverse drug reactions may therefore involve an immune cell's cross reactivity between a prior antigen and resulting drug-modified proteins. Therefore in this experiment, mice were immunized with amodiaquine (AQ)-modified hepatic proteins to mimic a previous exposure; treated with a RIBI adjuvant and anti-CD40 antibodies to stimulate an immune response; and, treated with anti-PD1 and anti-CTLA-4 antibodies prior to AQ treatment in order to overcome immune tolerance...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239462/thrombocytopenia-in-patients-with-melanoma-receiving-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-therapy
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Eileen Shiuan, Kathryn E Beckermann, Alpaslan Ozgun, Ciara Kelly, Meredith McKean, Jennifer McQuade, Mary Ann Thompson, Igor Puzanov, John P Greer, Suthee Rapisuwon, Michael Postow, Michael A Davies, Zeynep Eroglu, Douglas Johnson
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint inhibitors, including antibodies against programmed death 1 (PD-1) and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4), are being used with increasing frequency for the treatment of cancer. Immune-related adverse events (irAEs) including colitis, dermatitis, and pneumonitis are well described, but less frequent events are now emerging with larger numbers of patients treated. Herein we describe the incidence and spectrum of thrombocytopenia following immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy and two severe cases of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202513/myeloid-cells-that-impair-immunotherapy-are-restored-in-melanomas-which-acquire-resistance-to-braf-inhibitors
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Shannon M Steinberg, Tamer Shabaneh, Peisheng Zhang, Viktor Martyanov, Zhenghui Li, Brian Malik, Tammara Wood, Andrea Boni, Aleksey Molodtsov, Christina V Angeles, Tyler J Curiel, Michael Whitfield, Mary Jo Turk
Acquired resistance to BRAFV600E inhibitors (BRAFi) in melanoma remains a common clinical obstacle, as is the case for any targeted drug therapy that can be developed given the plastic nature of cancers. While there has been significant focus on the cancer cell-intrinsic properties of BRAFi resistance, the impact of BRAFi resistance on host immunity has not been explored. Here we provide preclinical evidence that resistance to BRAFi in an autochthonous mouse model of melanoma is associated with restoration of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) in the tumor microenvironment initially reduced by BRAFi treatment...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181907/the-role-of-interleukin-15-in-neoplasia
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Małgorzata Chłopek, Artur Kowalik, Stanisław Góźdź, Katarzyna Koziak
Interleukin 15 is a pleiotropic cytokine of the four α helix bundle family. Binding to a heterotrimeric receptor complex, which consists of a unique, high affinity IL‑15Rα‑chain and IL-2/IL-15Rβ and IL‑2Rγ chains, IL‑15 activates signaling pathways leading to activation and proliferation of T and B cells, as well as natural killer cells. At the same time, IL‑15 protects effector cells from T regulatory cells and does not induce immune tolerance. The significant regulatory action of IL‑15 on the immune system provides new opportunities for development of anti‑cancer therapies...
January 10, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160999/-the-immune-checkpoints-how-does-it-work
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Clémence Granier, Vassili Soumelis, Marion Mandavit, Laure Gibault, Radia Belazzoug, Eléonore de Guillebon, Cécile Badoual, Eric Tartour, Hélène Roussel
Costimulatory molecules allow the full lymphocyte activation, whereas co-inhibitory molecules are negative counterparts that act as immune regulators, avoiding excessive response. In some context of chronic inflammation such as cancer, co-inhibitory immune checkpoint as CTLA-4, PD-1, Lag-3, Tim-3 can accumulate at the membrane of T cells leading to a state of anergy and therefore the loss of tumor growth control. Consequently, these immune checkpoints are considered as potential target in the treatment of cancer...
February 2017: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147363/immune-checkpoint-inhibition-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-basics-and-ongoing-clinical-trials
#15
REVIEW
Masatoshi Kudo
Clinical trials of antibodies targeting the immune checkpoint inhibitors programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1), or cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) for the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are ongoing. Expansion cohorts of a phase I/II trial of the anti-PD-1 antibody nivolumab in advanced HCC showed favorable results. Two phase III studies are currently ongoing: a comparison of nivolumab and sorafenib in the first-line setting for advanced HCC, and a comparison of the anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab and a placebo in the second-line setting for patients with advanced HCC who progressed on sorafenib therapy...
2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138031/anti-kit-monoclonal-antibody-treatment-enhances-the-anti-tumor-activity-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-by-reversing-tumor-induced-immunosuppression
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Andrew J Garton, Scott Seibel, Lori Lopresti-Morrow, Linda Crew, Neal Janson, Sreekala Mandiyan, E Sergio Trombetta, Shannon Pankratz, Theresa M LaVallee, Richard Gedrich
The receptor tyrosine kinase KIT is an established oncogenic driver of tumor growth in certain tumor types including gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), in which constitutively active mutant forms of KIT represent an actionable target for small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors. There is also considerable potential for KIT to influence tumor growth indirectly based on its expression and function in cell types of the innate immune system, most notably mast cells. We have evaluated syngeneic mouse tumor models for anti-tumor effects of an inhibitory KIT monoclonal antibody (mAb), dosed either alone or in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors...
January 30, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111041/-tissue-biomarkers-of-response-to-anti-pd-1-immunotherapies-in-melanoma
#17
Julien Adam, Gorana Tomasic, Caroline Robert
Prognosis and treatment of advanced melanoma have been transformed by the success of immunotherapies, in particular agents targeting PD-1. PD-L1 expression assessed by immunohistochemistry in not an effective predictive biomarker to select patients in this tumor type, since significant clinical benefit was observed in the group of patients with negative tumors. The predictive value of PD-L1 testing to select patients for combination of anti-PD-1 and anti-CTLA-4 agents is under evaluation. Other tissue biomarkers are emerging to identify sensitive tumors to anti-PD-1 agents...
February 2017: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098061/prostate-cancer-immunotherapy-particularly-in-combination-with-androgen-deprivation-or-radiation-treatment-customized-pharmacogenomic-approaches-to-overcome-immunotherapy-cancer-resistance
#18
REVIEW
C Alberti
Conventional therapeutic approaches for advanced prostate cancer - such as androgen deprivation, chemotherapy, radiation - come up often against lack of effectiveness because of possible arising of correlative cancer cell resistance and/or inadequate anti-tumor immune conditions. Whence the timeliness of resorting to immune-based treatment strategies including either therapeutic vaccination-based active immunotherapy or anti-tumor monoclonal antibody-mediated passive immunotherapy. Particularly attractive, as for research studies and clinical applications, results to be the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte check point blockade by the use of anti-CTLA-4 and PD-1 monoclonal antibodies, particularly when combined with androgen deprivation therapy or radiation...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093620/inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-cancer-response-due-to-anti-ctla-4-is-it-in-the-flora
#19
REVIEW
Franck Carbonnel, Emilie Soularue, Clélia Coutzac, Nathalie Chaput, Christine Mateus, Patricia Lepage, Caroline Robert
Checkpoint inhibitors blocking CTLA-4 (ipilimumab) and PD-1 (nivolumab, pembrolizumab) have transfigured our cancer treatment paradigm. However, these drugs can induce immune-related adverse events that share clinical and pathological characteristics with immune-mediated diseases. One of the most severe immune-related adverse event observed with anti-CTLA-4 is an enterocolitis that mirrors naturally occurring inflammatory bowel disease. This paper reviews the clinical, immunological, and microbiota data associated with the immune-related enterocolitis induced by the cancer immunotherapy blocking CTLA-4, ipilimumab...
January 16, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073132/hypothyroidism-in-cancer-patients-on-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-with-anti-pd1-agents-insights-on-underlying-mechanisms
#20
M Alhusseini, J Samantray
Background: Immune therapy using monoclonal antibodies against cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death 1 receptor (PD-1) for various cancers have been reported to cause thyroid dysfunction. Little is known, however, about the underlying pathogenic mechanisms and the course of hypothyroidism that subsequently develops. In this report, we use the change in thyroglobulin and thyroid antibody levels in patients on immune therapy who develop hypothyroidism to better understand its pathogenesis as well as examine the status of hypothyroidism in the long term...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
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