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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634284/co-administration-of-rankl-and-ctla4-antibodies-enhances-lymphocyte-mediated-anti-tumor-immunity-in-mice
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Elizabeth Ahern, Heidi Harjunpaa, Deborah Barkauskas, Stacey Allen, Kazuyoshi Takeda, Hideo Yagita, David Wyld, William C Dougall, Michele W L Teng, Mark J Smyth
Purpose: Novel partners for established immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of cancer are needed to address the problems of primary and acquired resistance. The efficacy of combination RANKL and CTLA4 blockade in anti-tumor immunity has been suggested by recent case reports in melanoma. Here we provide a rationale for this combination in mouse models of cancer. <br />Experimental Design: The efficacy and mechanism of a combination of RANKL and CTLA4 blockade was examined by tumor infiltrating lymphocyte analysis, tumor growth and metastasis using a variety of neutralizing antibodies and gene-targeted mice...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634084/drug-delivery-to-melanoma-brain-metastases-can-current-challenges-lead-to-new-opportunities
#2
Gautham Gampa, Shruthi Vaidhyanathan, Jann N Sarkaria, William F Elmquist
Melanoma has a high propensity to metastasize to the brain, and patients with melanoma brain metastases (MBM) have an extremely poor prognosis. The recent approval of several molecularly-targeted agents (e.g., BRAF, MEK inhibitors) and biologics (anti-CTLA-4, anti-PD-1 and anti-PD-L1 antibodies) has brought new hope to patients suffering from this formerly untreatable and lethal disease. Importantly, there have been recent reports of success in some clinical studies examining the efficacy of both targeted agents and immunotherapies that show similar response rates in both brain metastases and extracranial disease...
June 17, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626408/pd-1-checkpoint-inhibitor-associated-autoimmune-encephalitis
#3
Stephanie Schneider, Silke Potthast, Paul Komminoth, Guido Schwegler, Steffen Böhm
OBJECTIVE: To report first-hand narrative experience of autoimmune encephalitis and to briefly review currently available evidence of autoimmune encephalitis in cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors. SETTING: A case study is presented on the management of a patient who developed autoimmune encephalitis during nivolumab monotherapy occurring after 28 weeks on anti-PD-1 monotherapy (nivolumab 3 mg/kg every 2 weeks) for non-small cell lung cancer...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616701/predictive-value-of-pd-l1-based-on-mrna-level-in-the-treatment-of-stage-iv-melanoma-with-ipilimumab
#4
C Brüggemann, M C Kirchberger, S M Goldinger, B Weide, A Konrad, M Erdmann, D Schadendorf, R S Croner, L Krähenbühl, K C Kähler, C Hafner, W Leisgang, F Kiesewetter, R Dummer, G Schuler, M Stürzl, L Heinzerling
INTRODUCTION: PD-L1 is established as a predictive marker for therapy of non-small cell lung cancer with pembrolizumab. Furthermore, PD-L1 positive melanoma has shown more favorable outcomes when treated with anti-PD1 antibodies and dacarbazine compared to PD-L1 negative melanoma. However, the role of PD-L1 expression with regard to response to checkpoint inhibition with anti-CTLA-4 is not clear, yet. In addition, the lack of standardization in the immunohistochemical assessment of PD-L1 makes the comparison of results difficult...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613923/the-era-of-checkpoint-blockade-in-lung-cancer-taking-the-brakes-off-the-immune-system
#5
Edmund K Moon, Corey J Langer, Steven M Albelda
Despite recent advances with targeted kinase inhibitors and better tolerated chemotherapy, the treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains suboptimal. One recent advance that holds great promise is immunotherapy - an approach that enhances a patient's immune system to better recognize and react to abnormal cells. The most successful immunotherapeutic strategy to date uses antibodies to block inhibitory receptors (also called "checkpoints") that are upregulated on the T cells that infiltrate the tumor...
June 14, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611624/flare-up-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-anti-ctla-4-antibody-but-not-by-anti-pd1-therapy-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-melanoma
#6
Nicoletta F Jaberg-Bentele, Michael Kunz, Shatha Abuhammad, Reinhard Dummer
A 47-year-old female patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with methotrexate, was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. After surgical removal of the tumor, the patient started treatment with ipilimumab while methotrexate was stopped. One week after initiation of ipilimumab, the patient developed typical symptoms of RA. Analgetic therapy was started. After 4 cycles of ipilimumab, melanoma progression was radiologically evident. The treatment plan was changed to pembrolizumab (anti-PD1 antibody), and the patient did not show active signs of RA anymore...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599283/remarkably-similar-ctla-4-binding-properties-of-therapeutic-ipilimumab-and-tremelimumab-antibodies
#7
Mengnan He, Yan Chai, Jianxun Qi, Catherine W H Zhang, Zhou Tong, Yi Shi, Jinghua Yan, Shuguang Tan, George F Gao
Monoclonal antibody based immune checkpoint blockade therapies have achieved clinical successes in management of malignant tumors. As the first monoclonal antibody targeting immune checkpoint molecules entered into clinics, the molecular basis of ipilimumab-based anti-CTLA-4 blockade has not yet been fully understood. In the present study, we report the complex structure of ipilimumab and CTLA-4. The complex structure showed similar contributions from VH and VL of ipilimumab in binding to CTLA-4 front β-sheet strands...
May 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592767/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-and-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#8
Eisei Kondo, Yoshinobu Maeda
Immune checkpoint inhibitors, such as anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD-1 antibodies, have revolutionized cancer therapy, particularly in the treatment of malignant melanoma and lung cancer. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HCT) is another form of immunotherapy and is being widely used to cure high-risk hematological malignancies. However, more than one-third of patients suffer a relapse after allo-HCT and often have a poor prognosis. A phase I/Ib study to assess the safety and efficacy of ipilimumab (anti-CTLA-4 antibody) for the treatment of relapsed hematological malignancies after allo-HCT has shown that induction treatment with ipilimumab led to remissions in some patients, including those with myeloid malignancies, without eliciting severe graft versus host disease (GVHD)...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585613/-immunotherapy-of-renal-cell-cancer
#9
Lajos Géczi, Krisztián Nagyiványi, Anikó Maráz
The authors briefly highlight the results of targeted therapy and present new solutions in kidney cancer immunotherapy. The important checkpoint inhibitors (anti-CTLA-4, -PD-1 and -PD-L1/2) and their combinations, together with the combinations of targeted drugs and immunotherapy are discussed. The newest checkpoint agents, vaccination and pegylated interleukin-2 are also presented. The most promising clinical trials (CheckMate-025, AGS-003, IMA 901) and the on-going first line phase III trials are shown in metastatic clear cell renal carcinoma...
June 6, 2017: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562096/emerging-growth-factor-receptor-antagonists-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-melanoma
#10
Sarah E Fenton, Jeffrey A Sosman, Sunandana Chandra
Therapy for metastatic melanoma has undergone a rapid transformation over the past 5-10 years. Advances in immunotherapy with checkpoint inhibitors, including both anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD-1/PD-L1, have led to durable responses in up to 50% of patients. As our understanding of the processes driving the transformation of melanocytes has improved, progress in targeted therapies has also continued. Areas covered: Angiogenesis and the tumor's dependence on an expanded vascular supply has been a target for novel therapies since the 1970's, as this tissue is derived from endothelial cells that are genetically stable in adults...
June 2017: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559410/case-report-encephalitis-with-brainstem-involvement-following-checkpoint-inhibitor-therapy-in-metastatic-melanoma
#11
Simon Bossart, Selina Thurneysen, Elisabeth Rushing, Karl Frontzek, Henning Leske, Daniela Mihic-Probst, Hannes W Nagel, Johanna Mangana, Simone M Goldinger, Reinhard Dummer
Checkpoint inhibitors are increasingly being used in the treatment of malignant melanoma and other cancers. With the use of such therapies, autoimmune-mediated adverse events in the central and peripheral nervous system are likely to occur more frequently. We report a unique case of brainstem encephalitis with a sudden lethal outcome following ipilimumab and pembrolizumab therapy in a patient with malignant melanoma. The autopsy showed a diffuse nodular activation of microglia in the whole encephalon with prominent intraparenchymal and perivascular lymphocytic infiltration of the brainstem...
June 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550712/combined-immune-checkpoint-blockade-anti-pd-1-anti-ctla-4-evaluation-and-management-of-adverse-drug-reactions
#12
REVIEW
Jessica C Hassel, Lucie Heinzerling, Jens Aberle, Oliver Bähr, Thomas K Eigentler, Marc-Oliver Grimm, Victor Grünwald, Jan Leipe, Niels Reinmuth, Julia K Tietze, Jörg Trojan, Lisa Zimmer, Ralf Gutzmer
Combined immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) provides unprecedented efficacy gains in numerous cancer indications, with PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab plus CTLA-4 inhibitor ipilimumab in advanced melanoma as first-ever approved therapies for combined ICB. However, gains in efficacy must be balanced against a higher frequency and severity of adverse drug reactions (ADR). Because delays in diagnosis and management might result in symptom worsening and further complications, clinicians shall be well trained to identify ADR promptly and monitor patients adequately...
June 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548891/immunological-characteristics-of-colitis-associated-with-anti-ctla-4-antibody-therapy
#13
Giorgos Bamias, Ioanna Delladetsima, Marina Perdiki, Spyros I Siakavellas, Dimitrios Goukos, George V Papatheodoridis, George L Daikos, Helen Gogas
Anti-CTL4-A therapy is associated with development of colitis. We characterized ipilimumab-associated colitis in nine melanoma patients (6 male, mean age: 55.3-yrs). Median value for diarrhea grade was 2, number of ipilimumab doses 2, and interval since last administration 3-wks. Endoscopic characteristics resembled inflammatory bowel disease and histology revealed predominance of plasmacytes or CD4+ T-cells. We observed significant upregulation of Th1 and Th17 effector pathways (>10-fold increase for IFN-γmRNA, >5-fold for IL-17A, p < 0...
May 26, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526721/health-care-resource-utilization-and-associated-costs-among-metastatic-cutaneous-melanoma-patients-treated-with-ipilimumab-intuition-study
#14
Grant A McArthur, Peter Mohr, Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Ana Arance, Ana Banos Hernaez, Peter Kaskel, Michael Weichenthal, Reshma Shinde, Kendall Stevinson
BACKGROUND: There are limited real-world data on health care resource utilization (HCRU) among advanced melanoma patients. The objective of this study was to describe HCRU and health care costs associated with the management of advanced melanoma patients receiving ipilimumab. METHODS: This retrospective multinational, observational study included advanced melanoma patients from Australia, Germany, Italy, and Spain who had received at least 1 dose of ipilimumab. Data extracted from medical charts included inpatient admissions, outpatient visits, surgical procedures, laboratory investigations, radiation therapy, imaging studies, and concomitant medications...
May 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521478/enhancement-of-antitumor-immunity-by-combination-of-anti-ctla-4-antibody-and-radioimmunotherapy-through-the-suppression-of-tregs
#15
Cheol-Hun Son, Jaeho Bae, Hong-Rae Lee, Kwangmo Yang, You-Soo Park
Cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) is expressed during cluster of differentiation (CD)4+ T-cell activation and terminates immune responses by interrupting CD28-enhanced activation. In addition, CTLA-4 is known to be constitutively expressed in regulatory T-cells (Tregs) and to contribute to immune suppression by enhancing the suppressive function of Tregs. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying CTLA-4-mediated Treg suppression remains incompletely understood. Furthermore, it is uncertain whether the in vivo immune suppressive functions of CTLA-4 are mediated only by a reduction in the level of conventional T-cell activity, or enhancement of Treg function...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508938/immunotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-uveal-melanoma-current-status-and-emerging-therapies
#16
REVIEW
Kimberly M Komatsubara, Richard D Carvajal
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Uveal melanoma is a distinct subset of melanoma with a biology and treatment approach that is unique from that of cutaneous melanoma. Here we will review the current data evaluating immunotherapies in both the adjuvant and metastatic settings in uveal melanoma. RECENT FINDINGS: In the adjuvant setting, interferon demonstrated no survival benefit in uveal melanoma, and studies evaluating immune-based strategies such as vaccine therapy are ongoing...
July 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501941/paracrine-release-of-il-2-and-anti-ctla-4-enhances-the-ability-of-artificial-polymer-antigen-presenting-cells-to-expand-antigen-specific-t-cells-and-inhibit-tumor-growth-in-a-mouse-model
#17
Lei Zhang, Limin Wang, Khawar Ali Shahzad, Tao Xu, Xin Wan, Weiya Pei, Chuanlai Shen
Accumulating evidence indicates that bead-based artificial antigen-presenting cells (aAPCs) are a powerful tool to induce antigen-specific T cell responses in vitro and in vivo. To date, most conventional aAPCs have been generated by coupling an antigen signal (signal 1) and one or two costimulatory signals, such as anti-CD28 with anti-LFA1 or anti-4-1BB (signal 2), onto the surfaces of cell-sized or nanoscale magnetic beads or polyester latex beads. The development of a biodegradable scaffold and the combined use of multiple costimulatory signals as well as third signals for putative clinical applications is the next step in the development of this technology...
May 13, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500560/radiation-necrosis-with-stereotactic-radiosurgery-combined-with-ctla-4-blockade-and-pd-1-inhibition-for-treatment-of-intracranial-disease-in-metastatic-melanoma
#18
Penny Fang, Wen Jiang, Pamela Allen, Isabella Glitza, Nandita Guha, Patrick Hwu, Amol Ghia, Jack Phan, Anita Mahajan, Hussein Tawbi, Jing Li
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have demonstrated remarkable benefits in cancer patients. However, concern regarding toxicity in the setting of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is often raised. In this study, we characterize radiation necrosis (RN) following immunotherapy and SRS. Melanoma patients treated with SRS and anti-CTLA-4 and/or anti-PD-1 at our institution from January 2006 to December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Overall survival (OS) and time to RN were assessed using Kaplan-Meier analysis. Logistic regression and Cox proportional hazards analyses were performed to identify predictors of radiation necrosis-free survival (RNFS) and RN risk...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497847/pathogenesis-clinical-manifestations-and-management-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-toxicity
#19
Alessandro Inno, Giulio Metro, Paolo Bironzo, Antonio M Grimaldi, Elisabetta Grego, Vincenzo Di Nunno, Virginia Picasso, Francesco Massari, Stefania Gori
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have emerged as an effective treatment for several tumor types and their use in clinical practice is expected to further increase in the immediate future. Although these agents are well tolerated, they are associated with a peculiar spectrum of toxicity, which is immune mediated and may potentially affect every organ. However, immune-related adverse events are mostly reversible if promptly diagnosed and adequately treated. Therefore, it is crucial that medical oncologists know how to diagnose and treat immune-related adverse events...
May 8, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473314/combined-anti-vegf-and-anti-ctla-4-therapy-elicits-humoral-immunity-to-galectin-1-which-is-associated-with-favorable-clinical-outcomes
#20
Xinqi Wu, Jingjing Li, Erin M Connolly, Xiaoyun Liao, Jing Ouyang, Anita Giobbie-Hurder, Donald Lawrence, David McDermott, George Murphy, Jun Zhou, Matthias Piesche, Glenn Dranoff, Scott Rodig, Margaret Shipp, F Stephen Hodi
The combination of anti-VEGF blockade (bevacizumab) with immune checkpoint anti-CTLA-4 blockade (ipilimumab) in a phase I study showed tumor endothelial activation and immune cell infiltration that were associated with favorable clinical outcomes in patients with metastatic melanoma. To identify potential immune targets responsible for these observations, posttreatment plasma from long-term responding patients were used to screen human protein arrays. We reported that ipilimumab plus bevacizumab therapy elicited humoral immune responses to galectin-1 (Gal-1), which exhibits protumor, proangiogenesis, and immunosuppressive activities in 37...
June 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
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