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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900678/socs1-regulator-of-t-cells-in-autoimmunity-and-cancer
#1
Subburaj Ilangumaran, Diwakar Bobbala, Sheela Ramanathan
SOCS1 is a negative feedback regulator of cytokine and growth factor receptor signaling, and plays an indispensable role in attenuating interferon gamma signaling. Studies on SOCS1-deficient mice have established a crucial role for SOCS1 in regulating CD8(+) T cell homeostasis. In the thymus, SOCS1 prevents thymocytes that had failed positive selection from surviving and expanding, ensures negative selection and prevents inappropriate developmental skewing toward the CD8 lineage. In the periphery, SOCS1 not only controls production of T cell stimulatory cytokines but also attenuates the sensitivity of CD8(+) T cells to synergistic cytokine stimulation and antigen non-specific activation...
September 13, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900328/immune-checkpoint-blockers-and-ovarian-cancer
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REVIEW
Chinmoy K Bose
Although the idea, called "cancer immunotherapy," is very appealing and has previously been shown to work in several mouse models of cancer, it has in general been very difficult to translate cancer immunotherapy approaches to humans. Because of this frustration, by the 1990s, many scientists and biotechnology companies had given up on the idea of cancer immunotherapy. After few years, first detection T-cell suppression of effect of cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA4) molecule was established. Antibody (Ab) to CTLA4 could increase T-cell starting a completely new age of tumor immunology...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878676/pd-1-and-pd-l1-checkpoint-signaling-inhibition-for-cancer-immunotherapy-mechanism-combinations-and-clinical-outcome
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Hashem O Alsaab, Samaresh Sau, Rami Alzhrani, Katyayani Tatiparti, Ketki Bhise, Sushil K Kashaw, Arun K Iyer
Several cancers are highly refractory to conventional chemotherapy. The survival of tumors in several cases is assisted by checkpoint immunomodulation to maintain the imbalance between immune surveillance and cancer cell proliferation. Check point antibody inhibitors, such as anti-PD-1/PD-L1, are a novel class of inhibitors that function as a tumor suppressing factor via modulation of immune cell-tumor cell interaction. These checkpoint blockers are rapidly becoming a highly promising cancer therapeutic approach that yields remarkable antitumor responses with limited side effects...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834216/beyond-the-m-csf-receptor-novel-therapeutic-targets-in-tumor-associated-macrophages
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Stefano Bonelli, Xenia Geeraerts, Evangelia Bolli, Jiri Keirsse, Maté Kiss, Ana Rita Pombo Antunes, Helena Van Damme, Karen De Vlaminck, Kiavash Movahedi, Damya Laoui, Geert Raes, Jo A Van Ginderachter
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) are by now established as important regulators of tumor progression by impacting on tumor immunity, angiogenesis and metastasis. Hence, a multitude of approaches are currently pursued to intervene with TAM's protumor activities, the most advanced of which being a blockade of M-CSF/M-CSFR signaling. M-CSFR signaling largely impacts on the differentiation of macrophages, including TAM, and hence strongly influences the numbers of these cells in tumors. However, a repolarization of TAM towards a more antitumor phenotype may be more elegant and may yield stronger effects on tumor growth...
August 20, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822058/immune-dysfunction-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-avenues-for-new-immunotherapy-based-strategies
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Lorenzo Falchi
PURPOSE OF THIS REVIEW: The present review focuses on key aspects of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) evasion of immune surveillance and how these can be leveraged to devise effective immunotherapy strategies. RECENT FINDINGS: In recent years, significant progress has been made in the field of cancer immunotherapy. In particular, the remarkable clinical results of anti-programmed death (PD)-1/PD-ligand (L)1 antibodies are revolutionizing the treatment approach to multiple solid and hematologic tumors...
August 18, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819022/%C3%AE-adrenergic-signaling-in-mice-housed-at-standard-temperatures-suppresses-an-effector-phenotype-in-cd8-t-cells-and-undermines-checkpoint-inhibitor-therapy
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Mark J Bucsek, Guanxi Qiao, Cameron R MacDonald, Thejaswini Giridharan, Lauren Evans, Brian Niedzwecki, Haichao Liu, Kathleen M Kokolus, Jason W-L Eng, Michelle N Messmer, Kristopher Attwood, Scott I Abrams, Bonnie L Hylander, Elizabeth A Repasky
The immune context of tumors has significant prognostic value and is predictive of responsiveness to several forms of therapy, including immunotherapy. We report here that CD8(+) T cell frequency and functional orientation within the tumor microenvironment is regulated by β2-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) signaling in host immune cells. We used three strategies - physiologic (manipulation of ambient thermal environment), pharmacologic (β-blockers), and genetic (β2-adrenergic receptor knockout mice) to reduce adrenergic stress signaling in two widely studied preclinical mouse tumor models...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811970/trial-watch-dendritic-cell-based-anticancer-immunotherapy
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Abhishek D Garg, Monica Vara Perez, Marco Schaaf, Patrizia Agostinis, Laurence Zitvogel, Guido Kroemer, Lorenzo Galluzzi
Dendritic cell (DC)-based vaccines against cancer have been extensively developed over the past two decades. Typically DC-based cancer immunotherapy entails loading patient-derived DCs with an appropriate source of tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) and efficient DC stimulation through a so-called "maturation cocktail" (typically a combination of pro-inflammatory cytokines and Toll-like receptor agonists), followed by DC reintroduction into patients. DC vaccines have been documented to (re)activate tumor-specific T cells in both preclinical and clinical settings...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775144/a-bifunctional-mapk-pi3k-antagonist-for-inhibition-of-tumor-growth-and-metastasis
#8
Stefanie Galbán, April A Apfelbaum, Carlos Espinoza, Kevin Heist, Henry Haley, Karan Bedi, Mats Ljungman, Craig J Galbán, Gary D Luker, Marcian Van Dort, Brian D Ross
Responses to targeted therapies frequently are brief with patients relapsing with drug resistant tumors. For oncogenic MEK and BRAF inhibition, drug resistance commonly occurs through activation of PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling and immune checkpoint modulation, providing a robust molecular target for concomitant therapy. Here, we evaluated the efficacy of a bifunctional kinase inhibitor (ST-162) that concurrently targets MAPK and PI3K signaling pathways. Treatment with ST-162 produced regression of mutant KRAS or BRAF addicted xenograft models of colorectal cancer and melanoma and stasis of BRAF/PTEN mutant melanomas...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756137/survival-of-patients-with-advanced-metastatic-melanoma-the-impact-of-novel-therapies-update-2017
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REVIEW
Selma Ugurel, Joachim Röhmel, Paolo A Ascierto, Keith T Flaherty, Jean Jacques Grob, Axel Hauschild, James Larkin, Georgina V Long, Paul Lorigan, Grant A McArthur, Antoni Ribas, Caroline Robert, Dirk Schadendorf, Claus Garbe
The treatment of metastatic melanoma is still undergoing a process of major change. The two most important novel therapeutic strategies, selective kinase inhibitors and immune checkpoint blockers, both significantly prolong survival times of patients with advanced metastatic disease. Different agents, dose regimens and combinations have been tested against each other vigorously within these two groups. However, results from prospective head-to-head comparative studies of both strategies are still lacking. We performed an exploratory analysis of survival data from selected clinical trials representative for the new treatment strategies in advanced metastatic melanoma...
September 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751442/towards-precision-radiotherapy-for-use-with-immune-checkpoint-blockers
#10
Claire Vanpouille-Box, Silvia C Formenti, Sandra Demaria
The first evidence that radiation therapy (RT) enhances the efficacy of immune checkpoint blockers (ICBs) was obtained a dozen years ago in a mouse model of metastatic carcinoma refractory to anti-CTLA-4 treatment. At the time, ICBs had just entered clinical testing, an endeavor that culminated in 2011 with the approval of the first anti-CTLA-4 antibody for use in metastatic melanoma patients (ipilimumab). Thereafter, some patients progressing on ipilimumab showed systemic responses only upon receiving radiation to one lesion, confirming clinically the pro-immunogenic effects of radiation...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741900/the-avidity-of-tumor-specific-t-cells-amplified-by-a-pdc-based-assay-can-predict-the-clinical-evolution-of-melanoma-patients
#11
Julie Charles, Laurence Chaperot, Bruno Revol, Marine Baudin, Stephane Mouret, Agnes Hamon, Marie-Therese Leccia, Joel Plumas, Caroline Aspord
The advent of immune-checkpoint blockers and targeted therapies has changed the outcome of melanoma. However, many patients experience relapses, emphasizing the need for predictive and prognostic biomarkers. We developed a strategy based on plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) loaded with melanoma-tumor antigens that allows eliciting highly efficient antitumor T-cell responses. We used it to investigate antitumor T-cell functionality in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes from melanoma patients...
July 25, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741502/immune-priming-of-the-tumor-microenvironment-by-radiation
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REVIEW
Wen Jiang, Charles K Chan, Irving L Weissman, Betty Y S Kim, Stephen M Hahn
Ionizing irradiation can induce a multitude of alterations within the tumor microenvironment. Unlike targeted therapies, radiation delivered to the tumor bed can prompt phenotypic changes in both normal stromal and cancer cells, leading to molecular and physiological alterations within the tumor microenvironment. These environmental modulations directly influence the degree of immunogenicity of the tumor microenvironment and may ultimately affect tumor responsiveness to cancer immunotherapies. Here we review the preclinical evidence for tumor microenvironment-mediated immune suppression and how radiation can modulate immune properties within a tumor...
November 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680746/novel-immune-checkpoint-blocker-to-treat-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#13
Lorenzo Galluzzi, Guido Kroemer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674473/cancer-immunotherapy-part-2-efficacy-safety-and-other-clinical-considerations
#14
C Lee Ventola
This article, the second in a series of three, provides an overview of the efficacy and safety of cancer immunotherapies ranging from monoclonal antibodies to vaccines, including additional clinical considerations regarding immune checkpoint blockers.
July 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585615/-the-role-of-immunotherapy-in-the-modern-treatment-of-urothelial-carcinoma
#15
Anikó Maráz, Lajos Géczi
By the emergence of modern immunotherapies with active agents like PD-1 (nivolumab, pembrolizumab) and PD-L1 immune checkpoint blockers (atezolizumab, avelumab, durvalumab), new therapeutic options have become available for the treatment of patients with locally advanced and metastatic urothelial carcinoma. According to the recent publications, they have been effective in case of progression after platinum therapy, in or after second-line and in firstline therapies for cisplatin ineligible patients, respectively...
June 6, 2017: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551360/immunotherapeutic-properties-of-chemotherapy
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REVIEW
Carole Fournier, Thaiz Rivera Vargas, Tiffany Martin, Andréa Melis, Lionel Apetoh
Impressive remissions driven by immunological checkpoint blockade in cancer patients have prompted the scientific community to investigate afresh the crosstalk between cancer cells and the patient's immune system. Preclinical and clinical studies have highlighted that the anticancer efficacy of some conventional chemotherapeutics is based on their ability to restore anticancer immune responses. The current challenge is to understand and circumvent immune resistance mechanisms to chemo- and immunotherapies to design relevant immunotherapy and chemotherapy combinations...
May 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525897/a-cellular-platform-for-the-evaluation-of-immune-checkpoint-molecules
#17
Sabrina Jutz, Annika Hennig, Wolfgang Paster, Ömer Asrak, Dejana Dijanovic, Florian Kellner, Winfried F Pickl, Johannes B Huppa, Judith Leitner, Peter Steinberger
Blockade of the T cell coinhibitory molecules CTLA-4 and PD-1 has clinical utility to strengthen T cell responses. In addition to these immune checkpoints an ever-growing number of molecules has been implicated in generating coinhibitory signals in T cells. However, investigating coinhibitory molecules in primary human cells is complicated by the restricted expression and promiscuity of both coinhibitory receptors and their ligands. Here we have evaluated the potential of fluorescence-based transcriptional reporters based on the human Jurkat T cell line in conjunction with engineered T cell stimulator cell lines for investigating coinhibitory pathways...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521532/new-antivirals-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-b
#18
REVIEW
Vincent Soriano, Pablo Barreiro, Laura Benitez, Jose M Peña, Carmen de Mendoza
Current treatment with oral nucleos(t)ides entecavir or tenofovir provide sustained suppression of HBV replication and clinical benefit in most chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infected persons. However, HBV rebound generally occurs upon drug discontinuation due to persistence of genomic HBV reservoirs as episomic cccDNA and chromosomic integrated HBV-DNA. There is renewed enthusiasm on HBV drug discovery following recent successes with antivirals for hepatitis C and immunotherapies for some cancers. Areas covered: New drugs that target distinct steps of the HBV life cycle are been developed, including inhibitors of viral entry, new polymerase inhibitors, capsid and assembly inhibitors, virus release blockers, and disruptors of cccDNA formation and transcription...
July 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499411/paraneoplastic-acral-vascular-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-melanoma-under-immune-checkpoint-blockade
#19
Thilo Gambichler, Stefanie Strutzmann, Andrea Tannapfel, Laura Susok
BACKGROUND: Paraneoplastic acral vascular syndrome (PAVS) is a rare phenomenon which is observed in patients with adenocarcinomas and other malignancies. Various potential pathogenic mechanisms such as tumour invasion of sympathetic nerves, hyperviscosity, hypercoagulability, vasoactive tumour-secreted substances, and immunological mechanisms have been suggested. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 60-year-old Caucasian male attended our hospital with a bulky lymph node mass in the right axilla...
May 12, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459943/circulating-tumor-dna-changes-for-early-monitoring-of-anti-pd1-immunotherapy-a-proof-of-concept-study
#20
L Cabel, F Riva, V Servois, A Livartowski, C Daniel, A Rampanou, O Lantz, E Romano, M Milder, B Buecher, S Piperno-Neumann, V Bernard, S Baulande, I Bieche, J Y Pierga, C Proudhon, F-C Bidard
Background: Recent clinical results support the use of new immune checkpoint blockers (ICB), such as anti-PD-1 (e.g. nivolumab and pembrolizumab) and anti-PD-L1 antibodies. Radiological evaluation of ICB efficacy during therapy is challenging due to tumor immune infiltration. Changes of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) levels during therapy could be a promising tool for very accurate monitoring of treatment efficacy, but data are lacking with ICB. Patients and methods: This prospective pilot study was conducted in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer, uveal melanoma, or microsatellite-instable colorectal cancer treated by nivolumab or pembrolizumab monotherapy at Institut Curie...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
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