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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815409/insulin-like-growth-factor-igf-pathway-targeting-in-cancer-role-of-the-igf-axis-and-opportunities-for-future-combination-studies
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Aaron Simpson, Wilfride Petnga, Valentine M Macaulay, Ulrike Weyer-Czernilofsky, Thomas Bogenrieder
Despite a strong preclinical rationale for targeting the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis in cancer, clinical studies of IGF-1 receptor (IGF-1R)-targeted monotherapies have been largely disappointing, and any potential success has been limited by the lack of validated predictive biomarkers for patient enrichment. A large body of preclinical evidence suggests that the key role of the IGF axis in cancer is in driving treatment resistance, via general proliferative/survival mechanisms, interactions with other mitogenic signaling networks, and class-specific mechanisms such as DNA damage repair...
August 16, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815334/clinical-characteristics-of-patient-selection-and-imaging-predictors-of-outcome-in-solid-tumors-treated-with-checkpoint-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Sabrina Rossi, Luca Toschi, Angelo Castello, Fabio Grizzi, Luigi Mansi, Egesta Lopci
The rapidly evolving knowledge on tumor immunology and the continuous implementation of immunotherapy in cancer have recently led to the FDA and EMA approval of several checkpoint inhibitors as immunotherapic agents in clinical practice. Anti-CTLA-4, anti-PD-1, and anti-PDL-1 antibodies are becoming standard of care in advanced melanoma, as well as in relapsed or metastatic lung and kidney cancer, demonstrating higher and longer response compared to standard chemotherapy. These encouraging results have fostered the evaluation of these antibodies either alone or in combination with other therapies in several dozen clinical trials for the treatment of multiple tumor types...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815044/agonist-anti-gitr-antibody-significantly-enhances-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-listeria-monocytogenes-based-immunotherapy
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Rajeev Shrimali, Shamim Ahmad, Zuzana Berrong, Grigori Okoev, Adelaida Matevosyan, Ghazaleh Shoja E Razavi, Robert Petit, Seema Gupta, Mikayel Mkrtichyan, Samir N Khleif
BACKGROUND: We previously demonstrated that in addition to generating an antigen-specific immune response, Listeria monocytogenes (Lm)-based immunotherapy significantly reduces the ratio of regulatory T cells (Tregs)/CD4(+) and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in the tumor microenvironment. Since Lm-based immunotherapy is able to inhibit the immune suppressive environment, we hypothesized that combining this treatment with agonist antibody to a co-stimulatory receptor that would further boost the effector arm of immunity will result in significant improvement of anti-tumor efficacy of treatment...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814886/a-practical-guide-to-the-handling-and-administration-of-talimogene-laherparepvec-in-europe
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REVIEW
Kevin J Harrington, Olivier Michielin, Josep Malvehy, Isabella Pezzani Grüter, Lorna Grove, Anna Lisa Frauchiger, Reinhard Dummer
Talimogene laherparepvec is a herpes simplex virus-1-based intralesional oncolytic immunotherapy and is the first oncolytic virus to be approved in Europe. It is indicated for the treatment of adults with unresectable melanoma that is regionally or distantly metastatic (stage IIIB, IIIC, and IVM1a) with no bone, brain, lung, or other visceral disease. Talimogene laherparepvec is a genetically modified viral therapy, and its handling needs special attention due to its deep freeze, cold-chain requirements, its potential for viral shedding, and its administration by direct intralesional injection...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812434/-pemetrexed-sildenafil-via-autophagy-dependent-hdac-down-regulation-enhances-the-immunotherapy-response-of-nsclc-cells
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Laurence Booth, Jane L Roberts, Andrew Poklepovic, Paul Dent
Pemetrexed is an approved therapeutic in NSCLC and ovarian cancer. Our studies focused on the ability of [pemetrexed + sildenafil] exposure to alter the immunogenicity of lung and ovarian cancer cells. Treatment of lung and ovarian cancer cells with [pemetrexed + sildenafil] in vitro rapidly reduced the expression of PD-L1, PD-L2 and ornithine decarboxylase (ODC), and increased the expression of Class I MHCA. In a cell-specific fashion, some cells also released the immunogenic nuclear protein HMGB1 into the extracellular environment...
August 16, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811980/erap1-overexpression-in-hpv-induced-malignancies-a-possible-novel-immune-evasion-mechanism
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Alina Steinbach, Jan Winter, Miriam Reuschenbach, Renata Blatnik, Alexandra Klevenz, Miriam Bertrand, Stephanie Hoppe, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Agnieszka K Grabowska, Angelika B Riemer
Immune evasion of tumors poses a major challenge for immunotherapy. For human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced malignancies, multiple immune evasion mechanisms have been described, including altered expression of antigen processing machinery (APM) components. These changes can directly influence epitope presentation and thus T-cell responses against tumor cells. To date, the APM had not been studied systematically in a large array of HPV(+) tumor samples. Therefore in this study, systematic expression analysis of the APM was performed on the mRNA and protein level in a comprehensive collection of HPV16(+) cell lines...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811971/preclinical-immunopet-ct-imaging-using-zr-89-labeled-anti-pd-l1-monoclonal-antibody-for-assessing-radiation-induced-pd-l1-upregulation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-and-melanoma
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Masahiro Kikuchi, David A Clump, Raghvendra M Srivastava, Lingyi Sun, Dexing Zeng, Julio A Diaz-Perez, Carolyn J Anderson, W Barry Edwards, Robert L Ferris
Radiation therapy (RT) can induce upregulation of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) on tumor cells or myeloid cells, which may affect response to PD-1-based immunotherapy. PD-L1 upregulation during RT is a dynamic process that has been difficult to monitor during treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the RT-induced PD-L1 upregulation in the tumor and its microenvironment using immunoPET/CT imaging of two syngeneic murine tumor models (HPV+ head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) or B16F10 melanoma)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811970/trial-watch-dendritic-cell-based-anticancer-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
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/28811969/k27m-mutant-histone-3-as-a-novel-target-for-glioma-immunotherapy
#9
Katharina Ochs, Martina Ott, Theresa Bunse, Felix Sahm, Lukas Bunse, Katrin Deumelandt, Jana K Sonner, Melanie Keil, Andreas von Deimling, Wolfgang Wick, Michael Platten
Mutation-specific vaccines have become increasingly important in glioma immunotherapy; however, shared neoepitopes are rare. For diffuse gliomas, a driver mutation in the gene for isocitrate dehydrogenase type-1 has been shown to produce an immunogenic epitope currently targeted in clinical trials. For highly aggressive midline gliomas, a recurrent point mutation in the histone-3 gene (H3F3A) causes an amino acid change from lysine to methionine at position 27 (K27M). Here, we demonstrate that a peptide vaccine against K27M-mutant histone-3 is capable of inducing effective, mutation-specific, cytotoxic T-cell- and T-helper-1-cell-mediated immune responses in a major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-humanized mouse model...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811965/adjuvant-immunotherapy-with-autologous-dendritic-cells-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-randomized-phase-ii-study
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Jeong-Hoon Lee, Won Young Tak, Yoon Lee, Min-Kyu Heo, Jae-Sung Song, Hak-Yeop Kim, Soo Young Park, Si Hyun Bae, Joon Hyeok Lee, Jeong Heo, Ki-Hwan Kim, Yong-Soo Bae, Yoon Jun Kim
Our previous phase I/IIA study showed that autologous dendritic cells (DCs) pulsed with tumor-associated antigens are well tolerated in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this randomized, multicenter, open-label, phase II trial, we investigated the efficacy and safety of this DC-based adjuvant immunotherapy with 156 patients, who treated for HCC with no evidence of residual tumor after standard treatment modalities. Patients were randomly assigned to immunotherapy (n = 77; injection of 3 × 10(7) DC cells, six times over 14 weeks) or control (n = 79; no treatment)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811962/an-ror1-bi-specific-t-cell-engager-provides-effective-targeting-and-cytotoxicity-against-a-range-of-solid-tumors
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Satyen Harish Gohil, Solange Rosa Paredes-Moscosso, Micaela Harrasser, Marzia Vezzalini, Aldo Scarpa, Emma Morris, Andrew M Davidoff, Claudio Sorio, Amit Chunilal Nathwani, Marco Della Peruta
We have developed a humanized bi-specific T-cell engager (BiTE) targeting receptor tyrosine kinase-like orphan receptor 1 (ROR1), a cell surface antigen present on a range of malignancies and cancer-initiating cells. Focusing initially on pancreatic cancer, we demonstrated that our ROR1 BiTE results in T cell mediated and antigen-specific cytotoxicity against ROR1-expressing pancreatic cancer cell lines in vitro at exceedingly low concentrations (0.1 ng/mL) and low effector to target ratios. Our BiTE prevented engraftment of pancreatic tumor xenografts in murine models and reduced the size of established subcutaneous tumors by at least 3-fold...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811960/rehmannia-glutinosa-polysaccharide-induces-toll-like-receptor-4-dependent-spleen-dendritic-cell-maturation-and-anti-cancer-immunity
#12
Li Xu, Minseok Kwak, Wei Zhang, Ling Zeng, Peter Chang-Whan Lee, Jun-O Jin
Rehmannia glutinosa polysaccharide (RGP) has shown an activation of immune cells in vitro. However, the immune stimulatory effect of RGP in a mouse in vivo is not well studied. In this study, we examined the effect of RGP on dendritic cell (DC) activation and anticancer immunity in vivo. Treatments of RGP in C56BL/6 mice induced increased levels of co-stimulatory molecule expression and pro-inflammatory cytokine production in spleen DCs dependent on toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), and those DCs promoted interferon-gamma (IFNγ) production in CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811957/mapping-the-human-t-cell-repertoire-to-recurrent-driver-mutations-in-myd88-and-ezh2-in-lymphoma
#13
Julie S Nielsen, Andrew R Chang, Darin A Wick, Colin G Sedgwick, Zusheng Zong, Andrew J Mungall, Spencer D Martin, Natalie N Kinloch, Susann Ott-Langer, Zabrina L Brumme, Steven P Treon, Joseph M Connors, Randy D Gascoyne, John R Webb, Brian R Berry, Ryan D Morin, Nicol Macpherson, Brad H Nelson
Oncogenic "driver" mutations are theoretically attractive targets for the immunotherapy of lymphoid cancers, yet the proportion that can be recognized by T cells remains poorly defined. To address this issue without any confounding effects of the patient's immune system, we assessed T cells from 19 healthy donors for recognition of three common driver mutations in lymphoma: MYD88(L265P), EZH2(Y641F) , and EZH2(Y641N) . Donors collectively expressed the 10 most prevalent HLA class I alleles, including HLA-A*02:01...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811248/development-of-an-elisa-for-the-diagnosis-of-reactive-ige-antibodies-anti-therapeutic-horse-sera
#14
Salvatore Giovanni De-Simone, Andre Luis Almeida Souza, Aniesse Silva Aguiar, Anibal Raphel Melgarejo, David William Provance-Jr
Hypersensitive diseases that involve IgE reactivity are important concern of public, especially those encompassing the potential pathogenesis from the administration of horse serum-based therapeutics such as antivenoms. A method for the definitive diagnosis of reactive IgE is important for identifying allergic patients to control severe collateral effects during planned and emergency application of immunotherapies when the allergy source cannot be avoided for treatment. To date, no tests have been developed to accompany the wide range of antivenoms produced from horse sera...
August 12, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810809/optimization-of-human-nk-cell-manufacturing-fully-automated-separation-improved-i-ex-vivo-i-expansion-using-il-21-with-autologous-feeder-cells-and-generation-of-anti-cd123-car-expressing-effector-cells
#15
Stephan Klöß, Olaf Oberschmidt, Michael Morgan, Julia Dahlke, Lubomir Arseniev, Volker Huppert, Markus Granzin, Tanja Gardlowski, Nadine Matthies, Stefanie Soltenborn, Axel Schambach, Ulrike Koehl
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The administration of ex-vivo expanded Natural killer (NK) cells as potential antitumor effector cells appears to be suitable for effector cell-based immunotherapies in high-risk cancer patients. However, the GMP-conform manufacturing of clinical-grade NK cells at sufficiently high numbers represent a great challenge. Therefore, we improved and optimized previous expansion protocols for those effector cells through the use of newly developed culture medium, IL-21 and autologous feeder cells...
August 16, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810561/cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-promote-cytarabine-induced-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cell-apoptosis-via-inhibiting-bcl-2-expression
#16
Rui Deng, Fang-Yi Fan, Hai Yi, Li Fu, Yan Zeng, Yi Wang, Xiao-Juan Miao, Yan-Rong Shuai, Guang-Cui He, Yi Su
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains difficult to cure due to its drug tolerance and refractoriness. Immunotherapy is a growing area of cancer research, which has been applied for the treatment of numerous types of cancer, including leukemia. The present study generated AML cell-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) in vitro and investigated the effect of combining CTL treatment with one of the most commonly used drugs for the treatment of hematological malignancies, cytarabine, on AML cell apoptosis. Firstly, it was observed that monocyte-depleted peripheral blood lymphocytes from healthy donors could be used to generate large numbers of CD3(+)CD8(+) CTLs through immune stimulation...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809532/transient-and-local-expression-of-chemokine-and-immune-checkpoint-traps-to-treat-pancreatic-cancer
#17
Lei Miao, Jingjing Li, Qi Liu, Richard Feng, Manisit Das, C Michael Lin, Tyler J Goodwin, Oleksandra Dorosheva, Rihe Liu, Leaf Huang
Pancreatic tumor is known to be resistant to immunotherapy due to the extensive immune suppressive tumor microenvironment (TME). We hypothesized that CXCL12 and PD-L1 are two key molecules controlling the immunosuppressive TME. Fusion proteins, called traps, designed to bind with these two molecules with high affinity (Kd = 4.1 nM and 0.22 nM, respectively) were manufactured and tested for specific binding with the targets. Plasmid DNA encoding for each trap was formulated in nanoparticles and injected IV to mice bearing orthotopic pancreatic cancer...
August 15, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808910/nmr-resonance-assignments-of-a-hypoallergenic-isoform-of-the-major-birch-pollen-allergen-bet-v-1
#18
Linda Ahammer, Sarina Grutsch, Michael Wallner, Fatima Ferreira, Martin Tollinger
In Northern America and Europe a great number of people are suffering from birch pollen allergy and pollen related food allergies. The trigger for these immunological reactions is the 17.5 kDa major birch pollen allergen Bet v 1, which belongs to the family of PR-10 (pathogenesis-related) proteins. In nature, Bet v 1 occurs as a mixture of various isoforms that possess different immunological properties despite their high sequence identities. Bet v 1.0102 (Bet v 1d), which is investigated here, is a hypoallergenic isoform of Bet v 1 and a potential candidate for allergen-specific immunotherapy...
August 14, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807569/il-10-engineered-human-cd4-tr1-cells-eliminate-myeloid-leukemia-in-an-hla-class-i-dependent-mechanism
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Grazia Locafaro, Grazia Andolfi, Fabio Russo, Luca Cesana, Antonello Spinelli, Barbara Camisa, Fabio Ciceri, Angelo Lombardo, Attilio Bondanza, Maria Grazia Roncarolo, Silvia Gregori
T regulatory cells (Tregs) play a key role in modulating T cell responses. Clinical trials showed that Tregs modulate graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). However, their ability to mediate anti-leukemic activity (graft-versus-leukemia [GvL]) is largely unknown. Enforced interleukin-10 (IL-10) expression converts human CD4(+) T cells into T regulatory type 1 (Tr1)-like (CD4(IL-10)) cells that suppress effector T cells in vitro and xenoGvHD in humanized mouse models...
July 5, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807210/personalized-treatment-in-patients-with-colorectal-liver-metastases
#20
Dimitrios Moris, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Precision Medicine Initiative is a new research effort aiming to offer personalized treatment in many diseases, including cancer. The aim of the present article is to offer novel insights about the role of personalized treatment in patients with colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). METHODS: A review of the literature regarding personalized medicine and colorectal liver metastases was performed mainly in the MEDLINE/PubMed database. RESULTS: Surgical resection remains the only hope for cure of CRLM...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
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