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Myeloma vaccine

Gil Redelman-Sidi, Olivier Michielin, Carlos Cervera, Camillo Ribi, José María Aguado, Mario Fernández-Ruiz, Oriol Manuel
BACKGROUND: The present review is part of the ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Compromised Hosts (ESGICH) Consensus Document on the safety of targeted and biological therapies. AIMS: To review, from an Infectious Diseases perspective, the safety profile of immune checkpoint inhibitors, LFA-3-targeted agents, cell adhesion inhibitors, sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor modulators and proteasome inhibitors and to suggest preventive recommendations. SOURCES: Computer-based MEDLINE searches with MeSH terms pertaining to each agent or therapeutic family...
February 7, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Noa Lavi, Irit Avivi, Zipora Kra-Oz, Ilana Oren, Emilia Hardak
PURPOSE: Available data suggest that respiratory infections are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients hospitalized due to acute leukemia and allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). However, the precise incidence, risk factors, and severity of respiratory infection, mainly community-acquired, in patients with lymphoma and multiple myeloma (MM) are not fully determined. The current study aimed to investigate risk factors for respiratory infections and their clinical significance in patients with B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and multiple myeloma (MM) in the first year of diagnosis...
February 9, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Ting-Ting Liu, Yang Wu, Ting Niu
Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) is an ideal target for the immunotherapy of multiple myeloma. Heat Shock protein70 (HSP70) is a class of important molecular chaperone to promote antigen presentation. Homologous xenogeneic antigens can enhance immunogenicity and induce stronger anti-tumor immune response than that of allogeneic ones. Therefore, we constructed human DKK1 and human HSP70 DNA fusion vaccine (hDKK1-hHSP70), and then determined its anti-tumor immuno- genicity and anti-tumor effects on immunizing BALB/c mice already inoculated with NS-1 murine multiple myeloma cells in prophylactic and therapeutic models using cytotoxic T lymphocytes, enzyme-lined immunosorbent assay, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and Hochest staining...
January 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Masahiro Chiba, Kazuo Oshimi, Toshihiro Matsukawa, Kouhei Okada, Takuto Miyagishima
A 68-year-old female with smoldering multiple myeloma (IgG-κ type) was admitted to the hospital owing to general fatigue, fever, and pain in the right leg. On the day following admission, she developed shock, and a blood culture revealed Streptococcus pneumoniae. She was diagnosed with septic shock and invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). She received antibiotics and intravenous immunoglobulin and improved after several days. She had a history of recurrent IPD and had received the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine 23 (PPSV23) 2 years earlier...
2018: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
Meighan Palazzo, Gunjan L Shah, Olivia Copelan, Kenneth Seier, Sean M Devlin, Molly Maloy, Sheila Kenny, Hani Hassoun, Neha S Korde, Nikoletta Lendvai, Alexander M Lesokhin, Sham Mailankody, David J Chung, Guenther Koehne, C Ola Landgren, Heather Landau, Sergio A Giralt, Miguel-Angel Perales
Guidelines recommend vaccination starting 12 months after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (aHCT), but there is varying practice for patients on maintenance therapy, with some centers not immunizing at all. Because of decreased vaccine rates among the general population causing loss of herd immunity, we aimed to establish the safety and efficacy of revaccinating multiple myeloma patients on lenalidomide maintenance (LM). Of the 122 patients who were vaccinated after aHCT between 2010 and 2014 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 91 (75%) were on LM...
December 27, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Christopher A Schutt, Leonardo Mirandola, Jose A Figueroa, Diane D Nguyen, Joehassin Cordero, Klauss Bumm, Benjamin L Judson, Maurizio Chiriva-Internati
Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma is a deadly and locally aggressive malignancy that frequently portends a poor prognosis. Since current treatment modalities including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are heavily debilitating and often result in recurrence intense efforts have been put into the development of novel less toxic and more lasting treatment strategies. Recently, immunotherapy has been proposed as a promising alternative that could potentially meet these requirements. SP17 is a validated cancer-testis antigen in multiple myeloma, ovarian cancer and non-small cell lung cancer...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
Mathilde Bahuaud, Hélène Bodilis, Marion Malphettes, Anaïs Maugard Landre, Caroline Matondo, Didier Bouscary, Frédéric Batteux, Odile Launay, Jean-Paul Fermand
Smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) is an asymptomatic clonal plasma cell disorder that frequently progress to multiple myeloma (MM), a disease at high risk of pneumococcal infections. Moreover, if the polysaccharide vaccine is poorly immunogenic in MM, the 13-valent conjugated vaccine has never been tested in clonal plasma cell disorders. We evaluated its immunogenicity for 7 serotypes in 20 patients ≥ 50 years of age with smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) pre and post routine-vaccination with PCV13. Concentrations of IgG specific for 7 serotypes were measured at baseline, 1, 6, and 12 months after vaccination by standardized ELISA and an Opsonophagocytic Assay (OPA)...
November 2017: Heliyon
Michael Schmitt, Angela G Hückelhoven, Michael Hundemer, Anita Schmitt, Susanne Lipp, Martina Emde, Hans Salwender, Mathias Hänel, Katja Weisel, Uta Bertsch, Jan Dürig, Anthony D Ho, Igor Wolfgang Blau, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Anja Seckinger, Dirk Hose
Background: Raising T-cell response against antigens either expressed on normal and malignant plasma cells (e.g. HM1.24) or aberrantly on myeloma cells only (e.g. cancer testis antigens, CTA) by vaccination is a potential treatment approach for multiple myeloma. Results: Expression by GEP is found for HM1.24 in all, HMMR in 318/458 (69.4%), MAGE-A3 in 209/458 (45.6%), NY-ESO-1/2 in 40/458 (8.7%), and WT-1 in 4/458 (0.8%) of samples with the pattern being confirmed by RNA-sequencing...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
J Bae, T Hideshima, G L Zhang, J Zhou, D B Keskin, N C Munshi, K C Anderson
XBP1 (X-box binding protein 1), CD138 (Syndecan-1), and CS1 (SLAMF7) are highly expressed antigens in cancers including multiple myeloma (MM). Here we identify and characterize immunogenic HLA-A24 peptides derived from these antigens for potential vaccination therapy of HLA-A24+ patients with MM. The identified immunogenic HLA-A24-specific XBP1 unspliced (UN)185-193 (I S P W I L A V L), XBP1 spliced (SP)223-231 (V Y P E G P S S L), CD138265-273 (I F A V C L V G F) and CS1240-248 (L F V L G L F L W) peptides induced antigen-specific CTL with anti-MM activity in an HLA-A24 restricted manner...
November 1, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
James J Driscoll, Magen Brailey
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a clonal plasma cell malignancy which, despite recent treatment advances, remains incurable in the vast majority of the over 118,000 patients in the USA afflicted with this disease. Treatment of MM has dramatically improved in the past decade with the introduction of new drugs into therapeutic strategies in both the frontline and relapse settings that has led to a significant improvement in the median overall survival (OS). These drugs have been incorporated into clinical guidelines and transformed the treatment approach to MM...
December 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
Rebecca Karp Leaf, Dina Stroopinsky, Athalia R Pyzer, Ada M Kruisbeek, Sandra van Wetering, Abigail Washington, Adam Ephraim, Leandra Cole, Adam Morin, Salvia Jain, Myrna R Nahas, Arik Apel, Jon Arnason, Ayad Hamdan, Jacalyn Rosenblatt, David Avigan
Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterized by progressive immune dysregulation, loss of myeloma-specific immunity, and an immunosuppressive milieu that fosters disease growth and immune escape. Accordingly, cancer vaccines that reverse tumor-associated immune suppression represent a promising therapeutic avenue of investigation. We examined the potential of an allogeneic cellular vaccine to generate immune responses against MM tumor cells. The DCOne vaccine is comprised of a human myeloid leukemia cell line differentiated into a fully functional dendritic cell, expressing a range of tumor-associated antigens that are also known targets in MM...
November 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
Leora Boussi, Ruben Niesvizky
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Here, we explore the significant progress made in the treatment of multiple myeloma, focusing on immunotherapy and the promise it has offered to patients suffering from advanced disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple myeloma, a B-cell malignancy, is characterized by unregulated plasma cell growth in the bone marrow as well as strong immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironment. mAbs targeting tumor antigens overcome this, increasing T-cell activation, multiple myeloma cell death, and depth of response...
November 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
Spyridoula Vasileiou, Ioannis Baltadakis, Sosanna Delimpasi, Maria-Helena Karatza, Konstantinos Liapis, Maria Garofalaki, Eirini Tziotziou, Zoe Poulopoulou, Dimitri Karakasis, Nicholas Harhalakis
The introduction of novel agents has significantly expanded treatment options for multiple myeloma (MM), albeit long-term disease control cannot be achieved in the majority of patients. Vaccination with MM antigen-loaded dendritic cells (DCs) represents an alternative strategy that is currently being explored. The aim of this study was to assess the immunogenic potential of ex vivo-generated monocyte-derived DCs (moDCs), following stimulation with the whole-antigen array of autologous myeloma cells (AMC). MoDCs were loaded with antigens of myeloma cells by 2 different methods: phagocytosis of apoptotic bodies from γ-irradiated AMC, or transfection with AMC total RNA by square-wave electroporation...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
Jack T Seki, Pamela Ng, Wallace Lam, Julie Cote, Anca Prica
A 75-year-old woman developed a moderately severe rash about a week and a half after the start of bortezomib (Btb)-based chemotherapy for IgG lambda multiple myeloma; at the time, she was also receiving acyclovir as antiviral prophylaxis in addition to herpes zoster (HZ) vaccination. HZ reactivation rate is high in Btb recipients; therefore, the timing of antiviral prevention is critical in relation to Btb. Attempts were made to identify the offending agent based on the timing of drugs administered and the appearance of skin lesions in relation to other drugs...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Wei-Wei Ni, Wen Huang, De-Qin Wu, Yan-Jun Zhou, Chun-Mei Ji, Meng-Da Cao, Miao Guo, Jin-Lu Sun, Ji-Fu Wei
Platanus acerifolia pollen is considered an important source of airborne allergens in numerous cities. Pla a 1 is a major allergen from P. acerifolia pollen. The present study aimed to express and purify Pla a 1, and to prepare its monoclonal antibody. In the present study, the Pla a 1 gene was subcloned into a pET‑28a vector and transformed into the ArcticExpress™ (DE3) RP Escherichia coli host strain. The purified Pla a 1 was then used to immunize BALB/c mice. When serum detection was positive, spleen cells were isolated from the mice and fused with SP2/0 myeloma cells at a ratio of 10:1...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Parameswaran Hari
There have been major recent advancements in the understanding and management of multiple myeloma which in turn has led to unprecedented survival outcomes for patients. Diagnostic and response criteria have been recently revised. Our understanding of clonal progression, evolution, and clonal tides will inform therapeutic choices and appropriate treatment for patients. Response rates to initial induction with modern triplet therapies containing proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulators have made this approach the global standard for initial treatment...
December 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
Regan Stephenson, Ankur Singh
Hematological malignancies manifest as lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma, and remain a burden on society. From initial therapy to endless relapse-related treatment, societal burden is felt not only in the context of healthcare cost, but also in the compromised quality of life of patients. Long-term therapeutic strategies have become the standard in keeping hematological malignancies at bay as these cancers develop resistance to each round of therapy with time. As a result, there is a continual need for the development of new drugs to combat resistant disease in order to prolong patient life, if not to produce a cure...
May 15, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
Klaus Podar, Martin Pecherstorfer
The introduction of novel agents has significantly improved multiple myeloma (MM) patient outcome during the last two decades. MM received the most drug approvals for any one malignancy during this time period, both in the United States as well as in Europe. Areas covered: Proteasome inhibitors, immunomodulatory drugs, and monoclonal antibodies are prototype drug classes, which target both specific MM cell functions, as well as the tumor supportive bone marrow microenvironment, and represent current cornerstones of MM therapy...
August 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
L E Franssen, M W H Roeven, W Hobo, R Doorn, R Oostvogels, J H F Falkenburg, N W van de Donk, M G D Kester, H Fredrix, K Westinga, I Slaper-Cortenbach, E Spierings, M J Kersten, H Dolstra, T Mutis, N Schaap, H M Lokhorst
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) with or without donor lymphocyte infusions (DLI) is the only curative option for several hematological malignancies. Unfortunately, allo-SCT is often associated with GvHD, and patients often relapse. We therefore aim to improve the graft-versus-tumor effect, without increasing the risk of GvHD, by targeting hematopoietic lineage-restricted and tumor-associated minor histocompatibility antigens using peptide-loaded dendritic cell (DC) vaccinations. In the present multicenter study, we report the feasibility, safety and efficacy of this concept...
October 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
Kiandokht Borhani, Taravat Bamdad, Tayebeh Hashempour
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a blood-borne pathogen which has chronically infected people worldwide. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to design prophylactic and therapeutic vaccine in order to control HCV infection. To date, several researchers have attempted to improve the efficiency of HCV vaccine by using different adjuvants. However, a few studies have focused on the synthetic immunomodulatory drugs as adjuvants for HCV vaccine. Recently, researchers have shown that lenalidomide, which is used to treat the patients with multiple myeloma, is capable of improving the immune system factors...
July 2017: International Immunopharmacology
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