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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646041/concurrent-ox40-and-cd30-ligand-blockade-abrogates-the-cd4-driven-autoimmunity-associated-with-ctla4-and-pd1-blockade-while-preserving-excellent-anti-cd8-tumor-immunity
#1
Maher G Nawaf, Maria H Ulvmar, David R Withers, Fiona M McConnell, Fabrina M Gaspal, Gwilym J Webb, Nick D Jones, Hideo Yagita, James P Allison, Peter J L Lane
Although strategies that block FOXP3-dependent regulatory T cell function (CTLA4 blockade) and the inhibitory receptor PD1 have shown great promise in promoting antitumor immune responses in humans, their widespread implementation for cancer immunotherapy has been hampered by significant off-target autoimmune side effects that can be lethal. Our work has shown that absence of OX40 and CD30 costimulatory signals prevents CD4 T cell-driven autoimmunity in Foxp3-deficient mice, suggesting a novel way to block these side effects...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636292/-head-and-neck-cancer-promising-results-of-immunotherapy
#2
Aurélie Sivade, Djamila Bensaid, Yan Monnier, Keyvan Shabafrouz, Hanan Bouchaab, Valérie Cristina
Immunotherapy, especially checkpoint inhibitors such as anti-PD1 and anti-PDL1 antibodies, has changed the standard of care and the prognosis of melanoma, but also more recently of lung cancer, renal cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma. Results of preliminary studies in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) as well as in less frequent tumors of the region, such as nasopharyngeal carcinoma and high grade salivary gland carcinoma, are also promising. Indeed, in a recent phase 3 study, the PD1 inhibitor nivolumab has recently demonstrated a significant improvement in overall survival for platin-resistant recurrent and/or metastatic HNSCC...
May 17, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635639/immune-checkpoints-as-a-target-for-colorectal-cancer-treatment
#3
REVIEW
Alessandro Passardi, Matteo Canale, Martina Valgiusti, Paola Ulivi
Anti-tumor immunity is a new line of research for the treatment of patients with solid tumors. In this field, negative regulators of the immune system called immune checkpoints play a key role in limiting antitumor immunologic responses. For this reason, immune checkpoint-inhibiting agents, such as those directed against cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed death-1 receptor (PD1) and its ligand PD-L1, have been developed as antitumor drugs, producing interesting results in preclinical and clinical studies...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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/28610825/integrating-next-generation-dendritic-cell-vaccines-into-the-current-cancer-immunotherapy-landscape
#6
REVIEW
Abhishek D Garg, Pierre G Coulie, Benoit J Van den Eynde, Patrizia Agostinis
Cancer immunotherapy is experiencing a renaissance spearheaded by immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs). This has spurred interest in 'upgrading' existing immunotherapies that previously experienced only sporadic success, such as dendritic cells (DCs) vaccines. In this review, we discuss the major molecular, immunological, and clinical determinants of existing first- and second-generation DC vaccines. We also outline the future trends for next-generation DC vaccines and describe their major hallmarks and prerequisites necessary for high anticancer efficacy...
June 10, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609681/epigenetic-modulation-in-cancer-immunotherapy
#7
REVIEW
Stuart J Gallagher, Elena Shklovskaya, Peter Hersey
The success of immune checkpoint inhibitors in cancer immunotherapy has been widely heralded. However many cancer patients do not respond to immune checkpoint therapy and some relapse due to acquired tumor resistance. Epigenetic targeting may be beneficial in cancer immunotherapy by reversing immune avoidance and escape mechanisms employed by cancer cells, as well as by modulating immune cell differentiation and function. In this manuscript we review recent findings suggesting how epigenetics may be used to improve cancer immunotherapy...
June 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604555/immune-related-neurological-symptoms-in-an-adolescent-patient-receiving-the-checkpoint-inhibitor-nivolumab
#8
Dmitry Tchapyjnikov, Alexandra J Borst
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a novel group of immunotherapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer. Immune-related adverse events, including neurological symptoms, have been associated with these agents. We present the case of an adolescent with refractory Hodgkin lymphoma treated with nivolumab, a PD1 inhibitor, who developed Hashimoto thyroiditis, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome causing seizures, as well as urinary retention, truncal/appendicular spasticity, dysphagia, and a progressive encephalopathy that was clinically consistent with a diagnosis of progressive encephalopathy with rigidity and myoclonus, a stiff-person-syndrome spectrum disorder...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601918/osimertinib-reactivated-immune-related-colitis-after-treatment-with-anti-pd1-antibody-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#9
Tomoyoshi Takenaka, Koji Yamazaki, Naoko Miura, Naohiko Harada, Sadanori Takeo
We reported a case of relapsing immune-related colitis (initially caused by nivolumab) following osimertinib therapy for lung adenocarcinoma. A 45-year-old female who had never smoked was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lung and underwent surgical resection. Four years after surgical resection, she was diagnosed with recurrent disease and was eventually treated with nivolumab as third-line therapy. One month after the completion of nivolumab therapy, the patient reported abdominal pain and frequent diarrhea...
June 10, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600190/understanding-the-checkpoint-blockade-in-lung-cancer-immunotherapy
#10
REVIEW
Maria G Dal Bello, Angela Alama, Simona Coco, Irene Vanni, Francesco Grossi
Immunotherapies have changed the treatment strategy of some types of tumor including melanoma and, more recently, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Immune checkpoints are crucial for the maintenance of self-tolerance and it is known that some tumors use checkpoint systems to evade antitumor immune response. The treatment of advanced NSCLC by immune-checkpoint blockade targeting the PD1/PDL1 and CTLA4 pathways has led to significant clinical benefit either as monotherapy or in combination therapy. Moreover, checkpoint receptors such as LAG3, TIM3 and KIRs are also being investigated as potential immunotherapeutic targets...
June 7, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595520/a-case-of-fulminant-type-1-diabetes-following-anti-pd1-immunotherapy-in-a-genetically-susceptible-patient
#11
Manuel Araújo, Dário Ligeiro, Luís Costa, Filipa Marques, Helder Trindade, José Manuel Correia, Candida Fonseca
Programmed cell death-1 protein (PD-1) is an immune checkpoint that has gained popularity in the treatment of several advanced cancers. Inhibiting this checkpoint is known to enhance immune response, but is also known to diminish immune tolerance and to increase autoimmune toxicity. We discuss a case of rapid onset fulminant Type 1 diabetes induced by treatment with anti-programmed cell death-1 monoclonal antibody, nivolumab, in a patient with late-stage non-small-cell lung adenocarcinoma. The patient had no history of previous diabetes but did reveal a high-risk genotype for Type 1 diabetes development (DR3-DQ2; DR4-DQ8)...
June 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579282/a-radiosensitivity-gene-signature-and-pd-l1-status-predict-clinical-outcome-of-patients-with-invasive-breast-carcinoma-in-the-cancer-genome-atlas-tcga-dataset
#12
Bum-Sup Jang, In Ah Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We investigated the link between the radiosensitivity gene signature and programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) status and clinical outcome in order to identify a group of patients that would possibly receive clinical benefit of radiotherapy (RT) combined with anti-PD1/PD-L1 therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We validated the identified gene signature related to radiosensitivity and analyzed the PD-L1 status of invasive breast cancer in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) dataset...
June 1, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562359/blockage-of-foxp3-transcription-factor-dimerization-and-foxp3-aml1-interaction-inhibits-t-regulatory-cell-activity-sequence-optimization-of-a-peptide-inhibitor
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Teresa Lozano, Marta Gorraiz, Aritz Lasarte-Cía, Marta Ruiz, Obdulia Rabal, Julen Oyarzabal, Sandra Hervás-Stubbs, Diana Llopiz, Pablo Sarobe, Jesús Prieto, Noelia Casares, Juan José Lasarte
Although T regulatory cells (Treg) are essential for the prevention of autoimmune diseases, their immunoregulatory function restrains the induction of immune responses against cancer. Thus, development of inhibitors of FOXP3, a key transcription factor for the immunosuppressive activity of Treg, might give new therapeutic opportunities. In a previous work we identified a peptide (named P60) able to enter into the cells, bind to FOXP3, and impair Treg activity in vitro and in vivo. Here we show that P60 binds to the intermediate region of FOXP3 and inhibits its homodimerization as well as its interaction with the transcription factor AML1...
May 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557105/major-response-to-pembrolizumab-in-two-patients-with-locally-advanced-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#14
E Degache, J Crochet, N Simon, M Tardieu, S Trabelsi, M Moncourier, I Templier, L Foroni, A Lemoigne, N Pinel, H Gil, L Bouillet, M T Leccia, J Charles
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (CSCC) are one of the most frequent types of cancer, with rising incidence rates(1). While the majority are cured with surgery, some CSCC are associated with significant morbidity and mortality due to their local extension and metastatic potential. The recommended treatment for these advanced stages includes radiotherapy, conventional chemotherapy, or cetuximab, which tends to yield modest responses and a high prevalence of toxic effects(2). Anti- Programmed Death-1 (PD-1) therapies recently showed their efficacy in several types of tumour, especially in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinomas that has continued to progress despite standard-of-care treatment, suggesting the potentical efficacy of anti-PD1 in CSCC (3,4)...
May 30, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552348/interferon-%C3%AE-drives-treg-fragility-to-promote-anti-tumor-immunity
#15
Abigail E Overacre-Delgoffe, Maria Chikina, Rebekah E Dadey, Hiroshi Yano, Erin A Brunazzi, Gulidanna Shayan, William Horne, Jessica M Moskovitz, Jay K Kolls, Cindy Sander, Yongli Shuai, Daniel P Normolle, John M Kirkwood, Robert L Ferris, Greg M Delgoffe, Tullia C Bruno, Creg J Workman, Dario A A Vignali
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are a barrier to anti-tumor immunity. Neuropilin-1 (Nrp1) is required to maintain intratumoral Treg stability and function but is dispensable for peripheral immune tolerance. Treg-restricted Nrp1 deletion results in profound tumor resistance due to Treg functional fragility. Thus, identifying the basis for Nrp1 dependency and the key drivers of Treg fragility could help to improve immunotherapy for human cancer. We show that a high percentage of intratumoral NRP1(+) Tregs correlates with poor prognosis in melanoma and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma...
June 1, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546884/in-vivo-and-in-situ-programming-of-tumor-immunity-by-combining-oncolytics-and-pd-1-immune-checkpoint-blockade
#16
Eric Bartee, Zihai Li
Blockade of the programmed cell death protein 1 (PD1) pathway is clinically effective against human cancers. Although multiple types of malignancies have been shown to respond to PD1 agents, only a small percentage of patients typically benefit from this treatment. In addition, PD1 therapy often causes serious immune-related adverse events. A recent study demonstrated that local, intra-tumoral, administration of modified oncolytic myxoma virus which expresses a truncated version of the PD1 protein resulted in both increased efficacy and reduced toxicity in a clinically relevant melanoma model...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533222/fractionated-radiation-therapy-stimulates-anti-tumor-immunity-mediated-by-both-resident-and-infiltrating-polyclonal-t-cell-populations-when-combined-with-pd1-blockade
#17
Simon J Dovedi, Eleanor J Cheadle, Amy Popple, Edmund Poon, Michelle Morrow, Ross Stewart, Erik Yusko, Catherine Sanders, Marissa Vignali, Ryan Emerson, Harlan Robins, Robert W Wilkinson, Jamie Honeychurch, Timothy Illidge
Purpose: Radiotherapy (RT) is a highly effective anti-cancer treatment forming part of the standard of care for the majority of patients, but local and distal disease recurrence remains a major cause of mortality. RT is known to enhance tumor immunogenicity; however, the contribution and mechanisms of RT induced immune responses are unknown. <p>Experimental Design: The impact of low-dose fractionated RT (5 x 2 Gy) alone and in combination with αPD-1 mAb on the tumor microenvironment was evaluated by flow cytometry and next-generation sequencing (NGS) of the T-cell receptor (TCR)-repertoire...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531337/correlation-of-immune-phenotype-with-idh-mutation-in-diffuse-glioma
#18
Anna Sophie Berghoff, Barbara Kiesel, Georg Widhalm, Dorothee Wilhelm, Orsolya Rajky, Sebastian Kurscheid, Philip Kresl, Adelheid Wöhrer, Christine Marosi, Monika E Hegi, Matthias Preusser
Background: Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) are targets of immune checkpoint inhibitors. Methods: Forty-three World Health Organization (WHO) grade II/III gliomas (39 IDH-mutant [mut], 4 IDH-wildtype [wt]) and 14 IDH-mut glioblastomas (GBM) were analyzed for TIL (CD3+; PD1+) infiltration and PD-L1 expression. Results were compared with the data of a previously published series of 117 IDH-wt glioblastomas. PD-L1 gene expression levels were evaluated in 677 diffuse gliomas grades II-IV from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database...
May 20, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530662/pd-l1-inhibits-acute-and-chronic-pain-by-suppressing-nociceptive-neuron-activity-via-pd-1
#19
Gang Chen, Yong Ho Kim, Hui Li, Hao Luo, Da-Lu Liu, Zhi-Jun Zhang, Mark Lay, Wonseok Chang, Yu-Qiu Zhang, Ru-Rong Ji
Programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) is typically produced by cancer cells and suppresses immunity through the receptor PD-1 expressed on T cells. However, the role of PD-L1 and PD-1 in regulating pain and neuronal function is unclear. Here we report that both melanoma and normal neural tissues including dorsal root ganglion (DRG) produce PD-L1 that can potently inhibit acute and chronic pain. Intraplantar injection of PD-L1 evoked analgesia in naive mice via PD-1, whereas PD-L1 neutralization or PD-1 blockade induced mechanical allodynia...
May 22, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529897/uncovering-the-immune-tumor-microenvironment-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-to-understand-response-rates-to-checkpoint-blockade-and-radiation
#20
REVIEW
Jonathan E Schoenhals, Steven N Seyedin, Clark Anderson, Eric D Brooks, Yun R Li, Ahmed I Younes, Sharareh Niknam, Ailin Li, Hampartsoum B Barsoumian, Maria Angelica Cortez, James W Welsh
The study of immunology has led to breakthroughs in treating non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The recent approval of an anti-PD1 checkpoint drug for NSCLC has generated much interest in novel combination therapies that might provide further benefit for patients. However, a better understanding of which combinations may (or may not) work in NSCLC requires understanding the lung immune microenvironment under homeostatic conditions and the changes in that microenvironment in the setting of cancer progression and with radiotherapy...
April 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
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