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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895920/pd1-pd-l1-inhibition-as-a-potential-radiosensitizer-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-case-report
#1
Misako Nagasaka, Mark Zaki, Harold Kim, S Naweed Raza, George Yoo, Ho-Sheng Lin, Ammar Sukari
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy targeting the checkpoint PD1 (programmed cell death protein 1) or PDL1 (programmed death ligand 1) has led to advances in the treatment of melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The use of such therapies has also been introduced into the treatment of other malignancies, including head and neck cancer. The combined effects of checkpoint inhibitors and anti-PD1(L1) antibodies and radiation therapy have not yet been sufficiently investigated. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of locally relapsed non-resectable oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma, with excellent local control after pembrolizumab (MK3475) followed by radiotherapy...
2016: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892773/real-world-data-on-nivolumab-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#2
O T Brustugun, M Sprauten, Å Helland
BACKGROUND: Checkpoint inhibitors have proven effectiveness in clinical trials for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, but if this is congruent with routine patient care is discussed. We present real-world experience with the PD1-inhibitor nivolumab in NSCLC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with NSCLC were considered eligible for nivolumab treatment after one or more lines of chemotherapy, and when in reasonable performance status (PS) [Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) < 3]...
November 28, 2016: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885401/-cutaneous-side-effects-of-targeted-cancer-drugs
#3
REVIEW
J Below, B Homey, P A Gerber
In the past decades many new drugs were approved for the treatment of cancer and have been established as essential parts of various therapeutic regimens. In particular targeted therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitors that aim at specific carcinogenic signaling pathways or modulate the tumor-immune response have revolutionized cancer therapy. Despite their targeted actions, these drugs may lead to diverse adverse reactions. In particular, cutaneous toxicities represent a serious threat to patients' quality of life and may lead to dose reduction or therapy cessation...
November 24, 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879972/responses-of-metastatic-basal-cell-and-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinomas-to-anti-pd1-monoclonal-antibody-regn2810
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Gerald S Falchook, Rom Leidner, Elizabeth Stankevich, Brian Piening, Carlo Bifulco, Israel Lowy, Matthew G Fury
BACKGROUND: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) share exposure to UV light as the dominant risk factor, and these tumors therefore harbor high mutation burdens. In other malignancies, high mutation burden has been associated with clinical benefit from therapy with antibodies directed against the Programmed Death 1 (PD-1) immune checkpoint receptor. Highly mutated tumors are more likely to express immunogenic tumor neoantigens that attract effector T cells, which can be unleashed by blockade of the PD-1 immune checkpoint...
2016: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873300/local-checkpoint-inhibition-of-ctla-4-as-a-monotherapy-or-in-combination-with-anti-pd1-prevents-the-growth-of-murine-bladder-cancer
#5
Luuk van Hooren, Linda C Sandin, Igor Moskalev, Peter Ellmark, Anna Dimberg, Peter Black, Thomas H Tötterman, Sara M Mangsbo
Checkpoint blockade of CTLA-4 results in long-lasting survival benefits in metastatic cancer patients. However, patients treated with CTLA-4 blockade have suffered from immune related adverse events, most likely due to the breadth of the induced T-cell activation. Here, we investigated the efficacy of a local low-dose anti-CTLA-4 administration for treatment of subcutaneous or orthotopic MB49 bladder carcinoma in C57BL/6 mice. When MB49 tumors were grown subcutaneously, peritumoral injection of anti-CTLA-4 treatment was equally effective as intravenous or subcutaneous (non-tumor bearing flank) administration...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832664/acute-interstitial-nephritis-related-to-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
#6
Julie Belliere, Nicolas Meyer, Julien Mazieres, Sylvie Ollier, Serge Boulinguez, Audrey Delas, David Ribes, Stanislas Faguer
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (anti-PD1 or anti-CTLA-4) are increasingly used in various cancers. Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI)-related renal disorders are poorly described (9 cases) and were only related to Ipilimumab. METHODS: Retrospective collection of clinical charts of all the patients admitted for renal disorders following ICI in the University Hospital of Toulouse (France). RESULTS: We report on adverse renal events that occurred in three patients treated with anti-PD1 (nivolumab or pembrolizumab) or anti-CTLA-4 (ipilimumab)...
November 10, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827885/is-there-still-room-for-cancer-vaccines-at-the-era-of-checkpoint-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Soumaya Karaki, Marie Anson, Thi Tran, Delphine Giusti, Charlotte Blanc, Stephane Oudard, Eric Tartour
Checkpoint inhibitor (CPI) blockade is considered to be a revolution in cancer therapy, although most patients (70%-80%) remain resistant to this therapy. It has been hypothesized that only tumors with high mutation rates generate a natural antitumor T cell response, which could be revigorated by this therapy. In patients with no pre-existing antitumor T cells, a vaccine-induced T cell response is a rational option to counteract clinical resistance. This hypothesis has been validated in preclinical models using various cancer vaccines combined with inhibitory pathway blockade (PD-1-PDL1-2, CTLA-4-CD80-CD86)...
November 3, 2016: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821490/suppression-of-type-i-ifn-signaling-in-tumors-mediates-resistance-to-anti-pd-1-treatment-that-can-be-overcome-by-radiotherapy
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Xiaohong Wang, Jonathan E Schoenhals, Ailin Li, David R Valdecanas, Huiping Ye, Fenglin Zhang, Chad Tang, Ming Tang, Chang-Gong Liu, Xiuping Liu, Sunil Krishnan, James P Allison, Padmanee Sharma, Patrick Hwu, Ritsuko Komaki, Willem W Overwijk, Daniel R Gomez, Joe Y Chang, Stephen M Hahn, Maria Angelica Cortez, James W Welsh
Immune checkpoint therapies exhibit impressive efficacy in some patients with melanoma or lung cancer, but the lack of response in most cases presses the question of how general efficacy can be improved. In addressing this question, we generated a preclinical tumor model to study anti-PD-1 resistance by in vivo passaging of Kras-mutated, p53-deficient murine lung cancer cells (p53R172HΔg/+K-rasLA1/+) in a syngeneic host exposed to repetitive dosing with anti-mouse PD-1 antibodies. PDL1 (CD274) expression did not differ between the resistant and parental tumor cells...
November 7, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815355/multiplex-genome-editing-to-generate-universal-car-t-cells-resistant-to-pd1-inhibition
#9
Jiangtao Ren, Xiaojun Liu, Chongyun Fang, Shuguang Jiang, Carl H June, Yangbing Zhao
PURPOSE: Using gene-disrupted allogeneic T cells as universal effector cells provides an alternative to and potentially improves current chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy against cancers and infectious diseases. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The CRISPR/Cas9 system has recently emerged as a simple and efficient way for multiplex genome engineering. By combining the lentiviral delivery of CAR and CRISPR RNA electroporation to co-introduce RNA encoding the Cas9 and gRNAs targeting endogenous TCR, beta-2 microglobulin (B2M) and PD1 simultaneously, to generate gene-disrupted allogeneic CAR T cells deficient of TCR, HLA class I molecule and PD1...
November 4, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797838/systemic-sarcoidosis-first-manifesting-in-a-tattoo-in-the-setting-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibition
#10
Charissa Kim, Jianjun Gao, Vickie R Shannon, Arlene Siefker-Radtke
The use of immune checkpoint inhibitors is revolutionising the treatment of cancer. However, their unique toxicity profile is substantially different from what has been observed with traditional chemotherapy, resulting in a novel learning curve for medical oncologists. Early recognition of these toxicities can make a substantial impact in ameliorating these side effects in the oncological and medical-surgical fields. Here, we present a case of Lofgren syndrome sarcoidosis, which first manifested in a tattoo in a patient with metastatic urothelial cancer on therapy with anti-CTLA-4 (ipilimumab) and anti-PD1 (nivolumab)...
October 26, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785054/prognostic-value-of-pd-l1-and-pd-1-expression-in-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-tumors
#11
Yangwei Fan, Ke Ma, Chuying Wang, Jing Ning, Yuan Hu, Danfeng Dong, Xuyuan Dong, Qianqian Geng, Enxiao Li, Yinying Wu
PURPOSE: Programmed death 1 (PD-1) receptor and its ligand, programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1), play critical roles in the immune invasion of various tumors. This study aimed to explore the clinical significance of PD-L1/PD-1 expression in the progression of pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs). METHODS: The expression of PD-L1 and PD-1 in 80 patients diagnosed with PNETs were investigated. Immunohistochemical analysis was performed on 80 formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue specimens from PNETs and 20 corresponding cancer-adjacent tissue specimens...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782862/acquired-resistance-to-anti-pd1-therapy-checkmate-to-checkpoint-blockade
#12
Jake S O'Donnell, Mark J Smyth, Michele W L Teng
Anti-programmed cell death 1 (PD1) immunotherapies are among the most effective anti-cancer immunotherapies available; however, a large number of patients present with or develop resistance to them. Unfortunately, very little is known regarding the mechanisms of resistance to such therapies. A recent study sought to identify mutations associated with resistance to anti-PD1 therapy. Results from this study demonstrated that mutations which affected the sensitivity of tumor cells to T-cell-derived interferons, and mutations limiting tumor-cell antigen presentation, could cause acquired resistance...
October 25, 2016: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782752/therapy-implications-of-the-role-of-interleukin-2-in-cancer
#13
Paolo Lissoni
Despite its apparent failure in cancer therapy, IL-2 still remains fundamental in the activation of antitumor immunity. Areas covered: The aim of this review is the reinterpretation of the role of IL-2 in anticancer immunity, according to knowledge gained of the cytokine network, by highlighting its importance in inducing T helper-1 (TH1) cell proliferation, natural killer (NK) actHivation and IL-12 secretion. However, its main negative effect is the stimulation of regulatory T cells (Tregs), which in contrast suppresses anticancer immunity...
October 26, 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777773/antitumor-activity-of-nivolumab-on-hemodialysis-after-renal-allograft-rejection
#14
Michael Ong, Andrea Marie Ibrahim, Samuel Bourassa-Blanchette, Christina Canil, Todd Fairhead, Greg Knoll
BACKGROUND: Nivolumab (Opdivo™) is a novel IgG4 subclass programmed death-1 (PD-1) inhibiting antibody that has demonstrated breakthrough-designation anti-tumor activity. To date, clinical trials of nivolumab and other checkpoint inhibitors have generally excluded patients with solid organ transplantation and patients with concurrent immunosuppression. However, organ transplant recipients are at high-risk of development of malignancy as a result of suppressed immune surveillance of cancer...
2016: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776338/pd-l1-expression-in-tonsillar-cancer-is-associated-with-human-papillomavirus-positivity-and-improved-survival-implications-for-anti-pd1-clinical-trials
#15
Angela M Hong, Ricardo E Vilain, Sarah Romanes, Jean Yang, Elizabeth Smith, Deanna Jones, Richard A Scolyer, C Soon Lee, Mei Zhang, Barbara Rose
In this study, we examined PD-L1 expression by immunohistochemistry in 99 patients with tonsillar cancer and known human papillomavirus (HPV) status to assess its clinical significance. We showed that the pattern of PD-L1 expression is strongly related to HPV status. The PD-L1 positivity rate was 83.3% in HPV-positive cases and 56.9% in HPV-negative cases (p < 0.05). Patients with HPV-positive/PD-L1-positive cancer had significantly better event free survival and overall survival compared with patients with HPV-negative/PD-L1-negative cancer...
October 20, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775076/multiplatform-based-molecular-subtypes-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#16
F Chen, Y Zhang, E Parra, J Rodriguez, C Behrens, R Akbani, Y Lu, J M Kurie, D L Gibbons, G B Mills, I I Wistuba, C J Creighton
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) demonstrates remarkable molecular diversity. With the completion of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), there is opportunity for systematic analyses of the entire TCGA NSCLC cohort, including comparisons and contrasts between different disease subsets. On the basis of multidimensional and comprehensive molecular characterization (including DNA methylation and copy, and RNA and protein expression), 1023 NSCLC cases-519 from TCGA adenocarcinoma (AD) project and 504 from TCGA squamous cell carcinoma (SQCC) project-were classified using a 'cluster-of-clusters' analytic approach...
October 24, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769803/ubiquitin-specific-protease-7-inhibition-impairs-tip60-dependent-foxp3-t-regulatory-cell-function-and-promotes-antitumor-immunity
#17
Liqing Wang, Suresh Kumar, Satinder Dahiya, Feng Wang, Jian Wu, Kheng Newick, Rongxiang Han, Arabinda Samanta, Ulf H Beier, Tatiana Akimova, Tricia R Bhatti, Benjamin Nicholson, Mathew P Kodrasov, Saket Agarwal, David E Sterner, Wei Gu, Joseph Weinstock, Tauseef R Butt, Steven M Albelda, Wayne W Hancock
Foxp3+ T-regulatory (Treg) cells are known to suppress protective host immune responses to a wide variety of solid tumors, but their therapeutic targeting is largely restricted to their transient depletion or "secondary" modulation, e.g. using anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibody. Our ongoing studies of the post-translational modifications that regulate Foxp3 demonstrated that the histone/protein acetyltransferase, Tip60, plays a dominant role in promoting acetylation, dimerization and function in Treg cells. We now show that the ubiquitin-specific protease, Usp7, controls Treg function largely by stabilizing the expression and promoting the multimerization of Tip60 and Foxp3...
October 15, 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769776/immunotherapy-of-lung-malignancies-from-gene-sequencing-to-novel-therapies
#18
J Chee, B W S R Robinson, R A Holt, J Creaney
Harnessing the immune system to fight cancer is an exciting advancement in lung cancer therapy. Anti-tumor immunity can be augmented by checkpoint blockade therapy, which removes the inhibition/brakes imposed on the immune system by the tumor. Checkpoint blockade therapy with anti-PD1/anti-PDL1 antibodies causes tumor regression in around 25% of lung cancer patients. In another approach, the immune system is forced or accelerated to attack the tumour, via augmentation of the anti-tumour response against mutations carried by each lung tumour...
October 18, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756874/mechanism-of-melanoma-cells-selective-apoptosis-induced-by-a-photoactive-nadph-analogue
#19
Florian Rouaud, Jean-Luc Boucher, Anny Slama-Schwok, Stéphane Rocchi
Melanoma is one of the most lethal cancers when it reaches a metastatic stage. Despite the spectacular achievements of targeted therapies (BRAF inhibitors) or immuno-therapies (anti-CTLA4 or anti-PD1), most patients with melanoma will need additional treatments. Here we used a photoactive NADPH analogue called NS1 to induce cell death by inhibition of NADPH oxidases NOX in melanoma cells, including melanoma cells isolated from patients. In contrast, healthy melanocytes growth was unaffected by NS1 treatment...
October 14, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754760/combining-mpdl3280a-with-adoptive-cell-immunotherapy-exerts-better-antitumor-effects-against-cervical-cancer
#20
Yi Zheng, Yicheng Yang, Shu Wu, Yongqiang Zhu, Xiaolong Tang, Xiaopeng Liu
As the second most common gynecologic malignant tumors with a high mortality rate, cervical cancer jeopardizes women's life worldwide. The low cure rate in cervical cancer patients is mainly attributed to the lack of effective therapies. One feasible novel strategy is to develop immune-based approaches such as adoptive cell immunotherapy of DCCIKs which represents a promising nontoxic antineoplastic immunotherapy preferred in clinic practice. However, the therapeutic effect is not as efficient as anticipated...
October 18, 2016: Bioengineered
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