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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237835/integration-of-a-cd19-car-into-the-tcr-alpha-chain-locus-streamlines-production-of-allogeneic-gene-edited-car-t-cells
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Daniel T MacLeod, Jeyaraj Antony, Aaron J Martin, Rachel J Moser, Armin Hekele, Keith J Wetzel, Audrey E Brown, Melissa A Triggiano, Jo Ann Hux, Christina D Pham, Victor V Bartsevich, Caitlin A Turner, Janel Lape, Samantha Kirkland, Clayton W Beard, Jeff Smith, Matthew L Hirsch, Michael G Nicholson, Derek Jantz, Bruce McCreedy
Adoptive cellular therapy using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies have produced significant objective responses in patients with CD19(+) hematological malignancies, including durable complete responses. Although the majority of clinical trials to date have used autologous patient cells as the starting material to generate CAR T cells, this strategy poses significant manufacturing challenges and, for some patients, may not be feasible because of their advanced disease state or difficulty with manufacturing suitable numbers of CAR T cells...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236305/autologous-lymphapheresis-for-the-production-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t%C3%A2-cells
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Elizabeth S Allen, David F Stroncek, Jiaqiang Ren, Anne F Eder, Kamille A West, Terry J Fry, Daniel W Lee, Crystal L Mackall, Cathy Conry-Cantilena
BACKGROUND: The first step in manufacturing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells is to collect autologous CD3+ lymphocytes by apheresis. Patients, however, often have leukopenia or have other disease-related complications. We evaluated the feasibility of collecting adequate numbers of CD3+ cells, risk factors for inadequate collections, and the rate of adverse events. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Apheresis lymphocyte collections from patients participating in three CAR T-cell clinical trials were reviewed...
February 24, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235763/armed-oncolytic-adenovirus-expressing-pd-l1-mini-body-enhances-anti-tumor-effects-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-in-solid-tumors
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Kiyonori Tanoue, Amanda Rosewell Shaw, Norihiro Watanabe, Caroline E Porter, Bhakti Rana, Stephen Gottschalk, Malcolm K Brenner, Masataka Suzuki
Chimeric antigen receptor-modified T cells (CAR T-cells) produce pro-inflammatory cytokines that increase expression of T cell checkpoint signals such as PD-L1, which may inhibit their functionality against solid tumors. In this study, we evaluated in human tumor xenograft models the pro-inflammatory properties of an oncolytic adenovirus (Onc.Ad) with a helper-dependent Ad (HDAd) that expresses a PD-L1 blocking mini-antibody (mini-body) (HDPDL1), as a strategy to enhance CAR T-cell killing. Co-administration of these agents (CAd-VECPDL1) exhibited oncolytic effects with production of PD-L1 mini-body locally at the tumor site...
February 24, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225754/targeting-a-car-to-the-trac-locus-with-crispr-cas9-enhances-tumour-rejection
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Justin Eyquem, Jorge Mansilla-Soto, Theodoros Giavridis, Sjoukje J C van der Stegen, Mohamad Hamieh, Kristen M Cunanan, Ashlesha Odak, Mithat Gönen, Michel Sadelain
Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) are synthetic receptors that redirect and reprogram T cells to mediate tumour rejection. The most successful CARs used to date are those targeting CD19 (ref. 2), which offer the prospect of complete remission in patients with chemorefractory or relapsed B-cell malignancies. CARs are typically transduced into the T cells of a patient using γ-retroviral vectors or other randomly integrating vectors, which may result in clonal expansion, oncogenic transformation, variegated transgene expression and transcriptional silencing...
February 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223167/intracavitary-t4-immunotherapy-of-malignant-mesothelioma-using-pan-erbb-re-targeted-car-t-cells
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Astero Klampatsa, Daniela Y Achkova, David M Davies, Ana C Parente-Pereira, Natalie Woodman, James Rosekilly, Georgina Osborne, Thivyan Thayaparan, Andrea Bille, Michael Sheaf, James F Spicer, Juliet King, John Maher
Malignant mesothelioma remains an incurable cancer. We demonstrated that mesotheliomas expressed EGFR (79.2%), ErbB4 (49.0%) and HER2 (6.3%), but lacked ErbB3. At least one ErbB family member was expressed in 88% of tumors. To exploit ErbB dysregulation in this disease, patient T-cells were engineered by retroviral transduction to express a panErbB-targeted chimeric antigen receptor (CAR), co-expressed with a chimeric cytokine receptor that allows interleukin (IL)-4 mediated CAR T-cell proliferation. This combination is referred to as T4 immunotherapy...
February 20, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222796/new-development-in-car-t-cell-therapy
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REVIEW
Zhenguang Wang, Zhiqiang Wu, Yang Liu, Weidong Han
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-engineered T cells (CAR-T cells) have yielded unprecedented efficacy in B cell malignancies, most remarkably in anti-CD19 CAR-T cells for B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) with up to a 90% complete remission rate. However, tumor antigen escape has emerged as a main challenge for the long-term disease control of this promising immunotherapy in B cell malignancies. In addition, this success has encountered significant hurdles in translation to solid tumors, and the safety of the on-target/off-tumor recognition of normal tissues is one of the main reasons...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202953/fully-human-cd19-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptors-for-t-cell-therapy
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D Sommermeyer, T Hill, S M Shamah, A I Salter, Y Chen, K M Mohler, S R Riddell
Impressive results have been achieved by adoptively transferring T-cells expressing CD19-specific CARs with binding domains from murine mAbs to treat B-cell malignancies. T-cell mediated immune responses specific for peptides from the murine scFv antigen-binding domain of the CAR can develop in patients and result in premature elimination of CAR-T-cells increasing the risk of tumor relapse. As fully human scFv might reduce immunogenicity, we generated CD19-specific human scFvs with similar binding characteristics as the murine FMC63-derived scFv using human Ab/DNA-libraries...
February 16, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202780/erratum-for-the-report-molecular-remission-of-infant-b-all-after-infusion-of-universal-talen-gene-edited-car-t-cells-by-w-qasim-h-zhan-s-samarasinghe-s-adams-p-amrolia-s-stafford-k-butler-c-rivat-g-wright-k-somana-s-ghorashian-d-pinner-g-ahsan-k-gilmour-g-lucchini
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201977/targeting-the-immune-niche-within-the-bone-marrow-microenvironment-the-rise-of-immunotherapy-in-multiple-myeloma
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Klaus Podar, D Jäger
Multiple Myeloma (MM) cells inhibit the development of an effective anti-MM immune response via defects in T cell function, ineffective antigen presentation; reduced phagocytic capacity; natural killer and dendritic cell dysfunction; decreased responsiveness to IL-2 and defects in B cell immunity; upregulation of inhibitory pathways; and production of excessive pro-inflammatory cytokines. Moreover, immune cells including plasmacytoid dendritic cells and macrophages trigger tumor cell proliferation, survival, and drug resistance...
February 13, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199983/a-versatile-system-for-rapid-multiplex-genome-edited-car-t-cell-generation
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Jiangtao Ren, Xuhua Zhang, Xiaojun Liu, Chongyun Fang, Shuguang Jiang, Carl H June, Yangbing Zhao
The therapeutic potential of CRISPR system has already been demonstrated in many instances and begun to overlap with the rapidly expanding field of cancer immunotherapy, especially on the production of genetically modified T cell receptor or chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells. Efficient genomic disruption of multiple gene loci to generate universal donor cells, as well as potent effector T cells resistant to multiple inhibitory pathways such as PD-1 and CTLA4 is an attractive strategy for cell therapy...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193777/tracing-the-path-of-car-t-cells
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(no author information available yet)
Adding a radioactive tag to CAR T cells has allowed these engineered cells to be monitored as they home in on brain tumors in patients. The technique could help promote a deeper understanding of why this immunotherapy isn't more broadly effective, and why resistance sometimes develops.
February 13, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193774/universal-car-t-cells-successfully-treat-leukemia
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(no author information available yet)
Two infants with relapsed, refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia went into complete remission after being treated with CD19-targeting CAR T cells derived from an unmatched donor. The study is the first to demonstrate that a universal form of CAR T-cell therapy can be safely utilized.
February 13, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187946/inducible-caspase-9-selectively-modulates-the-toxicities-of-cd19-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cells
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Iulia Diaconu, Brandon Ballard, Ming Zhang, Yuhui Chen, John West, Gianpietro Dotti, Barbara Savoldo
Immunotherapy with T cells expressing the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) specific for the CD19 antigen (CD19.CAR-Ts) is a very effective treatment in B cell lymphoid malignancies. However, B cell aplasia and cytokine release syndrome (CRS) secondary to the infusion of CD19.CAR-Ts remain significant drawbacks. The inclusion of safety switches into the vector encoding the CAR is seen as the safest method to terminate the effects of CD19.CAR-Ts in case of severe toxicities or after achieving long-term sustained remissions...
February 8, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187291/the-principles-of-engineering-immune-cells-to-treat-cancer
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REVIEW
Wendell A Lim, Carl H June
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells have proven that engineered immune cells can serve as a powerful new class of cancer therapeutics. Clinical experience has helped to define the major challenges that must be met to make engineered T cells a reliable, safe, and effective platform that can be deployed against a broad range of tumors. The emergence of synthetic biology approaches for cellular engineering is providing us with a broadly expanded set of tools for programming immune cells. We discuss how these tools could be used to design the next generation of smart T cell precision therapeutics...
February 9, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186088/current-status-of-immunotherapy-for-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor
#15
REVIEW
Y Tan, J C Trent, B A Wilky, D A Kerr, A E Rosenberg
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) contain tumor-infiltrating immune cells and their presence provides an opportunity and rationale for developing effective forms of immunotherapy. The types of tumor-infiltrating inflammatory cells and relevant immune checkpoint inhibitors are the focus of active investigation. The most numerous tumor-infiltrating inflammatory cells are tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and CD3+ T cells. Studies have shown that patients with GISTs that harbor increased numbers of CD3+ T cells have better outcomes...
February 10, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183713/vaccination-targeting-native-receptors-to-enhance-the-function-and-proliferation-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-car-modified-t-cells
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Miyuki Tanaka, Haruko Tashiro, Bilal Omer, Natasha Lapteva, Jun Ando, Minhtran Ngo, Birju Mehta, Gianpietro Dotti, Paul R Kinchington, Ann M Leen, Claudia Rossig, Cliona M Rooney
PURPOSE: The multiple mechanisms used by solid tumors to suppress tumor-specific immune responses are a major barrier to the success of adoptively-transferred tumor-specific T-cells. Since viruses induce potent innate and adaptive immune responses, we hypothesized that the immunogenicity of viruses could be harnessed for the treatment of solid tumors if virus-specific T-cells (VSTs) were modified with tumor-specific chimeric antigen receptors (CARs). We tested this hypothesis using VZV-specific T-cells (VZVSTs) expressing a CAR for GD2, a disialoganglioside expressed on neuroblastoma and certain other tumors, since the live-attenuated VZV vaccine could be used for in vivo stimulation...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170385/exhausting-alloreactivity-of-donor-derived-car-t-cells
#17
Maksim Mamonkin, Helen E Heslop
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165340/targeting-the-adenosine-2a-receptor-enhances-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-efficacy
#18
Paul A Beavis, Melissa A Henderson, Lauren Giuffrida, Jane K Mills, Kevin Sek, Ryan S Cross, Alexander J Davenport, Liza B John, Sherly Mardiana, Clare Y Slaney, Ricky W Johnstone, Joseph A Trapani, John Stagg, Sherene Loi, Lev Kats, David Gyorki, Michael H Kershaw, Phillip K Darcy
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells have been highly successful in treating hematological malignancies, including acute and chronic lymphoblastic leukemia. However, treatment of solid tumors using CAR T cells has been largely unsuccessful to date, partly because of tumor-induced immunosuppressive mechanisms, including adenosine production. Previous studies have shown that adenosine generated by tumor cells potently inhibits endogenous antitumor T cell responses through activation of adenosine 2A receptors (A2ARs)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162024/immunotherapeutic-strategies-for-the-treatment-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-where-will-we-go
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Inês Anselmo da Costa, Steffen Rausch, Stephan Kruck, Tilman Todenhöfer, Arnulf Stenzl, Jens Bedke
Historically, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is considered a chemotherapy-resistant tumor. The cornerstone of systemic therapy included mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors, endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) and tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Currently, a new era is enteres with promising immunotherapeutic treatments, which are becoming commercially available. Areas covered: We provide a comprehensive review using PubMed and ClinicalTrials.gov about the following immunotherapies in RCC: i) vaccine therapy, ii) adoptive T Cell Transfer and CAR T cells, iii) nonspecific immunotherapy-IL-2 (new formulations), iv) Checkpoint inhibitors, v) other checkpoint-molecules...
February 4, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143567/allogeneic-cd19-car-t-cell-infusion-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-b-cell-malignancies
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REVIEW
Jun Liu, Jiang F Zhong, Xi Zhang, Cheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is considered the cornerstone in treatment of hematological malignancies. However, relapse of the hematological disease after allo-HSCT remains a challenge and is associated with poor long-term survival. Chimeric antigen receptor redirected T cells (CAR-T cells) can lead to disease remission in patients with relapsed/refractory hematological malignancies. However, the therapeutic window for infusion of CAR-T cells post allo-HSCT and its efficacy are debatable...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
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