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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076241/oncolytic-reovirus-therapy-pilot-study-in-dogs-with-spontaneously-occurring-tumours
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C C Hwang, M Igase, M Sakurai, T Haraguchi, K Tani, K Itamoto, T Shimokawa, M Nakaichi, Y Nemoto, S Noguchi, M Coffey, M Okuda, T Mizuno
Oncolytic virotherapy is a novel treatment involving replication-competent virus in the elimination of cancer. We have previously reported the oncolytic effects of reovirus in various canine cancer cell lines. This study aims to establish the safety profile of reovirus in dogs with spontaneously occurring tumours and to determine a recommended dosing regimen. Nineteen dogs with various tumours, mostly of advanced stages, were treated with reovirus, ranging from 1.0 × 10(8) to 5.0 × 10(9) TCID50 given as intratumour injection (IT) or intravenous infusion (IV) daily for up to 5 consecutive days in 1 or multiple treatment cycles...
October 27, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061083/immuno-oncology-the-translational-runway-for-gene-therapy
#2
Ludger Weß, Frank Schnieders
Cancer therapy once again is experiencing a paradigm shift. This shift is based on extensive clinical experience demonstrating that cancer cannot be successfully fought by addressing single targets or pathways only. Even the combination of several neo-antigens in cancer vaccines is not sufficient for a successful, lasting tumor eradication. The focus therefore has shifted on the immune systems role in cancer and the striking abilities of cancer cells to manipulate and/or deactivate the immune system. Researchers and pharma companies have started to target the processes and cells known to support immune surveillance and the elimination of tumor cells...
October 23, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034313/newly-characterized-murine-undifferentiated-sarcoma-models-sensitive-to-virotherapy-with-oncolytic-hsv-1-m002
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Eric K Ring, Rong Li, Blake P Moore, Li Nan, Virginia M Kelly, Xiaosi Han, Elizabeth A Beierle, James M Markert, Jianmei W Leavenworth, G Yancey Gillespie, Gregory K Friedman
Despite advances in conventional chemotherapy, surgical techniques, and radiation, outcomes for patients with relapsed, refractory, or metastatic soft tissue sarcomas are dismal. Survivors often suffer from lasting morbidity from current treatments. New targeted therapies with less toxicity, such as those that harness the immune system, and immunocompetent murine sarcoma models to test these therapies are greatly needed. We characterized two new serendipitous murine models of undifferentiated sarcoma (SARC-28 and SARC-45) and tested their sensitivity to virotherapy with oncolytic herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1)...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034312/tgf-%C3%AE-inhibition-improves-oncolytic-herpes-viroimmunotherapy-in-murine-models-of-rhabdomyosarcoma
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Brian Hutzen, Chun-Yu Chen, Pin-Yi Wang, Les Sprague, Hayley M Swain, Julia Love, Joe Conner, Louis Boon, Timothy P Cripe
Oncolytic viruses are an emerging class of cancer therapeutics that couple cytotoxicity with the induction of an anti-tumor immune response. Host-virus interactions are complex and modulated by a tumor microenvironment whose immunosuppressive activities can limit the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies. In an effort to improve this aspect of oncolytic virotherapy, we combined the oncolytic herpes virus HSV1716 with the transforming growth factor beta receptor 1 (TGF-βR1) inhibitor A8301 to treat syngeneic models of murine rhabdomyosarcoma...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029813/innovative-therapy-monoclonal-antibodies-and-beyond
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M Di Nicola, L Apetoh, M Bellone, M P Colombo, G Dotti, S Ferrone, M Muscolini, J Hiscott, A Anichini, S M Pupa, F de Braud, M Del Vecchio
The seventh Edition of "Innovative Therapy, Monoclonal Antibodies and Beyond" Meeting took place in Milan, Italy, on January 27, 2017. The two sessions of the meeting were focused on: 1) Preclinical assays and novel biotargets; and 2) monoclonal antibodies, cell therapies and targeted molecules. Between these two sessions, a lecture entitled "HLA-antigens modulation and response to immune checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy" was also presented. Despite the impressive successes in cancer immunotherapy in recent years, the response to immune based interventions occurs only in a minority of patients (∼20%)...
October 5, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967558/oncolytic-h-1-parvovirus-shows-safety-and-signs-of-immunogenic-activity-in-a-first-phase-i-iia-glioblastoma-trial
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Karsten Geletneky, Jacek Hajda, Assia L Angelova, Barbara Leuchs, David Capper, Andreas J Bartsch, Jan-Oliver Neumann, Tilman Schöning, Johannes Hüsing, Birgit Beelte, Irina Kiprianova, Mandy Roscher, Rauf Bhat, Andreas von Deimling, Wolfgang Brück, Alexandra Just, Veronika Frehtman, Stephanie Löbhard, Elena Terletskaia-Ladwig, Jeremy Fry, Karin Jochims, Volker Daniel, Ottheinz Krebs, Michael Dahm, Bernard Huber, Andreas Unterberg, Jean Rommelaere
Oncolytic virotherapy may be a means of improving the dismal prognosis of malignant brain tumors. The rat H-1 parvovirus (H-1PV) suppresses tumors in preclinical glioma models, through both direct oncolysis and stimulation of anticancer immune responses. This was the basis of ParvOryx01, the first phase I/IIa clinical trial of an oncolytic parvovirus in recurrent glioblastoma patients. H-1PV (escalating dose) was administered via intratumoral or intravenous injection. Tumors were resected 9 days after treatment, and virus was re-administered around the resection cavity...
August 24, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923683/a-hydrogel-matrix-prolongs-persistence-and-promotes-specific-localization-of-an-oncolytic-adenovirus-in-a-tumor-by-restricting-nonspecific-shedding-and-an-antiviral-immune-response
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Bo-Kyeong Jung, Eonju Oh, JinWoo Hong, Yunki Lee, Ki Dong Park, Chae-Ok Yun
Currently, intratumoral injection of an oncolytic adenovirus (Ad) is the conventional administration route in clinical trials. Nonetheless, the locally administered Ad disseminates to the surrounding nontarget tissues and has short biological activity due to immunogenicity of Ad, thus necessitating multiple injections to achieve a sufficient therapeutic index. In the present study, a tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL)-expressing oncolytic Ad (oAd-TRAIL) was encapsulated in a gelatin hydrogel (oAd-TRAIL/gel) to enhance and prolong antitumor efficacy of the virus after a single intratumoral injection...
September 7, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912369/customized-viral-immunotherapy-for-hpv-associated-cancer
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Matthew J Atherton, Kyle B Stephenson, Jonathan Pol, Fuan Wang, Charles Lefebvre, David F Stojdl, Jake K Nikota, Anna Dvorkin-Gheva, Andrew Nguyen, Lan Chen, Stephanie Johnson-Obaseki, Patrick J Villeneuve, Jean-Simon Diallo, Jim Dimitroulakos, Yonghong Wan, Brian D Lichty
The viral-transforming proteins E6 and E7 make human papillomavirus-positive (HPV(+)) malignancies an attractive target for cancer immunotherapy. However, therapeutic vaccination exerts limited efficacy in the setting of advanced disease. We designed a strategy to induce substantial specific immune responses against multiple epitopes of E6 and E7 proteins based on an attenuated transgene from HPV serotypes 16 and 18 that is incorporated into MG1-Maraba virotherapy (MG1-E6E7). Mutations introduced to the transgene abrogate the ability of E6 and E7 to perturb p53 and retinoblastoma, respectively, while maintaining the ability to invoke tumor-specific, multifunctional CD8(+) T-cell responses...
October 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902983/solid-tumor-immunotherapy-with-t-cell-engager-armed-oncolytic-viruses
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REVIEW
Eleanor M Scott, Margaret R Duffy, Joshua D Freedman, Kerry D Fisher, Leonard W Seymour
Oncolytic viruses (OVs) are novel anticancer agents that combine direct cancer cell killing with the stimulation of antitumor immunity. In addition, OVs can be engineered to deliver biological therapeutics directly to tumors, offering unique opportunities to design multimodal anticancer strategies. Here, a case for arming OVs with bispecific T cell engagers (BiTEs) is put forward. BiTEs redirect the cytotoxicity of polyclonal T cells to target cells of choice, and have demonstrated efficacy against a number of hematological cancers...
September 13, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875159/myxoma-virus-optimizes-cisplatin-for-the-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in-a-syngeneic-murine-dissemination-model
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Bernice Nounamo, Jason Liem, Martin Cannon, Jia Liu
A therapeutic approach to improve treatment outcome of ovarian cancer (OC) in patients is urgently needed. Myxoma virus (MYXV) is a candidate oncolytic virus that infects to eliminate OC cells. We found that in vitro MYXV treatment enhances cisplatin or gemcitabine treatment by allowing lower doses than the corresponding IC50 calculated for primary OC cells. MYXV also affected OC patient ascites-associated CD14(+) myeloid cells, one of the most abundant immunological components of the OC tumor environment; without causing cell death, MYXV infection reduces the ability of these cells to secrete cytokines such as IL-10 that are signatures of the immunosuppressive tumor environment...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870120/virotherapy-research-in-germany-from-engineering-to-translation-a-review-as-contribution-to-the-combined-annual-meeting-of-the-german-and-european-societies-of-gene-and-cell-therapy-2017
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Guy Ungerechts, Christine E Engeland, Christian J Buchholz, Jürgen Eberle, Henry Fechner, Karsten Geletneky, Per Sonne Holm, Florian Kreppel, Florian Kühnel, Karl Sebastian Lang, Mathias F Leber, Antonio Marchini, Markus Moehler, Michael D Mühlebach, Jean Rommelaere, Christoph Springfeld, Ulrich M Lauer, Dirk M Nettelbeck
Virotherapy is a unique modality for treatment of cancer with oncolytic viruses (OVs) that selectively infect and lyse tumor cells, spread within tumors, and activate anti-tumor immunity. Different viruses are being developed as OVs preclinically and clinically, several of them engineered to encode therapeutic proteins for tumor-targeted gene therapy. Scientists and clinicians in Germany have made significant contributions to OV research and development, which are highlighted in this review article. Innovative strategies for "shielding", entry- or post-entry targeting, and "arming" of OVs have been established focusing on adeno-, measles, parvo-, and vaccinia virus platforms...
September 4, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857157/newcastle-disease-virus-mediates-pancreatic-tumor-rejection-via-nk-cell-activation-and-prevents-cancer-relapse-by-prompting-adaptive-immunity
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Theresa Schwaiger, Michael R Knittler, Christian Grund, Angela Roemer-Oberdoerfer, Joachim-Friedrich Kapp, Markus M Lerch, Thomas C Mettenleiter, Julia Mayerle, Ulrike Blohm
Pancreatic cancer is the 8th most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide and the tumor with the poorest prognosis of all solid malignancies. In 1957, it was discovered that Newcastle disease virus (NDV) has oncolytic properties on tumor cells. To study the oncolytic properties of NDV in pancreatic cancer a single dose was administered intravenously in a syngeneic orthotopic tumor model using two different murine pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines (DT6606PDA, Panc02). Tumor growth was monitored and immune response was analyzed...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856238/reovirus-fast-protein-enhances-vesicular-stomatitis-virus-oncolytic-virotherapy-in-primary-and-metastatic-tumor-models
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Fabrice Le Boeuf, Simon Gebremeskel, Nichole McMullen, Han He, Anna L Greenshields, David W Hoskin, John C Bell, Brent Johnston, Chungen Pan, Roy Duncan
The reovirus fusion-associated small transmembrane (FAST) proteins are the smallest known viral fusogens (∼100-150 amino acids) and efficiently induce cell-cell fusion and syncytium formation in multiple cell types. Syncytium formation enhances cell-cell virus transmission and may also induce immunogenic cell death, a form of apoptosis that stimulates immune recognition of tumor cells. These properties suggest that FAST proteins might serve to enhance oncolytic virotherapy. The oncolytic activity of recombinant VSVΔM51 (an interferon-sensitive vesicular stomatitis virus [VSV] mutant) encoding the p14 FAST protein (VSV-p14) was compared with a similar construct encoding GFP (VSV-GFP) in cell culture and syngeneic BALB/c tumor models...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839138/smac-mimetics-and-oncolytic-viruses-synergize-in-driving-anticancer-t-cell-responses-through-complementary-mechanisms
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Dae-Sun Kim, Himika Dastidar, Chunfen Zhang, Franz J Zemp, Keith Lau, Matthias Ernst, Andrea Rakic, Saif Sikdar, Jahanara Rajwani, Victor Naumenko, Dale R Balce, Ben W Ewanchuk, Pankaj Taylor, Robin M Yates, Craig Jenne, Chris Gafuik, Douglas J Mahoney
Second mitochondrial activator of caspase (Smac)-mimetic compounds and oncolytic viruses were developed to kill cancer cells directly. However, Smac-mimetic compound and oncolytic virus therapies also modulate host immune responses in ways we hypothesized would complement one another in promoting anticancer T-cell immunity. We show that Smac-mimetic compound and oncolytic virus therapies synergize in driving CD8(+) T-cell responses toward tumors through distinct activities. Smac-mimetic compound treatment with LCL161 reinvigorates exhausted CD8(+) T cells within immunosuppressed tumors by targeting tumor-associated macrophages for M1-like polarization...
August 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810147/macrophage-polarization-contributes-to-glioblastoma-eradication-by-combination-immunovirotherapy-and-immune-checkpoint-blockade
#15
Dipongkor Saha, Robert L Martuza, Samuel D Rabkin
Glioblastoma is an immunosuppressive, fatal brain cancer that contains glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs). Oncolytic herpes simplex virus (oHSV) selectively replicates in cancer cells while inducing anti-tumor immunity. oHSV G47Δ expressing murine IL-12 (G47Δ-mIL12), antibodies to immune checkpoints (CTLA-4, PD-1, PD-L1), or dual combinations modestly extended survival of a mouse glioma model. However, the triple combination of anti-CTLA-4, anti-PD-1, and G47Δ-mIL12 cured most mice in two glioma models...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791656/egfr-as-a-target-for-glioblastoma-treatment-an-unfulfilled-promise
#16
Manfred Westphal, Cecile L Maire, Katrin Lamszus
The receptor for epidermal growth factor (EGFR) is a prime target for cancer therapy across a broad variety of tumor types. As it is a tyrosine kinase, small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) targeting signal transduction, as well as monoclonal antibodies against the EGFR, have been investigated as anti-tumor agents. However, despite the long-known enigmatic EGFR gene amplification and protein overexpression in glioblastoma, the most aggressive intrinsic human brain tumor, the potential of EGFR as a target for this tumor type has been unfulfilled...
September 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770166/genomic-signature-of-the-natural-oncolytic-herpes-simplex-virus-hf10-and-its-therapeutic-role-in-preclinical-and-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Ibrahim Ragab Eissa, Yoshinori Naoe, Itzel Bustos-Villalobos, Toru Ichinose, Maki Tanaka, Wu Zhiwen, Nobuaki Mukoyama, Taishi Morimoto, Noriyuki Miyajima, Hasegawa Hitoki, Seiji Sumigama, Branko Aleksic, Yasuhiro Kodera, Hideki Kasuya
Oncolytic viruses (OVs) are opening new possibilities in cancer therapy with their unique mechanism of selective replication within tumor cells and triggering of antitumor immune responses. HF10 is an oncolytic herpes simplex virus-1 with a unique genomic structure that has non-engineered deletions and insertions accompanied by frame-shift mutations, in contrast to the majority of engineered OVs. At the genetic level, HF10 naturally lacks the expression of UL43, UL49.5, UL55, UL56, and latency-associated transcripts, and overexpresses UL53 and UL54...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751892/sharpening-the-edge-for-precision-cancer-immunotherapy-targeting-tumor-antigens-through-oncolytic-vaccines
#18
REVIEW
Namit Holay, Youra Kim, Patrick Lee, Shashi Gujar
Cancer immunotherapy represents a promising, modern-age option for treatment of cancers. Among the many immunotherapies being developed, oncolytic viruses (OVs) are slowly moving to the forefront of potential clinical therapeutic agents, especially considering the fact that the first oncolytic virus was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of melanoma. OVs were originally discovered for their ability to kill cancer cells, but they have emerged as unconventional cancer immunotherapeutics due to their ability to activate a long-term antitumor immune response...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749907/immunotherapy-in-urothelial-cancer-part-1-t-cell-checkpoint-inhibition-in-advanced-or-metastatic-disease
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Steven S Yu, Tanya B Dorff, Leslie K Ballas, Sarmad Sadeghi, Eila C Skinner, David I Quinn
Cancer of the urothelium is the sixth most common cancer in the United States and is seen predominantly in men. Most cases of this disease present as non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), with cancer recurrence or progression to muscle-invasive cancer in more than 50% of patients after initial therapy. NMIBC is an immune-responsive disease, as indicated by the use of intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin as treatment for more than 3 decades. More recently, immunotherapy has seen much progress in a variety of cancers, including advanced and metastatic bladder cancer, in which historical 5-year survival rates are approximately 15%...
June 2017: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710334/stem-cell-released-oncolytic-herpes-simplex-virus-has-therapeutic-efficacy-in-brain-metastatic-melanomas
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Wanlu Du, Ivan Seah, Oumaima Bougazzoul, GiHun Choi, Katrina Meeth, Marcus W Bosenberg, Hiroaki Wakimoto, David Fisher, Khalid Shah
The recent Food and Drug Administration approval of immunogenic oncolytic virus (OV) has opened a new era in the treatment of advanced melanoma; however, approximately 50% of patients with melanoma develop brain metastasis, and currently there are no beneficial treatment options for such patients. To model the progression of metastases seen in patients and to overcome the hurdles of systemic delivery of OV, we developed melanoma brain metastasis models in immunocompromised and immunocompetent mice, and tested the fate and efficacy of oncolytic herpes simplex virus (oHSV)-armed mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)...
July 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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