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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025857/endocrine-side-effects-of-cancer-immunotherapy
#1
Priscilla Cukier, Fernando C Santini, Mariana Scaranti, Ana O Hoff
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have recently become a cornerstone for the treatment of different advanced cancers. These drugs, represented mainly by monoclonal antibodies anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4), anti-programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) and anti-PD-1 ligand molecules (PD-L1 and L2), have the ability to reactivate the immune system against tumor cells, but can also trigger a myriad of autoimmune side effects, termed immune-related adverse events (irAEs). In particular, there are a number of endocrine related irAEs...
October 12, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938090/small-molecule-targets-in-immuno-oncology
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REVIEW
Dashyant Dhanak, James P Edwards, Ancho Nguyen, Peter J Tummino
Advances in understanding the role and molecular mechanisms underlying immune surveillance and control of (pre)malignancies is revolutionizing clinical practice in the treatment of cancer. Presently, multiple biologic drugs targeting the immune checkpoint proteins PD(L)1 or CTLA4 have been approved and/or are in advanced stages of clinical development for many cancers. In addition, combination therapy with these agents and other immunomodulators is being intensively explored with the aim of improving primary response rates or prolonging overall survival...
September 21, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921877/analysis-of-infantile-fibrosarcoma-reveals-extensive-t-cell-responses-within-tumors-implications-for-immunotherapy
#3
Hua Zhu, Song Gu, Minzhi Yin, Min Shi, Chao Xin, Jianmin Zhu, Jing Wang, Siqi Huang, Chenjie Xie, Jing Ma, Ci Pan, Jingyan Tang, Min Xu, Xue-Feng Bai
BACKGROUND: Infantile fibrosarcoma (IFS) is a rare pediatric malignancy with relatively good prognosis, but the risk of progression or recurrence after therapy exists. To understand the immune microenvironment of IFS and determine if immunotherapy is a potential treatment, we analyzed T-cell responses in IFS tumors. PROCEDURE: IFS tumors were analyzed by immunohistochemistry and multicolor flow cytometry to characterize immune cell infiltration and function. Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) were expanded in vitro and evaluated for recognition of autologous tumor cells...
September 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890294/analysis-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-microenvironment-indicates-preponderance-of-t-cell-exhaustion-marker-expression
#4
Hui Zhou, Tingwei Liu, Zanfeng Wang
Lung cancer metastasis causes 70% of an estimated 1.4 million deaths per annum. The major shortcoming in lung cancer is the tendency to have inherent or develop acquired resistance to chemotherapy. It is now evolving that such resistance might develop due to differential contribution and interaction with tumor microenvironment, stromal cells, and the extracellular matrix. The objective of the current study was to define the lung cancer tumor microenvironment. We have identified multiple tumor-infiltrating T lymphocyte subsets in patients with lung cancer, which were independent of disease stage...
September 8, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881713/therapeutic-vaccine-to-cure-large-mouse-hepatocellular-carcinomas
#5
Zhen Han, De Yang, Anna Trivett, Joost J Oppenheim
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide with limited therapeutic options. Here we report the development of a therapeutic vaccination regimen (shortened as 'TheraVac') consisting of intratumoral delivery of high-mobility group nucleosome-binding protein 1 (HMGN1), R848/resiquimod, and one of the checkpoint inhibitors (e.g. anti-CTLA4, anti-PD-L1, or low dose of Cytoxan). C57BL/6 mice harboring large (approximately 1 cm in diameter) established subcutaneous Hepa1-6 hepatomas were cured by intratumoral injections of TheraVac and became tumor-free long-term survivors...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871357/-immunotherapy-as-modern-tumor-treatment
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REVIEW
C Grüllich
BACKGROUND: The specific immune system is capable of preventing the development of tumor diseases and stimulation of cytotoxic T‑lymphocytes can repress existing tumors. The activation of T‑lymphocytes is influenced by a new class of antibody-based medication, the immune checkpoint inhibitors. METHODS: Review of the scientific background and the published clinical trials on the activity and approval of immune checkpoint inhibitors for various tumor diseases...
September 4, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864497/a-role-for-t-helper-cells-in-anti-ctla-4-therapy
#7
Andrew H Lichtman
Comparison of immune responses to CTLA4 and PD-1 blockade uncovers a role for helper T cells in anti-CTLA-4 therapy.
September 1, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835386/tumor-mutational-burden-as-an-independent-predictor-of-response-to-immunotherapy-in-diverse-cancers
#8
Aaron M Goodman, Shumei Kato, Lyudmila Bazhenova, Sandip P Patel, Garrett M Frampton, Vincent Miller, Philip J Stephens, Gregory A Daniels, Razelle Kurzrock
Immunotherapy induces durable responses in a subset of patients with cancer. High TMB may be a response biomarker for PD-1/PD-L1 blockade in tumors such as melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Our aim was to examine the relationship between TMB and outcome in diverse cancers treated with various immunotherapies. We reviewed data on 1,638 patients who had undergone comprehensive genomic profiling and had TMB assessment. Immunotherapy-treated patients (N = 151) were analyzed for response rate (RR), progression-free and overall survival (PFS, OS)...
August 23, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821503/anti-ctla4-and-anti-pd-1-act-on-distinct-t-cell-populations
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Both anti-PD-1 and anti-CTLA4 target subpopulations of exhausted-like CD8(+) T cells.
August 18, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812434/-pemetrexed-sildenafil-via-autophagy-dependent-hdac-down-regulation-enhances-the-immunotherapy-response-of-nsclc-cells
#10
Laurence Booth, Jane L Roberts, Andrew Poklepovic, Paul Dent
Pemetrexed is an approved therapeutic in NSCLC and ovarian cancer. Our studies focused on the ability of [pemetrexed + sildenafil] exposure to alter the immunogenicity of lung and ovarian cancer cells. Treatment of lung and ovarian cancer cells with [pemetrexed + sildenafil] in vitro rapidly reduced the expression of PD-L1, PD-L2 and ornithine decarboxylase (ODC), and increased the expression of Class I MHCA. In a cell-specific fashion, some cells also released the immunogenic nuclear protein HMGB1 into the extracellular environment...
August 16, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776423/immunomodulatory-effects-of-current-cancer-treatment-and-the-consequences-for-follow-up-immunotherapeutics
#11
Meghan J Mooradian, Ryan J Sullivan
Recent advances in the use of immunotherapy have led to historic advancements in the field of oncology. Checkpoint inhibitors have demonstrated significant effectiveness against a broadening range of cancers. However, despite the success of antibodies against the immune regulators, CTLA4 and PD-L1/PD-1, only a subset of patients will have a durable response to these therapies, which implies that a broader view of cancer immunity is required. It is becoming increasingly apparent that combination therapy to target multiple events in the cancer-immunity cycle is needed and could potentially extend the benefit of immunotherapy to a larger population...
August 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760297/progress-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-clinicopathologic-correlations-and-immune%C3%A2-checkpoints
#12
Juliana E Hidalgo-López, Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, Andrés E Quesada, Beenu Thakral, Zhihong Hu, Takayuki Mitsuhashi, Mariko Yabe, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of clonal neoplasms characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis. Hypomethylating agent (HMA) therapy is one of the mainstays of MDS therapy. Failure of HMA therapy is related to poor outcome; hence, new therapeutic approaches are warranted in these patients. In MDS, the immune system has a pivotal role in modulation of hematopoiesis and clonal expansion. In neoplastic conditions, immune checkpoint (PD-1 and CTLA4 molecules) hide tumor cells from immune surveillance...
July 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743833/therapeutic-vaccine-to-cure-large-mouse-hepatocellular-carcinomas
#13
Zhen Han, De Yang, Anna Trivett, Joost J Oppenheim
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide with limited therapeutic options. Here we report the development of a therapeutic vaccination regimen (shortened as 'TheraVac') consisting of intratumoral delivery of high-mobility group nucleosome-binding protein 1 (HMGN1), R848/resiquimod, and one of the checkpoint inhibitors (e.g. anti-CTLA4, anti-PD-L1, or low dose of Cytoxan). C57BL/6 mice harboring large (approximately 1 cm in diameter) established subcutaneous Hepa1-6 hepatomas were cured by intratumoral injections of TheraVac and became tumor-free long-term survivors...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697066/viral-induced-modulation-of-multiple-checkpoint-proteins-in-cancers
#14
Gerard J Nuovo, Virginia A Folcik, Cynthia Magro
Therapy with checkpoint inhibitors represents a major advance in cancer treatment. The purpose of this study was to examine the expression patterns of the checkpoint proteins programmed death ligand 1 (PD L1), PD L2, indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1), and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA4) in cancers including those associated with viral infections. Normal, noninflamed tissues rarely express checkpoint proteins with exceptions including the placenta and stomach. Expression of PD L1 was noted in 30%, PD L2 in 18%, IDO1 in 13%, and CTLA4 in 14% of 333 nonviral malignancies including endometrial, ovarian, lung, and breast cancers...
July 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689001/immuno-oncologic-approaches-car-t-cells-and-checkpoint-inhibitors
#15
REVIEW
Francesca Gay, Mattia D'Agostino, Luisa Giaccone, Mariella Genuardi, Moreno Festuccia, Mario Boccadoro, Benedetto Bruno
Advances in understanding myeloma biology have shown that disease progression is not only the consequence of intrinsic tumor changes but also of interactions between the tumor and the microenvironment in which the cancer grows. The immune system is an important component of the tumor microenvironment in myeloma, and acting on the immune system is an appealing new treatment strategy. There are 2 ways to act toward immune cells and boost antitumor immunity: (1) to increase antitumor activity (acting on T and NK cytotoxic cells), and (2) to reduce immunosuppression (acting on myeloid-derived stem cells and T regulatory cells)...
August 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687658/the-effect-of-inhibitory-signals-on-the-priming-of-drug-hapten-specific-t-cells-that-express-distinct-v%C3%AE-receptors
#16
Andrew Gibson, Lee Faulkner, Maike Lichtenfels, Monday Ogese, Zaid Al-Attar, Ana Alfirevic, Philipp R Esser, Stefan F Martin, Munir Pirmohamed, B Kevin Park, Dean J Naisbitt
Drug hypersensitivity involves the activation of T cells in an HLA allele-restricted manner. Because the majority of individuals who carry HLA risk alleles do not develop hypersensitivity, other parameters must control development of the drug-specific T cell response. Thus, we have used a T cell-priming assay and nitroso sulfamethoxazole (SMX-NO) as a model Ag to investigate the activation of specific TCR Vβ subtypes, the impact of programmed death -1 (PD-1), CTL-associated protein 4 (CTLA4), and T cell Ig and mucin domain protein-3 (TIM-3) coinhibitory signaling on activation of naive and memory T cells, and the ability of regulatory T cells (Tregs) to prevent responses...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685773/inhibition-of-the-b7-h3-immune-checkpoint-limits-tumor-growth-by-enhancing-cytotoxic-lymphocyte-function
#17
Young-Hee Lee, Natalia Martin-Orozco, Peilin Zheng, Jing Li, Peng Zhang, Haidong Tan, Hyun Jung Park, Mira Jeong, Seon Hee Chang, Byung-Seok Kim, Wei Xiong, Wenjuan Zang, Li Guo, Yang Liu, Zhong-Jun Dong, Willem W Overwijk, Patrick Hwu, Qing Yi, Larry Kwak, Zhiying Yang, Tak W Mak, Wei Li, Laszlo G Radvanyi, Ling Ni, Dongfang Liu, Chen Dong
The interaction between tumor and the immune system is still poorly understood. Significant clinical responses have been achieved in cancer patients treated with antibodies against the CTLA4 and PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoints; however, only a small portion of patients responded to the therapies, indicating a need to explore additional co-inhibitory molecules for cancer treatment. B7-H3, a member of the B7 superfamily, was previously shown by us to inhibit T-cell activation and autoimmunity. In this study, we have analyzed the function of B7-H3 in tumor immunity...
August 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684632/immunodeficiency-in-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-with-diabetes-revealed-by-comparative-genomics
#18
Yuanqing Yan, Ruli Gao, Thao L P Trinh, Maria B Grant
Purpose: Pancreatic adenocarcinomas (PAAD) often are not diagnosed until their late stages, leaving no effective treatments. Currently, immunotherapy provides a promising treatment option against this malignancy. However, a set of immunotherapy agents benefit patients with many types of cancer, but not PAAD. Sharing the origin in the same organ, diabetes and PAAD tend to occur concurrently. We aimed to identify the impact of diabetes on immunotherapy of PAAD by conducting a comparative genomics analysis.Experimental Design: We analyzed level 3 PAAD genomics data (RNAseq, miRNAseq, DNA methylation, somatic copy number, and somatic mutation) from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and Firehose...
October 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680745/vaccination-targeting-human-her3-alters-the-phenotype-of-infiltrating-t-cells-and-responses-to-immune-checkpoint-inhibition
#19
Takuya Osada, Michael A Morse, Amy Hobeika, Marcio A Diniz, William R Gwin, Zachary Hartman, Junping Wei, Hongtao Guo, Xiao-Yi Yang, Cong-Xiao Liu, Kensuke Kaneko, Gloria Broadwater, H Kim Lyerly
Expression of human epidermal growth factor family member 3 (HER3), a critical heterodimerization partner with EGFR and HER2, promotes more aggressive biology in breast and other epithelial malignancies. As such, inhibiting HER3 could have broad applicability to the treatment of EGFR- and HER2-driven tumors. Although lack of a functional kinase domain limits the use of receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors, HER3 contains antigenic targets for T cells and antibodies. Using novel human HER3 transgenic mouse models of breast cancer, we demonstrate that immunization with recombinant adenoviral vectors encoding full length human HER3 (Ad-HER3-FL) induces HER3-specific T cells and antibodies, alters the T cell infiltrate in tumors, and influences responses to immune checkpoint inhibitions...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648905/antibodies-against-immune-checkpoint-molecules-restore%C3%A2-functions-of-tumor-infiltrating-t-cells-in-hepatocellular%C3%A2-carcinomas
#20
Guoying Zhou, Dave Sprengers, Patrick P C Boor, Michail Doukas, Hannah Schutz, Shanta Mancham, Alexander Pedroza-Gonzalez, Wojciech G Polak, Jeroen de Jonge, Marcia Gaspersz, Haidong Dong, Kris Thielemans, Qiuwei Pan, Jan N M IJzermans, Marco J Bruno, Jaap Kwekkeboom
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Ligand binding to inhibitory receptors on immune cells, such as programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte associated protein 4 (CTLA4), down-regulates the T-cell-mediated immune response (called immune checkpoints). Antibodies that block these receptors increase antitumor immunity in patients with melanoma, non-small-cell lung cancer, and renal cell cancer. Tumor-infiltrating CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been found to be functionally compromised...
June 23, 2017: Gastroenterology
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