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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303311/-immunotherapy-of-cancer-with-checkpoint-inhibitors-not-only-in-malignant-melanoma
#1
A Neubauer
The newest weapon in cancer therapy is checkpoint inhibition, which is the result of basic immunology research. The success of this therapy is based on the fact that upon light microscopy, many solid tumors harbor lymphocytic cells infiltrating the tumor (TILs), and in many solid tumors, the presence of these TILs are prognostic. Ipilimumab was the first monoclonal antibody developed against a target present on T cells after becoming activated, CTLA-4. In malignant melanoma, ipilimumab showed its beneficial effect as compared to a placebo peptide...
March 16, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290492/haematological-cancer-treg-predict-responsiveness-to-blinatumomab
#2
Peter Sidaway
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285842/blinatumomab-significantly-improves-overall-survival
#3
Talha Khan Burki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273193/-drug-therapy-of-lymphomas
#4
Lajos Gergely
The therapy of lymphomas has undergone a major expansion during the last decade. Novel therapeutic targets have appeared beyond classical chemotherapeutic combinations. These novel drugs have very pronounced action across lymphoma types, and their toxicity profile is usually better tolerable compared to standard chemotherapies. These new therapies are enabling us to offer treatment to those patients who have refractory disease, and we had no option to treat them before these drugs. The author describes several new therapeutic options...
March 8, 2017: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249141/blinatumomab-versus-chemotherapy-for-advanced-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Hagop Kantarjian, Anthony Stein, Nicola Gökbuget, Adele K Fielding, Andre C Schuh, Josep-Maria Ribera, Andrew Wei, Hervé Dombret, Robin Foà, Renato Bassan, Önder Arslan, Miguel A Sanz, Julie Bergeron, Fatih Demirkan, Ewa Lech-Maranda, Alessandro Rambaldi, Xavier Thomas, Heinz-August Horst, Monika Brüggemann, Wolfram Klapper, Brent L Wood, Alex Fleishman, Dirk Nagorsen, Christopher Holland, Zachary Zimmerman, Max S Topp
Background Blinatumomab, a bispecific monoclonal antibody construct that enables CD3-positive T cells to recognize and eliminate CD19-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) blasts, was approved for use in patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor ALL on the basis of single-group trials that showed efficacy and manageable toxic effects. Methods In this multi-institutional phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned adults with heavily pretreated B-cell precursor ALL, in a 2:1 ratio, to receive either blinatumomab or standard-of-care chemotherapy...
March 2, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243848/new-treatment-strategies-for-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Lalit Saini, Joseph Brandwein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent studies that address important questions regarding the treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive ALL. RECENT FINDINGS: Less intensive non-myelosuppressive induction approaches can produce comparable anti-leukemic responses with less toxicity. Second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are not clearly associated with superior outcomes compared to imatinib. Ponatinib is associated with lower early relapse rates, but has additional vascular risks...
February 27, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228105/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-as-vehicles-of-tetravalent-bispecific-tandab-cd3-cd19-for-the-treatment-of-b-cell-lymphoma-combined-with-ido-pathway-inhibitor-d-1-methyl-tryptophan
#7
Xiaolong Zhang, Yuanyuan Yang, Leisheng Zhang, Yang Lu, Qing Zhang, Dongmei Fan, Yizhi Zhang, Yanjun Zhang, Zhou Ye, Dongsheng Xiong
BACKGROUND: Although blinatumomab, a bispecific T cell engaging antibody, exhibits high clinical response rates in patients with relapsed or refractory B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) and B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (B-NHL), it still has some limitations because of its short half-life. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) represent an attractive approach for delivery of therapeutic agents to cancer sites owing to their tropism towards tumors, but their immunosuppression capabilities, especially induced by indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), should also be taken into consideration...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205134/minimal-residual-disease-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-how-to-recognize-and-treat-it
#8
REVIEW
Nicholas J Short, Elias Jabbour
In recent years, the identification of minimal residual disease (MRD) that persists after chemotherapy has emerged as the most powerful tool in determining the prognosis of patients with ALL, often superseding historically relevant prognostic factors. Multiple methods to detect MRD exist, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Multiparameter flow cytometry and quantitative polymerase chain reaction are the most commonly used methods of MRD detection in clinical practice, although there is promise in the use of more sensitive assays utilizing next-generation sequencing that may be able to further refine MRD-based risk stratification...
January 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182247/translation-and-clinical-development-of-bispecific-t-cell-engaging-antibodies-for-cancer-treatment
#9
Theresa Yuraszeck, Sree Kasichayanula, Jonathan E Benjamin
Bispecific T Cell Engagers (BiTE®) antibody constructs enable a polyclonal T cell response to cell-surface tumor-associated antigens, bypassing the narrow specificities of T cell receptors and the need for antigen presentation through the Major Histocompatibility Complex pathways. Blinatumomab, a CD19xCD3 BiTE® antibody construct, received accelerated approval for the treatment of relapsed/refractory Philadelphia chromosome negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Herein we review the pharmacology, safety, and efficacy observed in studies of blinatumomab and other BiTE® antibody constructs...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119525/frequency-of-regulatory-t-cells-determines-the-outcome-of-the-t-cell-engaging-antibody-blinatumomab-in-patients-with-b-precursor-all
#10
J Duell, M Dittrich, T Bedke, T Mueller, F Eisele, A Rosenwald, L Rasche, E Hartmann, T Dandekar, H Einsele, M S Topp
Blinatumomab can induce a complete haematological remission in patients in 46.6% with relapsed/refractory B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (r/r ALL) resulting in a survival benefit when compared with chemotherapy. Only bone marrow blast counts before therapy have shown a weak prediction of response. Here we investigated the role of regulatory T cells (Tregs), measured by CD4/CD25/FOXP3 expression, in predicting the outcome of immunotherapy with the CD19-directed bispecific T-cell engager construct blinatumomab...
February 24, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096698/burkitt-lymphoma-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-management-challenges
#11
REVIEW
Massimo Dozzo, Francesca Carobolante, Pietro Maria Donisi, Annamaria Scattolin, Elena Maino, Rosaria Sancetta, Piera Viero, Renato Bassan
About one-half of all Burkitt lymphoma (BL) patients are younger than 40 years, and one-third belong to the adolescent and young adult (AYA) subset, defined by an age between 15 and 25-40 years, based on selection criteria used in different reports. BL is an aggressive B-cell neoplasm displaying highly characteristic clinico-diagnostic features, the biologic hallmark of which is a translocation involving immunoglobulin and c-MYC genes. It presents as sporadic, endemic, or epidemic disease. Endemicity is pathogenetically linked to an imbalance of the immune system which occurs in African children infected by malaria parasites and Epstein-Barr virus, while the epidemic form strictly follows the pattern of infection by HIV...
2017: Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088906/epratuzumab-and-blinatumomab-as-therapeutic-antibodies-for-treatment-of-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-current-status-and-future-perspectives
#12
Raffaella Franca, Diego Favretto, Marilena Granzotto, Giuliana Decorti, Marco Rabusin, Gabriele Stocco
BACKGROUND: More than 85% of children affected by acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are successfully treated; however relapse remains a remarkable clinical concern, with 50-60% of relapsing patients facing a fatal outcome. Management of relapsed patients includes standardized intensive risk-adapted regimens based on conventional drugs, and hematopoietic stem cells transplantation for patients with unfavourable features. Biological drugs, in particular the monoclonal antibody epratuzumab and the bi-functional recombinant single chain peptide blinatumomab, have been recently recognized as novel potential agents to be integrated in salvage ALL therapy to further improve rescue outcome...
January 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028314/redirecting-t-cells-to-eradicate-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-bispecific-t-cell-engagers-and-chimeric-antigen-receptors
#13
REVIEW
I Aldoss, R C Bargou, D Nagorsen, G R Friberg, P A Baeuerle, S J Forman
Recent advances in antibody technology to harness T cells for cancer immunotherapy, particularly in the difficult-to-treat setting of relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (r/r ALL), have led to innovative methods for directing cytotoxic T cells to specific surface antigens on cancer cells. One approach involves administration of soluble bispecific (or dual-affinity) antibody-based constructs that temporarily bridge T cells and cancer cells. Another approach infuses ex vivo-engineered T cells that express a surface plasma membrane-inserted antibody construct called a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)...
February 3, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998223/phase-i-phase-ii-study-of-blinatumomab-in-pediatric-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Arend von Stackelberg, Franco Locatelli, Gerhard Zugmaier, Rupert Handgretinger, Tanya M Trippett, Carmelo Rizzari, Peter Bader, Maureen M O'Brien, Benoît Brethon, Deepa Bhojwani, Paul Gerhardt Schlegel, Arndt Borkhardt, Susan R Rheingold, Todd Michael Cooper, Christian M Zwaan, Phillip Barnette, Chiara Messina, Gérard Michel, Steven G DuBois, Kuolung Hu, Min Zhu, James A Whitlock, Lia Gore
Purpose Blinatumomab is a bispecific T-cell engager antibody construct targeting CD19 on B-cell lymphoblasts. We evaluated the safety, pharmacokinetics, recommended dosage, and potential for efficacy of blinatumomab in children with relapsed/refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL). Methods This open-label study enrolled children < 18 years old with relapsed/refractory BCP-ALL in a phase I dosage-escalation part and a phase II part, using 6-week treatment cycles. Primary end points were maximum-tolerated dosage (phase I) and complete remission rate within the first two cycles (phase II)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990053/blinatumomab-for-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
#15
REVIEW
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Australian Prescriber
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987201/treatment-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-adults-applying-lessons-learned-in-children
#16
REVIEW
Ibrahim T Aldoss, Guido Marcucci, Vinod Pullarkat
Although pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has cure rates of over 90%, adult ALL remains a challenging disease to treat, with cure rates roughly half those seen in children. The inferior outcomes in adults can be attributed mainly to adverse genetic features, as well as the inability-particularly of older adults-to tolerate chemotherapy. Modest improvements have been seen in outcomes for adolescents and young adults; these can largely be attributed to the use of pediatric-type combination chemotherapy regimens in patients aged 50 years or younger...
December 15, 2016: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935578/comment-on-blinatumomab-vs-historical-standard-therapy-of-adult-relapsed-refractory-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#17
W H Tong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 9, 2016: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913530/cytokine-release-syndrome-with-novel-therapeutics-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#18
Noelle V Frey, David L Porter
T-cell-engaging immunotherapies are exciting new approaches to treat patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). These unique agents, which include blinatumomab, a CD3/CD19 bispecific antibody, and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) modified T cells targeted to CD19 have shown unprecedented remission rates in the relapsed, refractory ALL setting. Cytokine release syndrome (CRS), resulting from the high magnitude of immune activation by these therapies, is the most significant treatment-related toxicity. CRS manifests with fever and malaise and can progress to life-threatening capillary leak with hypoxia and hypotension...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908880/an-anti-cd3-anti-cll-1-bispecific-antibody-for-the-treatment-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#19
Steven R Leong, Siddharth Sukumaran, Maria Hristopoulos, Klara Totpal, Shannon Stainton, Elizabeth Lu, Alfred Wong, Lucinda Tam, Robert Newman, Brian R Vuillemenot, Diego Ellerman, Chen Gu, Mary Mathieu, Mark S Dennis, Allen Nguyen, Bing Zheng, Crystal Zhang, Genee Lee, Yu-Waye Chu, Rodney A Prell, Kedan Lin, Steven T Laing, Andrew G Polson
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a major unmet medical need. Most patients have poor long-term survival, and treatment has not significantly changed in 40 years. Recently, bispecific antibodies that redirect the cytotoxic activity of effector T cells by binding to CD3, the signaling component of the T-cell receptor, and a tumor target have shown clinical activity. Notably, blinatumomab is approved to treat relapsed/refractory acute lymphoid leukemia. Here we describe the design, discovery, pharmacologic activity, pharmacokinetics, and safety of a CD3 T cell-dependent bispecific (TDB) full-length human IgG1 therapeutic antibody targeting CLL-1 that could potentially be used in humans to treat AML...
February 2, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873237/estimating-long-term-survival-of-adults-with-philadelphia-chromosome-negative-relapsed-refractory-b-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-treated-with-blinatumomab-using-historical-data
#20
Arie Barlev, Vincent W Lin, Aaron Katz, Kuolung Hu, Ze Cong, Beth Barber
INTRODUCTION: Blinatumomab is a bispecific T cell-engaging antibody construct indicated for adult patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) Ph(-) B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), an aggressive disease with poor prognosis. A phase 2 single-arm clinical study showed that 43% of patients achieved CR/CRh within two cycles and approximately 20% of patients receiving blinatumomab were still alive after 2 years. METHODS: The objective of the current analysis was to estimate long-term survival of patients receiving blinatumomab beyond the observed time period in the clinical study using a large historical observational dataset...
January 2017: Advances in Therapy
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