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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048660/canonical-and-non-canonical-wnt-signaling-in-cancer-stem-cells-and-their-niches-cellular-heterogeneity-omics-reprogramming-targeted-therapy-and-tumor-plasticity-review
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Masaru Katoh
Cancer stem cells (CSCs), which have the potential for self-renewal, differentiation and de-differentiation, undergo epigenetic, epithelial-mesenchymal, immunological and metabolic reprogramming to adapt to the tumor microenvironment and survive host defense or therapeutic insults. Intra-tumor heterogeneity and cancer-cell plasticity give rise to therapeutic resistance and recurrence through clonal replacement and reactivation of dormant CSCs, respectively. WNT signaling cascades cross-talk with the FGF, Notch, Hedgehog and TGFβ/BMP signaling cascades and regulate expression of functional CSC markers, such as CD44, CD133 (PROM1), EPCAM and LGR5 (GPR49)...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020960/perspectives-in-immunotherapy-meeting-report-from-the-immunotherapy-bridge-napoli-november-30th-2016
#2
Paolo A Ascierto, Bruno Daniele, Hans Hammers, Vera Hirsh, Joseph Kim, Lisa Licitra, Rita Nanda, Sandro Pignata
The complex interactions between the immune system and tumors lead the identification of key molecules that govern these interactions: immunotherapeutics were designed to overcome the mechanisms broken by tumors to evade immune destruction. After the substantial advances in melanoma, immunotherapy currently includes many other type of cancers, but the melanoma lesson is essential to progress in other type of cancers, since immunotherapy is potentially improving clinical outcome in various solid and haematologic malignancies...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019107/erratum-to-durvalumab-first-global-approval
#3
Yahiya Y Syed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982752/urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-and-the-rise-of-immunotherapy
#4
REVIEW
David D Chism
With the advent of platinum-based chemotherapy, survival rates for metastatic urothelial carcinoma have plateaued, giving way to the modern immunotherapy paradigm. Although immunotherapy as an effective treatment dates back to the live, attenuated bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine, the recent impact of immune checkpoint inhibitors targeting programmed death/programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-1/PD-L1) coupled with the promise of both anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) antibodies and indoleamine-2, 3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO-1) inhibitors have provided a resurgence...
October 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982750/bladder-cancer-version-5-2017-nccn-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-oncology
#5
Philippe E Spiess, Neeraj Agarwal, Rick Bangs, Stephen A Boorjian, Mark K Buyyounouski, Peter E Clark, Tracy M Downs, Jason A Efstathiou, Thomas W Flaig, Terence Friedlander, Richard E Greenberg, Khurshid A Guru, Noah Hahn, Harry W Herr, Christopher Hoimes, Brant A Inman, Masahito Jimbo, A Karim Kader, Subodh M Lele, Joshua J Meeks, Jeff Michalski, Jeffrey S Montgomery, Lance C Pagliaro, Sumanta K Pal, Anthony Patterson, Elizabeth R Plimack, Kamal S Pohar, Michael P Porter, Mark A Preston, Wade J Sexton, Arlene O Siefker-Radtke, Guru Sonpavde, Jonathan Tward, Geoffrey Wile, Mary A Dwyer, Lisa A Gurski
This selection from the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Bladder Cancer focuses on systemic therapy for muscle-invasive urothelial bladder cancer, as substantial revisions were made in the 2017 updates, such as new recommendations for nivolumab, pembrolizumab, atezolizumab, durvalumab, and avelumab. The complete version of the NCCN Guidelines for Bladder Cancer addresses additional aspects of the management of bladder cancer, including non-muscle-invasive urothelial bladder cancer and nonurothelial histologies, as well as staging, evaluation, and follow-up...
October 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982322/pd-1-pd-l1-inhibitors-for-immuno-oncology-from-antibodies-to-small-molecules
#6
Qiaohong Geng, Peifu Jiao, Peng Jin, Gaoxing Su, Jinlong Dong, Bing Yan
BACKGROUND: The recent regulatory approvals of immune checkpoint protein inhibitors such as ipilimumab, pembrolizumab, nivolumab, atezolizumab, durvalumab, and avelumab ushered a new era in cancer therapy. These inhibitors do not attack tumor cells directly but instead mobilize the immune system to re-recognize and eradicate tumors, which endows them unique advantages including durable clinical responses and substantial clinical benefits. PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors, a pillar of immune checkpoint protein inhibitors, have demonstrated unprecedented clinical efficacy in more than 20 cancer types...
October 4, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978581/anti-pd-l1-therapy-and-the-onset-of-diabetes-mellitus-with-positive-pancreatic-autoantibodies
#7
Jennifer Way, Alexandra Drakaki, Andrew Drexler, Matthew Freeby
An 84-year-old woman with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the nasopharynx and no history of diabetes was started on the antiprogrammed cell death ligand-1 (anti-PD-L1) antibody durvalumab. Four months later, she presented in diabetic ketoacidosis with glucose 488 mg/dL, anion gap 16, positive serum ketones and A1C9.1%. Antiglutamic acid decarboxylase 65 (GAD) antibody was 13 U/mL (normal, <0.5 U/mL), c-peptide 0.4 ng/dL (normal, 1.1-4.3 ng/mL) and glucose 142 mg/dL. A man with metastatic papillary urothelial carcinoma was treated with the PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab...
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963357/durvalumab-promising-for-nsclc
#8
(no author information available yet)
The PD-L1 inhibitor durvalumab increases progression-free survival and objective response rate in patients with inoperable and locally advanced stage III non-small cell lung cancer, according to interim results of a phase III trial. The benefit was great enough that the drug could become the standard of care in the United States for these patients.
September 29, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960263/comparison-of-the-toxicity-profile-of-pd-1-versus-pd-l1-inhibitors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-systematic-analysis-of-the-literature
#9
Rathi N Pillai, Madhusmita Behera, Taofeek K Owonikoko, Alice O Kamphorst, Suchita Pakkala, Chandra P Belani, Fadlo R Khuri, Rafi Ahmed, Suresh S Ramalingam
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal antibodies against programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) and programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) are effective therapies in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Herein, the authors performed a systematic review investigating differences in the toxicities of PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors. METHODS: An electronic literature search was performed of public databases (MEDLINE, Excerpta Medica dataBASE [EMBASE], and Cochrane) and conference proceedings for trials using PD-1 inhibitors (nivolumab and pembrolizumab) and PD-L1 inhibitors (atezolizumab, durvalumab, and avelumab) in patients with NSCLC...
September 28, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950037/a-review-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-for-the-management-of-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma
#10
Kirollos S Hanna
Urothelial carcinoma (UC) is the second most common malignancy of the genitourinary system and the sixth most common cancer in the United States. The overall incidence of UC appears to be on the decline, but death rates have remained stable.(1,2) Stage IV metastatic disease is associated with only a 5% survival rate at 5 years.(2) Gemcitabine and cisplatin combinations or dose-dense methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin, and cisplatin are the preferred regimens for individuals with a good performance status and organ function...
September 26, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943343/durvalumab-lengthens-survival-in-patients-with-nsclc
#11
Priya Venkatesan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 21, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921644/clinical-pharmacology-considerations-for-the-development-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
#12
Jennifer Sheng, Shivani Srivastava, Kinjal Sanghavi, Zheng Lu, Brian J Schmidt, Akintunde Bello, Manish Gupta
Immuno-oncology works through activation of the patient's immune system against cancer, with several advantages over other treatment approaches, including cytotoxic agents and molecular-targeted therapies. The most notable feature of immuno-oncology treatments is the nature of the patient responses achieved, which can be more durable and sustained than with other modalities. Increased understanding of immune system complexity has provided a number of opportunities to advance several strategies for the development of immuno-oncology therapies...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889921/pd-1-checkpoint-inhibition-toxicities-and-management
#13
REVIEW
Andrew W Hahn, David M Gill, Neeraj Agarwal, Benjamin L Maughan
PURPOSE: With the recent approval of 5 PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors for a number of malignancies, PD-1 axis inhibition is drastically changing the treatment landscape of immunotherapy in cancer. As PD-1/PD-L1 are involved in peripheral immune tolerance, inhibition of this immune checkpoint has led to novel immune-related adverse events including colitis, hepatitis, pneumonitis, rash, and endocrinopathies among many others. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this seminar, we will analyze the incidence of immune-related adverse events for nivolumab, pembrolizumab, atezolizumab, durvalumab, and avelumab...
September 7, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885881/durvalumab-after-chemoradiotherapy-in-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#14
Scott J Antonia, Augusto Villegas, Davey Daniel, David Vicente, Shuji Murakami, Rina Hui, Takashi Yokoi, Alberto Chiappori, Ki H Lee, Maike de Wit, Byoung C Cho, Maryam Bourhaba, Xavier Quantin, Takaaki Tokito, Tarek Mekhail, David Planchard, Young-Chul Kim, Christos S Karapetis, Sandrine Hiret, Gyula Ostoros, Kaoru Kubota, Jhanelle E Gray, Luis Paz-Ares, Javier de Castro Carpeño, Catherine Wadsworth, Giovanni Melillo, Haiyi Jiang, Yifan Huang, Phillip A Dennis, Mustafa Özgüroğlu
Background Most patients with locally advanced, unresectable, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have disease progression despite definitive chemoradiotherapy (chemotherapy plus concurrent radiation therapy). This phase 3 study compared the anti-programmed death ligand 1 antibody durvalumab as consolidation therapy with placebo in patients with stage III NSCLC who did not have disease progression after two or more cycles of platinum-based chemoradiotherapy. Methods We randomly assigned patients, in a 2:1 ratio, to receive durvalumab (at a dose of 10 mg per kilogram of body weight intravenously) or placebo every 2 weeks for up to 12 months...
September 8, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864844/checkpoint-inhibitors-the-new-treatment-paradigm-for-urothelial-bladder-cancer
#15
REVIEW
Heather Katz, Emnet Wassie, Mohamed Alsharedi
Bladder cancer is the most common malignancy involving the genitourinary system (Siegel et al. in CA Cancer J Clin, 66:7-30, 2016). In the USA, it is the fifth most common cancer and approximately 79,000 new cases will be diagnosed in 2017 (Siegel et al. in CA Cancer J Clin, 66:7-30, 2016). The mortality from bladder cancer is approximately 17,000 deaths each year (Siegel et al. in CA Cancer J Clin, 66:7-30, 2016). The incidence rate for bladder cancer is higher in men compared to women. Risk factors are predominantly related to tobacco smoking, although infection with Schistosoma haematobium is another risk factor in selected populations (Antoni et al...
September 1, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831813/the-emerging-role-of-pd-1-pd-l1-targeting-immunotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma
#16
Morgan E Gwynn, David L DeRemer
OBJECTIVE: To summarize and evaluate immunotherapy agents targeting programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) and programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) recently approved for the treatment of metastatic urothelial carcinomas (UC). DATA SOURCES: A literature review was performed using PubMed (2012 to June 2017), the American Society of Clinical Oncology abstract databases (2012 to June 2017 Annual Meetings/symposia), and the America Association for Cancer Research symposia (2012 to June 2017)...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817753/efficacy-and-safety-of-durvalumab-in-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma-updated-results-from-a-phase-1-2-open-label-study
#17
MULTICENTER STUDY
Thomas Powles, Peter H O'Donnell, Christophe Massard, Hendrik-Tobias Arkenau, Terence W Friedlander, Christopher J Hoimes, Jae Lyun Lee, Michael Ong, Srikala S Sridhar, Nicholas J Vogelzang, Mayer N Fishman, Jingsong Zhang, Sandy Srinivas, Jigar Parikh, Joyce Antal, Xiaoping Jin, Ashok K Gupta, Yong Ben, Noah M Hahn
Importance: The data reported herein were accepted for assessment by the US Food and Drug Administration for Biologics License Application under priority review to establish the clinical benefit of durvalumab as second-line therapy for locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC), resulting in its recent US approval. Objective: To report a planned update of the safety and efficacy of durvalumab in patients with locally advanced/metastatic UC. Design, Setting, and Participants: This is an ongoing phase 1/2 open-label study of 191 adult patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed locally advanced/metastatic UC whose disease had progressed on, were ineligible for, or refused prior chemotherapy from 60 sites in 9 countries as reported herein...
September 14, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733892/comparison-of-recist-to-immune-related-response-criteria-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
#18
Hee Kyung Kim, Mi Hwa Heo, Han Sang Lee, Jong-Mu Sun, Se-Hoon Lee, Jin Seok Ahn, Keunchil Park, Myung-Ju Ahn
PURPOSE: Given that immune-related response in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has not been well evaluated, we assessed tumor response using the response evaluation criteria in solid tumors, version 1.1 (RECIST v1.1) and immune-related response criteria (irRC) to identify atypical responses in patients with advanced NSCLC treated with immunotherapeutic agents. METHODS: Patients received immune-checkpoint inhibitors (pembrolizumab, atezolizumab, nivolumab, and durvalumab plus tremelimumab) to treat metastatic or recurrent NSCLC after failed platinum-based chemotherapy...
July 21, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726491/interview-with-thomas-powles-the-use-of-durvalumab-in-urothelial-cancer-the-latest-strides-in-immuno-oncology
#19
Thomas Powles
Thomas Powles speaks to Sebastian Dennis-Beron, Commissioning Editor: Dr. Thomas Powles is a clinical professor of genitourinary oncology and the lead for solid tumor research at Barts Cancer Institute in London. His main research interests are in genital and urinary cancers, in which he leads a spectrum of clinical studies from Phase I to randomized Phase III investigating novel targeted and immune therapies. His research also focuses on correlation of novel biomarkers and aims to define markers with prognostic value that may predict response or resistance to therapy...
August 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725427/progressive-hypoventilation-due-to-mixed-cd8-and-cd4-lymphocytic-polymyositis-following-tremelimumab-durvalumab-treatment
#20
Sooraj John, Scott J Antonia, Trevor A Rose, Robert P Seifert, Barbara A Centeno, Aaron S Wagner, Ben C Creelan
BACKGROUND: The combination of CTLA-4 and PD-L1 inhibitors has a manageable adverse effect profile, although rare immune-related adverse events (irAE) can occur. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe an autoimmune polymyositis following a partial response to combination tremelimumab and durvalumab for the treatment of recurrent lung adenocarcinoma. Radiography revealed significant reduction in all metastases; however, the patient developed progressive neuromuscular hypoventilation due to lymphocytic destruction of the diaphragmatic musculature...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
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