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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317734/combined-sep-and-anti-pd-l1-antibody-produces-a-synergistic-antitumor-effect-in-b16-f10-melanoma-bearing-mice
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Zhengping Hu, Liang Ye, Yingying Xing, Jinhang Hu, Tao Xi
The increased PD-L1 induces poorer prognosis in melanoma. The treatment with PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies have a low response rate. The combination immunotherapies are the encouraging drug development strategy to receive maximal therapeutic benefit. In this study, we investigated the enhanced antitumor and immunomodulatory activity of combined SEP and αPD-L1 in B16-F10 melanoma-bearing mice. The results shown that combined SEP and αPD-L1 presented significant synergistic antitumor effects, increased the frequency of CD8+ and CD4+ T cells in spleen and tumor, cytotoxic activity of CTL in spleen, and IL-2 and IFN-γ levels in splenocytes and tumor...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276997/cancer-immunotherapy-in-a-neglected-population-the-current-use-and-future-of-t-cell-mediated-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-organ-transplant-patients
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REVIEW
Young Kwang Chae, Carlos Galvez, Jonathan F Anker, Wade T Iams, Manali Bhave
Although the indications for immune checkpoint inhibitors continue to grow, organ transplant recipients with advanced malignancies have been largely excluded from clinical trials testing the safety and efficacy of these therapies given their need for chronic immunosuppression and the risk of allograft rejection. With the rapid growth of transplant medicine and the increased risk of malignancy associated with chronic immunosuppression, it is critical that we systematically analyze the available data describing immune checkpoint blockade in the organ transplant population...
December 8, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204524/distant-intracranial-failure-in-melanoma-brain-metastases-treated-with-stereotactic-radiosurgery-in-the-era-of-immunotherapy-and-targeted-agents
#3
Sahaja Acharya, Mustafaa Mahmood, Daniel Mullen, Deshan Yang, Christina I Tsien, Jiayi Huang, Stephanie M Perkins, Keith Rich, Michael Chicoine, Eric Leuthardt, Joshua Dowling, Gavin Dunn, Jesse Keller, Clifford G Robinson, Christopher Abraham
Purpose: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in combination with immunotherapy (IMT) or targeted therapy is increasingly being used in the setting of melanoma brain metastases (MBMs). The synergistic properties of combination therapy are not well understood. We compared the distant intracranial failure rates of intact MBMs treated with SRS, SRS + IMT, and SRS + targeted therapy. Methods and materials: Combination therapy was defined as delivery of SRS within 3 months of IMT (anti-CTLA-4 /anti-PD-1 therapy) or targeted therapy (BRAF/MEK inhibitors)...
October 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195116/pd-l1-status-does-not-predict-the-outcome-of-braf-inhibitor-therapy-in-metastatic-melanoma
#4
Katrin Schaper-Gerhardt, Steven Okoye, Rudolf Herbst, Jens Ulrich, Patrick Terheyden, Claudia Pföhler, Jochen S Utikal, Alexander Kreuter, Peter Mohr, Edgar Dippel, Imke Satzger, Antje Sucker, Dirk Schadendorf, Selma Ugurel, Ralf Gutzmer
BACKGROUND: Targeted therapies with BRAF plus MEK inhibitors (BRAFi; MEKi) represent the major treatment strategy for patients with BRAF-mutated metastatic melanoma (MM). Previous analyses suggested a correlation between programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in tumour tissues and the outcome of targeted therapies. This study investigated PD-L1 as a potential predictive biomarker of BRAFi-based targeted therapies in MM patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analysed two independent cohorts of BRAF V600-mutated MM patients undergoing BRAFi-based therapies for PD-L1 expression in pre-treatment tumour tissues...
November 28, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181212/uncommon-braf-mutations-associated-with-durable-response-to-immunotherapy-in-patients-with-metastatic-melanoma
#5
Brenen P Swofford, Jade Homsi
Melanoma is a disease process which has been increasing in incidence over the past three decades and metastatic melanoma carries a poor prognosis. Through genetic studies of this disease, it has been determined that the BRAF V600 mutation plays a major role in the pathophysiology of the disease and this has led to the utilization of targeted therapy (BRAF and MEK inhibitors) in its treatment. Other BRAF mutations (non-V600 mutations) are rare in melanoma and targeted therapy is not indicated for patients with these mutations due to reduced response rates...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164492/advanced-melanoma-current-treatment-options-biomarkers-and-future-perspectives
#6
REVIEW
Elisa A Rozeman, Tim J A Dekker, John B A G Haanen, Christian U Blank
Malignant melanoma accounts for the highest number of deaths from skin cancer, and the prognosis of patients with stage IV disease has historically been poor. Novel insights into both mutations driving tumorigenesis and immune escape mechanisms of these tumors have led to effective treatment options that have revolutionized the treatment of this disease. Targeting the MAPK kinase pathway (with BRAF and MEK inhibitors), as well as targeting checkpoints, such as cytotoxic T-lymphocyte associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) or programmed death 1 (PD-1), have improved overall survival in patients with late-stage melanoma, and biomarker research for personalized therapy is ongoing for each of these treatment modalities...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156488/association-of-pd-l1-expression-with-treatment-outcomes-in-patients-with-braf-mutation-positive-melanoma-treated-with-vemurafenib-or-cobimetinib-combined-with-vemurafenib
#7
Matthew J Wongchenko, Antoni Ribas, Brigitte Dréno, Paolo A Ascierto, Grant A McArthur, Jorge D Gallo, Isabelle A Rooney, Jessie Hsu, Hartmut Koeppen, Yibing Yan, James Larkin
The prognostic significance of programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) on treatment outcomes in patients receiving BRAF with or without MEK inhibitors is not well understood. This retrospective exploratory analysis evaluated the association of tumour PD-L1 expression with progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) among 210 patients in the coBRIM trial treated with cobimetinib plus vemurafenib or placebo plus vemurafenib. In the vemurafenib cohort, there was a trend of increased PFS and OS in those with PD-L1(+) melanoma, with hazard ratios (HRs) (PD-L1(+) versus PD-L1(-) ) of 0...
November 20, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113321/radiation-alters-pd-l1-nkg2d-ligand-levels-in-lung-cancer-cells-and-leads-to-immune-escape-from-nk-cell-cytotoxicity-via-il-6-mek-erk-signaling-pathway
#8
Ming Jing Shen, Li Jun Xu, Li Yang, Ying Tsai, Peter C Keng, Yongbing Chen, Soo Ok Lee, Yuhchyau Chen
We investigated whether radiation influences the susceptibility of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells to NK cell mediated cytotoxicity. We found radiation treatment increased expression of programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1), but decreased NK group 2, member D (NKG2D) ligand expressions in A549 and H157 NSCLC cells. Both types of changes would have protected tumor cells from the cytotoxic action of NK cells. Consistently, we detected similar alteration in these molecules in radioresistant A549R26-1 and H157R24-1 subline cells...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067643/a-multi-arm-phase-i-study-of-the-pi3k-mtor-inhibitors-pf-04691502-and-gedatolisib-pf-05212384-plus-irinotecan-or-the-mek-inhibitor-pd-0325901-in-advanced-cancer
#9
Zev A Wainberg, Maria Alsina, Heloisa P Soares, Irene Braña, Carolyn D Britten, Gianluca Del Conte, Patrick Ezeh, Brett Houk, Kenneth A Kern, Stephen Leong, Nuzhat Pathan, Kristen J Pierce, Lillian L Siu, Jennifer Vermette, Josep Tabernero
BACKGROUND: This phase I, four-arm, open-label study (NCT01347866) evaluated the PI3K/mTOR inhibitors PF-04691502 (arms A, B) and gedatolisib (PF-05212384; arms C, D) in combination with the MEK inhibitor PD-0325901 (arm A, D) or irinotecan (arm B, C) in patients with advanced solid tumors. OBJECTIVES: Primary endpoint was dose-limiting toxicity with each combination. Secondary endpoints included safety, pharmacokinetics and preliminary antitumor activity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Dose escalation followed a 3 + 3 design in arm C and a zone-based design in arm D...
October 24, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050517/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-dabrafenib-and-trametinib-for-the-treatment-of-melanoma
#10
Sarah Knispel, Lisa Zimmer, Theodora Kanaki, Selma Ugurel, Dirk Schadendorf, Elisabeth Livingstone
The introduction of BRAF and MEK inhibitors into clinical practice improved the prognosis of metastatic melanoma patients. The combination of BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib with MEK inhibitor trametinib has shown its superiority to single agent therapy and is characterized by a tolerable spectrum of adverse events which shows a decrease in incidence over time on treatment. Areas covered: The current scientific literature on safety and adverse events (AEs) related to BRAF and MEK-inhibition has been investigated with special focus on the large phase 3 studies (COMBI-v, COMBI-d and CoBRIM) as well as recent updates presented at oncology and melanoma meetings...
October 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978077/am1241-alleviates-mptp-induced-parkinson-s-disease-and-promotes-the-regeneration-of-da-neurons-in-pd-mice
#11
Jun Shi, Qiong Cai, Jingxing Zhang, Xiaolie He, Yigang Liu, Rongrong Zhu, Lingjing Jin
The main pathological feature of Parkinson's disease (PD) is the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. In this study, we investigated the role of cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2R) agonist AM1241 on 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced neurotoxicity in a mouse model of PD. Upon treatment with AM1241, the decreased CB2R level in the PD mouse brain was reversed and the behavior score markedly elevated, accompanied with a dose-dependent increase of dopamine and serotonin. In addition, western blot assay and immunostaining results suggested that AM1241 significantly activated PI3K/Akt/MEK phosphorylation and increased the expression of Parkin and PINK1, both in the substantia nigra and hippocampus...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914644/systemic-therapy-in-advanced-melanoma-integrating-targeted-therapy-and-immunotherapy-into-clinical-practice
#12
Inês P Silva, Georgina V Long
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Here we review the results from relevant phase III trials and discuss treatment strategies for challenging subgroups of melanoma patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Targeted therapies induce rapid responses in the majority of BRAF-mutant patients, however, 50% of these responders will develop resistance within approximately 13 months. In contrast, inhibitors of checkpoints on T cells, particularly inhibitors of PD-1, induce responses in 40-55% of patients (monotherapy or whenever combined with anti-CTLA-4), and these responses tend to be durable...
November 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881828/shp2-negatively-regulates-hla-abc-and-pd-l1-expression-via-stat1-phosphorylation-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#13
Zhuqing Liu, Yu Zhao, Juemin Fang, Ran Cui, Yuanyuan Xiao, Qing Xu
Src homology region 2-containing protein tyrosine phosphatase 2 (SHP2) is a ubiquitous protein tyrosine phosphatase that activates the signal transduction pathways of several growth factors and cytokines. In our study, SHP2 expression was very high in prostate cancer (PCa) cell lines, and the expression of phospho-signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (p-STAT1) and STAT1 was very low. SHP2 knockdown upregulated the expression of p-STAT1 and downregulated phospho-extracellular signal regulated kinase (p-ERK)...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861871/combinatorial-therapies-in-melanoma-mapk-inhibitors-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Alice Y Zhou, Douglas B Johnson
Melanoma is the most aggressive of the skin cancers, with historically high rates of morbidity and mortality due to its resistance to traditional cytotoxic therapies. Recently, however, breakthroughs in new therapies have dramatically changed clinical outcomes of this disease. These advances emerged from an improved understanding of tumor oncogenesis and the interacting tumor microenvironment. Small molecules that target the oncogenic mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway, specifically the tyrosine kinase BRAF and its downstream signaling partner MEK, have demonstrated an improved overall survival and progression-free survival for BRAF-mutant melanoma...
August 31, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827234/multiple-treatment-comparison-of-seven-new-drugs-for-patients-with-advanced-malignant-melanoma-a-systematic-review-and-health-economic-decision-model-in-a-norwegian-setting
#15
Eva Pike, Vida Hamidi, Ingvil Saeterdal, Jan Odgaard-Jensen, Marianne Klemp
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of seven new drugs (cobimetinib, dabrafenib, ipilimumab, nivolumab, pembrolizumab, trametinib and vemurafenib) used for treatment of patients with advanced malignant melanoma in the Norwegian setting. DESIGN: A multiple technology assessment. PATIENTS: Patients with advanced malignant melanoma aged 18 or older. DATA SOURCES: A systematic search for randomised controlled trials in relevant bibliographic databases...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801607/enhancing-nk-cell-mediated-cytotoxicity-to-cisplatin-resistant-lung-cancer-cells-via-mek-erk-signaling-inhibition
#16
Li Yang, MingJing Shen, Li Jun Xu, Xiaodong Yang, Ying Tsai, Peter C Keng, Yuhchyau Chen, Soo Ok Lee
Major progress has been made clinically in inhibiting the programmed death receptor 1 (PD-1)/PD-L1 interaction to enhance T cell-mediated immune function, yet the effectiveness of anti-PD-L1/PD-1 agents in enhancing natural killer (NK) cell's function remains largely unknown. Susceptibilities of cisplatin-resistant A549CisR and H157CisR cells vs. parental cells to the cytotoxic action of NK cells were examined. We found cisplatin-resistant cells more resistant to NK cell cytotoxicity than parental cells. There were constitutively higher expressions of PD-L1 in A549CisR and H157CisR cells than in parental cells in vitro, as well as in H157CisR cell-derived tumors than H157P cell-derived tumors...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756137/survival-of-patients-with-advanced-metastatic-melanoma-the-impact-of-novel-therapies-update-2017
#17
REVIEW
Selma Ugurel, Joachim Röhmel, Paolo A Ascierto, Keith T Flaherty, Jean Jacques Grob, Axel Hauschild, James Larkin, Georgina V Long, Paul Lorigan, Grant A McArthur, Antoni Ribas, Caroline Robert, Dirk Schadendorf, Claus Garbe
The treatment of metastatic melanoma is still undergoing a process of major change. The two most important novel therapeutic strategies, selective kinase inhibitors and immune checkpoint blockers, both significantly prolong survival times of patients with advanced metastatic disease. Different agents, dose regimens and combinations have been tested against each other vigorously within these two groups. However, results from prospective head-to-head comparative studies of both strategies are still lacking. We performed an exploratory analysis of survival data from selected clinical trials representative for the new treatment strategies in advanced metastatic melanoma...
September 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733540/am1241-alleviates-mptp-induced-parkinson-s-disease-and-promotes-the-regeneration-of-da-neurons-in-pd-mice
#18
Jun Shi, Qiong Cai, Jingxing Zhang, Xiaolie He, Yigang Liu, Rongrong Zhu, Lingjing Jin
The main pathological feature of Parkinson's disease (PD) is the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. In this study, we investigated the role of cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2R) agonist AM1241 on 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced neurotoxicity in a mouse model of PD. Upon treatment with AM1241, the decreased CB2R level in the PD mouse brain was reversed and the behavior score markedly elevated, accompanied with a dose-dependent increase of dopamine and serotonin. In addition, western blot assay and immunostaining results suggested that AM1241 significantly activated PI3K/Akt/MEK phosphorylation and increased the expression of Parkin and PINK1, both in the substantia nigra and hippocampus...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732383/radiation-alters-pd-l1-nkg2d-ligand-levels-in-lung-cancer-cells-and-leads-to-immune-escape-from-nk-cell-cytotoxicity-via-il-6-mek-erk-signaling-pathway
#19
Ming Jing Shen, Li Jun Xu, Li Yang, Ying Tsai, Peter C Keng, Yongbing Chen, Soo Ok Lee, Yuhchyau Chen
We investigated whether radiation influences the susceptibility of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells to NK cell mediated cytotoxicity. We found radiation treatment increased expression of programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1), but decreased NK group 2, member D (NKG2D) ligand expressions in A549 and H157 NSCLC cells. Both types of changes would have protected tumor cells from the cytotoxic action of NK cells. Consistently, we detected similar alteration in these molecules in radioresistant A549R26-1 and H157R24-1 subline cells...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724377/combination-therapy-for-melanoma-with-braf-mek-inhibitor-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-a-mathematical-model
#20
Xiulan Lai, Avner Friedman
BACKGROUND: The B-raf gene is mutated in up to 66% of human malignant melanomas, and its protein product, BRAF kinase, is a key part of RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK (MAPK) pathway of cancer cell proliferation. BRAF-targeted therapy induces significant responses in the majority of patients, and the combination BRAF/MEK inhibitor enhances clinical efficacy, but the response to BRAF inhibitor and to BRAF/MEK inhibitor is short lived. On the other hand, treatment of melanoma with an immune checkpoint inhibitor, such as anti-PD-1, has lower response rate but the response is much more durable, lasting for years...
July 19, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
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