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Ricardo García-Muñoz, Lorea Aguinaga, Jesus Feliu, Judit Anton-Remirez, Lorena Jorge-Del-Val, Andrea Casajús-Navasal, María José Nebot-Villacampa, Isabel Daroca-Fernandez, Elena Domínguez-Garrido, Pilar Rabasa, Carlos Panizo
AIM: Obinutuzumab induces NK cell antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity. OBJECTIVE: Investigate the effects on the human immune system after obinutuzumab monotherapy treatment in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). METHOD: To evaluate these effects, we analyzed the distribution of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, B cells and NK cells in the peripheral blood of eight CLL patients who were treated with obinutuzumab in monotherapy...
March 1, 2018: Immunotherapy
Paula Cramer, Julia von Tresckow, Jasmin Bahlo, Anja Engelke, Petra Langerbeins, Anna-Maria Fink, Kirsten Fischer, Clemens-Martin Wendtner, Karl-Anton Kreuzer, Stephan Stilgenbauer, Sebastian Böttcher, Barbara Eichhorst, Michael Hallek
AIM: Four Phase II trials (Clinical Trials numbers: NCT02345863, NCT02401503, NCT02445131 and NCT02689141) evaluate a different combination of targeted agents in an all-comer population of approximately 60 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia irrespective of prior treatment, physical fitness and genetic risk factors. Patients with a higher tumor load start with a debulking treatment with bendamustine. The subsequent induction and maintenance treatment with an anti-CD20 antibody (obinutuzumab or ofatumumab) and a targeted oral agent (ibrutinib, idelalisib or venetoclax) are continued until achievement of a complete response and minimal residual disease negativity...
February 21, 2018: Future Oncology
Adam Palazzo, Sylvia Herter, Laura Grosmaire, Randy Jones, Christian R Frey, Florian Limani, Marina Bacac, Pablo Umana, Robert J Oldham, Michael J E Marshall, Kerry L Cox, Anna H Turaj, Mark S Cragg, Christian Klein, Matthew J Carter, Stacey Tannheimer
Idelalisib is a highly selective oral inhibitor of PI3Kδ indicated for the treatment of patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia in combination with rituximab. Despite additive clinical effects, previous studies have paradoxically demonstrated that targeted therapies potentially negatively affect anti-CD20 mAb effector mechanisms. To address these potential effects, we investigated the impact of PI3Kδ inhibition by idelalisib on the effector mechanisms of rituximab and obinutuzumab. At clinically relevant concentrations, idelalisib minimally influenced rituximab- and obinutuzumab-mediated Ab-dependent cellular cytotoxicity and phagocytosis on human lymphoma cell lines, while maintaining the superiority of obinutuzumab-mediated Ab-dependent cellular cytotoxicity...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Laila König, Juliane Hörner-Rieber, Denise Bernhardt, Adriane Hommertgen, Stefan Rieken, Jürgen Debus, Klaus Herfarth
PURPOSE: Retrospective study of effectiveness, toxicity, and relapse patterns after low-dose radiotherapy (LDRT) in patients with low-grade lymphomas. METHODS: 47 patients (median age 64 years) with 50 lesions were treated with LDRT (2 × 2 Gy). In 60%, LDRT was the primary and curative treatment, in 40% offered as second-line therapy in recurrent disease. Histology included follicular (57%) and marginal zone lymphomas (43%). Patients were followed-up regularly clinically (skin) and with CT or MRI scans...
February 15, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
Martijn van Rosmalen, Yan Ni, Daan F M Vervoort, Remco Arts, Susann Katrina Julie Ludwig, Maarten Merkx
Monitoring the levels of therapeutic antibodies in individual patients would allow patient-specific dose optimization, with the potential for major therapeutic and financial benefits. Our group recently developed a new platform of bioluminescent sensor proteins (LUMABS; LUMinescent AntiBody Sensor) that allow antibody detection directly in blood plasma. In this study we targeted four clinically important therapeutic antibodies, the Her2-receptor targeting trastuzumab, the anti-CD20 antibodies rituximab and obinutuzumab, and the EGFR-blocking cetuximab...
February 14, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
Richa Sinha, William Ken Redekop
BACKGROUND: Ibrutinib shows superiority over obinutuzumab with chlorambucil (G-Clb) in untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia with comorbidities who cannot tolerate fludarabine-based therapy. However, ibrutinib is relatively more expensive than G-Clb. In this study we evaluated the cost-effectiveness of ibrutinib compared with G-Clb from the United Kingdom (UK) health care perspective. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 3-state semi-Markov model was parameterized to estimate the lifetime costs and benefits associated with ibrutinib compared with G-Clb as first-line treatment...
February 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Aradhana Awasthi, Delphine C M Rolland, Janet Ayello, Carmella van de Ven, Venkatesha Basrur, Kevin Conlon, Damian Fermin, Matthew J Barth, Christian Klein, Kojo S J Elenitoba-Johnson, Megan S Lim, Mitchell S Cairo
We recently demonstrated that obinutuzumab (GA101), a novel glycoengineered type II CD20 Ab compared to rituximab (RTX) mediates significantly enhanced antibody-dependent cell cytotoxicity (ADCC) in vitro and increased overall survival in a Burkitt lymphoma (BL) xenograft non-obese diabetic severe combined immunodeficiency gamma (NSG) model. In this study we compared the phosphoproteomic changes by pathway analysis following obinutuzumab vs RTX against RTX-sensitive (Raji) and -resistant BL (Raji4RH). Phosphoproteomic analyses were performed by mass-spectrometry (MS)-based label-free quantitative phosphoproteomic profiling...
December 26, 2017: Oncotarget
Jason T Yoon, Mark S Longtine, Bernadette V Marquez-Nostra, Richard L Wahl
Radioimmunotherapies with monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to the B-lymphocyte antigen 20 (CD20) are effective treatments for B-cell lymphomas, but United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved radioimmunotherapies exclusively use radiolabeled murine antibodies, potentially limiting re-dosing. The FDA recently approved two unlabeled anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies, obinutizumab and ofatumumab, termed "next generation" as they are humanized (obinituzumab) or fully human (ofatumumab), thus potentially allowing a greater potential for re-dosing than with previous generation anti-CD20 antibodies, including rituximab (chimeric) and tositumumab (murine) which contain more murine peptide sequences...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Jin Won Lee, Woon Heo, Jinu Lee, Narae Jin, Sei Mee Yoon, Ki Youl Park, Eun Yu Kim, Woo Taek Kim, Joo Young Kim
Plants have attracted attention as bio-drug production platforms because of their economical and safety benefits. The preliminary efficacy of ZMapp, a cocktail of antibodies produced in N. benthamiana (Nicotiana benthamiana L.), suggested plants may serve as a platform for antibody production. However, because the amino acid sequences of the Fab fragment are diverse and differences in post-transcriptional processes between animals and plants remain to be elucidated, it is necessary to confirm functional equivalence of plant-produced antibodies to the original antibody...
2018: PloS One
Mehmet S Copur, Curtis Gnewuch, Megan Schriner, Mark Tharnish, Mithat Gonen, Monica McDonald, Jami Kezeor, Ryan C Ramaekers, Dron Gauchan, Douglas Clark, Lois Greenwalt, Mary Mickey, Max Norvell
Purpose Increasing new cancer cases and approval of effective but expensive new drugs extending survival have led to unsustainable cancer care costs. Potential cost savings by a hypothetical dose down-rounding project of monoclonal antibodies at a community-based cancer center is presented. Methods From October 2014 through October 2015, metastatic cancer patients receiving monoclonal antibodies at CHI-Health St Francis Cancer Treatment Center in Grand Island, Nebraska, were identified through electronic health records...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
Nathan D Gay, Eliana Kozin, Craig Okada, Alexey V Danilov, Stephen Spurgeon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 18, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Estíbaliz Tamayo-Orbegozo, Laura Amo, Marta Riñón, Naiara Nieto, Elena Amutio, Natalia Maruri, Miren Solaun, Arantza Arrieta, Susana Larrucea
Podocalyxin (PCLP1) is a CD34-related sialomucin expressed by some normal cells and a variety of malignant tumors, including leukemia, and associated with the most aggressive cancers and poor clinical outcome. PCLP1 increases breast tumor growth, migration and invasion; however, its role in hematologic malignancies still remains undetermined. The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression and function of PCLP1 in mature B-cell lymphoma cells. We found that overexpression of PCLP1 significantly increases proliferation, cell-to-cell interaction, clonogenicity, and migration of B-cell lymphoma cells...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
Matthew S Davids
With the recent approval of several effective and well-tolerated novel agents (NAs), including ibrutinib, idelalisib, venetoclax, and obinutuzumab, patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have more therapeutic options than ever before. The availability of these agents is both an important advance for patients but also a challenge for practicing hematologist/oncologists to learn how best to sequence NAs, both with respect to chemoimmunotherapy (CIT) and to other NAs. The sequencing of NAs in clinical practice should be guided both by an individual patient's prognostic markers, such as FISH and immunoglobulin heavy chain variable region ( IGHV )-mutation status, as well as the patient's medical comorbidities and goals of care...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
Jennifer R Brown, Florence Cymbalista, Jeff Sharman, Ira Jacobs, Pilar Nava-Parada, Anthony Mato
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is managed with observation for asymptomatic or clinically silent disease; pharmacologic intervention is generally required for symptomatic patients with clinically significant adenopathy or cytopenia. In the front-line treatment of CLL, the current standard-of-care includes chemotherapy in combination with an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody (e.g., rituximab, ofatumumab, or obinutuzumab) or ibrutinib as single agent. Despite the evolving treatment paradigm toward targeted therapy, it is likely that rituximab (plus chemotherapy), with or without targeted agents, will retain a significant role in CLL treatment...
December 6, 2017: Oncologist
Fanny Huynh Du, Elizabeth A Mills, Yang Mao-Draayer
The clinical success of anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody (mAb)-mediated B cell depletion therapy has contributed to the understanding of B cells as major players in several autoimmune diseases. The first therapeutic anti-CD20 mAb, rituximab, is a murine-human chimera to which many patients develop antibodies and/or experience infusion-related reactions. A second generation of anti-CD20 mAbs has been designed to be more effective, better tolerated, and of lower immunogenicity. These include the humanized versions: ocrelizumab, obinutuzumab, and veltuzumab, and the fully human, ofatumumab...
November 16, 2017: Auto- Immunity Highlights
Alexander P Sung, Jennifer J-J Tang, Michael J Guglielmo, Doug Redelman, Julie Smith-Gagen, Lucinda Bateman, Dorothy Hudig
Natural killer (NK) lymphocyte ADCC supports anti-viral protection and monoclonal antibody (mAb) anti-tumor therapies. To predict in vivo ADCC therapeutic responses of different individuals, measurement of both ADCC cellular lytic capacity and their NK cellular receptor recognition of antibodies on 'target' cells are needed, using clinically available amounts of blood. Twenty ml of blood provides sufficient peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) for the new assay for lytic capacity described here and for an antibody EC50 assay for Fc-receptor recognition...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
Idanna Innocenti, Francesco Autore, Raffaella Pasquale, Francesca Morelli, Dimitar G Efremov, Luca Laurenti
Elderly patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or patients with comorbidities are often treated with chlorambucil (Chl) as front-line therapy despite relatively low response rates. The addition of a monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody to Chl substantially increases response rates and prolongs progression-free survival (PFS) in these patients, without increasing toxicity. As a result, the ESMO guidelines recommend that previously untreated CLL patients with relevant co-morbidity, but without TP53 deletion/mutation, should be treated with the combination of Chl plus an anti-CD20 antibody (rituximab, ofatumumab or obinutuzumab)...
December 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
Sylvia Herter, Frank Herting, Gunter Muth, Erwin van Puijenbroek, Tilman Schlothauer, Claudia Ferrara, Kevin Brady, Sabine Lang, Marina Bacac, Ekkehard Mössner, Pablo Umana, Christian Klein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 27, 2017: Haematologica
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In a phase III trial involving more than 1,200 patients with follicular lymphoma, obinutuzumab plus chemotherapy reduced the risk of disease progression, relapse, or death by 34% compared with rituximab plus chemotherapy. However, patients receiving obinutuzumab experienced more serious side effects than those receiving rituximab.
December 2017: Cancer Discovery
Holly Baker
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November 2017: Lancet Oncology
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