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prostate cancer immunotherapy

Amar Patel, Lawrence Fong
Immunotherapies have emerged as a revolutionary modality for cancer treatment, and a variety of immune-based approaches are currently being investigated in the field of prostate cancer. Despite the 2010 approval of sipuleucel-T, subsequent progress in prostate cancer immunotherapy development has been limited by disappointing results with novel vaccination approaches and by prostate cancer's general resistance to immune checkpoint blockade. Nevertheless, there remains strong preclinical and clinical evidence to suggest that prostate cancer is a susceptible target for immune therapies...
March 15, 2018: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
Veronica L Cox, Anas A Saeed Bamashmos, Wai Chin Foo, Shiva Gupta, Sireesha Yedururi, Naveen Garg, Hyunseon Christine Kang
Lynch syndrome is the most common hereditary cancer syndrome, the most common cause of heritable colorectal cancer, and the only known heritable cause of endometrial cancer. Other cancers associated with Lynch syndrome include cancers of the ovary, stomach, urothelial tract, and small bowel, and less frequently, cancers of the brain, biliary tract, pancreas, and prostate. The oncogenic tendency of Lynch syndrome stems from a set of genomic alterations of mismatch repair proteins. Defunct mismatch repair proteins cause unusually high instability of regions of the genome called microsatellites...
March 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Mario P Colombo, Elena Jachetti, Valeria Cancila, Alice Rigoni, Lucia Bongiovanni, Barbara Cappetti, Beatrice Belmonte, Claudia Enriquez, Patrizia Casalini, Paola Ostano, Barbara Frossi, Sabina Sangaletti, Claudia Chiodoni, Giovanna Chiorino, Carlo E Pucillo, Claudio Tripodo
Immunotherapy, including the use of checkpoint inhibitors, is a potent therapeutic approach for some cancers, but has limited success with prostate tumors, in which immune suppression is instigated by the tumor. The immunosuppressive capacity of mast cells, which promote adenocarcinoma development in the prostate, prompted our investigation on whether mast cells promote tolerance to SV40 Large-T antigen, the transforming oncogene in transgenic adenocarcinoma of the mouse prostate (TRAMP) mice. The incidence of adenocarcinoma was reduced in the offspring of a cross between TRAMP mice and mast cell-deficient KitWsh mice...
March 9, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
Ariel E Marciscano, Ravi A Madan
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin in urothelial carcinoma, high-dose interleukin-2 in renal cell carcinoma, and sipuleucel-T in prostate cancer serve as enduring examples that the host immune response can be harnessed to promote effective anti-tumor immunity in genitourinary malignancies. Recently, cancer immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors has transformed the prognostic landscape leading to durable responses in a subset of urothelial carcinoma and renal cell carcinoma patients with traditionally poor prognosis...
March 8, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
Keith E Steele, Tze Heng Tan, René Korn, Karma Dacosta, Charles Brown, Michael Kuziora, Johannes Zimmermann, Brian Laffin, Moritz Widmaier, Lorenz Rognoni, Ruben Cardenes, Katrin Schneider, Anmarie Boutrin, Philip Martin, Jiping Zha, Tobias Wiestler
BACKGROUND: Immuno-oncology and cancer immunotherapies are areas of intense research. The numbers and locations of CD8+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are important measures of the immune response to cancer with prognostic, pharmacodynamic, and predictive potential. We describe the development, validation, and application of advanced image analysis methods to characterize multiple immunohistochemistry-derived CD8 parameters in clinical and nonclinical tumor tissues. METHODS: Commercial resection tumors from nine cancer types, and paired screening/on-drug biopsies of non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) patients enrolled in a phase 1/2 clinical trial investigating the PD-L1 antibody therapy durvalumab (NCT01693562), were immunostained for CD8...
March 6, 2018: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
Lena Tienken, Natascha Drude, Isabell Schau, Oliver H Winz, Achim Temme, Elmar Weinhold, Felix M Mottaghy, Agnieszka Morgenroth
In pretargeted radio-immunotherapy, the gradual administration of a non-radioactive tumor antigen-addressing antibody-construct and the subsequent application of a radioactive labeled, low molecular weight substance enable a highly effective and selective targeting of tumor tissue. We evaluated this concept in prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA)-positive cancers using the antigen-specific, biotinylated single chain antibody scFv(AM1)-P-BAP conjugated with tetrameric neutravidin. To visualize the systemic biodistribution, a radiolabeled biotin was injected to interact with scFv(AM1)-P-BAP/neutravidin conjugate...
February 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
Angela R Elia, Matteo Grioni, Veronica Basso, Flavio Curnis, Massimo Freschi, Angelo Corti, Anna Mondino, Matteo Bellone
PURPOSE: Irregular blood flow and endothelial cell anergy, which characterize many solid tumors, hinder tumor infiltration by cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs). This confers resistance to cancer immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies directed against regulatory pathways in T lymphocytes (i.e., immune checkpoint blockade, ICB). We investigated whether NGR-TNF, a TNF derivative capable of targeting the tumor vasculature, and improving intra-tumor infiltration by activated CTLs, could sensitize tumors to ICB with antibodies specific for the PD-1 and CTLA-4 receptors...
February 28, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Changqing Yin, Yuhui Wang, Jia Ji, Bo Cai, Hao Chen, Zhonghua Yang, Kun Wang, Changliang Luo, Wu-Wen Zhang, Chunhui Yuan, Fubing Wang
Here, we constructed a novel dual-antibody-functionalized microfluidic device by employing antibodies against PSMA and EpCAM to capture CTCs from PCa patients in order to capture multiple subpopulations of CTCs at different metastatic stages. In vitro experiments with dual capture system for capturing both LnCAP and LnCAP-EMT cells have shown significantly enhanced capture efficiency as compared to that of EpCAM single capture system. Furthermore, dual capture system could successfully identify CTCs in 20 out of 24 (83...
February 21, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
Alastair D Lamb, Richard J Bryant, Ian G Mills, Freddie C Hamdy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2018: European Urology
Patrick Lee, Shashi Gujar
The clinical effectiveness of immunotherapies for prostate cancer remains subpar compared with that for other cancers. The goal of most immunotherapies is the activation of immune effectors, such as T cells and natural killer cells, as the presence of these activated mediators positively correlates with patient outcomes. Clinical evidence shows that prostate cancer is immunogenic, accessible to the immune system, and can be targeted by antitumour immune responses. However, owing to the detrimental effects of prostate-cancer-associated immunosuppression, even the newest immunotherapeutic approaches fail to initiate the clinically desired antitumour immune reaction...
February 13, 2018: Nature Reviews. Urology
Md Kamal Hossain, Kamrun Nahar, Osaana Donkor, Vasso Apostolopoulos
Prostate cancer (PC) is a common malignancy among elderly males and is noncurable once it becomes metastatic. In recent years, a number of antigen-delivery systems have emerged as viable and promising immunotherapeutic agents against PC. The approval of sipuleucel-T by the US FDA for the treatment of males with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic castrate resistant PC was a landmark in cancer immunotherapy, making this the first approved immunotherapeutic. A number of vaccines are under clinical investigation, each having its own set of advantages and disadvantages...
February 1, 2018: Immunotherapy
Hendrik Heers, Martin Boegemann, Axel Hegele
In 2017, many new and promising therapeutic innovations entered uro-oncology. Immunotherapy was highly topical and was intensively discussed at the annual meetings. This review summarises the news, together with future developments in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. Within the last year, there have been major developments in the treatment of hormone sensitive metastastic prostate cancer, metastatic transitional cell carcinoma and metastastic renal cell cancer. Many new drugs will be added to our therapeutic arsenal during the upcoming months...
February 2018: Aktuelle Urologie
Sufyan Suleman, Gong-Hong Wei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Asian Journal of Urology
Hongmei Xia, Xiaojing Luo, Weihua Yin
Advanced prostate cancer is difficult to treat owing to a lack of effective approaches for disrupting immune tolerance. C57BL/6 male and female mice implanted with viable RM-1 cells represent a novel murine model of advanced prostate cancer for studying antitumor effects following immunization with a granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)-modified RM-1 cell vaccine, which has been described previously. In vitro cytotoxic activity and cytokine secretion experiments were conducted to investigate the antitumor response...
January 2018: Oncology Letters
Christopher Logothetis, Michael J Morris, Robert Den, Robert E Coleman
Prostate cancer is the most frequent noncutaneous cancer occurring in men. On average, men with localized prostate cancer have a high 10-year survival rate, and many can be cured. However, men with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer have incurable disease with poor survival despite intensive therapy. This unmet need has led to recent advances in therapy aimed at treating bone metastases resulting from prostate cancer. The bone microenvironment lends itself to metastases in castrate-resistant prostate cancer, as a result of complex interactions between the microenvironment and tumor cells...
January 29, 2018: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
Weihong Sun, Junyi Shi, Jian Wu, Junchu Zhang, Huabiao Chen, Yuanyuan Li, Shuxun Liu, Yanfeng Wu, Zhigang Tian, Xuetao Cao, Nan Li
We previously identified human phosphatidylethanolamine-binding protein 4 (hPEBP4) as an antiapoptotic protein with increased expression levels in breast, ovarian and prostate cancer cells, but low expression levels in normal tissues, which makes hPEBP4 an attractive target for immunotherapy. Here, we developed hPEBP4-derived immunogenic peptides for inducing antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) targeting breast cancer. A panel of hPEBP4-derived peptides predicted by peptide-MHC-binding algorithms was evaluated to characterize their HLA-A2...
January 29, 2018: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
Yiqin Wang, Murad Alahdal, Jia Ye, Liangliang Jing, Xiaoxin Liu, Huan Chen, Liang Jin, Rongyue Cao
GnRH and VEGF have been investigated as prostate carcinoma enhancers that support tumor spread and progression. Although both have documented roles in prostate carcinoma and many cancer types, the weak immunogenicity of these peptides has remained a major challenge for use in immunotherapy. Here, we describe a novel strategy to inhibit GnRH and VEGF production and assess the effect on the immune responses against these hormones using the RM-1 prostate cancer model. We designed a novel recombinant fusion protein which combined GnRH and VEGF as a vaccine against this tumor...
January 23, 2018: Genes and Immunity
Xiao X Wei, Jaselle Perry, Emily Chang, Li Zhang, Robert A Hiatt, Charles J Ryan, Eric J Small, Lawrence Fong
BACKGROUND: Sipuleucel-T is an autologous cell-based cancer immunotherapy for men with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Its approval by the Food and Drug Administration was based on demonstration of an overall survival (OS) benefit in randomized placebo-controlled phase III trials. However, treatment was associated with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) decline in only a small minority of patients. Understanding the clinical factors that are associated with OS could help guide treatment decisions, including patient selection and the timing of sipuleucel-T relative to other therapies...
December 27, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
Charlotte E Ariyan, Mary Sue Brady, Robert H Siegelbaum, Jian Hu, Danielle M Bello, Jamie Green, Charles Fisher, Robert A Lefkowitz, Katherine S Panageas, Melissa Pulitzer, Marissa Vignali, Ryan Emerson, Christopher Tipton, Harlan Robins, Taha Merghoub, Jianda Yuan, Achim Jungbluth, Jorge Blando, Padmanee Sharma, Alexander Y Rudensky, Jedd D Wolchok, James P Allison
Clinical responses to immunotherapy have been associated with augmentation of preexisting immune responses, manifested by heightened inflammation in the tumor microenvironment. However, many tumors have a non-inflamed microenvironment, and response rates to immunotherapy in melanoma have been <50%. We approached this problem by utilizing immunotherapy (CTLA-4 blockade) combined with chemotherapy to induce local inflammation. In murine models of melanoma and prostate cancer, the combination of chemotherapy and CTLA-4 blockade induced a shift in the cellular composition of the tumor microenvironment, with infiltrating CD8+ and CD4+ T cells increasing the CD8/Foxp3 T-cell ratio...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
Chris Parker, Axel Heidenreich, Sten Nilsson, Neal Shore
BACKGROUND: Treatment options for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) have expanded in recent years and include cytotoxic agents (e.g., docetaxel and cabazitaxel), immunotherapy (e.g., sipuleucel-T), oral hormonal therapies targeting the androgen receptor axis (e.g., enzalutamide and abiraterone), and targeted alpha therapy (e.g., radium-223 dichloride (radium-223)). Although treatment guidelines have been updated to reflect the availability of new agents, it is not easy to apply them in daily clinical practice because recommendations vary depending on patient comorbidities and disease characteristics...
January 3, 2018: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
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