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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098351/the-roles-of-genetic-factors-in-kawasaki-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-genetic-association-studies
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REVIEW
Xiaochuan Xie, Xiaohan Shi, Meilin Liu
This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to better elucidate the roles of genetic factors in Kawasaki disease (KD), and determine the potential genetic biomarkers of KD. The systematic literature search of PubMed, Medline, Embase, Web of Science and CNKI identified 164 eligible studies. The qualitative synthesis revealed that 62 genes may be correlated with the susceptibility to KD, and 47 genes may be associated with the incidence of coronary artery lesions (CALs) in KD. A total of 53 polymorphisms in 34 genes were investigated in further quantitative synthesis...
November 2, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069958/pd-l1-immunohistochemistry-for-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-which-strategy-should-be-adopted
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Paul Hofman
PD-L1 detection with immunohistochemistry (IHC) is the only predictive biomarker available to date for PD-L1/PD1 immunotherapy in thoracic oncology. While many studies have been published on this biomarker, they raise a number of questions concerning mainly, i) the type of antibody for use and its condition of utilization, ii) the threshold to be used, iii) the message and information to communicate to the thoracic oncologist and, iv) the adoption of this methodology as part of the daily practices of a pathology laboratory...
October 26, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948509/beyond-the-percentages-of-pd-l1-positive-tumor-cells-induced-versus-constitutive-pd-l1-expression-in-primary-and-metastatic-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#3
Theresa Scognamiglio, Yao-Tseng Chen
Anti-PD1 antibody has been approved for metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) and objective response rates of approximately 20% have been reported. Defining PD-L1 expression at ≥ 1% tumor cells as positive, PD-L1-positive tumors showed a higher response rate. However, it is unclear whether 1% is the optimal cutoff, and studies on lung cancer suggested 50% cutoff as a stronger predictive biomarker. 96 primary SCCHN from oropharynx and oral cavity and 34 corresponding metastatic lesions were typed for membranous PD-L1 expression...
September 25, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932636/cd103-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-are-tumor-reactive-intraepithelial-cd8-t-cells-associated-with-prognostic-benefit-and-therapy-response-in-cervical-cancer
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Fenne L Komdeur, Thalina M Prins, Stephanie van de Wall, Annechien Plat, G Bea A Wisman, Harry Hollema, Toos Daemen, David N Church, Marco de Bruyn, Hans W Nijman
Human papilloma virus (HPV)-induced cervical cancer constitutively expresses viral E6/E7 oncoproteins and is an excellent target for T cell-based immunotherapy. However, not all tumor-infiltrating T cells confer equal benefit to patients, with epithelial T cells being superior to stromal T cells. To assess whether the epithelial T cell biomarker CD103 could specifically discriminate the beneficial antitumor T cells, association of CD103 with clinicopathological variables and outcome was analyzed in the TCGA cervical cancer data set (n = 304) and by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in an independent cohort (n = 460)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932633/cd163-positive-tumor-associated-macrophages-and-cd8-positive-cytotoxic-lymphocytes-are-powerful-diagnostic-markers-for-the-therapeutic-stratification-of-osteosarcoma-patients-an-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-the-biopsies-fromthe-french-os2006-phase-3-trial
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Anne Gomez-Brouchet, Claire Illac, Julia Gilhodes, Corinne Bouvier, Sébastien Aubert, Jean-Marc Guinebretiere, Béatrice Marie, Frédérique Larousserie, Natacha Entz-Werlé, Gonzague de Pinieux, Thomas Filleron, Véronique Minard, Vincent Minville, Eric Mascard, François Gouin, Marta Jimenez, Marie-Cécile Ledeley, Sophie Piperno-Neumann, Laurence Brugieres, Françoise Rédini
The French phase 3 trial (OS 2006) testing zoledronic acid, an osteoclast inhibitor, with chemotherapy and surgery did not improve the outcome of patients with osteosarcoma (OS). To understand this unexpected result, the presence of infiltrating immune cells was investigated in 124 pre-therapeutic biopsies of patients enrolled in the trial. The percentage of CD68/CD163 tumor-infiltrating macrophages (TAMs), CD8(+) lymphocytes, osteoclasts, and the PD1/PDL-1 checkpoint were assessed by immunohistochemistry. M1/M2 macrophage polarization was characterized by pSTAT1/CMAF staining...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931635/a-computational-multiscale-agent-based-model-for-simulating-spatio-temporal-tumour-immune-response-to-pd1-and-pdl1-inhibition
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Chang Gong, Oleg Milberg, Bing Wang, Paolo Vicini, Rajesh Narwal, Lorin Roskos, Aleksander S Popel
When the immune system responds to tumour development, patterns of immune infiltrates emerge, highlighted by the expression of immune checkpoint-related molecules such as PDL1 on the surface of cancer cells. Such spatial heterogeneity carries information on intrinsic characteristics of the tumour lesion for individual patients, and thus is a potential source for biomarkers for anti-tumour therapeutics. We developed a systems biology multiscale agent-based model to capture the interactions between immune cells and cancer cells, and analysed the emergent global behaviour during tumour development and immunotherapy...
September 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883738/checkpoint-inhibitors-for-malignant-melanoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Adam K Karlsson, Sohag N Saleh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Rates of malignant melanoma are continuing to increase, and until recently effective treatments were lacking. However, since 2011 three immunotherapeutic agents, known as checkpoint inhibitors, have been approved. This review aims to establish whether these three drugs - ipilimumab, nivolumab, and pembrolizumab - offer greater efficacy and tolerability compared to control interventions (placebo, immunotherapy, or chemotherapy) in patients with stage III or IV unresectable cutaneous melanoma...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870260/programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-cut-point-is-associated-with-reduced-disease-specific-survival-in-resected-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Basile Tessier-Cloutier, Steve E Kalloger, Mohammad Al-Kandari, Katy Milne, Dongxia Gao, Brad H Nelson, Daniel J Renouf, Brandon S Sheffield, David F Schaeffer
BACKGROUND: Programmed cell death 1 (PD1) inhibitors have recently shown promising anti-cancer effects in a number of solid tumor types. A predictive biomarker to this class of drugs has not been clearly identified; however, overexpression of the PD1 ligand (PD-L1) has shown particular promise in lung adenocarcinoma. In this study, we explore the staining characteristics, prevalence, and clinico-molecular correlates of PD-L1 overexpression in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). METHODS: A tissue microarray (TMA) was constructed from cases of resected PDAC...
September 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838214/prognostic-significance-of-pd-l1-expression-on-circulating-tumor-cells-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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A Strati, G Koutsodontis, G Papaxoinis, I Angelidis, M Zavridou, P Economopoulou, I Kotsantis, M Avgeris, M Mazel, C Perisanidis, C Sasaki, C Alix-Panabières, E Lianidou, A Psyrri
Background: Successful application of programmed death 1 (PD1) checkpoint inhibitors in the clinic may ultimately benefit from appropriate patient selection based upon predictive biomarkers. Molecular characterization of circulating tumor cells (CTC) is crucial for the investigation of molecular-targeted therapies while predictive biomarkers for response to PD1 checkpoint inhibitors are lacking. We sought to assess whether overexpression of PD-L1 in CTCs could be detected at baseline and at different timepoints during treatment in a prospective cohort of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients and used to predict clinical outcome after treatment with curative intent...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733197/extrafollicular-pd1-and-intrafollicular-cd3-expression-are-associated-with-survival-in-follicular-lymphoma
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Kedmi Meirav, Schiby Ginette, Tadmor Tamar, Barshack Iris, Nagler Arnon, Avigdor Abraham
INTRODUCTION: Both microenvironment and tumor biomarkers impact outcome in follicular lymphoma (FL). We aimed to study the effect of Ki-67, CD3, CD68, and PD1 expression on outcome of FL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-eight patients were included. Stained slides were visually assessed and marker expression was correlated with outcome. Both intra- and extrafollicular expression of Ki-67, CD68, and PD1 were evaluated. CD3 was evaluated only in the intrafollicular area...
October 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713869/association-of-anisocytosis-with-markers-of-immune-activation-and-exhaustion-in-treated-hiv
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Sadeer G Al-Kindi, David A Zidar, Grace A McComsey, Chris T Longenecker
BACKGROUND: Treated HIV infection is associated with heightened inflammation which can contribute to increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We have previously shown that anisocytosis, as measured by red cell distribution width (RDW), is independently associated with prevalent CVD in people living with HIV (PLHIV). In this study, we sought to identify immune correlates of RDW in PLHIV receiving antiretroviral therapy. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of 147 virally-suppressed PLHIV, who had LDL < 130 mg/dL and evidence of heightened inflammation, in a randomized trial of statin therapy...
2017: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635639/immune-checkpoints-as-a-target-for-colorectal-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Alessandro Passardi, Matteo Canale, Martina Valgiusti, Paola Ulivi
Anti-tumor immunity is a new line of research for the treatment of patients with solid tumors. In this field, negative regulators of the immune system called immune checkpoints play a key role in limiting antitumor immunologic responses. For this reason, immune checkpoint-inhibiting agents, such as those directed against cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed death-1 receptor (PD1) and its ligand PD-L1, have been developed as antitumor drugs, producing interesting results in preclinical and clinical studies...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613923/the-era-of-checkpoint-blockade-in-lung-cancer-taking-the-brakes-off-the-immune-system
#13
Edmund K Moon, Corey J Langer, Steven M Albelda
Despite recent advances with targeted kinase inhibitors and better-tolerated chemotherapy, the treatment of metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer remains suboptimal. One recent advance that holds great promise is immunotherapy-an approach that enhances a patient's immune system to better recognize and react to abnormal cells. The most successful immunotherapeutic strategy to date uses antibodies to block inhibitory receptors (also called "checkpoints") that are up-regulated on the T cells that infiltrate the tumor...
August 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595520/a-case-of-fulminant-type-1-diabetes-following-anti-pd1-immunotherapy-in-a-genetically-susceptible-patient
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Manuel Araújo, Dário Ligeiro, Luís Costa, Filipa Marques, Helder Trindade, José Manuel Correia, Candida Fonseca
Programmed cell death-1 protein (PD-1) is an immune checkpoint that has gained popularity in the treatment of several advanced cancers. Inhibiting this checkpoint is known to enhance immune response, but is also known to diminish immune tolerance and to increase autoimmune toxicity. We discuss a case of rapid onset fulminant Type 1 diabetes induced by treatment with anti-programmed cell death-1 monoclonal antibody, nivolumab, in a patient with late-stage non-small-cell lung adenocarcinoma. The patient had no history of previous diabetes but did reveal a high-risk genotype for Type 1 diabetes development (DR3-DQ2; DR4-DQ8)...
June 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507806/preclinical-efficacy-of-immune-checkpoint-monotherapy-does-not-recapitulate-corresponding-biomarkers-based-clinical-predictions-in-glioblastoma
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Abhishek D Garg, Lien Vandenberk, Matthias Van Woensel, Jochen Belmans, Marco Schaaf, Louis Boon, Steven De Vleeschouwer, Patrizia Agostinis
Glioblastoma (GBM) is resistant to most multimodal therapies. Clinical success of immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) has spurred interest in applying ICIs targeting CTLA4, PD1 or IDO1 against GBM. This amplifies the need to ascertain GBM's intrinsic susceptibility (or resistance) toward these ICIs, through clinical biomarkers that may also "guide and prioritize" preclinical testing. Here, we interrogated the TCGA and/or REMBRANDT human patient-cohorts to predict GBM's predisposition toward ICIs. We exploited various broad clinical biomarkers, including mutational or predicted-neoantigen burden, pre-existing or basal levels of tumor-infiltrating T lymphocytes (TILs), differential expression of immune-checkpoints within the tumor and their correlation with particular TILs/Treg-associated functional signature and prognostic impact of differential immune-checkpoint expression...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487385/immune-related-gene-expression-profiling-after-pd-1-blockade-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-melanoma
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Aleix Prat, Alejandro Navarro, Laia Paré, Noemí Reguart, Patricia Galván, Tomás Pascual, Alex Martínez, Paolo Nuciforo, Laura Comerma, Llucia Alos, Nuria Pardo, Susana Cedrés, Cheng Fan, Joel S Parker, Lydia Gaba, Iván Victoria, Nuria Viñolas, Ana Vivancos, Ana Arance, Enriqueta Felip
Antibody targeting of the immune checkpoint receptor PD1 produces therapeutic activity in a variety of solid tumors, but most patients exhibit partial or complete resistance to treatment for reasons that are unclear. In this study, we evaluated tumor specimens from 65 patients with melanoma, lung nonsquamous, squamous cell lung or head and neck cancers who were treated with the approved PD1-targeting antibodies pembrolizumab or nivolumab. Tumor RNA before anti-PD1 therapy was analyzed on the nCounter system using the PanCancer 730-Immune Panel, and we identified 23 immune-related genes or signatures linked to response and progression-free survival (PFS)...
July 1, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323504/pembrolizumab-use-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-melanoma
#17
Pol Specenier
Until recently, overall long term survival in patients with stage IV melanoma was lower than 10%. However, the treatment of melanoma has evolved rapidly over the last few years, with the advent of inhibitors of BRAF and MEK and of immunotherapeutic agents including ipilimumab, nivolumab, and pembrolizumab. Areas covered: This is a comprehensive review of the literature on the role of pembrolizumab in melanoma. Pembrolizumab is a Programmed Death Receptor 1 (PD-1) directed monoclonal antibody which is approved by FDA and EMA for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma...
June 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217128/tumor-associated-lymphatic-vessels-upregulate-pdl1-to-inhibit-t-cell-activation
#18
Lothar C Dieterich, Kristian Ikenberg, Timur Cetintas, Kübra Kapaklikaya, Cornelia Hutmacher, Michael Detmar
Tumor-associated lymphatic vessels (LVs) play multiple roles during tumor progression, including promotion of metastasis and regulation of antitumor immune responses by delivering antigen from the tumor bed to draining lymph nodes (LNs). Under steady-state conditions, LN resident lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) have been found to maintain peripheral tolerance by directly inhibiting autoreactive T-cells. Similarly, tumor-associated lymphatic endothelium has been suggested to reduce antitumor T-cell responses, but the mechanisms that mediate this effect have not been clarified...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214182/opportunistic-autoimmunity-secondary-to-cancer-immunotherapy-oasi-an-emerging-challenge
#19
REVIEW
M Kostine, L Chiche, E Lazaro, P Halfon, C Charpin, D Arniaud, F Retornaz, P Blanco, N Jourde-Chiche, C Richez, C Stavris
With "checkpoint inhibitors" targeting PD1/PD-1-ligands or CTLA-4/CD28 pathways, immunotherapy has profoundly modified therapeutic strategies in oncology. First approved in refractory metastatic neoplasms (melanoma and lung adenocarcinoma), it is now being tested broadly in other cancers and/or as adjuvant treatment. For a significant proportion of patients, immunotherapy is responsible for "immunological" events, identified as Immune-Related Adverse Events (irAEs). Owing to the increasing number of prescriptions, identification and management of specific immunological side effects is crucial and requires close collaboration between oncologists and internists and/or other organ specialists...
August 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197383/analysis-of-the-prognostic-role-of-an-immune-checkpoint-score-in-resected-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
#20
Marta Usó, Eloísa Jantus-Lewintre, Silvia Calabuig-Fariñas, Ana Blasco, Eva García Del Olmo, Ricardo Guijarro, Miguel Martorell, Carlos Camps, Rafael Sirera
Tumors develop mechanisms to recruit tolerogenic immune cells and to induce the expression of molecules that act as immune checkpoints. This regulation of the immune microenvironment favors immune tolerance to the neoplastic cells. In this study, we have investigated the prognostic role of immune-checkpoint expression markers in a cohort of resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. RNA was isolated from fresh-frozen lung specimens (tumor and normal lung) (n = 178). RTqPCR was performed to analyze the relative expression of 20 immune-related genes that were normalized by the use of endogenous genes selected by GeNorm algorithm...
2017: Oncoimmunology
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