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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210995/checkpoint-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Pooja Ghatalia, Matthew Zibelman, Daniel M Geynisman, Elizabeth R Plimack
The advent of checkpoint inhibitors has revolutionized systemic therapy for many malignancies, including renal cell carcinoma (RCC) where multiple PD-1, PD-L1, and CTLA-4 inhibitors have demonstrated responses and improved survival for patients in clinical trials. Durable benefit with manageable toxicity can be achieved with these agents-but unfortunately for only a minority of individuals. Efforts are ongoing to understand mechanisms driving the response and resistance to checkpoint inhibitors in order to personalize therapy and extend benefit to more patients...
January 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210865/the-impact-of-melanoma-genetics-on-treatment-response-and-resistance-in-clinical-and-experimental-studies
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M Kunz, M Hölzel
Recent attempts to characterize the melanoma mutational landscape using high-throughput sequencing technologies have identified new genes and pathways involved in the molecular pathogenesis of melanoma. Apart from mutated BRAF, NRAS, and KIT, a series of new recurrently mutated candidate genes with impact on signaling pathways have been identified such as NF1, PTEN, IDH1, RAC1, ARID2, and TP53. Under targeted treatment using BRAF and MEK1/2 inhibitors either alone or in combination, a majority of patients experience recurrences, which are due to different genetic mechanisms such as gene amplifications of BRAF or NRAS, MEK1/2 and PI3K mutations...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205579/tim-3-inhibits-macrophage-control-of-listeria-monocytogenes-by-inhibiting-nrf2
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Zhiding Wang, Dejun Sun, Guojiang Chen, Ge Li, Shuaijie Dou, Renxi Wang, He Xiao, Chunmei Hou, Yan Li, Jiannan Feng, Beifen Shen, Gencheng Han
T cell immunoglobulin mucin-3 (Tim-3) is an immune checkpoint inhibitor and its dysregulation has been related to T cell tolerance and many immune disorders, such as tumors and infection tolerance. However, the physiopathology roles of Tim-3 in innate immunity remain elusive. Here, we demonstrate that Tim-3 inhibits macrophage phagocytosis of L. monocytogenes by inhibiting the nuclear erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) signaling pathway and increases bacterial burden. Tim-3 signaling promotes Nrf2 degradation by increasing its ubiquitination and, as a result, decreasing its nuclear translocation...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205194/novel-and-expanded-oncology-drug-approvals-of-2016-part-2-new-options-in-the-management-of-hematologic-malignancies
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REVIEW
Todd C Knepper, James Saller, Christine M Walko
The recent past has brought pharmacotherapeutic advances that benefit patients with hematologic malignancies. In 2016, two novel hematology drugs were approved and four previously approved hematology drugs were granted expanded use for the treatment of appropriate patient populations by the US Food and Drug Administration. These new approvals and indications represent significant steps forward in patient management: they include the first-in-class B-cell lymphoma 2 inhibitor, venetoclax, the newest targeted therapy available for the treatment of hematologic malignancies; and nivolumab, the first immune checkpoint inhibitor to be approved for treatment of a hematologic malignancy...
February 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205193/new-therapeutic-strategies-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Borbála Székely, Andrea L M Silber, Lajos Pusztai
Relatively few clinically important therapeutic advances have occurred in the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) since the introduction of taxanes as adjuvant therapy over 20 years ago. However, this is rapidly changing due to a variety of conceptually important clinical trials and emerging new options such as immune checkpoint inhibitors and antibody-drug conjugates. Evidence also increasingly supports that platinum drugs and inhibitors of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase, or PARP, are particularly effective in the treatment of germline BRCA-mutant cancers, including TNBC...
February 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205191/novel-and-expanded-oncology-drug-approvals-of-2016-part-1-new-options-in-solid-tumor-management
#6
REVIEW
Todd C Knepper, James Saller, Christine M Walko
The nonradiologic medical management of solid tumors has evolved from the use of traditional cytotoxic agents to modern targeted therapies, monoclonal antibodies, and immunotherapies. Advances in the understanding of cancer biology and therapeutic strategies have resulted in increasing numbers of new drug applications and approvals. Consequently, practicing oncologists need to learn how the newly available agents function and what toxicities to watch for, as well as ways to optimize the use of both new drugs and previously approved drugs with new indications...
February 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204866/vedolizumab-treatment-for-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-induced-enterocolitis
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Viktoria Bergqvist, Erik Hertervig, Peter Gedeon, Marija Kopljar, Håkan Griph, Sara Kinhult, Ana Carneiro, Jan Marsal
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPI), such as ipilimumab [anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) antibody] and nivolumab or pembrolizumab [anti-programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) antibodies], improve survival in several cancer types. Since inhibition of CTLA-4 or PD-1 leads to non-selective activation of the immune system, immune-related adverse events (irAEs) are frequent. Enterocolitis is a common irAE, currently managed with corticosteroids and, if necessary, anti-tumor necrosis factor-α therapy...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203344/emerging-role-of-checkpoint-blockade-therapy-in-lymphoma
#8
REVIEW
Natalie Galanina, Justin Kline, Michael R Bishop
Following the successful application of immune checkpoint blockade therapy (CBT) in refractory solid tumors, it has recently gained momentum as a promising modality in the treatment of relapsed lymphoma. This significant therapeutic advance stems from decades of research that elucidated the role of immune regulation pathways and the mechanisms by which tumors can engage these critical pathways to escape immune detection. To date, two main pathways, the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed death 1 (PD-1), have emerged as key targets of CBT demonstrating unprecedented activity particularly in heavily pretreated relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma and some forms of non-Hodgkin disease...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202513/myeloid-cells-that-impair-immunotherapy-are-restored-in-melanomas-which-acquire-resistance-to-braf-inhibitors
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Shannon M Steinberg, Tamer Shabaneh, Peisheng Zhang, Viktor Martyanov, Zhenghui Li, Brian Malik, Tammara Wood, Andrea Boni, Aleksey Molodtsov, Christina V Angeles, Tyler J Curiel, Michael Whitfield, Mary Jo Turk
Acquired resistance to BRAFV600E inhibitors (BRAFi) in melanoma remains a common clinical obstacle, as is the case for any targeted drug therapy that can be developed given the plastic nature of cancers. While there has been significant focus on the cancer cell-intrinsic properties of BRAFi resistance, the impact of BRAFi resistance on host immunity has not been explored. Here we provide preclinical evidence that resistance to BRAFi in an autochthonous mouse model of melanoma is associated with restoration of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) in the tumor microenvironment initially reduced by BRAFi treatment...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201978/multiple-myeloma-and-the-immune-microenvironment
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Yawara Kawano, Aldo M Roccaro, Jamil Azzi, Irene M Ghobrial
One of the great advances in the field of cancer therapy in recent years is the emergence of immune therapies. Immune therapies, especially immune checkpoint inhibitors, have shown promising results in pre-clinical models and clinical trials of solid tumors, such as melanoma, breast cancer and lung cancer. Therapeutic strategies targeting the immune microenvironment have also been applied to hematological malignancies such as multiple myeloma (MM), a plasma cell neoplasia characterized by clonal expansion of malignant plasma cells mainly in the bone marrow (BM)...
February 13, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201977/targeting-the-immune-niche-within-the-bone-marrow-microenvironment-the-rise-of-immunotherapy-in-multiple-myeloma
#11
Klaus Podar, D Jäger
Multiple Myeloma (MM) cells inhibit the development of an effective anti-MM immune response via defects in T cell function, ineffective antigen presentation; reduced phagocytic capacity; natural killer and dendritic cell dysfunction; decreased responsiveness to IL-2 and defects in B cell immunity; upregulation of inhibitory pathways; and production of excessive pro-inflammatory cytokines. Moreover, immune cells including plasmacytoid dendritic cells and macrophages trigger tumor cell proliferation, survival, and drug resistance...
February 13, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199836/bcr-and-endosomal-tlr-signals-synergize-to-increase-aid-expression-and-establish-central-b-cell-tolerance
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Masayuki Kuraoka, Pilar B Snowden, Takuya Nojima, Laurent Verkoczy, Barton F Haynes, Daisuke Kitamura, Garnett Kelsoe
Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) is required to purge autoreactive immature and transitional-1 (immature/T1) B cells at the first tolerance checkpoint, but how AID selectively removes self-reactive B cells is unclear. We now show that B cell antigen receptor (BCR) and endosomal Toll-like receptor (TLR) signals synergize to elicit high levels of AID expression in immature/T1 B cells. This synergy is restricted to ligands for endocytic TLR and requires phospholipase-D activation, endosomal acidification, and MyD88...
February 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198370/smac-mimetics-synergize-with-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-to-promote-tumour-immunity-against-glioblastoma
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Shawn T Beug, Caroline E Beauregard, Cristin Healy, Tarun Sanda, Martine St-Jean, Janelle Chabot, Danielle E Walker, Aditya Mohan, Nathalie Earl, Xueqing Lun, Donna L Senger, Stephen M Robbins, Peter Staeheli, Peter A Forsyth, Tommy Alain, Eric C LaCasse, Robert G Korneluk
Small-molecule inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) antagonists, called Smac mimetic compounds (SMCs), sensitize tumours to TNF-α-induced killing while simultaneously blocking TNF-α growth-promoting activities. SMCs also regulate several immunomodulatory properties within immune cells. We report that SMCs synergize with innate immune stimulants and immune checkpoint inhibitor biologics to produce durable cures in mouse models of glioblastoma in which single agent therapy is ineffective. The complementation of activities between these classes of therapeutics is dependent on cytotoxic T-cell activity and is associated with a reduction in immunosuppressive T-cells...
February 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197390/the-immune-checkpoint-ligand-pd-l1-is-upregulated-in-emt-activated-human-breast-cancer-cells-by-a-mechanism-involving-zeb-1-and-mir-200
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Muhammad Zaeem Noman, Bassam Janji, Abderemane Abdou, Meriem Hasmim, Stéphane Terry, Tuan Zea Tan, Fathia Mami-Chouaib, Jean Paul Thiery, Salem Chouaib
PD-L1 expression and regulation by mesenchymal tumor cells remain largely undefined. Here, we report that among different EMT-activated MCF7 human breast cancer cell clones, PD-L1 was differentially upregulated in MCF7 sh-WISP2, MCF7-1001/2101, and MDA-MB-231 cells but not in MCF7 SNAI1 and MCF7 SNAI1-6SA cells. Mechanistic investigations revealed that siRNA silencing of ZEB-1, but not SNAI1, TWIST, or SLUG and overexpression of miR200 family members in MCF7 sh-WISP2 cells strongly decreased PD-L1 expression...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197365/crispr-cas9-mediated-disruption-of-pd-1-on-human-t-cells-for-adoptive-cellular-therapies-of-ebv-positive-gastric-cancer
#15
Shu Su, Zhengyun Zou, Fangjun Chen, Naiqing Ding, Juan Du, Jie Shao, Lin Li, Yao Fu, Bian Hu, Yang Yang, Huizi Sha, Fanyan Meng, Jia Wei, Xingxu Huang, Baorui Liu
The successful use of immune cell checkpoint inhibitors PD-1 and PD-L1, over the past 5 y has raised the concern of using immunotherapy to treat various cancers. Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric cancer (EBVaGC) exhibits high infiltration of lymphocytes and high amplification of immune-related genes including PD-L1 as distinguished from Epstein-Barr virus-non-associated gastric cancer (EBVnGC). Here, we presume that this PD-1/PD-L1 pathway may hinder the efficacy of adoptive T cell therapy toward EBVaGC...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190531/cutaneous-adverse-effects-of-the-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
#16
REVIEW
Lindsey K Collins, M Shane Chapman, Joi B Carter, Faramarz H Samie
The immune checkpoint targeted agents, anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and anti-programed cell death 1 (PD-1) or anti-programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitors are frequently associated with cutaneous side effects that are often dose limiting and can lead to discontinuation of therapy. Ipilimumab, a CTLA-4 inhibitor, is most commonly associated with a morbilliform eruption on the trunk and extremities and pruritus. More severe cutaneous toxicities reported include toxic epidermal necrolysis and severe drug rash with eosinophila and systemic symptoms...
December 14, 2016: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188628/histopathological-aspects-of-cutaneous-erythematous-papular-eruptions-induced-by-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-metastatic-melanoma
#17
Raul E Perret, Nicolas Josselin, Anne-Chantal Knol, Amir Khammari, Julie Cassecuel, Lucie Peuvrel, Brigitte Dreno
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint blockade therapy (ICBT) for the treatment of melanoma has led to an important improvement of overall survival in advanced stage patients. However, secondary cutaneous maculopapular eruptions (CMPEs) are frequent and remain poorly characterized. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of melanoma patients from our institution who developed CMPEs during ICBT. Clinical information was retrieved, and histopathological and immunohistochemical characterization was performed by two pathologists...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188299/novel-mechanism-of-decyanation-of-gdc-0425-by-cytochrome-p450
#18
Ryan H Takahashi, Jason S Halladay, Michael Siu, Yuan Chen, Cornelis Eca Hop, Siamak Cyrus Khojasteh, Shuguang Ma
GDC-0425 is an orally bioavailable small molecule inhibitor of checkpoint kinase 1 (Chk1) that was investigated as a novel co-therapy to potentiate chemotherapeutic drugs such as gemcitabine. In the radiolabeled ADME study in Sprague-Dawley rats, trace level but long-lived 14C-labeled plasma thiocyanate was observed. This thiocyanate originated from metabolic decyanation of GDC-0425 and rapid conversion of cyanide to thiocyanate. Excretion studies indicated decyanation was a minor metabolic pathway, but placing 14C at nitrile magnified its observation...
February 10, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186989/inhibiting-dna-pkcs-in-a-non-homologous-end-joining-pathway-in-response-to-dna-double-strand-breaks
#19
Jun Dong, Tian Zhang, Yufeng Ren, Zhenyu Wang, Clifton C Ling, Fuqiu He, Gloria C Li, Chengtao Wang, Bixiu Wen
DNA-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit (DNA-PKcs) is a distinct factor in the non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) pathway involved in DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair. We examined the crosstalk between key proteins in the DSB NHEJ repair pathway and cell cycle regulation and found that mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) cells deficient in DNA-PKcs or Ku70 were more vulnerable to ionizing radiation (IR) compared with wild-type cells and that DSB repair was delayed. γH2AX was associated with phospho-Ataxia-telangiectasia mutated kinase (Ser1987) and phospho-checkpoint effector kinase 1 (Ser345) foci for the arrest of cell cycle through the G2/M phase...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186088/current-status-of-immunotherapy-for-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor
#20
REVIEW
Y Tan, J C Trent, B A Wilky, D A Kerr, A E Rosenberg
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) contain tumor-infiltrating immune cells and their presence provides an opportunity and rationale for developing effective forms of immunotherapy. The types of tumor-infiltrating inflammatory cells and relevant immune checkpoint inhibitors are the focus of active investigation. The most numerous tumor-infiltrating inflammatory cells are tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and CD3+ T cells. Studies have shown that patients with GISTs that harbor increased numbers of CD3+ T cells have better outcomes...
February 10, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
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