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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919706/profile-of-pembrolizumab-in-the-treatment-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-design-development-and-place-in-therapy
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Sulsal Haque, Mahender Yellu, Jaskirat Randhawa, Nooshin Hashemi-Sadraei
Head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) is the sixth most common malignancy worldwide, and despite advances in cytotoxic, surgical and radiation techniques, outcomes are still poor in those with both locally advanced and metastatic diseases. The need for development of better therapeutics along with a greater understanding of the relationship between the immune system and malignancies has led to a new therapeutic modality, immune modulators, particularly checkpoint inhibitors in HNSCC. It is now well recognized that HNSCC circumvents crucial pathways utilized by the immune system to escape surveillance...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916903/merkel-cell-carcinoma-epidemiology-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-therapy
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Teresa Amaral, Ulrike Leiter, Claus Garbe
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive skin cancer with a neuroendocrine phenotype. Incidence varies according to the geographic regions but is overall increasing. Different risk factors have been identified namely advanced age, immunosuppression, and ultraviolet light exposure. An association between MCC and polyomavirus infection is known. However, the exact mechanism that leads to carcinogenesis is yet to be fully understood. Surgery when feasible is the recommended treatment for localized disease, followed by adjuvant radiation or chemoradiation...
September 16, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916224/lack-of-differences-in-radiation-induced-immunogenicity-parameters-between-hpv-positive-and-hpv-negative-human-hnscc-cell-lines
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Karolin Schneider, Vanesa Bol, Vincent Grégoire
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinical studies indicate that patients with HPV/p16-associated head & neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) represent a subgroup with a better prognosis and improved response to conventional radiotherapy. Involvement of immune-based factors has been hypothesized. In the present study, we investigated radiation-induced differences in release of damage associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), cytokines and activation of dendritic cells (DCs) in HPV-positive and negative HNSCC cancer cell lines...
September 12, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903456/tumor-reductive-therapies-and-antitumor-immunity
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Huiqin Guo, Kangla Tsung
Tumor reductive therapy is to reduce tumor burden through direct killing of tumor cells. So far, there is no report on the connection between antitumor immunity and tumor reductive therapies. In the last few years, a new category of cancer treatment, immunotherapy, emerged and they are categorized separately from classic cytotoxic treatments (chemo and radiation therapy). The most prominent examples include cellular therapies (LAK and CAR-T) and immune checkpoint inhibitors (anti-PD-1 and CTLA-4). Recent advances in clinical immunotherapy and our understanding of the mechanism behind them revealed that these therapies have a closer relationship with classic cancer treatments than we thought...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900485/uncarboxylated-osteocalcin-induces-antitumor-immunity-against-mouse-melanoma-cell-growth
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Yoshikazu Hayashi, Tomoyo Kawakubo-Yasukochi, Akiko Mizokami, Mai Hazekawa, Tomiko Yakura, Munekazu Naito, Hiroshi Takeuchi, Seiji Nakamura, Masato Hirata
Because of the poor response to chemotherapy and radiation therapy, new treatment approaches by immune-based therapy involving activated T cells are required for melanoma. We previously reported that the uncarboxylated form of osteocalcin (GluOC), derived from osteoblasts, potentially suppresses human prostate cancer cell proliferation by direct suppression of cell growth. However, the mechanisms in vivo have not been elucidated. In this study, we found that GluOC suppressed tumor growth of B16 mouse melanoma transplants in C57Bl/6N wild-type mice...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892775/challenges-and-perspectives-in-the-immunotherapy-of-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Jean-Marie Michot, Julien Lazarovici, David Ghez, Alina Danu, Christophe Fermé, Amélie Bigorgne, Vincent Ribrag, Aurélien Marabelle, Sandrine Aspeslagh
Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) was one of the first few cancers to be cured first with radiotherapy alone and then with a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Around 80% of the patients with HL will be cured by first-line therapy. However, the ionising radiation not only produces cytotoxicity but also induces alterations in the microenvironment, and patients often struggle with the long-term consequences of these treatments, such as cardiovascular disorders, lung diseases and secondary malignancies. Hence, it is essential to improve treatments while avoiding delayed side-effects...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883079/folate-dietary-insufficiency-and-folic-acid-supplementation-similarly-impair-metabolism-and-compromise-hematopoiesis
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Curtis J Henry, Travis Nemkov, Matias Casas-Selves, Ganna Bilousova, Vadym Zaberezhnyy, Kelly C Higa, Natalie J Serkova, Krik C Hansen, Angelo D' Alessandro, James DeGregori
While dietary folate deficiency is associated with increased risk for birth defects and other diseases, evidence suggests that supplementation with folic acid can contribute to predisposition to some diseases, including immune dysfunction and cancer. Here we show that diets supplemented with folic acid both below and above the recommended levels led to significantly altered metabolism in multiple tissues in mice. Surprisingly, both low and excessive dietary folate induced similar metabolic changes, which were particularly evident for nucleotide biosynthetic pathways in B-progenitor cells...
September 7, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871985/stimulating-innate-immunity-to-enhance-radiation-therapy-induced-tumor-control
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Jason R Baird, Arta M Monjazeb, Omid Shah, Heather McGee, William J Murphy, Marka R Crittenden, Michael J Gough
Novel ligands that target Toll-like receptors and other innate recognition pathways represent a potent strategy for modulating innate immunity to generate antitumor immunity. Although many of the current clinically successful immunotherapies target adaptive T-cell responses, both preclinical and clinical studies suggest that adjuvants have the potential to enhance the scope and efficacy of cancer immunotherapy. Radiation may be a particularly good partner to combine with innate immune therapies, because it is a highly efficient means to kill cancer cells but may fail to send the appropriate inflammatory signals needed to act as an efficient endogenous vaccine...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871434/cutaneous-and-mucosal-manifestations-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Elena Generali, Antonio Costanzo, Carlo Mainetti, Carlo Selmi
Sjögren's syndrome is currently considered an "autoimmune epithelitis," as exocrine glands, especially salivary and lacrimal, are progressively destructed by an immune-mediated process associated with specific serum autoantibodies and local lymphocyte infiltrate. Xerostomia remains a key complain in patients with Sjögren's syndrome but should be evaluated also for other causes such as xerogenic medications, followed by radiation and chemotherapy for head and neck cancers, hormone disorders, infections, or other connective tissue diseases...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863385/tumour-radiosensitivity-is-associated-with-immune-activation-in-solid-tumours
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Tobin Strom, Louis B Harrison, Anna R Giuliano, Michael J Schell, Steven A Eschrich, Anders Berglund, William Fulp, Ram Thapa, Domenico Coppola, Sungjune Kim, Jessica Frakes, John Foekens, James J Mulé, Javier F Torres-Roca
PURPOSE: Our goal was to determine whether tumour radiosensitivity is associated with activation of the immune system across all tumour types as measured by two gene expression signatures (GESs). METHODS: We identified 10,240 genomically profiled distinct solid primary tumours with gene expression analysis available from an institutional de-identified database. Two separate GESs were included in the analysis, the radiosensitivity index (RSI) GES (a 10-gene GES as a measure of radiosensitivity) and the 12-chemokine (12-CK) signature (a 12-gene GES as a measure of immune activation)...
August 29, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835188/neutrophils-a-candidate-biomarker-and-target-for-radiation-therapy
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Antoine Schernberg, Pierre Blanchard, Cyrus Chargari, Eric Deutsch
BACKGROUND: Neutrophils are the most abundant blood-circulating white blood cells, continuously generated in the bone marrow. Growing evidence suggests they regulate the innate and adaptive immune system during tumor evolution. This review will first summarize the recent findings on neutrophils as a key player in cancer evolution, then as a potential biomarker, and finally as therapeutic targets, with respective focuses on the interplay with radiation therapy. A complex interplay: Neutrophils have been associated with tumor progression through multiple pathways...
August 23, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835079/-effect-of-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-and-radiotherapy-alone-on-peripheral-myeloid-derived-suppressor-and-t-regulatory-cells-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-cancer
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X C Dai, L Q Liu, B H Wang, C M Wang, L Ma, W M Cao, E X Dai
Objective: To investigate the percentage of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) and T regulatory cells (Treg) in peripheral blood of nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) patients undergoing concurrent chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy alone. Methods: Sixty NPC patients who received radiotherapy or concurrent chemoradiotherapy from September 2012 to November 2015 and 20 healthy individuals were included in this study. For the patients, the blood samples were collected at four time points: pre-radiation (Pre-RT), reaching a dose of 40 Gy (RT-40 Gy), finishing radiation (RT-finish) and three months after finishing radiation (3m-post-RT)...
August 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833602/langerhans-cell-exciting-developments-in-health-and-disease
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D H Atmatzidis, W C Lambert, M W Lambert
Langerhans cells (LCs) have been the subject of much research since their discovery in 1868. LCs belong to the subset of leucocytes called dendritic cells. They are present in the epidermis and the pilosebaceous apparatus and monitor the cutaneous environment for changes in homeostasis. During embryogenesis, a wave of yolk sac macrophages seed the fetal skin. Then, fetal liver monocytes largely replace the yolk sac macrophages and comprise the majority of adult LCs. In the presence of skin irritation, LCs process antigen and travel to regional lymph nodes to present antigen to reactive T lymphocytes...
August 17, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822308/the-acute-effects-of-ultraviolet-radiation-on-the-blood-transcriptome-are-independent-of-plasma-25ohd3
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Mariona Bustamante, Carles Hernandez-Ferrer, Yaris Sarria, Graham I Harrison, Lara Nonell, Wenjing Kang, Marc R Friedländer, Xavier Estivill, Juan R González, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Antony R Young
The molecular basis of many health outcomes attributed to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is unknown. We tested the hypothesis that they may originate from transcriptional changes in blood cells. This was determined by assessing the effect of fluorescent solar simulated radiation (FSSR) on the transcriptional profile of peripheral blood pre- and 6h, 24h and 48h post-exposure in nine healthy volunteers. Expression of 20 genes was down-regulated and one was up-regulated at 6h after FSSR. All recovered to baseline expression at 24h or 48h...
August 16, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816141/combined-radiation-therapy-and-immune-checkpoint-blockade-therapy-for-breast-cancer
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Zishuo I Hu, Alice Y Ho, Heather L McArthur
PURPOSE: Treatment with checkpoint inhibitors has shown durable responses in a number of solid tumors, including melanoma, lung, and renal cell carcinoma. However, most breast cancers are resistant to monotherapy with checkpoint inhibitors. Radiation therapy (RT) has been shown to have a number of immunostimulatory effects, including priming the immune system, recruiting immune cells to the tumor environment, and altering the immunosuppressive effects of the tumor microenvironment. RT therefore represents a promising adjuvant therapy to checkpoint blockade in breast cancer...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816138/lymphocyte-nadir-and-esophageal-cancer-survival-outcomes-after-chemoradiation-therapy
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Rajayogesh Davuluri, Wen Jiang, Penny Fang, Cai Xu, Ritsuko Komaki, Daniel R Gomez, James Welsh, James D Cox, Christopher H Crane, Charles C Hsu, Steven H Lin
PURPOSE: Host immunity may affect the outcome in patients with esophageal cancer. We sought to identify factors that influenced absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) nadir during chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for esophageal cancer (EC) and looked for clinically relevant associations with survival. METHODS AND MATERIALS: 504 patients with stage I-III EC (2007-2013) treated with neoadjuvant or definitive CRT with weekly ALC determinations made during treatment were analyzed...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806299/the-dynamic-and-transient-immune-microenvironment-in-locally-advanced-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-post-chemoradiation
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Ronan J Kelly, Ali H Zaidi, Matthew A Smith, Ashten N Omstead, Juliann E Kosovec, Daisuke Matsui, Samantha A Martin, Christina DiCarlo, E Day Werts, Jan F Silverman, David H Wang, Blair A Jobe
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of chemoradiation on the immune microenvironment to influence and optimally design future neoadjuvant clinical trials. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Programmed death (PD)-1 inhibitors in metastatic gastroesophageal cancer have demonstrated response rates of approximately 25% in programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1+) tumors. Unfortunately, the majority of patients do not respond. Therefore, a rationale strategy of combining immunotherapeutic agents with chemoradiation in earlier stage esophageal cancer may prevent metastatic disease in patients...
August 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797029/successful-use-of-equine-anti-thymocyte-globulin-atgam-for-fulminant-myocarditis-secondary-to-nivolumab-therapy
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Rebecca Y Tay, Elizabeth Blackley, Catriona McLean, Maggie Moore, Peter Bergin, Sanjeev Gill, Andrew Haydon
BACKGROUND: Immune-mediated myocarditis is an uncommon adverse effect of immune checkpoint inhibition and is associated with a high rate of mortality. METHODS: In this reported case, a 64-year-old woman with right temporo-parietal glioblastoma IDH-WT was treated with nivolumab, temozolomide and radiation therapy on a clinical trial. She developed malignant arrhythmias secondary to histologically confirmed severe immune-mediated myocarditis. She was treated with equine anti-thymocyte globulin (ATGAM) due to development of malignant arrhythmias refractory to high-dose corticosteroids...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795306/lung-cancer-as-a-cardiotoxic-state-a-review
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David Pérez-Callejo, María Torrente, María Auxiliadora Brenes, Beatriz Núñez, Mariano Provencio
As the overall survival of patients with lung cancer continues to increase, more cancer survivors are faced with the risk of developing treatment-related cardiovascular toxicities. The increased knowledge of the molecular biology of non-small cell lung cancer has led to new and more personalized treatments. Nevertheless, the usual chemotherapy schemes and radiation therapy induce cardiac toxicities that are frequently underappreciated or go unnoticed. Up to date, the majority of cardiotoxicity studies have been focused in breast cancer, but new treatments in lung cancer patients, such as immune checkpoint-blocking antibodies or tyrosine kinase inhibitors, may also exert these cardiac toxic effects and therefore demand of the close collaboration of oncologists and cardiologists, in order to be addressed...
August 9, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791251/combining-oncolytic-adenovirus-with-radiation-a-paradigm-for-the-future-of-radiosensitization
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Sean M O'Cathail, Tzveta D Pokrovska, Timothy S Maughan, Kerry D Fisher, Leonard W Seymour, Maria A Hawkins
Oncolytic viruses and radiotherapy represent two diverse areas of cancer therapy, utilizing quite different treatment modalities and with non-overlapping cytotoxicity profiles. It is, therefore, an intriguing possibility to consider that oncolytic ("cancer-killing") viruses may act as cancer-selective radiosensitizers, enhancing the therapeutic consequences of radiation treatment on tumors while exerting minimal effects on normal tissue. There is a solid mechanistic basis for this potential synergy, with many viruses having developed strategies to inhibit cellular DNA repair pathways in order to protect themselves, during genome replication, from unwanted interference by cell processes that are normally triggered by DNA damage...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
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