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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507799/characterization-of-a-human-anti-tumoral-nk-cell-population-expanded-after-bcg-treatment-of-leukocytes
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Eva M García-Cuesta, Gloria Esteso, Omodele Ashiru, Sheila López-Cobo, Mario Álvarez-Maestro, Ana Linares, Mei M Ho, Luis Martínez-Piñeiro, Hugh T Reyburn, Mar Valés-Gómez
Immunotherapy, via intra-vesical instillations of BCG, is the therapy of choice for patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. The subsequent recruitment of lymphocytes and myeloid cells, as well as the release of cytokines and chemokines, is believed to induce a local immune response that eliminates these tumors, but the detailed mechanisms of action of this therapy are not well understood. Here, we have studied the phenotype and function of the responding lymphocyte populations as well as the spectrum of cytokines and chemokines produced in an in vitro model of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) co-cultured with BCG...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493171/immunotherapy-in-urothelial-cancer-recent-results-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Matthew S Farina, Kevin T Lundgren, Joaquim Bellmunt
Cytotoxic chemotherapy has been the only systemic treatment of locally advanced and metastatic urothelial carcinoma for decades. Long-term survival remains stagnant around 12-14 months for patients with advanced disease who have progressed on or recurred after receiving first-line platinum-based chemotherapy. Improving clinical outcomes for patients with urothelial carcinoma in all disease settings requires the development of novel treatments, especially for patients who failed on first-line chemotherapy. Since the discovery of intravesical Bacillus-Calmette Guerin (BCG) in the 1970s for non-muscle invasive disease, there have not been any major breakthrough drugs that exploit the immune-sensitivity of bladder cancer until recently...
May 11, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488840/bladder-cancer-and-th1-chemokines
#3
S-R Paparo, P Fallahi
Bladder cancer arises from the epithelial lining of the urinary bladder, and it is known as transitional cell carcinoma (TCC). Tobacco smoking is the main known contributor to urinary bladder cancer. However thirty percent of bladder tumors probably result from occupational exposure in the workplace to carcinogens. Immunotherapy by intravesicular delivery of Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) is used to treat and prevent the recurrence of superficial bladder cancer. Successful BCG immunotherapy for bladder cancer is associated with proper induction of T helper (Th)1 immunity...
January 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471272/determining-the-optimal-maintenance-schedules-for-adjuvant-intravesical-bacillus-calmette-guerin-immunotherapy-in-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#4
Zixiong Huang, Huixin Liu, Yizeng Wang, Chunfang Zhang, Tao Xu
OBJECTIVES: To figure out optimal Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) maintenance schedules for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) patients by comparing different schedules in a systematic review using conventional and network meta-analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature was searched in the databases of Medline, Embase, Cochrane library, Clinicaltrials.gov, Wanfang, CNKI and SinoMed in April2016 and 9 randomized clinical trials comparing intravesical BCG maintenance therapy with BCG induction-only therapy or comparing different BCG maintenance schedules (induction-only, 1-year, 1...
May 4, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469275/prognostic-value-of-impaired-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-intravesical-bcg-treated-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-patients
#5
Bum Sik Tae, Jung Kwon Kim, Minyong Kang, Chang Wook Jeong, Cheol Kwak, Hyeon Hoe Kim, Ja Hyeon Ku
To evaluate the influence of patient-associated parameters and comorbities, with a special focus on renal function after intravesical adjuvant bacillus Calmette-Gue´rin (BCG) immunotherapy in patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients treated from October, 1991 to December, 2013 at Seoul National University who were diagnosed with NMIBC and treated with intravesical BCG. A total of 344 patients who were diagnosed with NMIBC and treated with intravesical BCG were enrolled in this study...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467974/expression-of-sialyl-tn-sugar-antigen-in-bladder-cancer-cells-affects-response-to-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-bcg-and-to-oxidative-damage
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Paulo F Severino, Mariana Silva, Mylene Carrascal, Nadia Malagolini, Mariella Chiricolo, Giulia Venturi, Annalisa Astolfi, Mariangela Catera, Paula A Videira, Fabio Dall'Olio
The sialyl-Tn (sTn) antigen is an O-linked carbohydrate chain aberrantly expressed in bladder cancer (BC), whose biosynthesis is mainly controlled by the sialyltransferase ST6GALNAC1. Treatment with Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is the most effective adjuvant immunotherapy for superficial BC but one third of the patients fail to respond. A poorly understood correlation between the expression of sTn and BC patient's response to BCG was previously observed. By analyzing tumor tissues, we showed that patients with high ST6GALNAC1 and IL-6 mRNA expression were BCG responders...
April 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406148/bladder-cancer
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REVIEW
Oner Sanli, Jakub Dobruch, Margaret A Knowles, Maximilian Burger, Mehrdad Alemozaffar, Matthew E Nielsen, Yair Lotan
Bladder cancer is a highly prevalent disease and is associated with substantial morbidity, mortality and cost. Environmental or occupational exposures to carcinogens, especially tobacco, are the main risk factors for bladder cancer. Most bladder cancers are diagnosed after patients present with macroscopic haematuria, and cases are confirmed after transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT), which also serves as the first stage of treatment. Bladder cancer develops via two distinct pathways, giving rise to non-muscle-invasive papillary tumours and non-papillary (solid) muscle-invasive tumours...
April 13, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389159/validation-of-the-ezrin-ck20-and-ki-67-as-potential-predictive-markers-for-bcg-instillation-therapy-of-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Per-Uno Malmström, Tammer Hemdan, Ulrika Segersten
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to try to validate 3 promising predictive biomarkers in a database based on prospective trials comparing bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) with mitomycin-C and a combination of epirubicin and interferon, respectively. BACKGROUND: The most common form of bladder cancer is non-muscle-invasive tumors treated initially with transurethral resection. Unfortunately more than half recur and some also progress. Consequently, an attempt to prevent poor outcome is frequently made by intravesical instillations either by chemo- or immunotherapy...
April 4, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359179/tackling-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-in-the-clinic
#9
Solomon L Woldu, Öner Şanli, Yair Lotan
Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) is a common disease process with a high propensity for recurrence and risk of progression to muscle-invasive or systemic disease. Optimal management of NMIBC depends on appropriate resection and staging, risk-based use of intravesical therapy and tailored surveillance. Current challenges include compliance with guideline recommendations and cancers which are refractory to standard therapies. Areas covered: This review summarizes the conventional management of NMIBC - which relies on strict cystoscopic surveillance and intravesical therapies with chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy in the form of bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)...
May 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344356/methylation-status-as-a-predictor-of-intravesical-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-bcg-immunotherapy-response-of-high-grade-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-tumor
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Petr Husek, Jaroslav Pacovsky, Marcela Chmelarova, Miroslav Podhola, Milos Brodak
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Genetic and epigenetic alterations play an important role in urothelial cancer pathogenesis. Deeper understanding of these processes could help us achieve better diagnosis and management of this life-threatening disease. The aim of this research was to evaluate the methylation status of selected tumor suppressor genes for predicting BCG response in patients with high grade non-muscle-invasive bladder tumor (NMIBC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 82 patients with high grade non-muscle-invasive bladder tumor (stage Ta, T1, CIS) who had undergone BCG instillation therapy...
March 22, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278504/assessing-the-feasibility-of-replacing-standard-dose-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-immunotherapy-with-other-intravesical-instillation-therapies-in-bladder-cancer-patients-a-network-meta-analysis
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Cheng Wu, Xunrong Zhou, Chunqing Miao, Jianzhong Zhang, Qingsheng Tang, Xiumei Chang, Haodong Ni
BACKGROUND: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunotherapy plays a key role in patients with bladder cancer. The shortage of intravesical BCG has motivated researchers to seek alternatives with equivalent efficacy If other alternative intravesical agents have equivalent efficacy compared to BCG, then it may be feasible to replace standard BCG with alternative options. METHODS: We searched all relevant evidence in multiple sources and key data was extracted from included studies...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248951/bcg-unresponsive-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-recommendations-from-the-ibcg
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REVIEW
Ashish M Kamat, Marc Colombel, Debasish Sundi, Donald Lamm, Andreas Boehle, Maurizio Brausi, Roger Buckley, Raj Persad, Joan Palou, Mark Soloway, J Alfred Witjes
Intravesical immunotherapy with live attenuated BCG remains the standard of care for patients with high-risk and intermediate-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). Most patients initially respond, but recurrence is frequent and progression to invasive cancer is a concern. No established and effective intravesical therapies are available for patients whose tumours recur after BCG, representing a clinically important unmet need. Development and discovery of treatment options for BCG-unresponsive NMIBC is a high priority in order to decrease the morbidity, burden of health-care expenditures, and mortality related to bladder cancer...
April 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197393/preclinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-the-ty21a-vaccine-strain-for-intravesical-immunotherapy-of-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
#13
Sonia Domingos-Pereira, Valérie Cesson, Mathieu F Chevalier, Laurent Derré, Patrice Jichlinski, Denise Nardelli-Haefliger
Intravesical Bacillus-Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunotherapy can reduce recurrence/progression of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), although significant adverse events and treatment failure argue for alternative options. Here, we examined whether another attenuated live vaccine, Vivotif/Ty21a, used since more than 30 y against typhoid fever, may be safely used intravesically to improve bladder-tumor treatment. Mice-bearing MB49 orthotopic bladder-tumors treated with intravesical Ty21a or BCG were compared for survival and bacteria recovery...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161459/peptide-microarray-based-characterization-of-antibody-responses-to-host-proteins-after-bacille-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-vaccination
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REVIEW
Davide Valentini, Martin Rao, Lalit Rane, Sayma Rahman, Rebecca Axelsson-Robertson, Rainer Heuchel, Matthias Löhr, Daniel Hoft, Susanna Brighenti, Alimuddin Zumla, Markus Maeurer
BACKGROUND: Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is the world's most widely distributed vaccine, used against tuberculosis (TB), in cancer immunotherapy, and in autoimmune diseases due to its immunomodulatory properties. To date, the effect of BCG vaccination on antibody responses to host proteins has not been reported. High-content peptide microarrays (HCPM) offer a unique opportunity to gauge specific humoral immune responses. METHODS: The sera of BCG-vaccinated healthy adults were tested on a human HCPM platform (4953 randomly selected epitopes of human proteins) to detect specific immunoglobulin gamma (IgG) responses...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134806/systemic-immunotherapy-for-urothelial-cancer-current-trends-and-future-directions
#15
REVIEW
Shilpa Gupta, David Gill, Austin Poole, Neeraj Agarwal
Urothelial cancer of the bladder, renal pelvis, ureter, and other urinary organs is the fifth most common cancer in the United States, and systemic platinum-based chemotherapy remains the standard of care for first-line treatment of advanced/metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC). Until recently, there were very limited options for patients who are refractory to chemotherapy, or do not tolerate chemotherapy due to toxicities and overall outcomes have remained very poor. While the role of immunotherapy was first established in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer in the 1970s, no systemic immunotherapy was approved for advanced disease until the recent approval of a programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) inhibitor, atezolizumab, in patients with advanced/metastatic UC who have progressed on platinum-containing regimens...
January 27, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111042/-immunotherapy-in-uropathology
#16
Virginie Verkarre, Hélène Roussel, Clémence Granier, Eric Tartour, Yves Allory
The algorithms for treatment of metastatic cancers are evolving due to positive results obtained with immunotherapy. Therapeutics approaches to stimulate the immune system have already been used in the treatment of kidney and bladder cancer, such as the administration of cytokines and BCG therapy, confirming the immunogenicity of these tumors. The aim of immunotherapies is not only to activate the immune system against tumor cells, but also to take into account the tumor-induced suppressive microenvironment, in particular by removing the anergy of T-cell lymphocytes, and by targeting the co-stimulation inhibitors molecules...
February 2017: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043633/development-of-escherichia-coli-and-mycobacterium-smegmatis-recombinants-expressing-major-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-specific-antigenic-proteins
#17
Hanady A Amoudy, Hussain A Safar, Abu S Mustafa
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an obligate pathogenic bacterial species in the family Mycobacteriaceae and the causative agent of most tuberculosis (TB) cases. Until today, the only approved TB vaccine is Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG), which has been used since 1921. While BCG provides fairly effective protection for infants and young children, its efficacy in adults is variable around the world. This could be due to several parameters including strains of the vaccine and exposure of individuals to different environmental bacterial infections...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987237/bladder-cancer-cells-induce-immunosuppression-of-t-cells-by-supporting-pd-l1-expression-in-tumour-macrophages-partially-through-interleukin-10
#18
Xingyuan Wang, Shaobin Ni, Qiyin Chen, Li Ma, Zhixing Jiao, Chunyang Wang, Guang Jia
Immunotherapy based on BCG vaccination is an effective treatment in bladder cancer, but a positive response is restricted to a subset of patients and for a limited period of time only. This suggests that T cells antitumour responses are effective but can become compromised in bladder cancer. To investigate the underlying mechanisms, we first identified peripheral blood monocytes and tumour macrophages using the pan-monocyte/macrophage marker CD14, and found that the PD-L1 expression on the monocytes/macrophages in bladder cancer patients was significantly higher than that in controls...
February 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960233/iatrogenic-changes-in-the-urinary-tract
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REVIEW
Antonio Lopez-Beltran, Gladell P Paner, Rodolfo Montironi, Maria R Raspollini, Liang Cheng
A handful of therapeutic procedures are used to treat malignancies of the urinary tract, most frequently intravesical immunotherapy or chemotherapy, but also neoadjuvant systemic chemotherapy. These treatment modalities produce morphological changes in the urothelium that can be mistaken for carcinoma; in particular, these therapies frequently mimic urothelial carcinoma in situ (CIS) urothelial dysplasia or true invasive neoplasia. Drugs such as mitomycin C used after transurethral resection of bladder tumour to reduce recurrences, bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) intravesical immunotherapy to treat high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer and urothelial CIS and platin-based systemic chemotherapy to improve postcystectomy disease-specific survival are examples of therapy-related atypia seen in the urinary tract...
January 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893591/endophthalmitis-in-a-patient-treated-with-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-immunotherapy
#20
Julie Vadboncoeur, Sébastien Olivier, Hafid Soualhine, Annie-Claude Labbé, Marie-Lyne Bélair
BACKGROUND: Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) instillation has become one of the mainstays of adjunctive therapy in the treatment of superficial bladder cancer. Ophthalmologic complications are rare, but few cases are reported in the literature. METHODS: Retrospective observational case report. RESULTS: The authors report a case of unilateral Mycobacterium bovis BCG endophthalmitis after intravesical BCG instillations. Despite appropriate systemic antituberculous and corticosteroid therapy, the patient almost completely lost sight in the affected eye...
November 23, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
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