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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733429/proteogenomic-analysis-and-discovery-of-immune-antigens-in-mycobacterium-vaccae
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Jianhua Zheng, Lihong Chen, Liguo Liu, Haifeng Li, Bo Liu, Dandan Zheng, Tao Liu, Jie Dong, Lilian Sun, Yafang Zhu, Jian Yang, Xiaobing Zhang, Qi Jin
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, especially in developing countries. Neonatal BCG vaccination occurs in various regions, but the level of protection varies in different populations. Recently, Mycobacterium vaccae is found to be an immunomodulating therapeutic agent that could confer a significant level of protection against TB. It is the only vaccine in a phase III trial from WHO to assess its efficacy and safety in preventing TB disease in people with latent TB infection. However, the mechanism of immunotherapy of M...
July 21, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694418/-a-case-of-long-survival-in-aggressively-growing-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-successfully-treated-by-combined-chemotherapy-of-methotrexate-etoposide-and-cisplatin
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Ryosuke Jikuya, Kouta Washimi, Masato Yasui, Akihito Hashizume, Tomoyuki Tatenuma, Nobuhiko Mizuno, Kentaro Muraoka, Susumu Umemoto, Masaki Kawai, Takeshi Kishida
A 74-year-old man underwent transurethral resection for a bladder tumor (TURBT). The pathological diagnosis was urothelial carcinoma, grade 3 pT2 at least. He desired preservation of the bladder. Thus, MEC (methotrexate 100-150 mg/body (day 1), etoposide 100 mg/m2 (day 2-4), cisplatin 20 mg/m2 (day 2-6)) chemotherapy was administered for 2 courses. The next year, he had a relapse in the bladder, and the pathological diagnosiswasurothelial carcinoma, grade 2 pTa and pTis. He underwent Calmette-Guerin Bacillus (BCG) immunotherapy for 6 courses that resulted in a complete response without recurrence for 6 years...
June 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680882/immunotherapy-for-patients-with-advanced-urothelial-cancer-current-evidence-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Clizia Zichi, Marcello Tucci, Gianmarco Leone, Consuelo Buttigliero, Francesca Vignani, Daniele Pignataro, Giorgio V Scagliotti, Massimo Di Maio
In recent years, immunotherapy has produced encouraging results in a rapidly increasing number of solid tumors. The responsiveness of bladder cancer to immunotherapy was first established in nonmuscle invasive disease in 1976 with intravesical instillations of bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). Very recently immune checkpoint inhibitors demonstrated good activity and significant efficacy in metastatic disease. In particular the best results were obtained with programmed death-ligand-1 (PD-L1) and programmed death-1 (PD-1) inhibitors, but many other immune checkpoint inhibitors, including anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein-4 (CTLA-4) antibodies, are currently under investigation in several trials...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650339/ilc2-modulated-t-cell-to-mdsc-balance-is-associated-with-bladder-cancer-recurrence
#4
Mathieu F Chevalier, Sara Trabanelli, Julien Racle, Bérengère Salomé, Valérie Cesson, Dalila Gharbi, Perrine Bohner, Sonia Domingos-Pereira, Florence Dartiguenave, Anne-Sophie Fritschi, Daniel E Speiser, Cyrill A Rentsch, David Gfeller, Patrice Jichlinski, Denise Nardelli-Haefliger, Camilla Jandus, Laurent Derré
Non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) is a highly recurrent tumor despite intravesical immunotherapy instillation with the bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine. In a prospective longitudinal study, we took advantage of BCG instillations, which increase local immune infiltration, to characterize immune cell populations in the urine of patients with NMIBC as a surrogate for the bladder tumor microenvironment. We observed an infiltration of neutrophils, T cells, monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (M-MDSCs), and group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646932/bcg-a-throwback-from-the-stone-age-of-vaccines-opened-the-path-for-bladder-cancer-immunotherapy
#5
Alvaro Morales
INTRODUCTION: It is 40 years since the initial documentation of the efficacy of bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) in the management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) and probably an opportune a time as any to retrace the origins of this development and to reflect on the progress that has occurred on the use of immune modifiers in the treatment of NMIBC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A PubMed search for publications on the history of BCG was conducted, and those related to the development of the vaccine for protection against tuberculosis as well as those published in the last 40 years related to its use for treatment for NMIBC were selected for review...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620382/phase-ii-study-of-adjuvant-immunotherapy-with-the-csf-470-vaccine-plus-bacillus-calmette-guerin-plus-recombinant-human-granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-vs-medium-dose-interferon-alpha-2b-in-stages-iib-iic-and-iii-cutaneous-melanoma-patients
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José Mordoh, María Betina Pampena, Mariana Aris, Paula Alejandra Blanco, Mónica Lombardo, Erika María von Euw, Soledad Mac Keon, Michelle Yépez Crow, Alicia Inés Bravo, Juan Manuel O'Connor, Ana Gabriela Orlando, Franco Ramello, Estrella Mariel Levy, María Marcela Barrio
The irradiated, allogeneic, cellular CSF-470 vaccine plus Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) and recombinant human granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (rhGM-CSF) is being tested against medium-dose IFN-α2b in stages IIB-III cutaneous melanoma (CM) patients (pts) after surgery in an open, randomized, Phase II/III study. We present the results of the Phase II part of the ongoing CASVAC-0401 study (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01729663). Thirty-one pts were randomized to the CSF-470 vaccine (n = 20) or to the IFN-α2b arm (n = 11)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609792/-systematic-review-on-conservative-treatment-options-in-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-patients-refractory-to-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-instillation-therapy
#7
Thomas Martini, Felix Wezel, Niklas Löbig, Michael J Mitterberger, Daniela Colleselli
Background Adjuvant Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) intravesical instillation is the recommended standard treatment in patients with high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). However, a significant proportion of patients fail treatment, and radical cystectomy (RC) is the subsequent gold standard. On the other hand, there is an unmet need for conservative alternatives for patients who are unfit or unwilling to undergo surgery. This study aimed to identify conservative treatment options in NMIBC patients after BCG failure...
June 13, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601885/safety-and-efficacy-of-intravesical-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-immunotherapy-in-patients-with-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-presenting-with-asymptomatic-bacteriuria-a-systematic-review
#8
Sławomir Poletajew, Piotr Zapała, Piotr Radziszewski
Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunotherapy in bladder cancer patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) remains a matter of debate. The aim of this systematic review was to present available evidence on the safety and efficacy of BCG immunotherapy in patients with ABU. A literature search within the Medline and the Embase databases was conducted with the following search terms: adverse events, bacteriuria, BCG, bladder cancer, cystitis, infection, pyuria, side effects and urinary tract infection (UTI)...
June 10, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588015/intravesical-bcg-induces-cd4-t-cell-expansion-in-an-immune-competent-model-of-bladder-cancer
#9
Max Kates, Thomas Nirschl, Nikolai A Sopko, Hotaka Matsui, Christina M Kochel, Leonardo O Reis, George J Netto, Mohammad Hoque, Noah M Hahn, David J McConkey, Alex S Baras, Charles G Drake, Trinity J Bivalacqua
Intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunotherapy is the standard of care in treating non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer, yet its mechanism of action remains elusive. Both innate and adaptive immune responses have been implicated in BCG activity. Although prior research has indirectly demonstrated the importance of T cells and shown a rise in CD4(+) T cells in bladder tissue after BCG, T-cell subpopulations have not been fully characterized. We investigated the relationship between effector and regulatory T cells in an immune competent, clinically relevant rodent model of bladder cancer...
July 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583311/next-generation-sequencing-of-nonmuscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-reveals-potential-biomarkers-and-rational-therapeutic-targets
#10
Eugene J Pietzak, Aditya Bagrodia, Eugene K Cha, Esther N Drill, Gopa Iyer, Sumit Isharwal, Irina Ostrovnaya, Priscilla Baez, Qiang Li, Michael F Berger, Ahmet Zehir, Nikolaus Schultz, Jonathan E Rosenberg, Dean F Bajorin, Guido Dalbagni, Hikmat Al-Ahmadie, David B Solit, Bernard H Bochner
BACKGROUND: Molecular characterization of nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) may provide a biologic rationale for treatment response and novel therapeutic strategies. OBJECTIVE: To identify genetic alterations with potential clinical implications in NMIBC. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Pretreatment index tumors and matched germline DNA from 105 patients with NMIBC on a prospective Institutional Review Board-approved protocol underwent targeted exon sequencing analysis in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments-certified clinical laboratory...
June 2, 2017: European Urology
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...
July 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488840/bladder-cancer-and-th1-chemokines
#13
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-optimal-maintenance-schedules-for-adjuvant-intravesical-bacillus-calmette-guerin-immunotherapy-in-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#14
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 April 2016 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...
June 6, 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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
REVIEW
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
#20
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
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