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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814886/a-practical-guide-to-the-handling-and-administration-of-talimogene-laherparepvec-in-europe
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Kevin J Harrington, Olivier Michielin, Josep Malvehy, Isabella Pezzani Grüter, Lorna Grove, Anna Lisa Frauchiger, Reinhard Dummer
Talimogene laherparepvec is a herpes simplex virus-1-based intralesional oncolytic immunotherapy and is the first oncolytic virus to be approved in Europe. It is indicated for the treatment of adults with unresectable melanoma that is regionally or distantly metastatic (stage IIIB, IIIC, and IVM1a) with no bone, brain, lung, or other visceral disease. Talimogene laherparepvec is a genetically modified viral therapy, and its handling needs special attention due to its deep freeze, cold-chain requirements, its potential for viral shedding, and its administration by direct intralesional injection...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810141/a-viro-immunotherapy-triple-play-for-the-treatment-of-glioblastoma
#2
John C Bell, Carolina S Ilkow
In this issue of Cancer Cell, Saha et al. systematically test and optimize combination therapy strategies in a challenging model of glioblastoma. Durable complete responses were seen only when an oncolytic virus expressing IL12 was coupled with anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD-1 therapeutics.
August 14, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803259/opportunities-and-challenges-in-the-immunological-therapy-of-pediatric-malignancy-a-concise-snapshot
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Francesco Ceppi, Maja Beck-Popovic, Jean-Pierre Bourquin, Raffaele Renella
Over the last 50 years, collaborative clinical trials have reduced the number of children dying from pediatric cancer significantly. Unfortunately, certain tumor types have remained resistant to conventional surgical, radiotherapy and chemotherapy combinations, and relapsing and/or refractory disease remains associated with dismal outcomes. Recently, renewed attention has been given to the role for immunotherapies in pediatric oncology. In fact, these combine several attractive features, including (but possibly not limited to) the specificity for cancer cells, potentially in vivo persistence and longevity, and potency against refractory disease...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751892/sharpening-the-edge-for-precision-cancer-immunotherapy-targeting-tumor-antigens-through-oncolytic-vaccines
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REVIEW
Namit Holay, Youra Kim, Patrick Lee, Shashi Gujar
Cancer immunotherapy represents a promising, modern-age option for treatment of cancers. Among the many immunotherapies being developed, oncolytic viruses (OVs) are slowly moving to the forefront of potential clinical therapeutic agents, especially considering the fact that the first oncolytic virus was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of melanoma. OVs were originally discovered for their ability to kill cancer cells, but they have emerged as unconventional cancer immunotherapeutics due to their ability to activate a long-term antitumor immune response...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749907/immunotherapy-in-urothelial-cancer-part-1-t-cell-checkpoint-inhibition-in-advanced-or-metastatic-disease
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Steven S Yu, Tanya B Dorff, Leslie K Ballas, Sarmad Sadeghi, Eila C Skinner, David I Quinn
Cancer of the urothelium is the sixth most common cancer in the United States and is seen predominantly in men. Most cases of this disease present as non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), with cancer recurrence or progression to muscle-invasive cancer in more than 50% of patients after initial therapy. NMIBC is an immune-responsive disease, as indicated by the use of intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin as treatment for more than 3 decades. More recently, immunotherapy has seen much progress in a variety of cancers, including advanced and metastatic bladder cancer, in which historical 5-year survival rates are approximately 15%...
June 2017: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738050/intralesional-therapy-consensus-statements-for-best-practices-in-administration-from-the-melanoma-nursing-initiative%C3%A2
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Virginia Seery
BACKGROUND: Talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) is the first intralesional therapy for melanoma approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This oncolytic viral immunotherapy has improved outcomes for patients with locoregional recurrent melanoma and is showing promise in combination with systemic therapies. 
. OBJECTIVES: This article aims to provide oncology nurses with expert guidance on best practices in incorporating intralesional therapy for patients diagnosed with melanoma in practice...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736743/oncolytic-adenovirus-loaded-menstrual-blood-stem-cells-overcome-the-blockade-of-viral-activity-exerted-by-ovarian-cancer-ascites
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Ana Laura Alfano, Alejandro Nicola Candia, Nicasio Cuneo, Leandro N Guttlein, Alejandro Soderini, Cecilia Rotondaro, Leonardo Sganga, Osvaldo L Podhajcer, M Veronica Lopez
Patients with ovarian cancer present peritoneal ascites at recurrence as a marker of disseminated disease and dismal prognosis. Oncolytic immunotherapy is an emerging approach for the treatment of disseminated cancer. In the present work, we constructed a novel oncolytic adenovirus, AR2011, to target malignant ovarian tumors. AR2011 exhibited a clear lytic effect in vitro in human ovarian cancer cell lines and malignant cells obtained from ascitic fluids (AFs) of patients with ovarian cancer. AR2011 activity was neutralized by antibodies present in 31 samples of patient-derived AFs...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720686/oncolytic-virus-induced-cell-death-and-immunity-a-match-made-in-heaven
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REVIEW
Jolien De Munck, Alex Binks, Iain A McNeish, Joeri L Aerts
Our understanding of the mechanisms responsible for cancer development has increased enormously over the last decades. However, for many cancers, this has not been translated into a significant improvement in overall survival, and overall mortality remains high. Treatment for many malignancies remains based on surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Significant progress has been made toward the development of more specific, more potent, and less invasive treatment modalities, but such targeted therapies remain the exception for most cancers...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716945/evaluating-optimal-therapy-robustness-by-virtual-expansion-of-a-sample-population-with-a-case-study-in-cancer-immunotherapy
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Syndi Barish, Michael F Ochs, Eduardo D Sontag, Jana L Gevertz
Cancer is a highly heterogeneous disease, exhibiting spatial and temporal variations that pose challenges for designing robust therapies. Here, we propose the VEPART (Virtual Expansion of Populations for Analyzing Robustness of Therapies) technique as a platform that integrates experimental data, mathematical modeling, and statistical analyses for identifying robust optimal treatment protocols. VEPART begins with time course experimental data for a sample population, and a mathematical model fit to aggregate data from that sample population...
August 1, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716652/toxicity-profiles-of-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Sophie Cousin, Antoine Italiano
Immunotherapies are changing the landscape of advanced solid tumor treatment. These therapies have different mechanisms of action and include oncolytic viruses, checkpoint inhibitors, such as CTLA-4 or PD1/PD-L1 monoclonal antibodies, and CSF-1R antibodies. Given the growing therapeutic impact of these agents in oncology, it is important to better understand their properties. Immunotherapies generate new toxicity profiles that are called immune-related adverse events and require specific management. This review focuses on the mechanisms of action of such side effects, as well as their description and their general management...
July 15, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713676/immunotherapy-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-current-status-and-future-directions
#11
REVIEW
Jordan Dozier, Hua Zheng, Prasad S Adusumilli
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) has been marked historically by poor prognosis. Current standard of care for this deadly disease results in sub-optimal improvements in overall survival (OS), which has prompted researchers to explore innovative treatment alternatives. Immunotherapy is an emerging therapeutic modality that harnesses the power of the human immune system. In this review, we summarize the different methods of immunotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Using ClinicalTrials.gov we searched the terms "immunotherapy" and "immune therapy" combined with "pleural mesothelioma"...
June 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712033/oncolytic-immunotherapy-unlocking-the-potential-of-viruses-to-help-target-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Omid Hamid, Brianna Hoffner, Eduard Gasal, Jenny Hong, Richard D Carvajal
Oncolytic immunotherapy is a research area of cancer immunotherapy investigating the use of modified viruses to target cancer cells. A variety of different viral backbones (e.g., adenovirus, reovirus) with a diverse range of genetic modifications are currently being investigated for the treatment of a variety of cancers. The oncolytic virus that has advanced the furthest in clinical development is talimogene laherparepvec, a recombinant HSV-1 virus expressing granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)...
July 15, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706012/local-delivery-of-oncovex-mgm-csf-generates-systemic-anti-tumor-immune-responses-enhanced-by-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-associated-protein-blockade
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Achim K Moesta, Keegan Cooke, Julia Piasecki, Petia Mitchell, James B Rottman, Karen Fitzgerald, Jinghui Zhan, Becky Yang, Tiep Le, Brian Belmontes, Oluwatayo F Ikotun, Kim Merriam, Charles Glaus, Kenneth Ganley, David H Cordover, Andrea M Boden, Rafael Ponce, Courtney Beers, Pedro J Beltran
Talimogene laherparepvec, a new oncolytic immunotherapy, has been recently approved for the treatment of melanoma. Using a murine version of the virus we characterized local and systemic anti-tumor immune responses driving efficacy in murine syngeneic models.<br /><br />Experimental Design: The activity of talimogene laherparepvec was characterized against melanoma cell lines using an in vitro viability assay. Efficacy of OncoVEX(mGM-CSF) (talimogene laherparepvec with the mouse granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor transgene) alone or in combination with checkpoint blockade was characterized in A20 and CT-26 contralateral murine tumor models...
July 13, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702840/oncolytic-viruses-adenoviruses
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REVIEW
Julia Niemann, Florian Kühnel
Tumor-selectively replicating (oncolytic) viruses are promising tools for therapy of solid cancers and have been initially developed to achieve potent tumor lysis with acceptable side effects on healthy tissue. However, in recent years, oncolytic viruses have been recognized as therapeutic vehicles exhibiting multipronged anti-tumoral activity. Apart from direct cytolysis, stimulation of both innate and adaptive tumor-directed immune responses have been recognized as important mechanisms of oncolytic virotherapy, which were probably decisive in achieving the long-term tumor remissions that oncolytic viruses have shown in clinical trials in advanced melanoma...
July 12, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698504/impact-of-autophagy-in-oncolytic-adenoviral-therapy-for-cancer
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REVIEW
Hiroshi Tazawa, Shinji Kuroda, Joe Hasei, Shunsuke Kagawa, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
Oncolytic virotherapy has recently emerged as a promising strategy for inducing tumor-specific cell death. Adenoviruses are widely and frequently used in oncolytic virotherapy. The mechanism of oncolytic adenovirus-mediated tumor suppression involves virus-induced activation of the autophagic machinery in tumor cells. Autophagy is a cytoprotective process that produces energy via lysosomal degradation of intracellular components as a physiologic response to various stresses, including hypoxia, nutrient deprivation, and disruption of growth signaling...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678032/therapeutic-oncolytic-viruses-clinical-advances-and-future-directions
#16
Susanne G Warner, Michael P O'Leary, Yuman Fong
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review will highlight recent advances in the clinical application of oncolytic viral therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Until recently, oncolytic viral researchers saw the immune system as an enemy that would clear the virus from the bloodstream. However, researchers now understand that sustained responses are seen in those patients with more robust antitumor immune responses. Much of the current focus in oncolytic viral research is trained on manipulation of the immune system to affect cancer cell killing in the tumor microenvironment and to facilitate durable systemic antitumor immunity...
July 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651743/the-combination-of-nk-and-cd8-t-cells-with-ccl20-il15-armed-oncolytic-adenoviruses-enhances-the-growth-suppression-of-tert-positive-tumor-cells
#17
Jun-Feng Ye, Wen-Xi Qi, Ming-Yuan Liu, Yang Li
Adoptive immunotherapy and targeted gene therapy have been extensively used to eliminate tumor cells. The combination treatment is capable of efficiently generating an effective antitumor immune response and disrupting tumor-induced tolerance. Moreover, effective antitumor immune responses are dependent on coordinate interaction among various effector cells. This study focused on whether the combination of cytotoxic effector cell-based adoptive immunotherapy and CCL20/IL15-armed oncolytic adenoviruses could induce enhanced antitumor activity...
June 7, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642816/safe-and-effective-administration-of-t-vec-in-a-patient-with-heart-transplantation-and-recurrent-locally-advanced-melanoma
#18
Gustavo Schvartsman, Kristen Perez, Jill E Flynn, Jeffrey N Myers, Hussein Tawbi
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy plays a key role in the treatment of metastatic melanoma. Patients with autoimmune conditions and/or on immunosuppressive therapy due to orthotropic transplants, however, are systematically excluded from clinical trials. Talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) is the first oncolytic virus to be approved by the FDA for cancer therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first report of T-VEC being administered in the setting of an organ transplant recipient. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we present the case of a patient with recurrent locally advanced cutaneous melanoma receiving salvage T-VEC therapy in the setting of orthotropic heart transplantation...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636555/overcoming-resistance-to-targeted-therapy-with-immunotherapy-and-combination-therapy-for-metastatic-melanoma
#19
REVIEW
Hilary R Keller, Xin Zhang, Li Li, Helmut Schaider, James W Wells
Resistance to targeted therapy is an ongoing problem for the successful treatment of Stage IV metastatic melanoma. For many patients, the use of targeted therapies, such as BRAF kinase inhibitors, were initially promising yet resistance inevitably occurred. Even after combining BRAF kinase inhibitors with MEK pathway inhibitors to offset re-activation of the MAP kinase pathway, resistance is still documented. Similarly, outcomes with immune checkpoint inhibitors as monotherapy were optimistic for some patients without relapse or progression, yet the majority of patients undergoing monotherapy have progressive disease...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594388/gene-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer-specificity-issues-and-hopes
#20
REVIEW
Marie Rouanet, Marine Lebrin, Fabian Gross, Barbara Bournet, Pierre Cordelier, Louis Buscail
A recent death projection has placed pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma as the second cause of death by cancer in 2030. The prognosis for pancreatic cancer is very poor and there is a great need for new treatments that can change this poor outcome. Developments of therapeutic innovations in combination with conventional chemotherapy are needed urgently. Among innovative treatments the gene therapy offers a promising avenue. The present review gives an overview of the general strategy of gene therapy as well as the limitations and stakes of the different experimental in vivo models, expression vectors (synthetic and viral), molecular tools (interference RNA, genome editing) and therapeutic genes (tumor suppressor genes, antiangiogenic and pro-apoptotic genes, suicide genes)...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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