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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721019/inhibitors-of-the-pd-1-pd-l1-axis-for-the-treatment-of-head-and-neck-cancer-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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Xiongwen Ran, Kai Yang
Head and neck cancer (HNC) is a common malignant tumor, but traditional therapeutic methods have unsatisfactory curative effects and many complications occur. Hence, there is an urgent need to develop therapeutic methods that can elicit curative effects as well as low toxic and few side effects. With the development of cancer molecular biology and immunology, targeted therapy for immune checkpoints of programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) has shown enormous development prospects for HNC treatment...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
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/28720430/oncogenic-pathways-that-affect-antitumor-immune-response-and-immune-checkpoint-blockade-therapy
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Xianda Zhao, Subbaya Subramanian
Mechanistic insights of cancer immunology have led to the development of immune checkpoint blockade therapy (ICBT), which has elicited a remarkable clinical response in some cancer patients. Increasing evidence suggests that activation of oncogenic pathways, such as RAS/RAF/MAPK and PI3K signaling, impairs the antitumor immune response. Such oncogenic signaling, in turn, activates many inhibitory factors, including expression of immune checkpoint genes-allowing active infiltration of immunosuppressive cells into the tumor environment and inducing resistance against T-cell killing...
July 15, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719552/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-organ-transplant-patients
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Adam S Kittai, Hayden Oldham, Jeremy Cetnar, Matthew Taylor
Modulation of T-cell activity through blockade of coinhibitory molecules has revolutionized the treatment of various malignancies. Several immune checkpoint inhibitors are currently Food and Drug Administration approved which target various coinhibitory pathways including cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4), programmed death 1 receptor (PD-1), and programmed cell death ligand-1. Clinical trials that lead to the Food and Drug Administration approval of these agents often excluded patients with an organ transplant...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719380/comparison-of-different-antibody-clones-for-immunohistochemistry-detection-of-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-on-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
#5
Edwin R Parra, Pamela Villalobos, Barbara Mino, Jaime Rodriguez-Canales
Programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a major immune checkpoint protein that mediates antitumor immune suppression and response. Preliminary data suggest that its detection using immunohistochemistry (IHC) in formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissues may predict clinical response to PD-1/PD-L1 therapy. In diagnostic pathology, it is essential to count with a validated IHC that can reliably detect PD-L1-positive cases. The present study was conducted to compare and validate different PD-L1 commercial clones and identify which ones can be reliably used by surgical pathologist to detect PD-L1 expression in human cancer tissues...
July 17, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719055/endocrine-toxicity-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-essential-crosstalk-between-endocrinologists-and-oncologists
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Frédéric Illouz, Claire Briet, Lucie Cloix, Yannick Le Corre, Nathalie Baize, Thierry Urban, Ludovic Martin, Patrice Rodien
Two types of immune checkpoint inhibitors, both antibodies that target cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 and those that target programmed cell death-protein 1, have been approved for use in melanoma, non-small-cell lung cancer, and renal cell carcinoma as first-line or second-line therapy. Their adverse events are primarily regarded as immune-related adverse events. We felt it was important to pinpoint and discuss certain preconceptions or misconceptions regarding thyroid dysfunction, hypophysitis, and diabetes induced by immune checkpoint inhibitors...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718428/ifn-signaling-and-icb-resistance-time-is-on-tumor-s-side
#7
Alejandro López-Soto, Segundo Gonzalez, Alicia R Folgueras
Activation of antitumor immunity upon immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) is one of the most promising strategies in cancer therapy. However, ICB resistance is frequently observed in cancer preclinical models and patients. A recent report in Cell reveals that sustained interferon (IFN) signaling confers tumor resistance to ICB by inducing the expression of an immunosuppressive multigenic program.
March 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718418/novel-insights-into-membrane-targeting-of-b-cell-lymphoma
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Charlotte M de Winde, Suraya Elfrink, Annemiek B van Spriel
Standard therapy of patients with B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) predominantly consists of chemotherapy combined with anti-CD20 (e.g., rituximab) immunotherapy. However, relapse of aggressive B-NHL occurs frequently, and this may coincide with therapy resistance. This demonstrates the urgent need for exploring new lymphoma-targeted therapies. We review here recent insights in the pathophysiology of B-NHL and discuss CD20 and three alternative membrane targets (B cell receptor, immune checkpoints PD-1/PD-L1, tetraspanin CD37) that are currently in the spotlight for B-NHL treatment...
June 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716652/toxicity-profiles-of-immunotherapy
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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 14, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716463/combination-strategies-on-the-basis-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-where-do-we-stand
#10
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Meng Qiao, Tao Jiang, Shengxiang Ren, Caicun Zhou
The era of immune checkpoint inhibitors, especially programmed death-1 (PD-1)/programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) antibodies in the treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is coming. Because of the lack of the definite biomarkers to select the optimal responders, only approximately 20% of patients with advanced NSCLC would respond to single checkpoint inhibitors-based immunotherapy. Moreover, primary or acquired resistance to conventional therapies is inevitable in most cases. Thus, combinations are pushed to move forward to be an alternative strategy and surely, it would be a future direction...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715649/excellent-response-to-anti-pd-1-therapy-in-a-patient-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Hirva Mamdani, Howard Wu, Bert H O'Neil, Amikar Sehdev
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an aggressive cancer associated with high mortality worldwide. HCC develops in the setting of underlying cirrhosis due to chronic liver disease. Surgery is usually considered the treatment of choice for early disease; however, most patients have locally advanced or metastatic HCC at diagnosis in which case treatments are limited. Immune checkpoint blockade of programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) pathway offers a potential treatment strategy based on the encouraging results of the phase I/II trial of nivolumab (Checkmate 040 trial)...
May 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714919/overcoming-oncogenic-mediated-tumor-immunity-in-prostate-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Geoffrey Bryant, Lin Wang, David J Mulholland
Immunotherapy is being tested intensively in clinical trials for prostate cancer; it includes immune checkpoint inhibition, prostate specific antigen (PSA) vaccines and dendritic cell-based strategies. Despite increasing evidence for clinical responses, the consensus of multiple trials is that prostate cancers are poorly responsive to immunotherapy. Prostate cancer has a high degree of pathological and genetic heterogeneity compared to other cancer types, which may account for immunotherapeutic resistance. This hypothesis also implies that select types of prostate tumors may be differentially responsive to immune-based strategies and that the clinical stage, pathological grade and underlying genetic landscape may be important criteria in identifying tumors that respond to immune therapies...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713676/immunotherapy-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-current-status-and-future-directions
#13
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/28709135/inhibition-of-lymphangiogenesis-impairs-antitumour-effects-of-photodynamic-therapy-and-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-mice
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Angelika Muchowicz, Malgorzata Wachowska, Joanna Stachura, Katarzyna Tonecka, Magdalena Gabrysiak, Dominika Wołosz, Zofia Pilch, Witold W Kilarski, Louis Boon, Tomasz J Klaus, Jakub Golab
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been shown to destroy tumour-associated lymphatic vessels. Therefore, we sought to investigate the functional outcomes of PDT-mediated damage to the lymphatic vessels. We observed that PDT with verteporfin, completely but transiently, blocks the functional lymphatic drainage in the orthotopic mammary tumour models. Sustained inhibition of lymphatic vessels regeneration induced by lenalidomide or the soluble form of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 3 (sVEGFR3) that neutralises lymphangiogenic vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C), significantly impaired antitumour efficacy of PDT...
July 11, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707537/a-perspective-on-the-impact-of-radiation-therapy-on-the-immune-rheostat
#15
William H McBride, Ekambaram Ganapathy, Mi-Heon Lee, Jean P Nesseler, Christine Nguyen, Dörthe Schaue
The advent and success of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in cancer treatment has broadened the spectrum of tumours that might be considered "immunogenic" and susceptible to immunotherapeutic (IT) intervention. Not all cancer types are sensitive, and not all patients with any given type respond. Combination treatment of ICIs with an established cytotoxic modality such as radiation therapy (RT) is a logical step towards improvement. For one, RT alone has been shown to be genuinely immunomodulatory and secondly pre-clinical data generally support combined ICI-RT approaches...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707500/noninvasive-imaging-of-immune-checkpoint-ligand-pd-l1-in-tumors-and-metastases-for-guiding-immunotherapy
#16
Samit Chatterjee, Wojciech G Lesniak, Sridhar Nimmagadda
Immunotherapy holds great promise in cancer treatment. The challenges in advancing immunotherapies lie in patient stratification and monitoring therapy. Noninvasive detection of immune checkpoint ligand PD-L1 can serve as an important biomarker for guidance and monitoring of immunotherapy. Here in, we provide an overview of our efforts to develop clinically translatable PD-L1-specific imaging agents for quantitative and real-time assessment of PD-L1 expression in tumor microenvironment.
January 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707479/axitinib-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-beyond-the-second-line-setting
#17
Yoshiko Umeyama, Yoshiyuki Shibasaki, Hideyuki Akaza
Treatment options for advanced and metastatic renal cell carcinoma have advanced considerably in the past decade with the approval of several targeted agents, including axitinib. Axitinib is a potent and selective inhibitor of VEGFRs 1-3, and is well established as second-line treatment. This article summarizes factors to be considered when administering axitinib, such as individualized dose titration and axitinib-associated adverse events, in order to retain patients longer on treatment, which would likely lead to improved efficacy outcomes...
July 14, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707274/cancer-immunotherapies-are-they-as-effective-in-the-elderly
#18
Kate Poropatich, Joel Fontanarosa, Sandeep Samant, Jeffrey A Sosman, Bin Zhang
Almost two-thirds of all new cancer diagnoses are made in persons over the age of 65 years, yet it is unclear if age affects patient responsiveness to immunotherapy, which is increasingly becoming first-line therapy in advanced stages of different tumor types. Preclinical animal studies may be difficult to translate into humans since they frequently use young mice (2-3 months of age) equivalent to adolescent human subjects. Nevertheless, ex vivo studies from humans are concordant with mice tissue findings-older patients have an increased density of circulating regulatory immune cells and a decreased ratio of naïve-to-memory T cells...
July 13, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705024/medi-4736-durvalumab-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#19
Arnaud Jeanson, Fabrice Barlesi
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) are now a therapeutic option for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. ICI, such as the PD-1 inhibitors nivolumab and pembrolizumab and the PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab, have already been marketed for the treatment of pretreated patients with advanced NSCLC. Other notable PD-L1 inhibitors under development include avelumab and durvalumab. Areas covered: This article reviews literature on durvalumab development, from the preclinical data to the results of phase III clinical trials, whether published or presented at international scientific conferences...
July 13, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705007/pancreas-adenocarcinoma-novel-therapeutics
#20
Benjamin A Krantz, Kenneth H Yu, Eileen M O'Reilly
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the third highest cause of cancer-related deaths in the US, and is projected to be second only to non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by the 2020s. Current therapies have a modest impact on survival and median overall survival (mOS) across all stages of disease remains under a year. Over the last decade, however, great strides have been made in the understanding of PDAC pathobiology including the role of the tumor microenvironment (TME), DNA damage repair and mechanism of immunosuppression...
June 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
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