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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912897/genomic-analysis-of-tumor-microenvironment-immune-types-across-14-solid-cancer-types-immunotherapeutic-implications
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Yu-Pei Chen, Yu Zhang, Jia-Wei Lv, Ying-Qin Li, Ya-Qin Wang, Qing-Mei He, Xiao-Jing Yang, Ying Sun, Yan-Ping Mao, Jing-Ping Yun, Na Liu, Jun Ma
We performed a comprehensive immuno-genomic analysis of tumor microenvironment immune types (TMITs), which is classified into four groups based on PD-L1+CD8A or PD-L1+cytolytic activity (CYT) expression, across a broad spectrum of solid tumors in order to help identify patients who will benefit from anti- PD-1/PD-L1 therapy. The mRNA sequencing data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) of 14 solid cancer types representing 6,685 tumor samples was analyzed. TMIT was classified only for those tumor types that both PD-L1 and CD8A/CYT could prefict mutation and/or neoantigen number...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854978/the-neoepitope-landscape-in-pediatric-cancers
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Ti-Cheng Chang, Robert A Carter, Yongjin Li, Yuxin Li, Hong Wang, Michael N Edmonson, Xiang Chen, Paula Arnold, Terrence L Geiger, Gang Wu, Junmin Peng, Michael Dyer, James R Downing, Douglas R Green, Paul G Thomas, Jinghui Zhang
BACKGROUND: Neoepitopes derived from tumor-specific somatic mutations are promising targets for immunotherapy in childhood cancers. However, the potential for such therapies in targeting these epitopes remains uncertain due to a lack of knowledge of the neoepitope landscape in childhood cancer. Studies to date have focused primarily on missense mutations without exploring gene fusions, which are a major class of oncogenic drivers in pediatric cancer. METHODS: We developed an analytical workflow for identification of putative neoepitopes based on somatic missense mutations and gene fusions using whole-genome sequencing data...
August 31, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854952/clinical-implications-of-neoepitope-landscapes-for-adult-and-pediatric-cancers
#3
Yang-Yang Feng, Obi L Griffith, Malachi Griffith
Many immunotherapies rely on the presence of neoepitopes derived from somatic mutations that lead to altered peptide sequences. Several studies have now analyzed the neoepitope landscape of different cancer subtypes, predominantly for adult samples, which tend to feature significantly higher mutational burden. However, a new report publishing the first comprehensive analysis of the pediatric neoepitope landscape suggests that immunotherapies could also hold promise for pediatric cancers.See related research article 10...
August 31, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841418/heterogeneous-tumor-immune-microenvironments-among-differentially-growing-metastases-in-an-ovarian-cancer-patient
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Alejandro Jiménez-Sánchez, Danish Memon, Stephane Pourpe, Harini Veeraraghavan, Yanyun Li, Hebert Alberto Vargas, Michael B Gill, Kay J Park, Oliver Zivanovic, Jason Konner, Jacob Ricca, Dmitriy Zamarin, Tyler Walther, Carol Aghajanian, Jedd D Wolchok, Evis Sala, Taha Merghoub, Alexandra Snyder, Martin L Miller
We present an exceptional case of a patient with high-grade serous ovarian cancer, treated with multiple chemotherapy regimens, who exhibited regression of some metastatic lesions with concomitant progression of other lesions during a treatment-free period. Using immunogenomic approaches, we found that progressing metastases were characterized by immune cell exclusion, whereas regressing and stable metastases were infiltrated by CD8(+) and CD4(+) T cells and exhibited oligoclonal expansion of specific T cell subsets...
August 24, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572258/immunotherapy-for-breast-cancer-what-are-we-missing
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EDITORIAL
Robert H Vonderheide, Susan M Domchek, Amy S Clark
The recent demonstration of modest single-agent activity of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) antibodies in patients with breast cancer has generated hope that breast cancer can be made amenable to immunotherapy. Depending on the subtype of breast cancer, it is now clear in both primary and metastatic disease that the extent of tumor-infiltrating T cells is not only prognostic for survival but predictive of response to nonimmune, standard therapies. Despite these findings, immune cytolytic activity in spontaneous breast tumors, the burden of nonsynonymous tumor mutations, and the predicted load of neoepitopes-factors linked to response to checkpoint blockade in other malignancies-are all relatively modest in breast cancer compared with melanoma or lung cancer...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536262/in-silico-and-cell-based-analyses-reveal-strong-divergence-between-prediction-and-observation-of-t-cell-recognized-tumor-antigen-t-cell-epitopes
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Julien Schmidt, Philippe Guillaume, Danijel Dojcinovic, Julia Karbach, George Coukos, Immanuel Luescher
Tumor exomes provide comprehensive information on mutated, overexpressed genes and aberrant splicing, which can be exploited for personalized cancer immunotherapy. Of particular interest are mutated tumor antigen T-cell epitopes, because neoepitope-specific T cells often are tumoricidal. However, identifying tumor-specific T-cell epitopes is a major challenge. A widely used strategy relies on initial prediction of human leukocyte antigen-binding peptides by in silico algorithms, but the predictive power of this approach is unclear...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533942/hla-a24-ligandome-analysis-of-colon-and-lung-cancer-cells-identifies-a-novel-cancer-testis-antigen-and-a-neoantigen-that-elicits-specific-and-strong-ctl-responses
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Vitaly Kochin, Takayuki Kanaseki, Serina Tokita, Sho Miyamoto, Yosuke Shionoya, Yasuhiro Kikuchi, Daichi Morooka, Yoshihiko Hirohashi, Tomohide Tsukahara, Kazue Watanabe, Shingo Toji, Yasuo Kokai, Noriyuki Sato, Toshihiko Torigoe
This study focused on HLA-A24 and comprehensively analyzed the ligandome of colon and lung cancer cells without the use of MHC-binding in silico prediction algorithms. Affinity purification using the antibody specific to HLA-A24 followed by LC-MS/MS sequencing was used to detect peptides, which harbored the known characteristics of HLA-A24 peptides in terms of length and anchor motifs. Ligandome analysis demonstrated the natural presentation of two different types of novel tumor-associated antigens. The ligandome contained a peptide derived from SUV39H2, a gene found to be expressed in a variety of cancers but not in normal tissues (except for the testis)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303769/neoepitopes-as-cancer-immunotherapy-targets-key-challenges-and-opportunities
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REVIEW
Cory A Brennick, Mariam M George, William L Corwin, Pramod K Srivastava, Hakimeh Ebrahimi-Nik
Over the last half century, it has become well established that cancers can elicit a host immune response that can target them with high specificity. Only within the last decade, with the advances in high-throughput gene sequencing and bioinformatics approaches, are we now on the forefront of harnessing the host's immune system to treat cancer. Recently, some strides have been taken toward understanding effective tumor-specific MHC I restricted epitopes or neoepitopes. However, many fundamental questions still remain to be addressed before this therapy can live up to its full clinical potential...
March 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257957/the-cancer-immunity-cycle-as-rational-design-for-synthetic-cancer-drugs-novel-dc-vaccines-and-car-t-cells
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REVIEW
Mohanraj Ramachandran, Anna Dimberg, Magnus Essand
Cell therapy is an advanced form of cancer immunotherapy that has had remarkable clinical progress in the past decade in the search for cure of cancer. Most success has been achieved for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells where CAR T-cells targeting CD19 show very high complete response rates for patients with refractory acute B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and are close to approval for this indication. CD19 CAR T-cells are also effective against B-cell chronic lymphoblastic leukemia (CLL) and B-cell lymphomas...
August 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116089/it-s-a-long-way-to-the-top-if-you-want-to-personalize-immunotherapy
#10
EDITORIAL
Sarah Haebe, Oliver Weigert
Harnessing the immune system to attack tumor cells by targeting tumor-associated or -preferably- tumor-specific antigens has emerged as a promising but challenging treatment option for malignant lymphomas. Follicular lymphoma is among the most common lymphomas worldwide and remains incurable for most patients. Considered to be an immunogenic disease it represents an interesting disease entity for various immunotherapeutic approaches. In an article published in the May issue of Clinical Cancer Research, Nielsen and colleagues provided important proof-of-principle data on the immunogenicity of follicular lymphoma that might represent a first step towards personalized adoptive immunotherapies in this disease...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100240/reactivation-of-dormant-anti-tumor-immunity-a-clinical-perspective-of-therapeutic-immune-checkpoint-modulation
#11
REVIEW
Richard Greil, Evelyn Hutterer, Tanja Nicole Hartmann, Lisa Pleyer
In favor of their outgrowth, cancer cells must resist immune surveillance and edit the immune response. Cancer immunoediting is characterized by fundamental changes in the cellular composition and the inflammatory cytokine profiles in the microenvironment of the primary tumor and metastatic niches, with an ever increasing complexity of interactions between tumor cells and the immune system. Recent data suggest that genetic instability and immunoediting are not necessarily disparate processes. Increasing mutational load may be associated with multiple neoepitopes expressed by the tumor cells and thus increased chances for the immune system to recognize and combat these cells...
January 19, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007776/immune-cytolytic-activity-stratifies-molecular-subsets-of-human-pancreatic-cancer
#12
David Balli, Andrew J Rech, Ben Z Stanger, Robert H Vonderheide
Purpose: Immunotherapy has the potential to improve the dismal prognosis in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA), but clinical trials, including those with single-agent PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibition, have been disappointing. Our aim was to examine the immune landscape of PDA as it relates to aspects of tumor biology, including neoepitope burden.Experimental Design: We used publicly available expression data from 134 primary resection PDA samples from The Cancer Genome Atlas to stratify patients according to a cytolytic T-cell activity expression index...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956380/somatic-mutations-and-neoepitope-homology-in-melanomas-treated-with-ctla-4-blockade
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Tavi Nathanson, Arun Ahuja, Alexander Rubinsteyn, Bulent Arman Aksoy, Matthew D Hellmann, Diana Miao, Eliezer Van Allen, Taha Merghoub, Jedd D Wolchok, Alexandra Snyder, Jeff Hammerbacher
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are promising treatments for patients with a variety of malignancies. Toward understanding the determinants of response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, it was previously demonstrated that the presence of somatic mutations is associated with benefit from checkpoint inhibition. A hypothesis was posited that neoantigen homology to pathogens may in part explain the link between somatic mutations and response. To further examine this hypothesis, we reanalyzed cancer exome data obtained from our previously published study of 64 melanoma patients treated with CTLA-4 blockade and a new dataset of RNA-Seq data from 24 of these patients...
January 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869121/direct-identification-of-clinically-relevant-neoepitopes-presented-on-native-human-melanoma-tissue-by-mass-spectrometry
#14
Michal Bassani-Sternberg, Eva Bräunlein, Richard Klar, Thomas Engleitner, Pavel Sinitcyn, Stefan Audehm, Melanie Straub, Julia Weber, Julia Slotta-Huspenina, Katja Specht, Marc E Martignoni, Angelika Werner, Rüdiger Hein, Dirk H Busch, Christian Peschel, Roland Rad, Jürgen Cox, Matthias Mann, Angela M Krackhardt
Although mutations may represent attractive targets for immunotherapy, direct identification of mutated peptide ligands isolated from human leucocyte antigens (HLA) on the surface of native tumour tissue has so far not been successful. Using advanced mass spectrometry (MS) analysis, we survey the melanoma-associated immunopeptidome to a depth of 95,500 patient-presented peptides. We thereby discover a large spectrum of attractive target antigen candidates including cancer testis antigens and phosphopeptides...
November 21, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837020/density-of-immunogenic-antigens-does-not-explain-the-presence-or-absence-of-the-t-cell-inflamed-tumor-microenvironment-in-melanoma
#15
Stefani Spranger, Jason J Luke, Riyue Bao, Yuanyuan Zha, Kyle M Hernandez, Yan Li, Alexander P Gajewski, Jorge Andrade, Thomas F Gajewski
Melanoma metastases can be categorized by gene expression for the presence of a T-cell-inflamed tumor microenvironment, which correlates with clinical efficacy of immunotherapies. T cells frequently recognize mutational antigens corresponding to nonsynonymous somatic mutations (NSSMs), and in some cases shared differentiation or cancer-testis antigens. Therapies are being pursued to trigger immune infiltration into non-T-cell-inflamed tumors in the hope of rendering them immunotherapy responsive. However, whether those tumors express antigens capable of T-cell recognition has not been explored...
November 29, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832200/a-platform-for-designing-genome-based-personalized-immunotherapy-or-vaccine-against-cancer
#16
Sudheer Gupta, Kumardeep Chaudhary, Sandeep Kumar Dhanda, Rahul Kumar, Shailesh Kumar, Manika Sehgal, Gandharva Nagpal, Gajendra P S Raghava
Due to advancement in sequencing technology, genomes of thousands of cancer tissues or cell-lines have been sequenced. Identification of cancer-specific epitopes or neoepitopes from cancer genomes is one of the major challenges in the field of immunotherapy or vaccine development. This paper describes a platform Cancertope, developed for designing genome-based immunotherapy or vaccine against a cancer cell. Broadly, the integrated resources on this platform are apportioned into three precise sections. First section explains a cancer-specific database of neoepitopes generated from genome of 905 cancer cell lines...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799140/endogenous-neoantigen-specific-cd8-t-cells-identified-in-two-glioblastoma-models-using-a-cancer-immunogenomics-approach
#17
Tanner M Johanns, Jeffrey P Ward, Christopher A Miller, Courtney Wilson, Dale K Kobayashi, Diane Bender, Yujie Fu, Anton Alexandrov, Elaine R Mardis, Maxim N Artyomov, Robert D Schreiber, Gavin P Dunn
The "cancer immunogenomics" paradigm has facilitated the search for tumor-specific antigens over the last 4 years by applying comprehensive cancer genomics to tumor antigen discovery. We applied this methodology to identify tumor-specific "neoantigens" in the C57BL/6-derived GL261 and VM/Dk-derived SMA-560 tumor models. Following DNA whole-exome and RNA sequencing, high-affinity candidate neoepitopes were predicted and screened for immunogenicity by ELISPOT and tetramer analyses. GL261 and SMA-560 harbored 4,932 and 2,171 nonsynonymous exome mutations, respectively, of which less than half were expressed...
December 2016: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642636/lack-of-immunoediting-in-murine-pancreatic-cancer-reversed-with-neoantigen
#18
Rebecca A Evans, Mark S Diamond, Andrew J Rech, Timothy Chao, Max W Richardson, Jeffrey H Lin, David L Bajor, Katelyn T Byrne, Ben Z Stanger, James L Riley, Nune Markosyan, Rafael Winograd, Robert H Vonderheide
In carcinogen-driven cancers, a high mutational burden results in neoepitopes that can be recognized immunologically. Such carcinogen-induced tumors may evade this immune response through "immunoediting," whereby tumors adapt to immune pressure and escape T cell-mediated killing. Many tumors lack a high neoepitope burden, and it remains unclear whether immunoediting occurs in such cases. Here, we evaluated T cell immunity in an autochthonous mouse model of pancreatic cancer and found a low mutational burden, absence of predicted neoepitopes derived from tumor mutations, and resistance to checkpoint immunotherapy...
September 8, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622028/current-tools-for-predicting-cancer-specific-t-cell-immunity
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REVIEW
David Gfeller, Michal Bassani-Sternberg, Julien Schmidt, Immanuel F Luescher
Tumor exome and RNA sequencing data provide a systematic and unbiased view on cancer-specific expression, over-expression, and mutations of genes, which can be mined for personalized cancer vaccines and other immunotherapies. Of key interest are tumor-specific mutations, because T cells recognizing neoepitopes have the potential to be highly tumoricidal. Here, we review recent developments and technical advances in identifying MHC class I and class II-restricted tumor antigens, especially neoantigen derived MHC ligands, including in silico predictions, immune-peptidome analysis by mass spectrometry, and MHC ligand validation by biochemical methods on T cells...
July 2016: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622017/mhc-multimer-guided-isolation-of-neoepitopes-specific-t-cells-as-a-potent-personalized-cancer-treatment-strategy
#20
Roni Bareli, Cyrille J Cohen
Analysis of genomic data from patient tumors provides valuable information as to potential T-cell targets such as neoepitopes. We developed an approach to characterize, isolate and utilize neoantigens-specific T cells using MHC/peptide tetramers from fresh tumor digests and peripheral blood. This bears important implications for the implementation of T cell-based immunotherapy.
July 2016: Oncoimmunology
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