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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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REVIEW
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/28801903/synthetic-tumor-specific-promoters-for-transcriptional-regulation-of-viral-replication
#2
Maria Veronica Lopez, Eduardo G Cafferata, Diego L Viale, Osvaldo L Podhajcer
Here we describe a collection of methods that have been adapted to isolate and modify tumor-specific promoters (TSPs ) to drive viral replication for cancer therapy and other uses. We will describe as examples the secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC ) and the protease-activated receptor-1 (PAR-1) promoter. We outline strategies to select appropriate TSPs using bioinformatics resources and the methods utilized in their subsequent cloning, assessment of transcriptional activity, and their use in conditionally replicative oncolytic adenoviruses ...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796161/comparison-of-liver-detargeting-strategies-for-systemic-therapy-with-oncolytic-adenovirus-serotype-5
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Tien V Nguyen, Mary E Barry, Mallory A Turner, Catherine M Crosby, Miguel A Trujillo, John C Morris, Michael A Barry
Oncolytic viruses would ideally be of use for systemic therapy to treat disseminated cancer. To do this safely, this may require multiple layers of cancer specificity. The pharmacology and specificity of oncolytic adenoviruses can be modified by (1) physical retargeting, (2) physical detargeting, (3) chemical shielding, or (4) by modifying the ability of viral early gene products to selectively activate in cancer versus normal cells. We explored the utility of these approaches with oncolytic adenovirus serotype 5 (Ad5) in immunocompetent Syrian hamsters bearing subcutaneous HaK tumors...
August 10, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793793/making-oncolytic-virotherapy-a-clinical-reality-the-european-contribution
#4
Margaret R Duffy, Kerry D Fisher, Leonard W Seymour
Oncolytic viruses are quickly moving toward the forefront of modern medicines. The reward for the decades of research invested into developing viral platforms that selectively replicate in and lyse tumour cells whilst sparking anti-cancer adaptive immunity, is presenting in the form of durable therapeutic responses. Whilst it has certainly been a concerted global effort, in this review for the 25th anniversary of the ESGCT we will describe the current status of the major classes of oncolytic viruses, and focus on the contributions made by European researchers...
August 10, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738050/intralesional-therapy-consensus-statements-for-best-practices-in-administration-from-the-melanoma-nursing-initiative%C3%A2
#5
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/28725635/implications-of-micrornas-in-oncolytic-virotherapy
#6
REVIEW
Xavier Bofill-De Ros, Maria Rovira-Rigau, Cristina Fillat
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are an abundant class of small non-coding RNA molecules (~22 nt) that can repress gene expression. Deregulation of certain miRNAs is widely recognized as a robust biomarker for many neoplasms, as well as an important player in tumorigenesis and the establishment of tumoral microenvironments. The downregulation of specific miRNAs in tumors has been exploited as a mechanism to provide selectivity to oncolytic viruses or gene-based therapies. miRNA response elements recognizing miRNAs expressed in specific tissues, but downregulated in tumors, have been inserted into the 3'UTR of viral genes to promote the degradation of these viral mRNAs in healthy tissue, but not in tumor cells...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724773/nkp46-recognizes-the-sigma1-protein-of-reovirus-implications-for-reovirus-based-cancer-therapy
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Yotam Bar-On, Yoav Charpak-Amikam, Ariella Glasner, Batya Isaacson, Alexandra Duev-Cohen, Pinchas Tsukerman, Alexander Varvak, Michal Mandelboim, Ofer Mandelboim
The recent approval of onclolytic virus for therapy of melanoma patients has increased the need for precise evaluation of the mechanisms by which oncolytic viruses affect tumor growth. Here we show that the human NK activating receptor, NKp46, and its mouse orthologous protein, NCR1, recognize the reovirus sigma1 protein in a sialic-acid-dependent manner. We identify NKp46/NCR1 binding sites to sigma1 and show that sigma1 binding by NKp46/NCR1 leads to NK cell activation in vitro Finally, we demonstrate that NCR1 activation is essential for reovirus-based therapy in vivo Collectively, we identified sigma1 as a novel ligand for NKp46/NCR1 and demonstrated that NKp46/NCR1 is needed for both clearance of reovirus infections and reovirus-based tumor therapy...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713676/immunotherapy-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-current-status-and-future-directions
#8
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/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/28679779/molecular-effects-of-stromal-selective-targeting-by-upar-retargeted-oncolytic-virus-in-breast-cancer
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Yuqi Jing, Valery Chavez, Yuguang Ban, Nicolas Acquavella, Dorraya El-Ashry, Alexey Pronin, Xi Chen, Jaime R Merchan
The tumor microenvironment (TME) is a relevant target for novel biological therapies. MV-m-uPA and MV-h-uPA are fully retargeted, species-specific, oncolytic measles viruses (MVs) directed against murine or human urokinase receptor (PLAUR/uPAR), expressed in tumor and stromal cells. The effects of stromal selective targeting by uPAR retargeted MVs were investigated. In vitro infection, virus-induced GFP expression and cytotoxicity by MV-h-uPA and MV-m-uPA were demonstrated in human and murine cancer cells and cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in a species-specific manner...
July 5, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678032/therapeutic-oncolytic-viruses-clinical-advances-and-future-directions
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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/28669340/oncolytic-tanapoxvirus-expressing-interleukin-2-is-capable-of-inducing-the-regression-of-human-melanoma-tumors-in-the-absence-of-t-cells
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Tiantian Zhang, Dennis H Kordish, Yogesh R Suryawanshi, Rob R Eversole, Steven Kohler, Charles D Mackenzie, Karim Essani
Oncolytic viruses (OVs), which preferentially infect cancer cells and induce host anti-tumor immune responses, have emerged as an effective melanoma therapy. Tanapoxvirus (TANV), which possesses a large genome and causes mild self-limiting disease in humans, is potentially an ideal OV candidate. Interleukin-2 (IL-2), a T-cell growth factor, plays a critical role in activating T cells, natural killer (NK) cells and macrophages in both the innate and adaptive immune system. In this study, a recombinant TANV expressing mouse IL-2 (TANVΔ66R/mIL-2) was generated, where the viral thymidine kinase (TK) gene (66R) was replaced with the mIL-2 transgene...
June 30, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
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
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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/28611307/review-oncolytic-virotherapy-updates-and-future-directions
#14
REVIEW
Christos Fountzilas, Sukeshi Patel, Devalingam Mahalingam
Oncolytic viruses (OVs) are viral strains that can infect and kill malignant cells while spare their normal counterparts. OVs can access cells through binding to receptors on their surface or through fusion with the plasma membrane and establish a lytic cycle in tumors, while leaving normal tissue essentially unharmed. Multiple viruses have been investigated in humans for the past century. IMLYGIC™ (T-VEC/Talimogene Laherparepvec), a genetically engineered Herpes Simplex Virus, is the first OV approved for use in the United States and the European Union for patients with locally advanced or non-resectable melanoma...
May 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607950/chemovirotherapy-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-by-combining-oncolytic-vaccinia-virus-glv-1h68-with-nab-paclitaxel-plus-gemcitabine
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Eike Binz, Susanne Berchtold, Julia Beil, Martina Schell, Christine Geisler, Irina Smirnow, Ulrich M Lauer
Oncolytic viruses have proven their therapeutic potential against a variety of different tumor entities both in vitro and in vivo. Their ability to selectively infect and lyse tumor cells, while sparing healthy tissues, makes them favorable agents for tumor-specific treatment approaches. Particularly, the addition of virotherapeutics to already established chemotherapy protocols (so-called chemovirotherapy) is of major interest. Here we investigated the in vitro cytotoxic effect of the oncolytic vaccinia virus GLV-1h68 combined with dual chemotherapy with nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine in four human pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines (AsPc-1, BxPc-3, MIA-PaCa-2, and Panc-1)...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604109/viral-gene-therapy-for-breast-cancer-progress-and-challenges
#16
Antonela S Asad, Mariela A Moreno Ayala, M Florencia Gottardo, Camila Zuccato, Alejandro Javier Nicola Candia, Flavia A Zanetti, Adriana Seilicovich, Marianela Candolfi
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women all over the world. Furthermore, up to one third of breast tumors develop metastases that are resistant to standard therapies. Gene therapeutic strategies have been developed in order to specifically target cancer cells either directly or through the stimulation of antitumor immunity. Areas covered: This review describes the therapeutic strategies that are currently under development to treat this disease using engineered viral vectors including: adenovirus, adeno-associated virus, lentivirus, poxvirus, reovirus, baculovirus, herpesvirus and oncolytic viruses...
June 12, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594388/gene-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer-specificity-issues-and-hopes
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593604/neutralization-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-potentially-enhances-oncolytic-efficacy-of-tanapox-virus-for-melanoma-therapy
#18
Tiantian Zhang, Yogesh R Suryawanshi, Blair R Szymczyna, Karim Essani
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), which are involved in degradation of extracellular matrix, are critical regulators in tumor progression, metastasis and angiogenesis. Although induction of MMPs is frequently observed during the viral infection, the effect of MMPs on viral replication varies between viruses. MMP-9, for instance, is upregulated and promotes the replication of some viruses, such as herpes simplex virus, but inhibits the replication of others. Here, we report that infection with tanapox virus (TPV) promotes the expression of MMP-9 in the melanoma cells...
July 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589085/immune-system-friend-or-foe-of-oncolytic-virotherapy
#19
REVIEW
Anna C Filley, Mahua Dey
Oncolytic viruses (OVs) are an emerging class of targeted anticancer therapies designed to selectively infect, replicate in, and lyse malignant cells without causing harm to normal, healthy tissues. In addition to direct oncolytic activity, OVs have shown dual promise as immunotherapeutic agents. The presence of viral infection and subsequently generated immunogenic tumor cell death trigger innate and adaptive immune responses that mediate further tumor destruction. However, antiviral immune responses can intrinsically limit OV infection, spread, and overall therapeutic efficacy...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589082/genetically-engineered-vaccinia-viruses-as-agents-for-cancer-treatment-imaging-and-transgene-delivery
#20
REVIEW
Dana Haddad
Despite advances in technology, the formidable challenge of treating cancer, especially if advanced, still remains with no significant improvement in survival rates, even with the most common forms of cancer. Oncolytic viral therapies have shown great promise for the treatment of various cancers, with the possible advantages of stronger treatment efficacy compared to conventional therapy due to higher tumor selectivity, and less toxicity. They are able to preferentially and selectively propagate in cancer cells, consequently destroying tumor tissue mainly via cell lysis, while leaving non-cancerous tissues unharmed...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
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