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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339084/transcriptional-activation-of-pd-l1-by-sox2-contributes-to-the-proliferation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#1
Feng Zhong, Xinsheng Cheng, Shibo Sun, Jie Zhou
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common and lethal malignancies in the world. Sox2 is a potential oncogene in the pathogenesis of HCC, however, the actual mechanisms of Sox2 functions in HCC has not emerged yet. In this study, we explored the expression, function and the relationship between Sox2 and PD-L1 in HCC. We found that both Sox2 and PD-L1 were expressed at a markedly higher level in HCC tissues in comparison to adjacent non-tumor tissues. Moreover, the expression levels of both genes were correlated with each other...
March 23, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338376/pembrolizumab-for-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#2
Mirte Muller, Robert D Schouten, Cornedine J De Gooijer, Paul Baas
In the last years, a spectacular development of immunotherapeutic agents aimed at the PD-1/PD-L1 axis has taken place. This development of these checkpoint inhibitors has greatly influenced our approach to the treatment of lung cancer in first and second line. The limited toxicity profile and the ability to treat for prolonged periods, even in smokers, is a welcome expansion of the therapeutic arsenal of the oncologist. Areas Covered: This review highlights the results of recent clinical trials on pembrolizumab for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer...
March 24, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335888/second-and-third-generation-drugs-for-immuno-oncology-treatment-the-more-the-better
#3
REVIEW
Wolfram C M Dempke, Klaus Fenchel, Peter Uciechowski, Stephen P Dale
Recent success in cancer immunotherapy (anti-CTLA-4, anti-PD1/PD-L1) has confirmed the hypothesis that the immune system can control many cancers across various histologies, in some cases producing durable responses in a way not seen with many small-molecule drugs. However, only less than 25% of all patients do respond to immuno-oncology drugs and several resistance mechanisms have been identified (e.g. T-cell exhaustion, overexpression of caspase-8 and β-catenin, PD-1/PD-L1 gene amplification, MHC-I/II mutations)...
March 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335643/prospects-and-progress-of-atezolizumab-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Johan Vansteenkiste, Els Wauters, Keunchil Park, Achim Rittmeyer, Alan Sandler, Alexander Spira
Immunotherapy has recently come to the forefront of oncology treatment as a potential means of combating cancer by restoring the body's adaptive cancer-immunity cycle. Atezolizumab is a monoclonal antibody agent that specifically targets programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1), a key molecule in the cancer-immunity pathway, to block binding to its receptors PD-1 and B7.1. Areas covered: This review covers the role of atezolizumab in the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Several studies have reported promising efficacy in this indication...
March 24, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334399/association-of-hiv-status-with-local-immune-response-to-anal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-implications-for-immunotherapy
#5
Elizabeth L Yanik, Genevieve J Kaunitz, Tricia R Cottrell, Farah Succaria, Tracee L McMiller, Maria L Ascierto, Jessica Esandrio, Haiying Xu, Aleksandra Ogurtsova, Toby Cornish, Evan J Lipson, Suzanne L Topalian, Eric A Engels, Janis M Taube
Importance: The programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) pathway play an important immunosuppressive role in cancer and chronic viral infection, and have been effectively targeted in cancer therapy. Anal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is associated with both human papillomavirus and HIV infection. To date, patients with HIV have been excluded from most trials of immune checkpoint blocking agents, such as anti-PD-1 and anti-PD-L1, because it was assumed that their antitumor immunity was compromised compared with immunocompetent patients...
March 23, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332580/clinical-impact-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-pd-l1-on-response-to-nivolumab-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
#6
Takashi Nomizo, Hiroaki Ozasa, Takahiro Tsuji, Tomoko Funazo, Yuto Yasuda, Hironori Yoshida, Yoshitaka Yagi, Yuichi Sakamori, Hiroki Nagai, Toyohiro Hirai, Young Hak Kim
This study was intended to determine the efficacy of nivolumab, we evaluated treatment response with respect to PD-1/PD-L1 SNPs among patients with NSCLC. A total of 50 patients with NSCLC were treated with nivolumab and were also evaluated for PD-1/PD-L1 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from plasma DNA. We investigated the association among PD-1/PD-L1 SNPs, objective response rate (ORR) and progression-free survival (PFS). Two of seven SNPs studied showed association with ORR and PFS, with maximum evidence at the marker rs2282055...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332100/expression-of-programmed-death-1-and-its-ligands-in-the-liver-of-biliary-atresia
#7
Pan-Liang Wang, Jun Wang, Ying Zhou, Xiao-Song Chen, Ke-Jun Zhou, Jie Wen, Jian-Jun Zhang, Wei Cai
BACKGROUND: An aberrant immune response is the predominant pathogenetic factor in biliary atresia (BA). Programmed death-1 (PD-1) and its two ligands, programmed death ligand-1 and programmed death ligand-2 (PD-L1 and PD-L2, respectively) play an important inhibitory role in immune reactions. We aimed to illustrate the expression of these molecules in BA. METHODS: Liver specimens were obtained from infants with BA during the Kasai procedure (early BA) and liver transplantation (late BA)...
March 22, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331615/nuclear-irf-1-expression-as-a-mechanism-to-assess-capability-to-express-pd-l1-and-response-to-pd-1-therapy-in-metastatic-melanoma
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James W Smithy, Lauren M Moore, Vasiliki Pelekanou, Jamaal Rehman, Patricia Gaule, Pok Fai Wong, Veronique M Neumeister, Mario Sznol, Harriet M Kluger, David L Rimm
BACKGROUND: Predictive biomarkers for antibodies against programmed death 1 (PD-1) remain a major unmet need in metastatic melanoma. Specifically, response is seen in tumors that do not express programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1), highlighting the need for a more sensitive biomarker. We hypothesize that capacity to express PD-L1, as assessed by an assay for a PD-L1 transcription factor, interferon regulatory factor 1 (IRF-1), may better distinguish patients likely to benefit from anti-PD-1 immunotherapy...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331612/utility-of-pd-l1-immunohistochemistry-assays-for-predicting-pd-1-pd-l1-inhibitor-response
#9
REVIEW
Laurence P Diggs, Eddy C Hsueh
We have seen a notable increase in the application of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors for the treatment of several solid and hematogenous malignancies including metastatic melanoma, non-small-cell lung cancer and lymphoma to name a few. The need for biomarkers for identification of a suitable patient population for this type of therapy is now pressing. While specific biomarker assays have been developed for these checkpoint inhibitors based on their respective epitopes, the available studies suggested the clinical utility of these biomarker assays is for response stratification and not patient selection...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328302/pembrolizumab-for-platinum-and-cetuximab-refractory-head-and-neck-cancer-results-from-a-single-arm-phase-ii-study
#10
Joshua Bauml, Tanguy Y Seiwert, David G Pfister, Francis Worden, Stephen V Liu, Jill Gilbert, Nabil F Saba, Jared Weiss, Lori Wirth, Ammar Sukari, Hyunseok Kang, Michael K Gibson, Erminia Massarelli, Steven Powell, Amy Meister, Xinxin Shu, Jonathan D Cheng, Robert Haddad
Purpose There are no approved treatments for recurrent/metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma refractory to platinum and cetuximab. In the single-arm, phase II KEYNOTE-055 study, we evaluated pembrolizumab, an anti-programmed death 1 receptor antibody, in this platinum- and cetuximab-pretreated population with poor prognosis. Methods Eligibility stipulated disease progression within 6 months of platinum and cetuximab treatment. Patients received pembrolizumab 200 mg every 3 weeks. Imaging was performed every 6 to 9 weeks...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327740/molecular-dynamics-simulations-elucidate-conformational-selection-and-induced-fit-mechanisms-in-the-binding-of-pd-1-and-pd-l1
#11
Wenping Liu, Bing Huang, Yashu Kuang, Guangjian Liu
Blockage of the interactions between immunologic checkpoint protein PD-1 and its ligand PD-L1 showed efficacy for cancer treatment. X-ray structures have captured static conformational snapshots of PD-1 and revealed that the CC' loop adopts an open conformation in the apo-protein but turns into a closed form and interacts with PD-L1 in the complex. This structural heterogeneity brings difficulties for structure-based drug discovery targeting PD-1. To gain insights into the role of the CC' loop in molecular recognition, we have undertaken a comparative study between the open and closed conformations in apo-PD-1 and the PD-1/PD-L1 complex using molecular dynamics simulations...
March 22, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326832/nintedanib-plus-docetaxel-as-second-line-therapy-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-of-adenocarcinoma-histology-a-network-meta-analysis-vs-new-therapeutic-options
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Sanjay Popat, Anders Mellemgaard, Martin Reck, Claudia Hastedt, Ingolf Griebsch
PATIENTS & METHODS: We provide an update to a network meta-analysis evaluating the relative efficacy of nintedanib + docetaxel versus other second-line agents in adenocarcinoma histology non-small-cell lung cancer. RESULTS: Overall similarity of nintedanib + docetaxel versus ramucirumab + docetaxel, and versus nivolumab. Comparing nintedanib + docetaxel with nivolumab, hazards ratio (HR) of overall survival and progression-free survival (PFS) pointed in opposite directions (overall survival: HR: 1...
February 27, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325255/mucosal-melanoma-of-the-head-and-neck
#13
REVIEW
Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Remo Accorona, Gerardo Botti, Davide Farina, Piero Fossati, Gemma Gatta, Helen Gogas, Davide Lombardi, Roberto Maroldi, Piero Nicolai, Marco Ravanelli, Vito Vanella
Mucosal melanoma of the head and neck is a very rare and aggressive malignancy with a very poor prognosis. The nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, and oral cavity are the most common locations. One-, 3- and 5-year survival rates between 2000 and 2007 were 63%, 30% and 20%, respectively. Cigarette smoking seems to be a risk factor even though the evidence for this is very low. Clinical signs and symptoms are usually nonspecific. While surgery is considered the mainstay of treatment for most mucosal melanomas of the head and neck region, radiotherapy has a role in local control of the disease after surgery...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324831/primary-and-acquired-resistance-to-pd-1-pd-l1-blockade-in-cancer-treatment
#14
REVIEW
Qiaohong Wang, Xia Wu
PD-1/PD-L1 blockade appears to be a very promising immunotherapy with significant clinical benefits and durable responses in multiple tumor types. However, the effectual clinical benefits of PD-1/PD-L1 blockade are hampered by a high rate of primary resistance, where patients do not respond to PD-1/PD-L1 blockade initially. And more distressingly, most patients eventually develop acquired resistance after an initial response to PD-1/PD-L1 blockade. The mechanisms underlying primary and acquired resistance to PD-1/PD-L1 blockade have remained ambiguous...
March 18, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324060/expression-of-pd-1-and-pd-l1-in-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-patients-treated-with-multimodal-therapy-results-from-a-retrospective-study
#15
Ashish V Chintakuntlawar, Kandelaria M Rumilla, Carin Y Smith, Sarah M Jenkins, Robert L Foote, Jan L Kasperbauer, John C Morris, Mabel Ryder, Samer Alsidawi, Crystal Hilger, Keith C Bible
Context: Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is rare and a highly fatal malignancy. The role of PD-1 and PD-L1 as prognostic and/or predictive marker in ATC is unknown. Objective: Multimodal therapy offers the best chance at tumor control. Objective of this study was to detect potential associations of PD-1/PD-L1 axis variables with outcome data in ATC. Design: Retrospective study of a uniformly treated cohort. Setting: Single institution retrospective cohort study...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321814/immunotherapy-in-nsclc-a-promising-and-revolutionary-weapon
#16
Christian Rolfo, Christian Caglevic, Mariacarmela Santarpia, Antonio Araujo, Elisa Giovannetti, Carolina Diaz Gallardo, Patrick Pauwels, Mauricio Mahave
Lung cancer is the leader malignancy worldwide accounting 1.5 millions of deaths every year. In the United States the 5 year-overall survival is less than 20% for all the newly diagnosed patients. Cisplatin-based cytotoxic chemotherapy for unresectable or metastatic NSCLC patients in the first line of treatment, and docetaxel in the second line, have achieved positive results but with limited benefit in overall survival. Targeted therapies for EGFR and ALK mutant patients have showed better results when compared with chemotherapy, nevertheless most of patients will fail and need to be treated with chemotherapy if they still have a good performance status...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321813/harnessing-the-immune-system-against-leukemia-monoclonal-antibodies-and-checkpoint-strategies-for-aml
#17
Lucia Masarova, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Mannero, Farhad Ravandi, Padmanee Sharma, Naval Daver
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common leukemia among adults and is associated with a poor prognosis, especially in patients with adverse prognostic factors, older age, or relapsed disease. The last decade has seen a surge in successful immune-based therapies in various solid tumors; however, the role of immune therapies in AML remains poorly defined. This chapter describes the rationale, clinical data, and toxicity profiles of immune-based therapeutic modalities in AML including naked and conjugated monoclonal antibodies, bispecific T-cell engager antibodies, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cells, and checkpoint blockade via blockade of PD1/PDL1 or CTLA4...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321130/effective-combinatorial-immunotherapy-for-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#18
Xin Lu, James W Horner, Erin Paul, Xiaoying Shang, Patricia Troncoso, Pingna Deng, Shan Jiang, Qing Chang, Denise J Spring, Padmanee Sharma, John A Zebala, Dean Y Maeda, Y Alan Wang, Ronald A DePinho
A significant fraction of patients with advanced prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy experience relapse with relentless progression to lethal metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Immune checkpoint blockade using antibodies against cytotoxic-T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA4) or programmed cell death 1/programmed cell death 1 ligand 1 (PD1/PD-L1) generates durable therapeutic responses in a significant subset of patients across a variety of cancer types. However, mCRPC showed overwhelming de novo resistance to immune checkpoint blockade, motivating a search for targeted therapies that overcome this resistance...
March 20, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319808/identifying-regulatory-posttranslational-modifications-of-pd-l1-a-focus-on-monoubiquitinaton
#19
Henrick Horita, Andy Law, Soonjin Hong, Kim Middleton
A set of high-affinity, high-specificity posttranslational modification (PTM) enrichment tools was developed to generate an unbiased snapshot of four key PTM profiles (tyrosine phosphorylation, acetylation, ubiquitination, and SUMOylation 2/3) for the clinically important protein programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1). The results showed that epidermal growth factor (EGF) treatment induced tyrosine phosphorylation, acetylation, and ubiquitination of PD-L1. Further characterization of EGF-induced PD-L1 ubiquitination revealed a significant increase in mono- and multiubiquitination of PD-L1 that occurred on glycosylated PD-L1...
March 16, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318951/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-expression-with-the-clone-sp142-antibody-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer%C3%A2-patients
#20
Kazuki Takada, Gouji Toyokawa, Tatsuro Okamoto, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Yuka Kozuma, Taichi Matsubara, Naoki Haratake, Takaki Akamine, Shinkichi Takamori, Masakazu Katsura, Fumihiro Shoji, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) and programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) have been identified as novel targets for immunotherapy, with anti-PD-1 therapy currently the standard treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients after the failure of first-line chemotherapy treatment. The recent phase II POPLAR and phase III OAK studies showed that atezolizumab, a representative PD-L1 inhibitor, exhibited a survival benefit compared with standard therapy in patients with NSCLC...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
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