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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079976/maresin-1-induces-a-novel-pro-resolving-phenotype-in-human-platelets
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Katie L Lannan, Sherry L Spinelli, Neil Blumberg, Richard P Phipps
BACKGROUND: Antiplatelet therapy is a cornerstone of modern medical practice and is routinely employed to reduce the likelihood of myocardial infarction, thrombosis, and stroke. However, current antiplatelet therapies, such as aspirin, often have adverse side effects, including increased risk of bleeding, and some patients are relatively "aspirin-resistant". Platelets are intimately involved in hemostasis and inflammation, and clinical consequences are associated with excessive or insufficient platelet activation...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062906/programmed-cell-death-1-pathway-inhibition-in-myeloid-malignancies-implications-for-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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REVIEW
D C Choi, D Tremblay, C Iancu-Rubin, J Mascarenhas
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are clonal hematopoietic diseases that belong to the spectrum of myeloid malignancies (MyMs), which also include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). While hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a potentially curative therapeutic approach to many MyMs, the associated morbidity and mortality have necessitated the development of non-HSCT therapeutics for symptom management and disease course modification...
January 6, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061985/multiple-myeloma-epidemiology-and-survival-a-unique-malignancy
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REVIEW
Dickran Kazandjian
Multiple myeloma (MM), although a rare disease, is the second most common hematologic malignancy. It is found in the spectrum of plasma cell dyscrasias, which begins with monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS) to overt plasma cell leukemia and extramedullary myeloma. MM is associated with significant morbidity due to its end-organ destruction. It is a disease of the older population and its incidence in the African American population is twice that of the European American population. Improvements in the treatment of MM in the past couple of decades, beginning with the use of autologous stem cell transplantation followed by availability of novel treatments such as immunomodulatory drugs (ImIDs) and proteasome inhibitors (PIs) has transformed the natural history of the disease leading to longer survival times...
December 2016: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060563/efficacy-and-safety-of-elotuzumab-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma
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Maria Gavriatopoulou, Evangelos Terpos, Efstathios Kastritis, Meletios A Dimopoulos
Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most common hematologic malignancy and despite significant outcome improvements with novel agents, the majority of patients will eventually relapse and develop treatment resistance. Immunotherapy is emerging as a promising therapeutic approach in MM. Areas covered: Elotuzumab is a monoclonal antibody directly targeting the SLAMF7 receptor, expressed on normal and malignant plasma cells. Elotuzumab has no meaningful antimyeloma activity when given as monotherapy to patients with relapsed or refractory MM (RRMM)...
January 6, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053943/novel-oncolytic-viral-therapies-in-patients-with-thoracic-malignancies
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REVIEW
Zeeshan Ahmad, Robert A Kratzke
Oncolytic virotherapy is the use of replication-competent viruses to treat malignancies. The potential of oncolytic virotherapy as an approach to cancer therapy is based on historical evidence that certain viral infections can cause spontaneous remission of both hematologic and solid tumor malignancies. Oncolytic virotherapy may eliminate cancer cells through either direct oncolysis of infected tumor cells or indirect immune-mediated oncolysis of uninfected tumor cells. Recent advances in oncolytic virotherapy include the development of a wide variety of genetically attenuated RNA viruses with precise cellular tropism and the identification of cell-surface receptors that facilitate viral transfer to the tissue of interest...
2017: Oncolytic Virotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053195/tcr-based-therapy-for-multiple-myeloma-and-other-b-cell-malignancies-targeting-intracellular-transcription-factor-bob1
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Lorenz Jahn, Pleun Hombrink, Renate S Hagedoorn, Michel G D Kester, Dirk M van der Steen, Tania Rodriguez, Tsvetelina Pentcheva-Hoang, Arnoud H de Ru, Marjolein P Schoonakker, Miranda H Meeuwsen, Marieke Griffioen, Peter A van Veelen, J H Frederik Falkenburg, Mirjam H M Heemskerk
Immunotherapy of hematological malignancies or solid tumors by administration of monoclonal antibodies or T-cells engineered to express chimeric antigen receptors or T-cell receptors (TCRs) has demonstrated clinical efficacy. However, antigen-loss tumor escape variants and the absence of currently targeted antigens on several malignancies hampers the widespread application of immunotherapy. We have isolated a TCR targeting a peptide of the intracellular B-cell specific transcription factor BOB1 presented in the context of HLA-B*07:02...
January 4, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052693/safety-and-efficacy-of-ex-vivo-donor-lung-adenoviral-il-10-gene-therapy-in-a-large-animal-lung-transplant-survival-model
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Tiago Noguchi Machuca, Marcelo Cypel, Riccardo Bonato, Jonathan C Yeung, Yi-Min Chun, Stephen Juvet, Guan Zehong, David M Hwang, Manyin Chen, Tomohito Saito, Constantine Harmantas, Beverly Davidson, Thomas K Waddell, Mingyao Liu, Shaf Keshavjee
OBJECTIVE: Ex vivo normothermic lung perfusion (EVLP) is a novel platform and method developed to facilitate functional assessment and implementation of advanced therapies for donor lungs prior to transplantation. We aimed to determine the safety and immunological and functional benefits of ex vivo adenoviral human IL-10 (AdhIL-10) gene delivery to prevent the development of primary graft dysfunction in a large animal survival model. METHODS: Pig donor lungs were retrieved, preserved for 6 hours at 4oC and then randomly assigned to 4 groups: 1) AdhIL-10 Gene Therapy: 12 hours EVLP + AdhIL-10 intra-bronchial delivery; 2) EVLP-control: 12 hours EVLP; 3) Vector-control: 12 hours EVLP + adenoviral vector intra-bronchial delivery; and 4) Prolonged hypothermic preservation: Additional 12 hours of cold ischemia...
January 4, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043820/kinase-signaling-and-targeted-therapy-for-primary-myelofibrosis
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REVIEW
Qiong Yang, John D Crispino, Qiang Jeremy Wen
The myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are somatic mutation-driven hematological malignancies characterized by bone marrow fibrosis and the accumulation of atypical megakaryocytes with reduced polyploidization in the primary myelofibrosis (PMF) subtype of the MPNs. Increasing evidence points to a dominant role of abnormal megakaryocytes (MK) in disease initiation and progression. Here we review the literature related to kinase signaling pathways relevant to megakaryocyte differentiation and proliferation, including Aurora A kinase, RhoA/ROCK and JAK/STAT, as well as the activities of their targeted inhibitors in models of the disease...
December 30, 2016: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039364/leptomeningeal-metastases-a-rano-proposal-for-response-criteria
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REVIEW
Marc Chamberlain, Larry Junck, Dieta Brandsma, Riccardo Soffietti, Roberta Rudà, Jeffrey Raizer, Willem Boogerd, Sophie Taillibert, Morris D Groves, Emilie Le Rhun, Julie Walker, Martin van den Bent, Patrick Y Wen, Kurt A Jaeckle
Leptomeningeal metastases (LM) currently lack standardization with respect to response assessment. A Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology (RANO) working group with expertise in LM developed a consensus proposal for evaluating patients treated for this disease. Three basic elements in assessing response in LM are proposed: a standardized neurological examination, cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) cytology or flow cytometry, and radiographic evaluation. The group recommends that all patients enrolling in clinical trials undergo CSF analysis (cytology in all cancers; flow cytometry in hematologic cancers), complete contrast-enhanced neuraxis MRI, and in instances of planned intra-CSF therapy, radioisotope CSF flow studies...
December 29, 2016: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034281/is-there-any-role-for-splenectomy-in-adulthood-onset-chronic-immune-thrombocytopenia-in-the-era-of-tpo-receptors-agonists-a-critical-overview
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Vibor Milunovic, Inga Mandac Rogulj, Slobodanka Kolonic Ostojic
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in adulthood is characterized by chronic relapsing course. Despite the efficacious first line treatment (corticosteroid, intravenous immunoglobulin), majority of patients will enter the chronic phase warranting another treatment approach. Until recently, splenectomy performed in ITP chronic phase represented the standard of care with long-term remissions in more than 70% of patients, but however has never been tested in clinical trials. However, with the advances of our understanding of ITP pathophysiology and the shifting focus on megakaryocyte impairment, novel drugs were introduced in treatment paradigm, mainly trombopoietin receptor agonists (TPO-RAs); romiplostim and eltrombopag...
December 29, 2016: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028027/emerging-treatments-for-classical-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#11
Alessandro M Vannucchi, Claire Harrison
There has been a major revolution in the management of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), in particular those with myelofibrosis and extensive splenomegaly and symptomatic burden, following the introduction of the JAK1 and JAK2 inhibitor ruxolitinib. The drug has been later approved also as second line therapy for polycythemia vera (PV). However, the therapeutic armamentarium for MPN is still largely inadequate to cope with the major unmet patients' needs, that include normalization of life span (MF and some PV patients), reduction of cardiovascular complications (mainly PV and essential thrombocythemia (ET)), prevention of hematological progression and improved quality of life (all MPN)...
December 27, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967241/acute-myeloid-leukemia-targeting-by-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-bridging-the-gap-from-preclinical-modeling-to-human-studies
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Maria Caterina Rotiroti, Silvia Arcangeli, Monica Casucci, Vincenzo Perriello, Attilio Bondanza, Andrea Biondi, Sarah Tettamanti, Ettore Biagi
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) still represents an unmet clinical need for adult and pediatric high-risk patients, thus demanding advanced and personalized therapies. In this regard, different targeted immunotherapeutic approaches are available, ranging from naked monoclonal antibodies (mAb) to conjugated and multifunctional mAbs (i.e., BiTEs and DARTs). Recently, researchers have focused their attention on novel techniques of genetic manipulation specifically to redirect cytotoxic T cells endowed with chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) toward selected tumor associated antigens...
December 1, 2016: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960146/exploring-the-chemopreventive-properties-and-perspectives-of-baicalin-and-its-aglycone-baicalein-in-solid-tumors
#13
REVIEW
Wei-Yi Gong, Zheng-Xiao Zhao, Bao-Jun Liu, Lin-Wei Lu, Jing-Cheng Dong
Solid tumors contain a huge mass of malignant tumors other than hematological malignancies. Novel therapies based on bio-safe agents against solid tumors are urgently required. Baicalin and its aglycone baicalein, the major bioactive flavones derived from Scutellaria baicalensis, have potential roles in the management of cancer. The chemopreventive properties governed by baicalin and baicalein were multi-fold, via apoptosis induction, autophagy triggering, cell cycle arrest, inhibition of 12-lipoxygenase and metastasis suppression...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941288/regulation-of-adoptive-immunotherapy
#14
Yozo Nakazawa, Satoshi Suzuki, Nobuhiro Nishio
Adoptive immunotherapy using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified T cells has provided a major breakthrough in the treatment of hematological malignancies. In Japan, it is expected that CD19 CAR-T cell therapy will be introduced earlier in clinical B cell malignancy settings and/or that a novel CAR-T cell therapy will be developed for non-B cell malignancies. The "Act on the Safety of Regenerative Medicine" and the "Revised Pharmaceutical Affairs Act" were promulgated in 2014. Both Acts were very important to the introduction and development of CAR-T therapy in Japan...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941287/adoptive-immunotherapy-utilizing-anti-cd19-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-for-b-cell-malignancies
#15
Iekuni Oh, Yukiko Oh, Ken Ohmine
Genetically modified T-cells with forced expression of anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CD19 CAR) have demonstrated promising clinical results for relapsed and refractory B cell malignancies in early clinical trial settings. The first beneficial tumor regressions were identified among approximately half of CLL patients in 2011. Similarly, CD19 CAR T-cells achieved remissions in about 80% of aggressive B-cell lymphomas in 2012. Furthermore, in 2013 this cellular therapy showed an extremely high rate of efficacy against refractory CD19 positive acute lymphoid leukemia, which had been regarded as the most difficult to treat hematologic disease...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941285/basics-of-cancer-immunotherapy
#16
Yuki Fujioka, Hiroyoshi Nishikawa
The immune system is the body's defense against infectious organisms and other invaders including cancer cells. Cancer immunotherapy, which employs our own immune systems to attack cancer cells, is now emerging as a promising modality of cancer treatment based upon the clinical successes of immune checkpoint blockade and adoptive T cell transfer. In hematologic malignancies, clinical application of anti-PD-1 mAb and CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) T therapy is now being extensively tested in Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, and CD19(+) acute lymphocytic leukemia...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940478/splicing-factor-gene-mutations-in-hematologic-malignancies
#17
Borja Saez, Matthew J Walter, Timothy A Graubert
Alternative splicing generates a diversity of mRNA transcripts from a single mRNA precursor and contributes to the complexity of our proteome. Splicing is perturbed by a variety of mechanisms in cancer. Recurrent mutations in splicing factors have emerged as a hallmark of several hematologic malignancies. Splicing factor mutations tend to occur in the founding clone of myeloid cancers and these mutations have recently been identified in blood cells from normal healthy elderly individuals with clonal hematopoiesis who are at increased risk of subsequently developing a hematopoietic malignancy, suggesting these mutations contribute to disease initiation...
December 9, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932417/molecular-pathways-the-necrosome-a-target-for-cancer-therapy
#18
Lena Seifert, George Miller
Necroptosis is a caspase 8-independent cell death that requires co-activation of receptor-interacting protein (RIP) 1 and RIP 3 kinases. The necrosome is a complex consisting of RIP1, RIP3 and Fas-associated protein with death domain (FADD) leading to activation of the pseudokinase mixed lineage kinase like (MLKL) followed by a rapid plasma membrane rupture and inflammatory response through the release of damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) and cytokines. The necrosome has been shown to be relevant in multiple tumor types, including pancreatic adenocarcinoma, melanoma and several hematological malignancies...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930631/cd19-targeted-car-t-cells-as-novel-cancer-immunotherapy-for-relapsed-or-refractory-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#19
Marco L Davila, Renier J Brentjens
Immunotherapy has demonstrated significant potential for the treatment of patients with chemotherapy-resistant hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. One type of immunotherapy involves the adoptive transfer of T cells that have been genetically modified with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) to target a tumor. These hybrid proteins are composed of the antigen-binding domains of an antibody fused to T-cell receptor signaling machinery. CAR T cells that target CD19 recently have made the jump from the laboratory to the clinic, and the results have been remarkable...
October 2016: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910858/immunosuppression-in-liver-tumors-opening-the-portal-to-effective-immunotherapy
#20
REVIEW
P Guha, J Reha, S C Katz
We have recently witnessed substantial progress with immunotherapy for selected diseases. Checkpoint inhibitors and chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) cells are among the most promising agents. Whereas much of the early success with CAR-T cells has been demonstrated with hematological malignancies, important barriers remain for the application of CAR-T cell therapies for the management of metastatic solid tumors. The challenges are particularly apparent when considering primary and metastatic tumors in the liver...
December 2, 2016: Cancer Gene Therapy
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