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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912061/tumor-interferon-signaling-regulates-a-multigenic-resistance-program-to-immune-checkpoint-blockade
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Joseph L Benci, Bihui Xu, Yu Qiu, Tony J Wu, Hannah Dada, Christina Twyman-Saint Victor, Lisa Cucolo, David S M Lee, Kristen E Pauken, Alexander C Huang, Tara C Gangadhar, Ravi K Amaravadi, Lynn M Schuchter, Michael D Feldman, Hemant Ishwaran, Robert H Vonderheide, Amit Maity, E John Wherry, Andy J Minn
Therapeutic blocking of the PD1 pathway results in significant tumor responses, but resistance is common. We demonstrate that prolonged interferon signaling orchestrates PDL1-dependent and PDL1-independent resistance to immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) and to combinations such as radiation plus anti-CTLA4. Persistent type II interferon signaling allows tumors to acquire STAT1-related epigenomic changes and augments expression of interferon-stimulated genes and ligands for multiple T cell inhibitory receptors...
December 1, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895920/pd1-pd-l1-inhibition-as-a-potential-radiosensitizer-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-case-report
#2
Misako Nagasaka, Mark Zaki, Harold Kim, S Naweed Raza, George Yoo, Ho-Sheng Lin, Ammar Sukari
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy targeting the checkpoint PD1 (programmed cell death protein 1) or PDL1 (programmed death ligand 1) has led to advances in the treatment of melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The use of such therapies has also been introduced into the treatment of other malignancies, including head and neck cancer. The combined effects of checkpoint inhibitors and anti-PD1(L1) antibodies and radiation therapy have not yet been sufficiently investigated. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of locally relapsed non-resectable oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma, with excellent local control after pembrolizumab (MK3475) followed by radiotherapy...
2016: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827885/is-there-still-room-for-cancer-vaccines-at-the-era-of-checkpoint-inhibitors
#3
REVIEW
Soumaya Karaki, Marie Anson, Thi Tran, Delphine Giusti, Charlotte Blanc, Stephane Oudard, Eric Tartour
Checkpoint inhibitor (CPI) blockade is considered to be a revolution in cancer therapy, although most patients (70%-80%) remain resistant to this therapy. It has been hypothesized that only tumors with high mutation rates generate a natural antitumor T cell response, which could be revigorated by this therapy. In patients with no pre-existing antitumor T cells, a vaccine-induced T cell response is a rational option to counteract clinical resistance. This hypothesis has been validated in preclinical models using various cancer vaccines combined with inhibitory pathway blockade (PD-1-PDL1-2, CTLA-4-CD80-CD86)...
November 3, 2016: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821490/suppression-of-type-i-ifn-signaling-in-tumors-mediates-resistance-to-anti-pd-1-treatment-that-can-be-overcome-by-radiotherapy
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Xiaohong Wang, Jonathan E Schoenhals, Ailin Li, David R Valdecanas, Huiping Ye, Fenglin Zhang, Chad Tang, Ming Tang, Chang-Gong Liu, Xiuping Liu, Sunil Krishnan, James P Allison, Padmanee Sharma, Patrick Hwu, Ritsuko Komaki, Willem W Overwijk, Daniel R Gomez, Joe Y Chang, Stephen M Hahn, Maria Angelica Cortez, James W Welsh
Immune checkpoint therapies exhibit impressive efficacy in some patients with melanoma or lung cancer, but the lack of response in most cases presses the question of how general efficacy can be improved. In addressing this question, we generated a preclinical tumor model to study anti-PD-1 resistance by in vivo passaging of Kras-mutated, p53-deficient murine lung cancer cells (p53R172HΔg/+K-rasLA1/+) in a syngeneic host exposed to repetitive dosing with anti-mouse PD-1 antibodies. PDL1 (CD274) expression did not differ between the resistant and parental tumor cells...
November 7, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808592/pd1-and-pdl1-upregulation-and-survival-after-decitabine-treatment-in-lower-risk-mds
#5
Sameem Abedin, Leonidas C Platanias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802341/acute-malaria-induces-pd1-ctla4-effector-t-cells-with-cell-extrinsic-suppressor-function
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Maria Sophia Mackroth, Annemieke Abel, Christiane Steeg, Julian Schulze Zur Wiesch, Thomas Jacobs
In acute Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) malaria, the pro- and anti-inflammatory immune pathways must be delicately balanced so that the parasitemia is controlled without inducing immunopathology. An important mechanism to fine-tune T cell responses in the periphery is the induction of coinhibitory receptors such as CTLA4 and PD1. However, their role in acute infections such as P. falciparum malaria remains poorly understood. To test whether coinhibitory receptors modulate CD4+ T cell functions in malaria, blood samples were obtained from patients with acute P...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775076/multiplatform-based-molecular-subtypes-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#7
F Chen, Y Zhang, E Parra, J Rodriguez, C Behrens, R Akbani, Y Lu, J M Kurie, D L Gibbons, G B Mills, I I Wistuba, C J Creighton
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) demonstrates remarkable molecular diversity. With the completion of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), there is opportunity for systematic analyses of the entire TCGA NSCLC cohort, including comparisons and contrasts between different disease subsets. On the basis of multidimensional and comprehensive molecular characterization (including DNA methylation and copy, and RNA and protein expression), 1023 NSCLC cases-519 from TCGA adenocarcinoma (AD) project and 504 from TCGA squamous cell carcinoma (SQCC) project-were classified using a 'cluster-of-clusters' analytic approach...
October 24, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769776/immunotherapy-of-lung-malignancies-from-gene-sequencing-to-novel-therapies
#8
J Chee, B W S R Robinson, R A Holt, J Creaney
Harnessing the immune system to fight cancer is an exciting advancement in lung cancer therapy. Anti-tumor immunity can be augmented by checkpoint blockade therapy, which removes the inhibition/brakes imposed on the immune system by the tumor. Checkpoint blockade therapy with anti-PD1/anti-PDL1 antibodies causes tumor regression in around 25% of lung cancer patients. In another approach, the immune system is forced or accelerated to attack the tumour, via augmentation of the anti-tumour response against mutations carried by each lung tumour...
October 18, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754760/combining-mpdl3280a-with-adoptive-cell-immunotherapy-exerts-better-antitumor-effects-against-cervical-cancer
#9
Yi Zheng, Yicheng Yang, Shu Wu, Yongqiang Zhu, Xiaolong Tang, Xiaopeng Liu
As the second most common gynecologic malignant tumors with a high mortality rate, cervical cancer jeopardizes women's life worldwide. The low cure rate in cervical cancer patients is mainly attributed to the lack of effective therapies. One feasible novel strategy is to develop immune-based approaches such as adoptive cell immunotherapy of DCCIKs which represents a promising nontoxic antineoplastic immunotherapy preferred in clinic practice. However, the therapeutic effect is not as efficient as anticipated...
October 18, 2016: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623354/independent-association-of-pd-l1-expression-with-noninactivated-vhl-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-finding-with-therapeutic-potential
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Solène-Florence Kammerer-Jacquet, Laurence Crouzet, Angélique Brunot, Julien Dagher, Adélaïde Pladys, Julien Edeline, Brigitte Laguerre, Benoit Peyronnet, Romain Mathieu, Grégory Verhoest, Jean-Jacques Patard, Alexandra Lespagnol, Jean Mosser, Marc Denis, Yosra Messai, Sophie Gad-Lapiteau, Salem Chouaib, Marc-Antoine Belaud-Rotureau, Karim Bensalah, Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq
Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is an aggressive tumor that is characterized in most cases by inactivation of the tumor suppressor gene VHL. The VHL/HIF/VEGF pathway thus plays a major role in angiogenesis and is currently targeted by anti-angiogenic therapy. The emergence of resistance is leading to the use of targeted immunotherapy against immune checkpoint PD1/PDL1 that restores antitumor immune response. The correlation between VHL status and PD-L1 expression has been little investigated. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed 98 consecutive cases of ccRCC and correlated PD-L1 expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC) with clinical data (up to 10-year follow-up), pathological criteria, VEGF, PAR-3, CAIX and PD-1 expressions by IHC and complete VHL status (deletion, mutation and promoter hypermethylation)...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601622/a-subset-of-neutrophils-expressing-markers-of-antigen-presenting-cells-in-human-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Smriti Sharma, Richard E Davis, Shweta Srivastva, Susanne Nylén, Shyam Sundar, Mary E Wilson
BACKGROUND:  Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a potentially fatal parasitic disease associated with fever, cachexia and impaired protective T-cell responses against the parasite. METHODS:  Peripheral blood leukocytes from 105 subjects with VL and healthy control subjects from the endemic region of Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India, were compared using flow cytometry and reverse-transcriptase quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Findings were correlated with clinical data...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27589570/prognostic-value-of-pdl1-expression-in-pancreatic-cancer
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David J Birnbaum, Pascal Finetti, Alexia Lopresti, Marine Gilabert, Flora Poizat, Olivier Turrini, Jean-Luc Raoul, Jean-Robert Delpero, Vincent Moutardier, Daniel Birnbaum, Emilie Mamessier, François Bertucci
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive human cancers. PD1/PDL1-inhibitors recently showed promising results in different cancers with correlation between PDL1 tumor expression and responses. Expression of programmed cell death receptor ligand 1 (PDL1) has been scarcely studied in pancreatic cancer. In this retrospective study, we analyzed PDL1 mRNA expression in 453 clinical pancreatic cancer samples profiled using DNA microarrays and RNASeq. Compared to normal pancreatic samples, PDL1 expression was upregulated in 19% of cancer samples...
August 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566252/genomic-alterations-in-neuroendocrine-cancers-of-the-ovary
#13
George Yaghmour, Philippe Prouet, Eric Wiedower, Omer Hassan Jamy, Rebecca Feldman, Jason C Chandler, Manjari Pandey, Mike G Martin
BACKGROUND: As we have previously reported, small cell carcinoma of the ovary (SCCO) is a rare, aggressive form of ovarian cancer associated with poor outcomes. In an effort to identify new treatment options, we utilized comprehensive genomic profiling to assess the potential for novel therapies in SCCO. METHODS: Patients with SCCO, SCCO-HT (hypercalcemic type), neuroendocrine tumors of the ovary (NET-O), and small cell carcinoma of the lung (SCLC) profiled by Caris Life Sciences between 2007-2015 were identified...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493673/antitumor-effect-of-zhihuang-fuzheng-soft-capsules-on-tumor-bearing-mice
#14
Yanyan Bao, Xin Pan, Yahong Jin, Yingjie Gao, Xiaolan Cui
Chinese medicines (CMs) have been shown to have some advantages in preventing and controlling tumors. In this study, we investigated the antitumor effect of ZFSC by establishing a mouse model of HT-1080, A-549, and HCT-8 tumors. The result showed that tumor volumes of HT-1080 tumor-bearing nude mice in ZFSC low, medium, and high dose groups were lower significantly compared to the model group, and the high dose ZFSC showed the best antitumor effect. Tumor volumes of A-549 tumor-bearing nude mice in ZFSC low, medium, and high dose groups were lower significantly compared to the model group and showed a good dose-response relationship...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27474072/prolonged-pd1-expression-on-neonatal-v%C3%AE-2-lymphocytes-dampens-proinflammatory-responses-role-of-epigenetic-regulation
#15
Haoting Hsu, Sarah Boudova, Godfrey Mvula, Titus H Divala, Randy G Mungwira, Christopher Harman, Miriam K Laufer, C David Pauza, Cristiana Cairo
A successful pregnancy depends on the maintenance of tolerance at the fetal-maternal interface; strong inflammation in the placental bed is generally associated with adverse fetal outcomes. Among the mechanisms that foster tolerance and limit inflammation, the fetal immune system favors Th2 or regulatory responses over Th1 responses. The unintended consequence of this functional program is high susceptibility to infections. Human Vδ2 T cells mount innate-like responses to a broad range of microorganisms and are poised for Th1 responses before birth...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27467964/clinical-activity-and-safety-of-pembrolizumab-in-ipilimumab-pre-treated-patients-with-uveal-melanoma
#16
Ioannis Karydis, Pui Ying Chan, Matthew Wheater, Edurne Arriola, Peter W Szlosarek, Christian H Ottensmeier
BACKGROUND: Untreated metastatic uveal melanoma (UM) carries a grave prognosis. Unlike cutaneous melanoma (CM), there are no established treatments known to significantly improve outcomes for a meaningful proportion of patients. Inhibition of the PD1-PDL1 axis has shown promise in the management of CM and we here report a two center experience of UM patients receiving pembrolizumab. METHODS: To assess the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab, we retrospectively analyzed outcome data of 25 consecutive UM patients participating in the MK3475 expanded access program (EAP) who received pembrolizumab at 2 mg/kg 3 weekly...
May 2016: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27467943/high-risk-oncogenic-hpv-genotype-infection-associates-with-increased-immune-activation-and-t-cell-exhaustion-in-art-suppressed-hiv-1-infected-women
#17
Emmanouil Papasavvas, Lea F Surrey, Deborah K Glencross, Livio Azzoni, Jocelin Joseph, Tanvier Omar, Michael D Feldman, Anna-Lise Williamson, Maureen Siminya, Avril Swarts, Xiangfan Yin, Qin Liu, Cynthia Firnhaber, Luis J Montaner
Persistence of human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical disease in the context of HIV co-infection can be influenced by introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and sustained immune activation despite ART. We conducted a cross-sectional study in order to evaluate immune activation/exhaustion in ART-suppressed HIV(+) women with or without high-risk (HR) HPV-related cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). 55 South African women were recruited in three groups: HR (-) (n = 16) and HR (+) (n = 15) HPV with negative cervical histopathology, and HR (+) HPV with CIN grade 1/2/3 (n = 24)...
May 2016: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27466509/role-of-genomic-instability-in-immunotherapy-with-checkpoint-inhibitors
#18
George Yaghmour, Manjari Pandey, Catherine Ireland, Kruti Patel, Sara Nunnery, Daniel Powell, Scott Baum, Eric Wiedower, Lee S Schwartzberg, Michael G Martin
AIM: We evaluated whether tumor genome sequencing to detect the number and type of alterations could be used as a valuable biomarker for judging the potential utility of immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with advanced cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified patients with solid tumors who were treated with checkpoint inibitors and had received commercially available next generation sequencing (NGS). Tumors profiled by Caris Life Sciences, Foundation Medicine and Guardant360 between 2013 and 2015...
August 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27398650/pembrolizumab-keytruda
#19
Gerry Kwok, Thomas C C Yau, Joanne W Chiu, Eric Tse, Yok-Lam Kwong
The programmed cell death protein 1 (PD1) is one of the checkpoints that regulates the immune response. Ligation of PD1 with its ligands PDL1 and PDL2 results in transduction of negative signals to T-cells. PD1 expression is an important mechanism contributing to the exhausted effector T-cell phenotype. The expression of PD1 on effector T-cells and PDL1 on neoplastic cells enables tumor cells to evade anti-tumor immunity. Blockade of PD1 is an important immunotherapeutic strategy for cancers. Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) is a humanized monoclonal anti-PD1 antibody that has been extensively investigated in numerous malignancies...
November 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27329168/genomic-landscape-of-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-breast-contrasted-to-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung
#20
Brennan McCullar, Manjari Pandey, George Yaghmour, Felicia Hare, Kruti Patel, Matthew Stein, Rebecca Feldman, Jason C Chandler, Michael G Martin
Small cell carcinoma of the breast is a rare, aggressive form of breast cancer that is associated with extremely poor outcomes [1]. In an effort to identify possible targets for treatment, we utilized comprehensive genomic profiling in small cell carcinoma of the breast. Under an IRB approved protocol, we identified patients with small cell carcinoma of the breast and small cell carcinoma of the lung profiled by Caris Life Sciences between 2007 and 2015. Tumors were assessed with up to 25 immunohistochemical stains, in situ hybridization of cMET, EGFR, HER2, PIK3CA, and TOP2A, and next generation sequencing as well as Sanger sequencing of 47 genes...
July 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
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