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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454236/stingel-controlled-release-of-a-cyclic-dinucleotide-for-enhanced-cancer-immunotherapy
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David G Leach, Neeraja Dharmaraj, Stacey L Piotrowski, Tania L Lopez-Silva, Yu L Lei, Andrew G Sikora, Simon Young, Jeffrey D Hartgerink
Recent advancements in the field of immunotherapy have yielded encouraging results for the treatment of advanced cancers. Cyclic dinucleotides (CDNs) are a powerful new class of immunotherapy drugs known as STING (Stimulator of Interferon Genes) agonists, currently in clinical trials. However, previous studies of CDNs in murine cancer models have required multiple injections, and improve survival only in relatively nonaggressive tumor models. Therefore, we sought to improve the efficacy of CDN immunotherapy by developing a novel biomaterial we call "STINGel...
February 6, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454155/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-approaches-on-special-subgroups-and-unresolved-burning-questions
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REVIEW
J Remon, N Vilariño, N Reguart
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have been incorporated in the treatment strategy of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Beyond the already approved indications in first- and second-line setting of advanced NSCLC, new data has recently emerged demonstrating its efficacy in locally advanced disease as maintenance after chemo-radiotherapy and currently several trials are also exploring its efficacy in earlier stages of the disease to evaluate whether these results could be extrapolated to the adjuvant setting...
February 8, 2018: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454048/new-insights-into-the-molecular-characteristics-of-pulmonary-carcinoids-and-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinomas-and-the-impact-on-their-clinical-management
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J L Derks, N Leblay, S Lantuejoul, A M Dingemans, E J M Speel, L Fernandez-Cuesta
Carcinoids and large-cell neuroendocrine carcinomas (LCNEC) are rare neuroendocrine lung tumors. Here we provide an overview of the most updated data on the molecular characteristics of these diseases. Recent genomic studies showed that carcinoids generally contain a low mutational burden and few recurrently mutated genes. Most of the reported mutations occur in chromatin-remodeling genes (e.g. MEN1), and few affect genes of the PI3K-AKT-mTOR pathway. Aggressive disease has been related to chromothripsis, DNA-repair gene mutations, loss of OTP/CD44, and upregulation of RET gene expression...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454038/dendritic-cells-as-cancer-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Christian E Bryant, Sarah Sutherland, Benjamin Kong, Michael S Papadimitrious, Derek N J Hart
The ability of immune therapies to control cancer has recently generated intense interest. This therapeutic outcome is reliant on T cell recognition of tumour cells. The natural function of dendritic cells (DC) is to generate adaptive responses, by presenting antigen to T cells, hence they are a logical target to generate specific anti-tumour immunity. Our understanding of the biology of DC is expanding, and they are now known to be a family of related subsets with variable features and function. Most clinical experience to date with DC vaccination has been using monocyte-derived DC vaccines...
February 14, 2018: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453645/emphasis-of-fas-fasl-gene-polymorphism-in-patients-with-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Cavit Ceylan, Sedat Yahşi, Serkan Doğan, Elife ÖztÜrk, Gulay Ceylan
BACKGROUND: Bladder cancer (BCa) is the seventh most common cancer among males worldwide. Some reliable markers in blood, urine, and tumor tissue, including clinicopathologic variables, molecular and inflammatory markers, gene polymorphisms, and tumor gene expression profiles are identified for predicting response to BCG immunotherapy in high-risk BCa patients. AIMS: We aimed to determine if FAS and FASL polymorphisms are associated with lack of response to BCG in patients with BCa...
February 16, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453437/enhancement-of-immunomodulative-effect-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-on-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-with-sucrose-palmitate
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Masaya Kanayama, Yukiko Kato, Toshikazu Tsuji, Yuki Konoeda, Akiko Hashimoto, Osamu Kanauchi, Toshio Fujii, Daisuke Fujiwara
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) play a key role in the immune response against viruses. In addition, recent research has suggested that pDCs possess direct and indirect tumoricidal activities. We previously found that a lactic acid bacteria strain, Lactococcus lactis JCM 5805 (LC-Plasma), stimulated pDCs and prevented viral infection in mouse and human studies. Meanwhile, emulsifiers have recently been highlighted as candidate adjuvants for some viral vaccines and cancer immunotherapies. In this study, we discovered some specific emulsifiers, mainly consisting of sucrose fatty acid esters, that drastically enhance the potency of LC-Plasma to activate pDCs in vitro...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453317/histone-h3-3k27m-mobilizes-multiple-cancer-testis-ct-antigens-in-pediatric-glioma
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Houliang Deng, Jianming Zeng, Ting Zhang, Longcai Gong, Hongjie Zhang, Edwin Cheung, Chris Jones, Gang Li
Lysine to Methionine mutations at position 27 (K27M) in the histone H3 (H3.3 and H3.1) are highly prevalent in pediatric high-grade gliomas (HGG) that arise in the midline of the central nervous system. H3K27M perturbs the activity of polycomb repressor complex 2 (PRC2) and correlates with DNA hypomethylation; however, the pathways whereby H3K27M drive the development of pediatric HGG remain poorly understood. To understand the mechanism of pediatric HGG development driven by H3.3K27M and discover potential therapeutic targets or biomarkers, we established pediatric glioma cell model systems harboring H3...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451276/tisagenlecleucel-an-approved-anti-cd19-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-leukemia
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Y Liu, X Chen, W Han, Y Zhang
On August 30, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Novartis' tisagenlecleucel (CTL-019, Kymriah), which is a synthetic bioimmune product of anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, for the treatment of relapsed/refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). This was a milestone in tumor immunology on account of the significant antitumor effect of tisagenlecleucel for the treatment of relapsed/refractory B-ALL patients. Conventional standard therapies for B-ALL have high failure rates, thus developing new therapies is crucial for patients with B-ALL...
November 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450812/renin-angiotensin-system-and-its-role-in-biomarkers-and-treatment-in-gliomas
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REVIEW
Alexander Perdomo-Pantoja, Sonia Iliana Mejía-Pérez, Liliana Gómez-Flores-Ramos, Montserrat Lara-Velazquez, Cordelia Orillac, Juan Luis Gómez-Amador, Talia Wegman-Ostrosky
Gliomas are the most common primary intrinsic tumor in the brain and are classified as low- or high-grade according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Patients with high-grade gliomas (HGG) who undergo surgical resection with adjuvant therapy have a mean overall survival of 15 months and 100% recurrence. The renin-angiotensin system (RAS), the primary regulator of cardiovascular circulation, exhibits local action and works as a paracrine system. In the context of this local regulation, the expression of RAS peptides and receptors has been detected in different kinds of tumors, including gliomas...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450136/initiative-action-of-tumor-associated-macrophage-during-tumor-metastasis
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REVIEW
Saroj Singh, Neesha Mehta, Jiang Lilan, Meen Bahadur Budhthoki, Fu Chao, Li Yong
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) are a significant component of the microenvironment of any solid tumors in the majority of cancers, associated with unfavorable prognosis. TAMs emerge as attractive targets for therapeutic strategies aimed at reprogramming their protumor phenotype into an effective antitumor activity. In this review article, we present an overview of mechanisms responsible for TAMs recruitment and highlight the roles of TAMs in the regulation of tumor angiogenesis, invasion, metastasis, immunosuppression, and chemotherapeutic resistance...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449898/targeted-therapy-of-brain-metastases-latest-evidence-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Rodica Di Lorenzo, Manmeet S Ahluwalia
Brain metastases (BM) occur in 20-40% of patients with cancer and 60-75% of patients with BM become symptomatic. Due to an aging population and advances in the treatment of primary cancers, patients are living longer and are more likely to experience complications from BM. The diagnosis of BM drastically worsens long-term survival rates, with multiple metastases being a poor prognostic factor. Until recently, the mainstay of treatment consisted of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), surgical resection, whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT), or a combination of these modalities...
December 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449711/cancer-new-path-to-improving-immunotherapy
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Sarah Crunkhorn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2018: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449660/gut-microbiota-injury-in-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Yusuke Shono, Marcel R M van den Brink
Allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is considered to be the strongest curative immunotherapy for various malignancies (primarily, but not limited to, haematologic malignancies). However, application of allo-HSCT is limited owing to its life-threatening major complications, such as graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), relapse and infections. Recent advances in large-scale DNA sequencing technology have facilitated rapid identification of the microorganisms that make up the microbiota and evaluation of their interactions with host immunity in various diseases, including cancer...
February 16, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449659/using-immunotherapy-to-boost-the-abscopal-effect
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REVIEW
Wilfred Ngwa, Omoruyi Credit Irabor, Jonathan D Schoenfeld, Jürgen Hesser, Sandra Demaria, Silvia C Formenti
More than 60 years ago, the effect whereby radiotherapy at one site may lead to regression of metastatic cancer at distant sites that are not irradiated was described and called the abscopal effect (from 'ab scopus', that is, away from the target). The abscopal effect has been connected to mechanisms involving the immune system. However, the effect is rare because at the time of treatment, established immune-tolerance mechanisms may hamper the development of sufficiently robust abscopal responses. Today, the growing consensus is that combining radiotherapy with immunotherapy provides an opportunity to boost abscopal response rates, extending the use of radiotherapy to treatment of both local and metastatic disease...
February 16, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449192/association-of-body-mass-index-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-metastatic-melanoma-treated-with-targeted-therapy-immunotherapy-or-chemotherapy-a-retrospective-multicohort-analysis
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Jennifer L McQuade, Carrie R Daniel, Kenneth R Hess, Carmen Mak, Daniel Y Wang, Rajat R Rai, John J Park, Lauren E Haydu, Christine Spencer, Matthew Wongchenko, Stephen Lane, Dung-Yang Lee, Mathilde Kaper, Meredith McKean, Kathryn E Beckermann, Samuel M Rubinstein, Isabelle Rooney, Luna Musib, Nageshwar Budha, Jessie Hsu, Theodore S Nowicki, Alexandre Avila, Tomas Haas, Maneka Puligandla, Sandra Lee, Shenying Fang, Jennifer A Wargo, Jeffrey E Gershenwald, Jeffrey E Lee, Patrick Hwu, Paul B Chapman, Jeffrey A Sosman, Dirk Schadendorf, Jean-Jacques Grob, Keith T Flaherty, Dana Walker, Yibing Yan, Edward McKenna, Jeffrey J Legos, Matteo S Carlino, Antoni Ribas, John M Kirkwood, Georgina V Long, Douglas B Johnson, Alexander M Menzies, Michael A Davies
BACKGROUND: Obesity has been linked to increased mortality in several cancer types; however, the relation between obesity and survival outcomes in metastatic melanoma is unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the association between body-mass index (BMI) and progression-free survival or overall survival in patients with metastatic melanoma who received targeted therapy, immunotherapy, or chemotherapy. METHODS: This retrospective study analysed independent cohorts of patients with metastatic melanoma assigned to treatment with targeted therapy, immunotherapy, or chemotherapy in randomised clinical trials and one retrospective study of patients treated with immunotherapy...
February 12, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449091/adjuvant-therapies-in-nonmetastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Marco Bandini, Ariane Smith, Michele Marchioni, Raisa S Pompe, Tristan F Martel, Luca Cindolo, Francesco Montorsi, Shahrokh F Shariat, Alberto Briganti, Anil Kapoor, Umberto Capitanio, Pierre I Karakiewicz
To conduct a review of literature on adjuvant therapy in nonmetastatic renal-cell carcinoma (nmRCC) treated with nephrectomy and to describe the efficacy of adjuvant agents on cancer control outcomes. A review of the literature was performed in January 2018 to identify all studies evaluating adjuvant therapy in patients with nmRCC treated with nephrectomy using PubMed, Embase, Medline, and Cochrane Library databases. The following keywords were used: adjuvant therapy, renal-cell carcinoma, nonmetastatic, targeted molecular therapy, kidney cancer...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448979/cd103-cd8-t-lymphocytes-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-are-phenotypically-and-functionally-primed-to-respond-to-pd-1-blockade
#17
Peiliang Wang, Bing Huang, Yi Gao, Jianjian Yang, Zhihui Liang, Ni Zhang, Xiangning Fu, Lequn Li
CD103 + CD8 + tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) have been linked to prolonged survival in various types of cancer including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the factors associated with the retention of CD103 + CD8 + TILs in lung cancer tissues remain largely unknown. Additionally, the contribution of CD103 + CD8 + TILs to effective PD-1 based immunotherapy has not been fully elucidated. In this study, we identified that the expression levels of E-cadherin and TGF-β were significantly correlated with the distribution and the density of CD103 + TILs in lung cancer tumor tissues...
February 7, 2018: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448849/development-of-small-molecule-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-of-pd-1-pd-l1-as-a-new-therapeutic-strategy-for-tumour-immunotherapy
#18
Kui Li, Tian Hongqi
Cancer immunotherapy has been increasingly utilized to treat advanced malignancies. The signalling network of immune checkpoints has attracted considerable attention. Immune checkpoint inhibitors are revolutionizing the treatment options and expectations for patients with cancer. The reported clinical success of targeting the T-cell immune checkpoint receptors PD-1/PD-L1 has demonstrated the importance of immune modulation. Indeed, antibodies binding to PD-1 or PD-L1 have shown remarkable efficacy. However, antibody drugs have many disadvantages, such as their production cost, stability, and immunogenicity, and therefore, small-molecule inhibitors of PD-1 and its ligand PD-L1 are being introduced...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446724/inhibitors-of-er-aminopeptidase-1-and-2-from-design-to-clinical-application
#19
Dimitris Georgiadis, Anastasia Mpakali, Despoina Koumantou, Efstratios Stratikos
Endoplasmic Reticulum aminopeptidase 1 and 2 are two homologous enzymes that help generate peptide ligands for presentation by Major Histocompatibility Class I molecules. Their enzymatic activity influences the antigenic peptide repertoire and indirectly controls adaptive immune responses. Accumulating evidence suggests that these two enzymes are tractable targets for the regulation of immune responses with possible applications ranging from cancer immunotherapy to treating inflammatory autoimmune disease. Here, we review the state-of-the-art in the development of inhibitors of ERAP1 and ERAP2 as well as their potential and limitations for clinical applications...
February 13, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446615/leveraging-engineering-of-cells-for-drug-delivery
#20
Zhaowei Chen, Quanyin Hu, Zhen Gu
Cell therapy has become a momentum-gathering treatment strategy for a variety of diseases, including cancer, diabetes, hemophilia, and cardiomyopathy. However, clinical applications of conventional cell therapies have often been compromised by rapid decline in viability and function of the transplanted cells due to host recognition and subsequent foreign body rejection. Along this line, cell engineering technologies such as cell encapsulation within microcapsules and immobilization in porous scaffolds have been implemented to address the immunosuppression concerns...
February 15, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
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