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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330719/prognostic-value-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocyte-density-assessed-using-a-standardized-method-based-on-molecular-subtypes-and-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-invasive-breast-cancer
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Nuri Jang, Hee Jung Kwon, Min Hui Park, Su Hwan Kang, Young Kyung Bae
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the prognostic value of tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) density as determined by molecular subtype and receipt of adjuvant chemotherapy in invasive breast cancer (IBC). METHODS: Stromal TIL densities were evaluated in 1489 IBC samples using recommendations proposed by the International TILs Working Group. Cases were allocated to high- and low-TIL density groups using a cutoff of 10%. RESULTS: Of the 1489 IBC patients, 427 (28...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330552/dosimetry-prediction-for-clinical-translation-of-64cu-pembrolizumab-immunopet-targeting-human-pd-1-expression
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Arutselvan Natarajan, Chirag B Patel, Frezghi Habte, Sanjiv S Gambhir
The immune checkpoint programmed death 1 receptor (PD-1) expressed on some tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, and its ligand (PD-L1) expressed on tumor cells, enable cancers to evade the immune system. Blocking PD-1 with the monoclonal antibody pembrolizumab is a promising immunotherapy strategy. Thus, noninvasively quantifying the presence of PD-1 expression in the tumor microenvironment prior to initiation of immune checkpoint blockade may identify the patients likely to respond to therapy. We have developed a 64Cu-pembrolizumab radiotracer and evaluated human dosimetry...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329079/the-interactome-of-ebv-lmp1-evaluated-by-proximity-based-bioid-approach
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Mark A Rider, Mujeeb R Cheerathodi, Stephanie N Hurwitz, Dingani Nkosi, Lauren A Howell, Deanna C Tremblay, Xia Liu, Fanxiu Zhu, David G Meckes
Epstein-Barr virus LMP1 is an oncoprotein required for immortalizing B lymphocytes and also plays important roles in transforming non-lymphoid tissue. The discovery of LMP1 protein interactions will likely generate targets to treat EBV-associated cancers. Here, we define the broader LMP1 interactome using the recently developed BioID method. Combined with mass spectrometry, we identified over 1000 proteins across seven independent experiments with direct or indirect relationships to LMP1. Pathway analysis suggests that a significant number of the proteins identified are involved in signal transduction and protein or vesicle trafficking...
January 9, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325323/-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-peripheral-blood-and-body-mass-index-novel-independent-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-melanoma
#4
Y L Qi, Y Zhang, L D Zhao, A X Wang, Z B Wang, Q L Gao
Objective: To investigate whether platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in peripheral blood and body mass index (BMI) can be independent prognostic factors in patients with melanoma. Methods: Clinical date of 140 patients with melanoma in the Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Zhengzhou University and Henan Cancer Hospital from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2015 were analyzed retrospectively.Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was performed the optimal cut-off value for PLR.The 140 patients were divided into high PLR group and low PLR group...
December 19, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317636/the-expression-of-inhibitor-of-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-gene-is-progressively-up-regulated-in-the-clinical-course-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-conferring-resistance-to-apoptosis
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Francesco Albano, Federico Chiurazzi, Selena Mimmi, Eleonora Vecchio, Arianna Pastore, Clementina Cimmino, Camilla Frieri, Enrico Iaccino, Antonio Pisano, Gaetanina Golino, Giuseppe Fiume, Massimo Mallardo, Giuseppe Scala, Ileana Quinto
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is the most common B-cell malignancy with a variable clinical outcome. Biomarkers of CLL progression are required for optimising prognosis and therapy. The Inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase-isoform α (IBTKα) gene encodes a substrate receptor of Cullin 3-dependent E3 ubiquitin ligase, and promotes cell survival in response to the reticulum stress. Searching for novel markers of CLL progression, we analysed the expression of IBTKα in the peripheral blood B-cells of CLL patients, before and after first line therapy causing remission...
January 9, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305709/influence-of-physical-activity-on-the-immune-system-in-breast-cancer-patients-during-chemotherapy
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Thorsten Schmidt, Walter Jonat, Daniela Wesch, Hans-Heinrich Oberg, Sabine Adam-Klages, Lisa Keller, Christoph Röcken, Christoph Mundhenke
PURPOSE: Physical activity can impact the immune system in different ways, e.g. by alteration of the humoral and cellular immune response. Physical activity at medium intensity enhances numbers of cytotoxic T cells, NK cells and macrophages in healthy people. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of endurance and resistance training on the immune system in breast cancer patients during adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: In a prospective, controlled and randomized intervention exploratory trial, 12-week supervised endurance or resistance training were compared with usual care twice a week...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302378/potential-utility-of-fdg-pet-ct-as-a-non-invasive-tool-for-monitoring-local-immune-responses
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Seungho Lee, Seohee Choi, Sang Yong Kim, Mi Jin Yun, Hyoung-Il Kim
Purpose: The tumor microenvironment is known to be associated with the metabolic activity of cancer cells and local immune reactions. We hypothesized that glucose metabolism measured by 2-deoxy-2-(18F)fluoro-D-glucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)-computed tomography (CT) (18F-FDG PET-CT) would be associated with local immune responses evaluated according to the presence of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs). Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 56 patients who underwent 18F-FDG PET-CT prior to gastrectomy...
December 2017: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296973/high-throughput-sequencing-of-the-b-cell-receptor-in-african-burkitt-lymphoma-reveals-clues-to-pathogenesis
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Katharine A Lombardo, David G Coffey, Alicia J Morales, Christopher S Carlson, Andrea M H Towlerton, Sarah E Gerdts, Francis K Nkrumah, Janet Neequaye, Robert J Biggar, Jackson Orem, Corey Casper, Sam M Mbulaiteye, Kishor G Bhatia, Edus H Warren
Burkitt lymphoma (BL), the most common pediatric cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, is a malignancy of antigen-experienced B lymphocytes. High-throughput sequencing (HTS) of the immunoglobulin heavy (IGH) and light chain (IGK/IGL) loci was performed on genomic DNA from 51 primary BL tumors: 19 from Uganda and 32 from Ghana. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction analysis and tumor RNA sequencing (RNAseq) was performed on the Ugandan tumors to confirm and extend the findings from the HTS of tumor DNA. Clonal IGH and IGK/IGL rearrangements were identified in 41 and 46 tumors, respectively...
March 28, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296862/brafv600e-accelerates-disease-progression-and-enhances-immune-suppression-in-a-mouse-model-of-b-cell-leukemia
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Yo-Ting Tsai, Aparna Lakshmanan, Amy Lehman, Bonnie K Harrington, Fabienne McClanahan Lucas, Minh Tran, Ellen J Sass, Meixiao Long, Alan D Flechtner, Florinda Jaynes, Krista La Perle, Vincenzo Coppola, Gerard Lozanski, Natarajan Muthusamy, John C Byrd, Michael R Grever, David M Lucas
Mutated mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway components promote tumor survival, proliferation, and immune evasion in solid tumors. MAPK mutations occur in hematologic cancers as well, but their role is less clear and few models are available to study this. We developed an in vivo model of disseminated BRAFV600E B-cell leukemia to determine the effects of this mutation on tumor development and immune evasion. Mice with B-cell-restricted BRAFV600E expression crossed with the Eµ-TCL1 model of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) developed leukemia significantly earlier (median, 4...
November 14, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296850/progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-and-hematologic-malignancies-a-single-cancer-center-retrospective-review
#10
Elizabeth C Neil, Lisa M DeAngelis
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is an uncommon opportunistic infection with high morbidity and mortality. This is an institutional review board-approved retrospective review of medical records identified by diagnostic coding for PML or John Cunningham virus (JCV) from 2000 to 2015. Inclusion criteria were cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) positive for JCV by polymerase chain reaction or brain biopsy-proven PML in non-HIV patients. There were 16 patients, 12 of whom were men (75%); the median age was 56 years (range, 31-71 years)...
October 24, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296833/emerging-role-of-bcr-signaling-inhibitors-in-immunomodulation-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Kamira Maharaj, Eva Sahakian, Javier Pinilla-Ibarz
Approved therapies that target the B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling pathway, such as ibrutinib and idelalisib, are known to show activity in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) via their direct effects on crucial survival pathways in malignant B cells. However, these therapies also have effects on T cells in CLL by mediating toxicity and possibly controlling disease. By focusing on the effects of BCR signaling inhibitors on the T-cell compartment, we may gain new insights into the comprehensive biological outcomes of systemic treatment to further understand mechanisms of drug efficacy, predict the toxicity or adverse events, and identify novel combinatorial therapies...
September 26, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296194/changes-in-pd-l1-expression-according-to-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-of-acquired-egfr-tki-resistant-egfr-mutant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Tae-Jung Kim, Soon Auck Hong, Okran Kim, Seung Joon Kim, Ji-Hyun Yang, Eun Kyo Joung, Jin-Hyoung Kang, Sook-Hee Hong
Backgrounds: EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that developed acquired resistance to EGFR-tyrosine kinase (TKI) are potential candidates for programmed death 1 (PD1) inhibitor. Results: TPS≥1% for PD-L1 and low CD8 + TIL in post-TKI tumor showed a trend for a lower PFS of EGFR-TKIs (14.2 vs 9.9 months; P = 0.060) (cohort A). Only 2 of 22 specimens (9.1%) with an acquired EGFR exon 20 T790M mutation exhibited in post-TKI TPS≥50% for PD-L1. The degree in post-TKI tumor of PD-L1 expression was varied in 19 patients (40...
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295921/lymphocytes-eject-interferogenic-mitochondrial-dna-webs-in-response-to-cpg-and-non-cpg-oligodeoxynucleotides-of-class-c
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Björn Ingelsson, Daniel Söderberg, Tobias Strid, Anita Söderberg, Ann-Charlotte Bergh, Vesa Loitto, Kourosh Lotfi, Mårten Segelmark, Giannis Spyrou, Anders Rosén
Circulating mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is receiving increasing attention as a danger-associated molecular pattern in conditions such as autoimmunity, cancer, and trauma. We report here that human lymphocytes [B cells, T cells, natural killer (NK) cells], monocytes, and neutrophils derived from healthy blood donors, as well as B cells from chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients, rapidly eject mtDNA as web filament structures upon recognition of CpG and non-CpG oligodeoxynucleotides of class C. The release was quenched by ZnCl2, independent of cell death (apoptosis, necrosis, necroptosis, autophagy), and continued in the presence of TLR9 signaling inhibitors...
January 2, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289977/anti-pd-1-induced-high-grade-hepatitis-associated-with-corticosteroid-resistant-t-cells-a-case-report
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Helen M McGuire, Elena Shklovskaya, Jarem Edwards, Paul R Trevillian, Geoffrey W McCaughan, Patrick Bertolino, Catriona McKenzie, Ralph Gourlay, Stuart J Gallagher, Barbara Fazekas de St Groth, Peter Hersey
Effective treatment or prevention of immune side effects associated with checkpoint inhibitor therapy of cancer is an important goal in this new era of immunotherapy. Hepatitis due to immunotherapy with antibodies against PD-1 is uncommon and generally of low severity. We present an unusually severe case arising in a melanoma patient after more than 6 months uncomplicated treatment with anti-PD-1 in an adjuvant setting. The hepatitis rapidly developed resistance to high-dose steroids, requiring anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) to achieve control...
December 30, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286493/twenty-five-years-of-the-national-academy-of-medical-sciences-of-ukraine-progress-and-priorities-for-future-of-radiation-medicine-and-biology
#15
D Bazyka
After the creation of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine in 1993 the Research Center for Radiation Medicine was among the first institutions to join the Academy (fig. 1). Estab lishing the Academy was among the first steps of the independent Ukrainian government and aimed to provide a high level health care for population. It was extremely needed for the minimization of Chornobyl medical consequences. This choice was related to a growing recognition of the scientific research in fulfilling the Сenter's mission - study of the effects of low dose radiation on human body and radiation protection of the exposed population...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276179/cd4-t-cells-are-exhausted-and-show-functional-defects-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#16
Esmaeil Allahmoradi, Saeid Taghiloo, Mohsen Tehrani, Hadi Hossein-Nattaj, Ghasem Janbabaei, Ramin Shekarriz, Hossein Asgarian-Omran
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common adult leukemia in the western world. This health problem is caused due to the accumulation of mature B-lymphocytes in the peripheral blood and bone marrow. In the course of cancer, CD4+ T cells become "exhausted" and characterized with poor effector functions and the expression of multiple inhibitory receptors. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency and functional properties of exhausted CD4+ T lymphocytes in patients with CLL...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273955/prognostic-value-of-tumor-stroma-ratio-combined-with-the-immune-status-of-tumors-in-invasive-breast-carcinoma
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K M H Vangangelt, G W van Pelt, C C Engels, H Putter, G J Liefers, V T H B M Smit, R A E M Tollenaar, P J K Kuppen, W E Mesker
PURPOSE: Complex interactions occur between cancer cells and cells in the tumor microenvironment. In this study, the prognostic value of the interplay between tumor-stroma ratio (TSR) and the immune status of tumors in breast cancer patients was evaluated. METHODS: A cohort of 574 breast cancer patients was analyzed. The percentage of tumor stroma was visually estimated on Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) stained histological tumor tissue sections. Immunohistochemical staining was performed for classical human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I, HLA-E, HLA-G, markers for regulatory T (Treg) cells, natural killer (NK) cells and cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTLs)...
December 22, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259203/the-evolutionary-landscape-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-treated-with-ibrutinib-targeted-therapy
#18
Dan A Landau, Clare Sun, Daniel Rosebrock, Sarah E M Herman, Joshua Fein, Mariela Sivina, Chingiz Underbayev, Delong Liu, Julia Hoellenriegel, Sarangan Ravichandran, Mohammed Z H Farooqui, Wandi Zhang, Carrie Cibulskis, Asaf Zviran, Donna S Neuberg, Dimitri Livitz, Ivana Bozic, Ignaty Leshchiner, Gad Getz, Jan A Burger, Adrian Wiestner, Catherine J Wu
Treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has shifted from chemo-immunotherapy to targeted agents. To define the evolutionary dynamics induced by targeted therapy in CLL, we perform serial exome and transcriptome sequencing for 61 ibrutinib-treated CLLs. Here, we report clonal shifts (change >0.1 in clonal cancer cell fraction, Q < 0.1) in 31% of patients during the first year of therapy, associated with adverse outcome. We also observe transcriptional downregulation of pathways mediating energy metabolism, cell cycle, and B cell receptor signaling...
December 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249894/spleen-tyrosine-kinase-inhibition-modulates-p53-activity
#19
Mohammad Althubiti
Spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) is a cytoplasmic enzyme that promotes survival and proliferation of B cells. SYK inhibition has shown promising results in the treatment of arthritis and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). However, in other context, it has been shown that SYK overexpression in epithelial cancer cells induced senescence in p53-dependent mechanism, which underscored its antineoplastic activity in vitro. Here, we show that SYK was induced in response of DNA damage in parallel with p53 levels. In addition, using chemical inhibitors of SYK reduced p53 levels in HCT116 and HT1080 cell lines, which underlines the role of SYK inhibition on p53 activity...
2017: Journal of Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248729/a-novel-3d-heterotypic-spheroid-model-for-studying-extracellular-vesicle-mediated-tumour-and-immune-cell-communication
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Lilite Sadovska, Elīna Zandberga, Krizia Sagini, Kaspars Jēkabsons, Una Riekstiņa, Zane Kalniņa, Alicia Llorente, Aija Linē
Cancer-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) have emerged as important mediators of tumour-host interactions, and they have been shown to exert various functional effects in immune cells. In most of the studies on human immune cells, EVs have been isolated from cancer cell culture medium or patients' body fluids and added to the immune cell cultures. In such a setting, the physiological relevance of the chosen EV concentration is unknown and the EV isolation method and the timing of EV administration may bias the results...
December 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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