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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337768/tet2-mutations-in-b-cells-of-patients-affected-by-angioimmunoblastic-t-cell-lymphoma
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Friederike H Schwartz, Qian Cai, Eva Fellmann, Sylvia Hartmann, Mikko I Mäyränpää, Marja-Liisa Karjalainen-Lindsberg, Christer Sundström, René Scholtysik, Martin-Leo Hansmann, Ralf Küppers
Angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphomas (AITL) frequently carry mutations in the TET2 and IDH2 genes. TET2 mutations represent early genetic lesions as they were already detected in hematopoietic precursor cells of AITL patients. We show by analysis of whole tissue sections and microdissected PD1(+) cells that the frequency of TET2-mutated AITL is presumably even higher than reported (12/13 cases in our collection, 92%). In two thirds of informative AITL (6/9) also a fraction of B cells was TET2-mutated. Investigation of four AITL by TET2 and IGHV gene sequencing of single microdissected B cells showed that between 10-60% of polyclonal B cells in AITL lymph nodes harboured the identical TET2 mutations of the respective T cell lymphoma clone...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335888/second-and-third-generation-drugs-for-immuno-oncology-treatment-the-more-the-better
#2
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/28327969/circulating-tumour-dna-predicts-response-to-anti-pd1-antibodies-in-metastatic-melanoma
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J H Lee, G V Long, S Boyd, S Lo, A M Menzies, V Tembe, A Guminski, V Jakrot, R A Scolyer, G J Mann, R F Kefford, M S Carlino, H Rizos
Background: Programmed death 1 (PD1) inhibitors are now a foundation of medical management of metastatic melanoma. This study sought to determine whether circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) provides useful early response and prognostic information. Patients and methods: We evaluated the relationship between pre-treatment and early on treatment ctDNA and outcome in melanoma patients treated with PD1 inhibitors alone or in combination with ipilimumab. Results: ctDNA was detected in 40/76 patients (53%) at baseline, and correlated with stage, LDH levels, disease volume and ECOG performance...
January 24, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325631/new-concepts-of-personalized-therapy-in-salivary-gland-carcinomas
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REVIEW
Gunter Keller, Diana Steinmann, Alexander Quaas, Viktor Grünwald, Stefan Janssen, Kais Hussein
Salivary gland carcinomas are rare tumours and therapy strategies are less standardized than in lung, gastric or breast cancer. Therapy is based on surgery, but not all carcinomas are completely resectable, e.g. because carcinomas often show infiltration of nerves. For further therapy decision pathology is recommended, but evaluation of potential targets for personalized therapy is not part of the routine panel. Many salivary gland carcinomas can be resistant to radio- and/or chemotherapy, which limits therapeutic options...
March 18, 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324831/primary-and-acquired-resistance-to-pd-1-pd-l1-blockade-in-cancer-treatment
#5
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/28323897/hcv-coinfection-contributes-to-hiv-pathogenesis-by-increasing-immune-exhaustion-in-cd8-t-cells
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Norma Rallón, Marcial García, Javier García-Samaniego, Noelia Rodríguez, Alfonso Cabello, Clara Restrepo, Beatriz Álvarez, Rosa García, Miguel Górgolas, José M Benito
BACKGROUND: There are several contributors to HIV-pathogenesis or insufficient control of the infection. However, whether HIV/HCV-coinfected population exhibits worst evolution of HIV-pathogenesis remains unclear. Recently, some markers of immune exhaustion have been proposed as preferentially upregulated on T-cells during HIV-infection. Herein, we have analyzed T-cell exhaustion together with several other contributors to HIV-pathogenesis that could be affected by HCV-coinfection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety-six patients with chronic HIV-infection (60 HIV-monoinfected and 36 HIV/HCV-coinfected), and 20 healthy controls were included in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323504/pembrolizumab-use-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-melanoma
#7
Pol Specenier
Until recently, overall long term survival in patients with stage IV melanoma was lower than 10 %. However, the treatment of melanoma has evolved rapidly over the last few years, with the advent of inhibitors of BRAF and MEK and of immunotherapeutic agents including ipilimumab, nivolumab, and pembrolizumab. Areas covered: This is a comprehensive review of the literature on the role of pembrolizumab in melanoma. Pembrolizumab is a Programmed Death Receptor 1 (PD-1) directed monoclonal antibody which is approved by FDA and EMA for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma...
March 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321815/immune-therapy-for-sarcomas
#8
Peter M Anderson
Absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) recovery rapidly occurring at 14 days after start of chemotherapy for osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma is a good prognostic factor. Conversely, lymphopenia is associated with significantly decreased sarcoma survival. Clearly, the immune system can contribute towards better survival from sarcoma. This chapter will describe treatment and host factors that influence immune function and how effective local control and systemic interventions of sarcoma therapy can cause inflammation and/or immune suppression but are currently the standard of care...
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
#9
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
#10
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/28318492/-brain-tumor-immunotherapy-illusion-or-hope
#11
REVIEW
Denis Migliorini, Valérie Dutoit, Paul R Walker, Pierre-Yves Dietrich
Immunotherapy has proven efficient for many tumors and is now part of standard of care in many indications. What is the picture for brain tumors? The recent development of anti-CTLA-4 and PD1 immune checkpoint inhibitors, which have the ability to restore T lymphocytes activity, has gathered enthusiasm and is now paving the way towards more complex models of immune system manipulation. These models include, among others, vaccination and adoptive T cell transfer technologies. Complementary to those strategies, molecules capable of reshaping the immune tumor microenvironment are currently being investigated in early phase trials...
March 16, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314785/tumor-localized-secretion-of-soluble-pd1-enhances-oncolytic-virotherapy
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Mee Y Bartee, Katherine M Dunlap, Eric Bartee
Oncolytic virotherapy represents an attractive option for the treatment of a variety of aggressive or refractory tumors. While this therapy is effective at rapidly debulking directly injected tumor masses, achieving complete eradication of established disease has proven difficult. One method to overcome this challenge is to use oncolytic viruses to induce secondary anti-tumor immune responses. Unfortunately, while the initial induction of these immune responses is typically robust, their subsequent efficacy is often inhibited through a variety of immunoregulatory mechanisms, including the PD1/PDL1 T-cell checkpoint pathway...
March 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302724/genetically-introduced-hydrogen-bond-interactions-reveal-an-asymmetric-charge-distribution-on-the-radical-cation-of-the-special-pair-chlorophyll-p680
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Ryo Nagao, Motoki Yamaguchi, Shin Nakamura, Hanayo Ueoka-Nakanishi, Takumi Noguchi
The special-pair chlorophyll (Chl) P680 in photosystem II has an extremely high redox potential (Em) to enable water oxidation in photosynthesis. Significant positive charge localization on one of the Chl constituents, PD1 or PD2, in P680(+) has been proposed to contribute to this high Em To identify the Chl molecule on which the charge is mainly localized, we genetically introduced a hydrogen bond to the 13(1)-keto C=O group of PD1 and PD2 by changing the nearby D1-V157 and D2-V156 residues to His, respectively...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284825/meibomian-gland-morphogenesis-requires-developmental-eyelid-closure-and-lid-fusion
#14
Jingjing Wang, Mindy Call, Maureen Mongan, Winston Whei-Yang Kao, Ying Xia
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Meibomian glands (MGs) play an important role in the maintenance of ocular surface health, but the mechanisms of their development are still poorly understood. The MGs arise from the epithelium at the junction of eyelid fusion, raising the possibility that defective eyelid fusion disturbs the formation of MGs. METHODS: We examined, histologically and functionally, the development of MGs in mice with either normal or defective eyelid fusion, displaying eye-closed at birth (ECB) or eye-open at birth (EOB) phenotypes, respectively...
March 8, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279082/effects-of-immunization-and-checkpoint-inhibition-on-amodiaquine-induced-liver-injury
#15
Alastair Mak, Alexander Johnston, Jack Uetrecht
If idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (IDILI) is immune-mediated, it is possible that an individual's prior exposure to antigens may affect their susceptibility to IDILI. An individual's repertoire of memory immune cells is shaped by every past exposure to antigens. Subsequent drug-induced adverse drug reactions may therefore involve an immune cell's cross reactivity between a prior antigen and resulting drug-modified proteins. Therefore in this experiment, mice were immunized with amodiaquine (AQ)-modified hepatic proteins to mimic a previous exposure; treated with a RIBI adjuvant and anti-CD40 antibodies to stimulate an immune response; and, treated with anti-PD1 and anti-CTLA-4 antibodies prior to AQ treatment in order to overcome immune tolerance...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276698/the-role-of-checkpoint-inhibitors-immunotherapy-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-elderly
#16
Assunta Sgambato, Francesca Casaluce, Cesare Gridelli
Immune checkpoint inhibition is a novel treatment modality that has brought a new hope to patients with advanced NSCLC. Several molecules targeting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA4) or programmed cell death 1 receptor/programmed death ligand-1 (PD1/PD-L1) pathways are under evaluation in NSCLC and three of them are currently approved: nivolumab and atezolizumab for advanced NSCLC after prior chemotherapy and pembrolizumab for advanced NSCLC expressing PD-L1 ≥ 1% after at least one prior chemotherapy regimen and > 50% as a first-line response...
February 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275115/safety-and-tolerability-of-pd-1-pd-l1-inhibitors-compared-with-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#17
Tomohiro F Nishijima, Shlomit S Shachar, Kirsten A Nyrop, Hyman B Muss
BACKGROUND: Compared with chemotherapy, significant improvement in survival outcomes with the programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) inhibitors nivolumab and pembrolizumab and the programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor atezolizumab has been shown in several types of advanced solid tumors. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare safety and tolerability between PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors and chemotherapy. METHODS: PubMed and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) databases were searched 1966 to September 2016...
March 8, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271729/egfr-tki-combination-with-immunotherapy-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Myung-Ju Ahn, Jong-Mu Sun, Se-Hoon Lee, Jin Seok Ahn, Keunchil Park
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) has significantly improved clinical outcomes compared with chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with sensitizing EGFR gene mutation. Areas covered: Almost all patients treated with EGFR TKIs eventually develop acquired resistance. It has been reported that activation of the oncogenic EGFR pathway enhances susceptibility of the lung tumors to PD-1 blockade in mouse model, suggesting combination of PD1 blockade with EGFR TKIs may be a promising therapeutic strategy...
March 8, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267900/augmentation-of-hcv-specific-immunity-and-sustained-virological-response-svr
#19
Shikha Shrivastava, E Wilson, B Poonia, L Tang, A Osinusi, A Kohli, Shyam Kottilil
BACKGROUND: Treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has rapidly evolved into interferon-free directly acting antiviral regimens (DAA) that result in high sustained-virologic-response. DAAs primarily work by suppressing HCV replication and rely less on the immune system than interferon-based therapies. However it is unclear whether the immune system recovers with suppression of HCV replication and contributes to HCV clearance with DAA therapy. We previously demonstrated HCV clearance is associated with increased HCV-specific-immunity in CHCV-GT-1 infected patients during treatment with sofosbuvir (SOF)+ribavirin (RBV)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264791/more-than-5000-patients-with-metastatic-melanoma-in-europe-per-year-do-not-have-access-to-recommended-first-line-innovative-treatments
#20
L Kandolf Sekulovic, K Peris, A Hauschild, A Stratigos, J-J Grob, P Nathan, R Dummer, A-M Forsea, C Hoeller, H Gogas, L Demidov, C Lebbe, C Blank, J Olah, L Bastholt, D Herceg, B Neyns, R Vieira, J Hansson, P Rutkowski, I Krajsova, M Bylaite-Bucinskiene, I Zalaudek, J Maric-Brozic, N Babovic, M Banjin, K Putnik, G Weinlich, V Todorovic, K Kirov, J Ocvirk, A Zhukavets, M Kukushkina, L De La Cruz Merino, A Ymeri, M Risteski, C Garbe
BACKGROUND: Despite the efficacy of innovative treatments for metastatic melanoma, their high costs has led to disparities in cancer care among different European countries. We analysed the availability of these innovative therapies in Europe and estimated the number of patients without access to first-line recommended treatment per current guidelines of professional entities such as the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), the European Association of Dermato-Oncology (EADO), and European Dermatology Forum (EDF)...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
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