Preparation and Characterization of a Monoclonal Antibody Against Morphine.

In conclusion, this MAb is useful for the development of immunoassays to measure morphine in urine. PMID: 26301931 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy - Category: Microbiology Tags: Monoclon Antib Immunodiagn Immunother Source Type: research

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Cancer immunology drugs, which harness the body ’s immune system to better attack cancer cells, have significantly changed the face of cancer treatment. People with aggressive cancers are now living longer, healthier lives. Unfortunately, cancer immunology therapy only works in a subset of patients.Now, a new study from scientists at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center helps explain why some people with advanced cancer may not respond to one of the leading immunotherapies, PD-1 blockade, and how a new combination approach may help overcome resistance to the immunotherapy drug.TheUCLA study, published today i...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Immunotherapy, Ahead of Print.
Source: Immunotherapy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Immunotherapy, Ahead of Print.
Source: Immunotherapy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Immunotherapy, Ahead of Print.
Source: Immunotherapy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Immune-related adverse events (irAEs) are autoimmune-toxic effects associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) used for the treatment of advanced solid tumors. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the published literature to assess the outcome for cancer patients treated with ICIs who develop irAEs. Two independent reviewers selected prospective or retrospective studies from PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library database from their inception to November 2018. Data were pooled using hazard ratios (HRs) for overall survival or progression-free survival or odds ratio for overall response rate of ir...
Source: Journal of Immunotherapy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
The effect of health insurance on management and outcomes in melanoma is unclear. Using the National Cancer Database (NCDB), we evaluated the effect of insurance on (1) stage at diagnosis, (2) receipt of immunotherapy, and (3) overall survival (OS) among patients with melanoma. We included patients with stage I–IV melanoma diagnosed from 2011 to 2015. Patients were stratified by age (below 65 vs. 65 y or above) and insurance (commercial, Medicare, Medicaid and uninsured). We evaluated the association between insurance and (1) stage at diagnosis (stage I–III vs. IV) and (2) receipt of immunotherapy (stage...
Source: Journal of Immunotherapy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Treatment with chimeric antigen receptor-modified T cell (CAR-T) has demonstrated promising therapeutic efficacy in hematologic malignancies. However, the therapeutic efficacy is still very limited for solid tumors. An immunosuppressive microenvironment is one of the main reasons for the limited efficacy. Some chemotherapeutic agents exhibit immune microenvironment modulation. Therefore, combination with chemotherapeutic agents may be one of the promising strategies to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of CAR-T against solid tumors. Sunitinib modulates the antitumor immune response by improving T-cell infiltration and funct...
Source: Journal of Immunotherapy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Basic Study Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Immunotherapy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research
This study demonstrates that radiotherapy is an optimal debulking regimen to managing R/R DLBCL patients before CAR-T therapy and a promising alternative salvage therapy for patients who suffer a relapse after CAR-T therapy by fuelling CAR-T copies.
Source: Journal of Immunotherapy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research
In conclusion, we described, for the first time, a case series of nivolumab-induced adrenal insufficiency in patients with mRCC. Our findings may be useful for the accurate diagnosis and the prompt treatment of this condition. In addition, there is a possibility that adrenal insufficiency may be associated with a favorable response to nivolumab in patients with mRCC.
Source: Journal of Immunotherapy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research
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