US Intergroup Trial of Response-Adapted Therapy for Stage III to IV Hodgkin Lymphoma Using Early Interim Fluorodeoxyglucose-Positron Emission Tomography Imaging: Southwest Oncology Group S0816 Hematologic Malignancy

Conclusion Response-adapted therapy based on interim PET imaging after two cycles of ABVD seems promising with a 2-year PFS of 64% for PET2-positive patients, which is much higher than the expected 2-year PFS of 15% to 30%.
Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clinical Trials, Risk factors, Diagnosis & Staging, Chemotherapy, Nuclear Medicine Hematologic Malignancy Source Type: research

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Go online to PeerView.com/XAC860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, based on a recent live symposium held during the Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS) 44th Annual Congress, a panel of expert nurse faculty use a MasterClass/case-forum design to offer an in-depth review of BTK inhibitors, their therapeutic applications in B-cell malignancies, and the core nurse-focused practice issues that are central to the further integration of BTK inhibitors into treatment plans for patients with cancers such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and ...
Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts
Go online to PeerView.com/EQY860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. This PeerView CME/CNE-certified activity—based on a live event conducted in a MasterClass format held in conjunction with the 2019 meeting of the AACR—discusses how Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors effectively target aspects of B-cell receptor signaling and covers key evidence and clinical issues related to the use of BTK inhibitors in hematologic malignancies (including agent selection, potential combination regimens, and strategies for overcoming drug intolerance or resis...
Source: Peerview CME/CE Video Podcast - Internal Medicine International - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: video
Conclusions This review describes how leukocyte-heparanase can be a double-edged sword in tumor progression; it can enhance tumor immune surveillance and tumor cell clearance, but also promote tumor survival and growth. We also discuss the potential of using heparanase in leukocyte therapies against tumors, and the effects of heparanase inhibitors on tumor progression and immunity. We are just beginning to understand the influence of heparanase on a pro/anti-tumor immune response, and there are still many questions to answer. How do the pro/anti-tumorigenic effects of heparanase differ across different cancer types? Does...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In conclusion, we believe that the data presented in this research add new relevant information for a better definition of the pathological states associated with HTLV-1 infection, particularly in relation to the distinct subcellular expression of HBZ in the different pathological contests and related pathologies. Whether HBZ cytoplasmic and nuclear localization in the natural history of HTLV-1 infection represents a marker of infection or is part of the mechanism governing the evolution toward HAM/TSP or ATL is the challenge for future investigation. Author Contributions GF, MB, and RA conceived the work. GF, MB, and AT...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusion and Perspectives Being exquisitely regulated by “writers,” “erasers,” and “readers,” additional repelled proteins or miRNAs, m6A modification relates to nearly any step of mRNA metabolism, as well as ncRNA processing and circRNA translation. There is compelling evidence suggesting that m6A modification is especially critical in a variety of pathologic and physiologic immune responses including T cell homeostasis and differentiation, inflammation, and type I interferon production. Further results have indicated that aberrancies of interferon and Th17 frequencies in systemic lu...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion Recent advances in research on HTLV-1 provide better understanding of the molecular pathogenesis and mechanisms of HAM/TSP, and several clinical trials of novel therapies for patients with HAM/TSP have been initiated. However, long-term improvement of motor disability and quality of life still have not been achieved in HAM/TSP patients, and the clinical management remains challenging. Given that HAM/TSP is characterized by activated T-cells in both the periphery and CNS, studies in HAM/TSP will be highly informative for clarifying the pathogenesis of other neuroinflammatory disorders such as multiple sclerosis....
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusions Epidemiological studies have repeatedly helped identify definitive triggers for several diseases. As highlighted in this perspective report, previous studies strongly argue for the interplay between intrinsic factors and putative preventable extrinsic triggers/promoters for CTCL. Given the evidence of geographical regional clustering of CTCL patients, CTCL occurrence in unrelated family members and recent evidence implicating S. aureus in the pathogenesis/progression of CTCL, more research is needed to decipher the precise mechanism by which specific environmental exposures may be driving the pathogenesis of t...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions The major challenges in the development of adoptive cell therapy for T cell tumors, as mentioned above, remain fratricide, T cell aplasia and the potential for leukemic transduction or poor T cell function if used in the autologous setting. Approaches to overcome fratricide include the genetic modification and deletion of the T cell antigen in the case of long-term CAR-T cell persistence or regulated CAR-T expression. To ensure restoration of T cell immunity, transient CAR expression can be achieved incorporation of a CAR suicide gene, transient CAR expression using mRNA electroporation, or short-lived NK cell...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Discussion Suppressor of cytokine signaling 1 is an essential molecule for maintaining immune homeostasis and subverting inflammation. Disorders arising from excess inflammation or SOCS1 deficiency can be potentially treated with SOCS1 mimetics (Ahmed et al., 2015). While SOCS1 has promising potential in many disorders, it should be noted that new targets and actions of SOCS1 are still being discovered and not all the effects of this protein are beneficial in autoimmune diseases and cancer. For instance, SOCS1 degrades IRS1 and IRS2, required for insulin signaling, via the SOCS Box domain, thus, limiting its potential in ...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Christine I. Alston1,2 and Richard D. Dix1,2* 1Department of Biology, Viral Immunology Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, United States 2Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, United States Suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS) proteins provide selective negative feedback to prevent pathogeneses caused by overstimulation of the immune system. Of the eight known SOCS proteins, SOCS1 and SOCS3 are the best studied, and systemic deletion of either gene causes early lethality in mice. Many viruses, including herpesviruses such as herpes simplex virus and cytomega...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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