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The next “Living Well with Myeloma” teleconference will focus on CAR T-Cell Therapy: What Myeloma Patients&Caregivers Need to Know. It takes place on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT. Speakers are Dr. Rafat Abonour (Indiana Universityá Simon Cancer Center) and Dr. Edward Stadtmauer (University of Pennsylvania). CAR T cells, or chimeric antigen receptor T cells, are part of a class of cancer therapies known as immunotherapies. With CAR T-cell therapy, a patient's T cells are harvested and genetically reengineered to become better able to recognize and attack myeloma. The altered T cells are then reinfused into the body with the hope of fighting the disease. To learn about this exciting new therapy, register for free HERE. Pre-registration is highly recommended.
Source: International Myeloma Foundation - Category: Hematology Source Type: news

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Markus Hartl* and Rainer Schneider Center of Molecular Biosciences (CMBI), Institute of Biochemistry, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria The neuronal proteins GAP43 (neuromodulin), MARCKS, and BASP1 are highly expressed in the growth cones of nerve cells where they are involved in signal transmission and cytoskeleton organization. Although their primary structures are unrelated, these signaling proteins share several structural properties like fatty acid modification, and the presence of cationic effector domains. GAP43, MARCKS, and BASP1 bind to cell membrane phospholipids, a process reversibly regulate...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In conclusion, CAR-T treatment combined with intratumoral delivery of poly I:C resulted in synergistic antitumor activity. We thus provide a rationale to translate this immunotherapeutic strategy to solid tumors. Introduction Adoptive T cell immunotherapy has been demonstrated to be a new way to fight malignancies. In particular, T lymphocytes engineered to express chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) have shown great promise in treating hematological malignancies (1). CD19-targeted CAR-T cells have been approved by FDA to treat relapsed B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) and Diffuse Large B-cell lymphoma (DLBC...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study highlights how the use of in vitro 3D model can allow rapid screening and selection of new and safer drugs. Introduction Angiogenesis is a complex and finely regulated process that consists of the growth of new capillary blood vessels from pre-existing vessels to create communication pathways among tissues. The coordination of different activities such as endothelial cell proliferation and migration, metalloproteinase function, integrin expression and pericyte stabilization is essential for angiogenesis (Folkman, 1984). The “angiogenic switch” is “on” when the balance between pro-...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This study was supported by the Shanghai Sailing Program [grant number 17YF1425200, 2017]; Chinese National Natural Science Funding [grant number 81702249, 2017]; Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality [grant number 17511103403, 2017]; The funder has no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. Conflict of Interest Statement The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. Acknowledgments We acknowledge the ex...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Natural killer (NK) cells are crucial effector cells of the innate immune system capable of rapidly recognizing and eliminating infected, stressed and malignant cells. NK cells are also the prime mediators of antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC), a potent mechanism of anti-viral immunity that has been applied to cancer therapy by targeting tumor-expressed surface antigens using monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Classical ADCC is mediated by low affinity Fc-mediated engagement of NK cells via FcRIIIA (CD16A) and is modulated by differences in target antigen expression levels. While high potency of therapeutic mA...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 652. Myeloma: Pathophysiology and Pre-Clinical Studies, excluding Therapy: Poster I Source Type: research
We describe recent observations with regard to functional exhaustion of iNKT and MAIT cells in MM pathology and discuss the potential application of checkpoint inhibition as an attractive target for prolonged activation of these immunomodulatory T cells in the treatment of MM.
Source: Molecular Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
That’s the title of a very interesting BBC News article I read this morning, thanks to my friend Paul: goo.gl/pkXS1J It’s about two recent studies that examined patients with cancer (1. lung or kidney; 2. melanoma), discovering that those who had a lot of “friendly” gut bacteria responded better to immunotherapy. Excerpt: Dr Jennifer Wargo, from Texas, told the BBC: “If you disrupt a patient’s microbiome you may impair their ability to respond to cancer treatment.” Okay, so the patients in the two studies didn’t have myeloma. But I would bet anything that those three typ...
Source: Margaret's Corner - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Blogroll BBC News Clostridium difficile gut bacteria microbiome probiotics SCT Source Type: blogs
The next “Living Well with Myeloma” teleconference will focus on CAR T-Cell Therapy: What Myeloma Patients&Caregivers Need to Know. It takes place on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT. Speakers are Dr. Rafat Abonour (Indiana Universityá Simon Cancer Center) and Dr. Edward Stadtmauer (University of Pennsylvania). CAR T cells, or chimeric antigen receptor T cells, are part of a class of cancer therapies known as immunotherapies. With CAR T-cell therapy, a patient's T cells are harvested and genetically reengineered to become better able to recognize and attack myeloma. The altered T cel...
Source: International Myeloma Foundation - Category: Hematology Source Type: news
The next “Living Well with Myeloma” teleconference will focus on CAR T-Cell Therapy: What Myeloma Patients&Caregivers Need to Know. It takes place on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT. Speakers are Dr. Rafat Abonour (Indiana Universityá Simon Cancer Center) and Dr. Edward Stadtmauer (University of Pennsylvania). CAR T cells, or chimeric antigen receptor T cells, are part of a class of cancer therapies known as immunotherapies. With CAR T-cell therapy, a patient's T cells are harvested and genetically reengineered to become better able to recognize and attack myeloma. The altered T cel...
Source: International Myeloma Foundation - Category: Hematology Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 3 August 2016 Source:Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine Author(s): Mary Poupot, Cédric-Olivier Turrin, Anne-Marie Caminade, Jean-Jacques Fournié, Michel Attal, Rémy Poupot, Séverine Fruchon Human natural killer (NK) cells play a key role in anti-cancer and anti-viral immunity, but their selective amplification in vitro is extremely tedious to achieve and remains one of the most challenging problems to solve for efficient NK cell-based immuno-therapeutic treatments against malignant diseases. Here we report that, when added to ex vivo culture of...
Source: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine - Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research
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