Radiation and Immune Checkpoint Blockade: From Bench to Clinic

Immune escape of malignant cells is an important hallmark of cancer, necessary for tumor formation and progression. Accordingly, in recent years, therapies that enhance the immune system have had remarkable success in treating a myriad of malignancies. Particularly successful has been immune checkpoint blockade (ICB), which is a therapy that targets T-cell inhibitory receptors, or immune checkpoints. Despite these encouraging clinical results, most patients do not respond to such agents. Therefore, determining methods to better target and enhance the therapeutic efficacy of ICB is of paramount importance.
Source: Seminars in Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research

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This study aimed to investigate the risk of self-harm following diagnosis of different psychiatric disorders in an Asian population, through a review of inpatient records retrieved from the Hong Kong Clinical Data Analysis and Reporting System (CDARS).MethodsFor this nested case-control study, the inpatient data of people admitted for any reason to Hong Kong public hospitals, between Jan 1, 2000, and Dec 31, 2010, were extracted from CDARS. Cases were people aged 10 years or older who had been admitted to inpatient care with a first-listed record of psychiatric disorder during the study period. The seven psychiatric disord...
Source: The Lancet Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
In conclusion, the addition of PPIs to the treatment regimen of breast cancer appears to be a promising strategy to potentiate the efficacy of chemotherapy and may suppress cancer metastasis. PMID: 31955147 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Pharmaceutica - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Acta Pharm Source Type: research
Abstract A series of nine new 2,3-disubstituted 4(3H)-quinazolin-4-one derivatives was furnished starting from the 2-propyl-4(3H)-quinazo-line-4-one (2). The reinvestigation of the key starting quinazolinone 2 was performed under microwave irradiation (MW) and solvent-free conditions. Combination of MW and phase-transfer catalysis using tetrabutylammonium benzoate (TBAB) as a novel neutral ionic catalyst was used for carrying out N-alkylation and condensation reactions of compound 2 as a simple, efficient and eco-friendly technique. The structure of the synthesized compounds was elucidated using different spectral...
Source: Acta Pharmaceutica - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Acta Pharm Source Type: research
This study aims to unveil the mechanisms underlying the pro-apoptotic effect of Cur-NLC on HepG2 cells. Evidence indicates that low expression of death receptors (DRs) on cancer cell membranes leads to attenuated apoptosis signaling. This study showed that Cur-NLC significantly increased total expression of DR5 protein while simultaneously upregulated cell membrane expression of DR5. Cur-NLC significantly increased caspase-8 and caspase-3 activities, accompanied by increased apoptosis. Furthermore, enhanced apoptosis was inhibited in the presence of a pan-caspase inhibitor, Z-VAD-FMK. Therefore, Cur-NLC induced activation ...
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Abstract The incidence of mortality of prostate cancer (PCa) has been an uptrend in recent years. Our previous study showed that the sex-determining region Y-box 7 (SOX7) was low-expressed and served as a tumor suppressor in PCa cells. Here, we describe the effects of polyphyllin D (PD) on proliferation and cell cycle modifications of PCa cells, and whether SOX7 participates in this process. PC-3 cells were cultured in complete medium containing PD for 12, 24, and 48 h. MTT assay was used to investigate the cytotoxic effects of PD. Cell cycle progression was analyzed using propidium iodide (PI) staining, and prote...
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Conclusion: SliceTracker is modular and extensible open source platform for supporting image processing aspects of the tpMRgBx procedure. It has been successfully utilized to support clinical research procedures at our site.
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Alicia Gutiérrez, Lorena Sambuco, Laura Álvarez, Mariel Núñez, Rosa Bergoc, Elsa Zotta, Gabriela Martín, Andrea RandiAbstractBreast cancer is currently the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide. AP-1 (c-Fos/c-Jun) is associated with proliferation and survival, while cytoplasmic c-Fos activates phospholipid synthesis in cells induced to differentiate or grow. Estrogen receptor α 46 (ERα46) is a splice variant of full-length ERα66 and ...
Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9CP06530J, PaperPablo Abreu Morais, Francisco Francin é Maia, Jr., Christian Solis-Calero, Ewerton Wagner Santos Caetano, Valder Nogueira Freire, Hernandes Faustino Carvalho Despite being recognized as a therapeutic target in the processes of cancer cell proliferation and metastasis for over 50 years, the interaction of the urokinase plasminogen activator uPA with its... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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A new study casts doubt on the popular notion that smoking weed or using CBD may help cancer patients cope with pain.
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HOW TO live longer: Exercise can reduce your risk of major illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer, but which exercise is considered best? One study compared whether walking, running or swimming has the most life-boosting effect.
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