Immunomedics receives orphan drug designation for IMMU-132 to treat pancreatic cancer

Immunomedics has received orphan drug designation from the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Office of Orphan Products Development for its IMMU-132 for pancreatic cancer therapy.
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The targeting of non‑coding RNAs by curcumin: Facts and hopes for cancer therapy (Review). Oncol Rep. 2019 May 03;: Authors: Liu Y, Sun H, Makabel B, Cui Q, Li J, Su C, Ashby CR, Chen Z, Zhang J Abstract Curcumin [(1E,6E)‑1,7‑bis(4‑hydroxy‑3‑-methoxyphenyl) hepta‑1,6‑diene‑3,5‑dione] is a natural polyphenol that is derived from the turmeric plant (curcuma longa L.). Curcumin is widely used in food coloring, preservatives, and condiments. Curcumin possesses anti‑tumor, anti‑oxidative and anti‑inflammatory efficacy, as well as other pharmacological effects. Emerging evidence ind...
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
Abstract The mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK, 1K) family members ERK, JNK, and p38 play a divergent role in either promoting tumorigenesis or tumor-suppression. Activation of ERK and JNK promotes tumorigenesis; whereas, escalation of p38 inhibits carcinogenesis. As these three MAPK members are controlled by the common up-stream MAPK signaling proteins which consist of MAPK kinases (2K) and MAPK kinase kinases (3K), how to selectively actuate tumor-suppressive p38, not concurrently stimulate tumorigenic ERK and JNK, in cancer cells is a challenge for cancer researchers, and a new opportunity for novel anti-c...
Source: Biochemical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biochem Pharmacol Source Type: research
PARP-14 Promotes Survival of Mammalian α but Not β Pancreatic Cells Following Cytokine Treatment Floriana D'Angeli1, Marina Scalia2, Matilde Cirnigliaro2, Cristina Satriano3, Vincenza Barresi1, Nicolò Musso1, Angela Trovato-Salinaro1, Davide Barbagallo2, Marco Ragusa2, Cinzia Di Pietro2, Michele Purrello2 and Vittoria Spina-Purrello1* 1Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, Section of Medical Biochemistry, University of Catania, Catania, Italy 2Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, Section of Biology and Genetics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy 3Department...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
In this study, we have found that polyI:C pretreatment prevents caerulein-induced pancreas edema, neutrophil infiltration, the accumulation of ROS, and inflammatory gene expression in the AP mice models. PolyI:C-triggered IFN-β production and downstream IFNAR signaling activation are required for the suppressive effect of polyI:C in the caerulein-induced AP model. Our study has not only demonstrated the protective role of polyI:C in limiting AP, but has also suggested a potential application of TLR3 ligands in the treatment of AP. Materials and Methods Mice and Reagents Ifnb−/− mice and Ifnar1−/&m...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Discussion MDSCs violently emerge in pathological conditions in an attempt to limit potentially harmful immune and inflammatory responses. Mechanisms supporting their expansion and survival are deeply investigated in cancer, in the perspective to reactivate specific antitumor responses and prevent their contribution to disease evolution. These findings will likely contribute to improve the targeting of MDSCs in anticancer immunotherapies, either alone or in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors. New evidence indicates that the expansion of myeloid cell differentiation in pathology is subject to fine-tuning, as its...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusions: We found a highly reliable FI network, which revealed LIFR, PIK3R1, and MMP12 as novel prognostic biomarker candidates for GBC. These findings could accelerate biomarker discovery and therapeutic development in this cancer. Introduction Gallbladder cancer (GBC), the sixth most common gastrointestinal cancer, is an uncommon but challenging disease. Its incidence has recently increased highly worldwide (1). The risk factors for GBC include sex, aging, obesity, chronic cholecystitis, and cholelithiasis (2, 3). Because of the lack of an effective early diagnostic method, the disease often is not diagnosed ...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Michal Yalon1†, Amos Toren1,2†, Dina Jabarin2, Edna Fadida3, Shlomi Constantini3 and Ruty Mehrian-Shai1* 1Pediatric Hemato-Oncology, Edmond and Lilly Safra Children's Hospital and Cancer Research Center, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel 2The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel 3Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Dana Children's Hospital, Tel-Aviv-Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel Pediatric brain tumors are the most common solid tumor type and the leading cause of cancer-related death in children. The immune system plays an important r...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions Several model systems are now available to characterize the MSC-tumour interplay in the TME. These offer early promise in establishing robust preclinical platforms for the identification of crucial molecular pathways and for the assessment of clinical efficacy of novel drugs to inhibit cancer development and progression. However, selection of the right model for a given study should be shaped on the purpose, and should also consider fixed biological, biochemical, and biophysical parameters according to the specific tumour type. Finally, in order to get reliable and useful results to be translated to the clinic...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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
Fraxinellone ‐loaded CGKRK‐modified nanoparticles are prepared for regulating transforming growth factor beta signals in the suppressive tumor microenvironment. Based on this, the dense stroma is modulated and the intratumor blood perfusion is enhanced, meaning the delivery barrier of the following siRNA ‐loaded lipid‐coated calcium phosphate (LCP) biomimetic high‐density lipoprotein nanoparticles (siKras‐LCP‐ApoE3) are internalized and specifically silence KRAS mutation and kill cancer cells. AbstractPancreatic cancer is a highly aggressive malignancy that strongly resists extant treatments. The failure of e...
Source: Small - Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Tags: Full Paper Source Type: research
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