Abscopal effects of radiotherapy and combined mRNA-based immunotherapy in a syngeneic, OVA-expressing thymoma mouse model

ConclusionCombined irradiation and immunotherapy is able to induce abscopal responses, even with low, normofractionated radiation doses. Thus, the combination of mRNA-based vaccination with irradiation might be an effective regimen to induce systemic anti-tumor immunity.
Source: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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This study aimed to improve WCTVs with xenoantigens to end immune tolerance and to further activate the adaptive immune system. In the present study, we designed a WCTV by transducing a vector encoding human FAPα (hFAPα) into murine tumour cells and evaluated its efficacy in multiple solid tumour models. Immunotherapy with this WCTV effectively delayed tumour growth and prevented recurrence. The anti-tumour responses were clearly linked to antigen-specific cytotoxic T cells, whereas CD4(+) T lymphocytes also played a role. Humoural immune responses were activated because the adoptive transfer of immunoglobulins...
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
ConclusionThus, in one volunteer we show a granuloma forming by peptides combined with an efficient adjuvant in a water-in-oil-emulsion, inducing antigen specific T cells detectable in circulation and at the vaccination site, after one single vaccination only. The ex vivo T cell responses in peripheral blood were detectable for more than one year and could be strongly boosted by a second vaccination. Hence, XS15 is a promising adjuvant candidate for peptide vaccination, in particular for tumor peptide vaccines in a personalized setting.
Source: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsImmunotherapy with blood-derived DC subsets was feasible and safe and induced functional antigen-specific T cells. The presence of functional antigen-specific T cells correlated with an improved clinical outcome.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov identifierNCT02692976, registered 26 February 2016, retrospectively registered.
Source: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Cancer immunotherapy including adoptive T cell therapy (ACT) is widely used in the clinic and is highly beneficial for patients with hematological malignancies; however, it remains a challenge to develop effective immunotherapy strategies for the treatment of solid cancers, due to the inefficiency of the immune response and the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment (TME). Immunogenic cell death (ICD) converts dying cancer cells into a therapeutic vaccine and stimulate a systemic antigen-specific antitumor immune response, which can effectively subvert the immunosuppressive TME and enhance the efficiency of immune respon...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Merkel Cell Carcinoma;   Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Intervention:   Biological: IFx-Hu2.0 Sponsors:   Morphogenesis, Inc.;   H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Recruiting
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Source: Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma;   Pancreatic Cancer Intervention:   Biological: Autologous DC vaccine Sponsors:   Baylor College of Medicine;   Cancer Cures for Kids Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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