Roche's Tecentriq boosts survival in triple-negative breast cancer

An immunotherapy cocktail from Roche helped slow a type of breast cancer where new treatments have proven elusive, data released on Saturday showed, offering positive news for the Swiss drugmaker as it chases medicines produced by its rivals.
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This study aimed to analyze the association of CDH1 and TERT single-nucleotide polymorphisms with susceptibility to familial BC (FBC) risk in the Iranian patients. One hundred five patients with FBC and 110 non-FBC (NFBC) were genotyped to elucidate the potential association between CDH1 rs5030625 polymorphism and TERT rs2736098 polymorphism by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism. Then, results were evaluated by electrophoresis and Epi Info(™) 2012 software. A significant association was found between CDH1 rs5030625 GAGA genotype and FBC risk. Compared with the control group, the FBC pa...
Source: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy - Category: Microbiology Tags: Monoclon Antib Immunodiagn Immunother Source Type: research
Abstract Recent remarkable advances in genome sequencing have enabled detailed maps of identified and interpreted genomic variation, dubbed "mutanomes." The availability of thousands of exome/genome sequencing data has prompted the emergence of new challenges in the identification of novel druggable targets and therapeutic strategies. Typically, mutanomes are viewed as one- or two-dimensional. The three-dimensional protein structural view of personal mutanomes sheds light on the functional consequences of clinically actionable mutations revealed in tumor diagnosis and followed up in personalized treatmen...
Source: Pharmacological Reviews - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Pharmacol Rev Source Type: research
Peter Schmid, the'Most Popular Man in San Antonio,'discusses the long-awaited results of IMpassion130, the ground-breaking trial evaluating immunotherapy for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.Medscape Oncology
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Pelagia G. Tsoutsou, Khalil Zaman, Silvia Martin Luesma, Laurene Cagnon, Lana Kandalaft, Marie-Catherine Vozenin
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Source: Cancer Management and Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cancer Management and Research Source Type: research
In conclusion, this is the first report to show that pyroptotic cell death occurs in the aging brain and that the inflammasome can be a viable target to decrease the oxidative stress that occurs as a result of aging. Reducing Levels of Protein Manufacture Slows Measures of Aging in Nematodes Researchers here demonstrate that an antibiotic slows aging in nematode worms, providing evidence for it to work through a reduction in protein synthesis. Beyond a slowing of aging, one of the con...
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AbstractThe interaction between programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) on activated T cells and its ligands on a target tumour may limit the capacity of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells to eradicate solid tumours. PD-1 blockade could potentially enhance CAR T cell function. Here, we show that mesothelin is overexpressed in human triple-negative breast cancer cells and can be targeted by CAR T cells. To overcome the suppressive effect of PD-1 on CAR T cells, we utilized CRISPR/Cas9 ribonucleoprotein-mediated editing to disrupt the programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) gene locus in human primary T cells, resulting in a sign...
Source: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsPD-1 seems to be less often expressed in male breast cancer compared to female breast cancer. Although PD-1 and PD-L1 are not definite indicators for good or bad responses, male breast cancer patients may therefore respond differently to checkpoint immunotherapy with PD-1 inhibitors than female patients.
Source: Targeted Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Wöckel A, Lux MP, Janni W, Hartkopf AD, Nabieva N, Taran FA, Overkamp F, Hadji P, Tesch H, Ettl J, Lüftner D, Müller V, Welslau M, Belleville E, Brucker SY, Schütz F, Fasching PA, Fehm TN, Schneeweiss A, Kolberg HC Abstract In primary early breast cancer, the aim of treatment planning is to obtain an increasingly better understanding of the disease. The identification of patients with an excellent prognosis could help this group avoid unnecessary treatments. Furthermore, the planning of treatment is becoming increasingly patient-focussed. There is a growing understanding of those patien...
Source: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde - Category: OBGYN Tags: Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd Source Type: research
Abstract Although rare, cutaneous metastases portend a poor prognosis and are often an indicator of widespread disease. Breast cancer and melanoma are the most common types of cancer that are associated with spread to and within the skin; however, other malignancies, such as lung, colon, head and neck, and hematologic, have been described with a degree of relative frequency. A variety of clinical appearances and syndromes of cutaneous metastases are presented and described in this article. Possible treatment options, including skin-directed therapies and immunotherapies, are also discussed. PMID: 30497674 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Hematol Oncol Clin North Am Source Type: research
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