Lymphoma patients may have new path to remission, even when CAR T therapy fails

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A new, experimental immunotherapy can put patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) that is resistant to or has come back after multiple other therapies, including CAR T therapy, into remission.
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Roche today announced new data on two investigational CD20-CD3 T-cell engaging bispecific antibodies, mosunetuzumab and CD20-TCB, in people with relapsed or refractory (R/R) B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
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Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapy is a new and powerful class of cancer immunotherapy [1,2]. Clinical trials of CAR-T cell therapy targeting the B cell marker CD19 have shown promising results for the treatment of hematologic malignancies, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) [3-7], chronic lymphocytic leukemia [8,9], and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) [10,11]. CAR-T cell therapy targeting B cell maturation antigen (BCMA) has also been demonstrated to be effective for treating multiple myeloma (MM) [12-15].
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapy is a new and powerful class of cancer immunotherapy [1,2]. Clinical trials of CAR-T cell therapy targeting the B-cell marker CD19 have shown promising results for the treatment of hematologic malignancies, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) [3 –7], chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) [8,9], and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) [10,11]. CAR-T cell therapy targeting B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) has also been demonstrated to be effective for treating multiple myeloma (MM) [12–15].
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Infectious diseases are still a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite the progress in drug development, the occurrence of microbial resistance is still a significant concern. Alternative therapeutic strategies are required for non-responding or relapsing patients. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells has revolutionized cancer immunotherapy, providing a potential therapeutic option for patients who are unresponsive to standard treatments. Recently two CAR T cell therapies, Yescarta® (Kite Pharma/Gilead) and Kymriah® (Novartis) were approved by the FDA for the treatments of certain types ...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Abstract Adoptive immunotherapy of cancer using T cells expressing chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) is now an approved treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), inducing high response rates in patients. The infusion products are generated by using retro- or lentiviral transduction to induce CAR expression in T cells followed by an in vitro expansion protocol. However, use of viral vectors is cumbersome and is associated with increased costs due to the required high titers, replication-competent retrovirus (RCR) detection and production/use in a biosafety level 2 cul...
Source: Mol Biol Cell - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Methods Mol Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Huntington SF, Hoag JR, Wang R, Zeidan AM, Giri S, Gore SD, Ma X, Gross CP, Davidoff AJ Abstract BACKGROUND: Provider experience, or clinical volume, is associated with improved outcomes in many complex healthcare settings. Despite increased complexity of anticancer therapies, studies evaluating physician-level experience and cancer treatment outcomes are lacking. METHODS: A population-based study was conducted of older adults (aged ≥66 years) diagnosed with B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2004 through 2011 using SEER-Medicare data. Analysis focused on outcomes in patients receiving rituximab, the ...
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
A promising and expensive type of immunotherapy, called CAR T-cell therapy, is now covered by Medicare. This news may affect mesothelioma patients in the future. Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell, or CAR T-cell, therapy involves the laboratory reprogramming of a patient’s T cells, which are a type of white blood cell responsible for protecting the body against infection and disease. The T cells are genetically modified to better recognize and attack cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the immunotherapy procedure for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It is...
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CONCLUSIONS: JWCAR029was effective and safe in treating refractory B-NHL. The composition of the tumor microenvironment has a potential impact inCAR T therapy response. PMID: 31444250 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Cancer Res Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewIMiDs are a class of biologic agents with immunomodulatory, anti-angiogenic, and direct anti-cancer activities. This review summarizes current data on clinical development and application of IMiDs in non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) subtypes, focusing primarily on lenalidomide, with additional discussion on managing common side effects.Recent FindingsImproved upon the prototype thalidomide, the second-generation compound lenalidomide has enhanced immunological and anti-cancer properties with fewer side effects, while next-generation small molecule cereblon/E3 ubiquitin ligase modulator CC-122 is in early...
Source: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: While immunotherapy cannot be unequivocally incriminated in primary central nervous system lymphoma, this case raises many questions about the imputability of immunotherapy in the occurrence of secondary cancers, including lymphomas. PMID: 31122751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annales de Dermatologie et de Cenereologie - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Ann Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
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