Cancer vaccines : from research to clinical practice by Adrian Bot, Mihail Obrocea, Francesco M. Marincola

By Adrian Bot, Mihail Obrocea, Francesco M. Marincola

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Cancer Immun 2009; 9: 3. 19. Uppaluri R, Dunn GP, Lewis JS Jr. Focus on TILs: prognostic significance of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes in head and neck cancers. Cancer Immun 2008; 8: 16. 20. Yamada N, Oizumi S, Kikuchi E, et al. CD8+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes predict favorable prognosis in malignant pleural mesothelioma after resection. Cancer Immunol Immunother 2010; 59: 1543–9. 21. Dunn GP, Old LJ, Schreiber RD. The three Es of cancer immunoediting. Annu Rev Immunol 2004; 22: 329–60. 22.

The second involves the activation of cytotoxic lymphocytes. Reversal of the Immunosuppressive Tumor Microenvironment Numerous monoclonal antibodies have been developed to target and activate myeloid antigenpresenting cells for use as cancer immunotherapeutics. These therapies have been generated with a rationale of altering the immunosuppressive environment as well as improving antigen presentation/activation of T cells. Examples of targets for these monoclonal antibodies include CD40, FLT3, and OX40.

MDSCs promote not only immunosuppression but also tumor growth by stimulating angiogenesis. , Cambridge, MA) is an orally active, ATP-competitive, small molecule that selectively inhibits VEGFR- 1, 2 and 3 tyrosine kinases. 8 months (16). However, there was a variation 26 CHAPTER 3 / DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL IMMUNE INTERVENTIONS FOR GENITO-URINARY CANCERS in sensitivity to tivozanib that impacts patient outcome. In mice, resistance to treatment with tivozanib is predicted by a 42-gene resistance signature defining a specific tumor infiltrating myeloid population.

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