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Clinical/Translational Cancer Immunotherapy

Section edited by James L. Gulley, MD, PhD and Douglas G. McNeel, MD, PhD

First-in-man clinical trials, phase II/III clinical studies, immune monitoring investigations, tumor microenvironment, host genetics and clinical outcome, combination therapies, and cell therapies.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Aberrant expression of the RON receptor tyrosine kinase is a pathogenic feature and a validated drug target in various types of cancers. Currently, therapeutic antibodies targeting RON for cancer therapy are u...

    Authors: Hang-Ping Yao, Liang Feng, Sreedhar Reddy Suthe, Ling-Hui Chen, Tian-Hao Weng, Chen-Yu Hu, Eun Sung Jun, Zhi-Gang Wu, Wei-Lin Wang, Song Cheol Kim, Xiang-Min Tong and Ming-Hai Wang

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:75

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    Immunotherapies still fail to benefit colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Relevant functional assays aimed at studying these failures and the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy in human are scarce. 3D tumor cultur...

    Authors: Tristan Courau, Julie Bonnereau, Justine Chicoteau, Hugo Bottois, Romain Remark, Laura Assante Miranda, Antoine Toubert, Mathieu Blery, Thomas Aparicio, Matthieu Allez and Lionel Le Bourhis

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:74

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  3. Content type: Research article

    γ9δ2T cells, which express Vγ9 and Vδ2 chains of the T cell receptor (TCR), mediate cancer immune surveillance by sensing early metabolic changes in malignant leukemic blast and not their healthy hematopoietic...

    Authors: Inez Johanna, Trudy Straetemans, Sabine Heijhuurs, Tineke Aarts-Riemens, Håkan Norell, Laura Bongiovanni, Alain de Bruin, Zsolt Sebestyen and Jürgen Kuball

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:69

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Dendritic cells (DCs) are professional antigen presenting cells (APCs), which can activate antigen-specific CD8+ T cell immunity, resulting in tumor clearance. Immature DCs are usually stimulated by various ad...

    Authors: Hyun Jin Park, Gun-Young Jang, Young Seob Kim, Jung Hwa Park, Sung Eun Lee, Manh-Cuong Vo, Je-Jung Lee, Hee Dong Han, In Duk Jung, Tae Heung Kang and Yeong-Min Park

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:60

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Systemic and local immune suppression plays a significant role in glioma progression. Glioma microenvironment contains both brain-resident microglial cells (MG) and bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDM), but ...

    Authors: Laura Pinton, Elena Masetto, Marina Vettore, Samantha Solito, Sara Magri, Marta D’Andolfi, Paola Del Bianco, Giovanna Lollo, Jean-Pierre Benoit, Hideho Okada, Aaron Diaz, Alessandro Della Puppa and Susanna Mandruzzato

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:58

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Recent evidence suggested a potential correlation between overweight and the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in cancer patients.

    Authors: Alessio Cortellini, Melissa Bersanelli, Sebastiano Buti, Katia Cannita, Daniele Santini, Fabiana Perrone, Raffaele Giusti, Marcello Tiseo, Maria Michiara, Pietro Di Marino, Nicola Tinari, Michele De Tursi, Federica Zoratto, Enzo Veltri, Riccardo Marconcini, Francesco Malorgio…

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:57

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Influenza vaccination (FV) is recommended for patients with cancer. Recent data suggested that the administration of the FV was associated with an increase in immune-related adverse events (irAEs) among patien...

    Authors: Magid Awadalla, Doll Lauren Alexandra Golden, Syed S. Mahmood, Raza M. Alvi, Nathaniel D. Mercaldo, Malek Z. O. Hassan, Dahlia Banerji, Adam Rokicki, Connor Mulligan, Sean P. T. Murphy, Maeve Jones-O’Connor, Justine V. Cohen, Lucie M. Heinzerling, Merna Armanious, Ryan J. Sullivan, Rongras Damrongwatanasuk…

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:53

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Metastatic melanoma (mM) and renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) are often treated with anti-PD-1 based therapy, however not all patients respond and further therapies are needed. High dose interleukin-2 (HD IL-2) can...

    Authors: Elizabeth I. Buchbinder, Janice P. Dutcher, Gregory A. Daniels, Brendan D. Curti, Sapna P. Patel, Shernan G. Holtan, Gerald P. Miletello, Mayer N. Fishman, Rene Gonzalez, Joseph I. Clark, John M. Richart, Christopher D. Lao, Scott S. Tykodi, Ann W. Silk and David F. McDermott

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:49

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Chemotherapy combined with immunotherapy becomes the main trend in lung cancer intervention; however, how chemotherapy promotes the immune function remains elusive. Therefore, we sought to determine how chemot...

    Authors: Qun Gao, Shumin Wang, Xinfeng Chen, Shaoyan Cheng, Zhen Zhang, Feng Li, Lan Huang, Yang Yang, Bin Zhou, Dongli Yue, Dan Wang, Ling Cao, Nomathamsanqa Resegofetse Maimela, Bin Zhang, Jane Yu, Liping Wang…

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:42

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In oncology clinical development, objective response rate, disease control rate and early tumor size changes are commonly used as efficacy metrics for early decision-making. However, for immunotherapy trials, ...

    Authors: Meihua Wang, Cong Chen, Thomas Jemielita, James Anderson, Xiaoyun (Nicole) Li, Chen Hu, S. Peter Kang, Nageatte Ibrahim and Scot Ebbinghaus

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:39

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Preclinical studies demonstrate synergism between cancer immunotherapy and local radiation, enhancing anti-tumor effects and promoting immune responses. BI1361849 (CV9202) is an active cancer immunotherapeutic...

    Authors: Alexandros Papachristofilou, Madeleine M. Hipp, Ute Klinkhardt, Martin Früh, Martin Sebastian, Christian Weiss, Miklos Pless, Richard Cathomas, Wolfgang Hilbe, Georg Pall, Thomas Wehler, Jürgen Alt, Helge Bischoff, Michael Geißler, Frank Griesinger, Karl-Josef Kallen…

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:38

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The success of agents that reverse T-cell inhibitory signals, such as anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapies, has reinvigorated cancer immunotherapy research. However, since only a minority of patients respond to single-ag...

    Authors: A. Capasso, J. Lang, T. M. Pitts, K. R. Jordan, C. H. Lieu, S. L. Davis, J. R. Diamond, S. Kopetz, J. Barbee, J. Peterson, B. M. Freed, B. W. Yacob, S. M. Bagby, W. A. Messersmith, J. E. Slansky, R. Pelanda…

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:37

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the prognostic impact of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in multiple myeloma (MM) in the context of autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT).

    Authors: Sung-Eun Lee, Ji-Young Lim, Tae Woo Kim, Da-Bin Ryu, Sung Soo Park, Young-Woo Jeon, Jae-Ho Yoon, Byung-Sik Cho, Ki-Seong Eom, Yoo-Jin Kim, Hee-Je Kim, Seok Lee, Seok-Goo Cho, Dong-Wook Kim, Jong Wook Lee and Chang-Ki Min

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:35

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Therapies targeting anti-tumor T-cell responses have proven successful in the treatment of a variety of malignancies. However, as most patients still fail to respond, approaches to augment immunotherapeutic ef...

    Authors: Andressa S. Laino, B. C. Betts, A. Veerapathran, I. Dolgalev, A. Sarnaik, S. N. Quayle, S. S. Jones, J. S. Weber and David M. Woods

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:33

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI)-induced pancreatic injury (ICIPI) is not well documented in the literature. We aimed to describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients who developed ICIPI.

    Authors: Hamzah Abu-Sbeih, Tenglong Tang, Yang Lu, Selvi Thirumurthi, Mehmet Altan, Amir A. Jazaeri, Ramona Dadu, Emmanuel Coronel and Yinghong Wang

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:31

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  16. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated the antitumor activity and safety of avelumab, a human anti–PD-L1 IgG1 antibody, as first-line switch-maintenance (1 L-mn) or second-line (2 L) treatment in patients with advanced gastric/gastroes...

    Authors: Hyun Cheol Chung, Hendrik-Tobias Arkenau, Jeeyun Lee, Sun Young Rha, Do-Youn Oh, Lucjan Wyrwicz, Yoon-Koo Kang, Keun-Wook Lee, Jeffrey R. Infante, Sung Sook Lee, Margaret Kemeny, Ulrich Keilholz, Bohuslav Melichar, Alain Mita, Ruth Plummer, Denis Smith…

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:30

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Transient depletion of CD4+ T cells results in tumor suppression and survival benefit in murine models; however, the tumor progression and recurrence still occur over more long-term monitoring of mice. Thus, we e...

    Authors: Chang-Yu Chen, Satoshi Ueha, Yoshiro Ishiwata, Shoji Yokochi, De Yang, Joost J. Oppenheim, Haru Ogiwara, Shigeyuki Shichino, Shungo Deshimaru, Francis H. W. Shand, Shiro Shibayama and Kouji Matsushima

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:21

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Enadenotucirev is a chimeric adenovirus with demonstrated preclinical tumor-selective cytotoxicity and a short half-life. Further clinical mechanism of action data showed that enadenotucirev can gain access to...

    Authors: Jean-Pascal Machiels, Ramon Salazar, Sylvie Rottey, Ignacio Duran, Luc Dirix, Karen Geboes, Christine Wilkinson-Blanc, Gillian Pover, Simon Alvis, Brian Champion, Kerry Fisher, Hilary McElwaine-Johnn, John Beadle and Emiliano Calvo

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:20

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  19. Content type: Research article

    We report phase 1b data from patients enrolled in the JAVELIN Solid Tumor clinical trial (NCT01772004) with unresectable stage IIIC or IV melanoma that had progressed after ≥1 line of therapy for metastatic di...

    Authors: Ulrich Keilholz, Janice M. Mehnert, Sebastian Bauer, Hugues Bourgeois, Manish R. Patel, Donald Gravenor, John J. Nemunaitis, Matthew H. Taylor, Lucjan Wyrwicz, Keun-Wook Lee, Vijay Kasturi, Kevin Chin, Anja von Heydebreck and James L. Gulley

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:12

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Mismatch Repair Deficiency (MMR-D)-related tumors are highly immunogenic and constitute ideal vaccination targets. In a proof-of-concept study delayed tumorigenesis and prolonged survival has been shown in a c...

    Authors: Claudia Maletzki, Leonie Wiegele, Ingy Nassar, Jan Stenzel and Christian Junghanss

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:8

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  21. Content type: Research article

    High-affinity tumor antigen-specific T-cell receptor (TCR) gene is required to engineer potent T cells for therapeutic treatment of cancer patients. However, discovery of suitable therapeutic TCR genes is hamp...

    Authors: Junko Matsuzaki, Takemasa Tsuji, Thinle Chodon, Courtney Ryan, Richard C. Koya and Kunle Odunsi

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:7

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Thyroid cancer and thyroid autoimmunity are considered opposite extremes of immune-responses. However, several studies have suggested that thyroid cancer coexists with autoimmune thyroid diseases like Hashimot...

    Authors: Shahnawaz Imam, Pervaiz Dar, Rodis Paparodis, Khalil Almotah, Ahmed Al-Khudhair, Syed Abdul-Moiz Hasan, Nancy Salim and Juan Carlos Jaume

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:3

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  23. Content type: Short report

    The approved therapeutic indication for immune checkpoint inhibitors (CPIs) are rapidly expanding including treatment in the adjuvant setting, the immune related toxicities associated with CPI can limit the ef...

    Authors: Omar Mamlouk, Umut Selamet, Shana Machado, Maen Abdelrahim, William F. Glass, Amanda Tchakarov, Lillian Gaber, Amit Lahoti, Biruh Workeneh, Sheldon Chen, Jamie Lin, Noha Abdel-Wahab, Jean Tayar, Huifang Lu, Maria Suarez-Almazor, Nizar Tannir…

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:2

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Microphthalmia Transcription Factor (MITF)family translocation renal cell carcinoma (tRCC) is a rare RCC subtype harboring TFE3/TFEB translocations. The prognosis in the metastatic (m) setting is poor. Programmed...

    Authors: A. Boilève, M. I. Carlo, P. Barthélémy, S. Oudard, D. Borchiellini, M. H. Voss, S. George, C. Chevreau, J. Landman-Parker, M-D Tabone, D. D. Chism, A. Amin, M. A. Bilen, D. Bosse, A. Coulomb-L’hermine, Xiaoping Su…

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:159

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Immune-checkpoint inhibitors plus chemotherapy are emerging as effective first-line treatment in advanced non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), but little is known about the magnitude of benefits and potentia...

    Authors: Yixin Zhou, Chen Chen, Xuanye Zhang, Sha Fu, Cong Xue, Yuxiang Ma, Wenfeng Fang, Yunpeng Yang, Xue Hou, Yan Huang, Hongyun Zhao, Shaodong Hong and Li Zhang

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:155

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Simultaneous blockade of immune checkpoint molecules and co-stimulation of the TNF receptor superfamily (TNFRSF) is predicted to improve overall survival in human cancer. TNFRSF co-stimulation depends upon coo...

    Authors: George Fromm, Suresh de Silva, Kellsey Johannes, Arpita Patel, Josiah C. Hornblower and Taylor H. Schreiber

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:149

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Immune-mediated diarrhea and colitis (IMDC) can limit immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) treatment, which is efficacious for advanced malignancies. Steroids and infliximab are commonly used to treat it. These...

    Authors: Hamzah Abu-Sbeih, Faisal S. Ali, Dana Alsaadi, Joseph Jennings, Wenyi Luo, Zimu Gong, David M. Richards, Aline Charabaty and Yinghong Wang

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:142

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Checkpoint inhibitors have not been effective for prostate cancer as single agents. Durvalumab is a human IgG1-K monoclonal antibody that targets programmed death ligand 1 and is approved by the U.S. Food and ...

    Authors: Fatima Karzai, David VanderWeele, Ravi A. Madan, Helen Owens, Lisa M. Cordes, Amy Hankin, Anna Couvillon, Erin Nichols, Marijo Bilusic, Michael L. Beshiri, Kathleen Kelly, Venkatesh Krishnasamy, Sunmin Lee, Min-Jung Lee, Akira Yuno, Jane B. Trepel…

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:141

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The anti-tumor immunity of natural killer (NK) cells can be paralyzed by the CD73-induced generation of immunosuppressive adenosine from precursor ATP within the hypoxic microenvironment of solid tumors. In an...

    Authors: Jiao Wang, Kyle B. Lupo, Andrea M. Chambers and Sandro Matosevic

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:136

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  30. Content type: Commentary

    Recent randomized phase III trials (KEYNOTE-407 and IMpower131) reported that adding anti-programmed death (ligand) 1 (anti-PD-(L)1) antibodies in combination with taxane-platinum improve the therapeutic effic...

    Authors: Yaxiong Zhang, Huaqiang Zhou and Li Zhang

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:135

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors (PARPi) prevent single-stranded DNA repair. Olaparib is a PARPi approved for the treatment of BRCA mutant ovarian and breast carcinoma. Emerging clinical data suggest a ...

    Authors: Kathleen E. Fenerty, Michelle Padget, Benjamin Wolfson, Sofia R. Gameiro, Zhen Su, John H. Lee, Shahrooz Rabizadeh, Patrick Soon-Shiong and James W. Hodge

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:133

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Interleukin-12 (IL-12) is a promising candidate for cancer immunotherapy because of its ability to activate a number of host immune subsets that recognize and destroy cancer cells. We found that human hepatoce...

    Authors: Ian Lai, Srividya Swaminathan, Virginie Baylot, Adriane Mosley, Renumathy Dhanasekaran, Meital Gabay and Dean W. Felsher

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:125

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Nivolumab plus ipilimumab improves overall survival and is associated with less toxicity compared with sunitinib in the first-line setting of advanced renal-cell carcinoma (RCC). The current study aimed to ass...

    Authors: Bin Wu, Qiang Zhang and Jie Sun

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:124

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The Janus kinase (JAK) and signal transduction and activation of transcription (STAT) signaling pathway is an attractive target in multiple cancers. Activation of the JAK-STAT pathway is important in both tumo...

    Authors: Matthew J. Reilley, Patricia McCoon, Carl Cook, Paul Lyne, Razelle Kurzrock, Youngsoo Kim, Richard Woessner, Anas Younes, John Nemunaitis, Nathan Fowler, Michael Curran, Qinying Liu, Tianyuan Zhou, Joanna Schmidt, Minji Jo, Samantha J. Lee…

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:119

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The pancreatic cancer vaccine, GVAX, induces novel lymphoid aggregates in the otherwise immune quiescent pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). GVAX also upregulates the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway, and a pre-clinica...

    Authors: May Tun Saung, Stephen Muth, Ding Ding, Dwayne L. Thomas II, Alex B. Blair, Takahiro Tsujikawa, Lisa Coussens, Elizabeth M. Jaffee and Lei Zheng

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:118

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  36. Content type: Short report

    Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common acute leukemia amongst adults with a 5-year overall survival lower than 30%. Emerging evidence suggest that immune alterations favor leukemogenesis and/or AML re...

    Authors: Regina Jitschin, Domenica Saul, Martina Braun, Sehmus Tohumeken, Simon Völkl, Roman Kischel, Michael Lutteropp, Cedric Dos Santos, Andreas Mackensen and Dimitrios Mougiakakos

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:116

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Neoadjuvant immunotherapy utilizing novel combinations has the potential to transform the standard of care for locally/regionally advanced melanoma. We hypothesized that neoadjuvant ipilimumab in combination w...

    Authors: Ahmad Tarhini, Yan Lin, Huang Lin, Zahra Rahman, Priyanka Vallabhaneni, Prateek Mendiratta, James F. Pingpank, Matthew P. Holtzman, Erik C. Yusko, Julie A. Rytlewski, Uma N. M. Rao, Robert L. Ferris and John M. Kirkwood

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:112

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  38. Content type: Research article

    We assessed the efficacy and safety of avelumab, an anti-programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) antibody, in patients with previously treated metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma (mACC).

    Authors: Christophe Le Tourneau, Christopher Hoimes, Corrine Zarwan, Deborah J. Wong, Sebastian Bauer, Rainer Claus, Martin Wermke, Subramanian Hariharan, Anja von Heydebreck, Vijay Kasturi, Vikram Chand and James L. Gulley

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:111

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Combination treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors and antiangiogenic drugs has shown encouraging preliminary antitumor activity across various tumor types including advanced or metastatic renal cell carc...

    Authors: Asim Amin, Elizabeth R Plimack, Marc S Ernstoff, Lionel D Lewis, Todd M Bauer, David F McDermott, Michael Carducci, Christian Kollmannsberger, Brian I Rini, Daniel Y C Heng, Jennifer Knox, Martin H Voss, Jennifer Spratlin, Elmer Berghorn, Lingfeng Yang and Hans J Hammers

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:109

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:73

  40. Content type: Research article

    Nivolumab is approved for the treatment of refractory metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Patterns and predictors of progressive disease (PD) on nivolumab, and outcomes in such patients are lacking.

    Authors: Haris Zahoor, Pedro C. Barata, Xuefei Jia, Allison Martin, Kimberly D. Allman, Laura S. Wood, Timothy D. Gilligan, Petros Grivas, Moshe C. Ornstein, Jorge A. Garcia and Brian I. Rini

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:107

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have established a correlation between the VEGF–VEGFR2 axis and an immunosuppressive microenvironment; this immunosuppression can be overcome by anti-angiogenic reagents, such as ramucirumab (R...

    Authors: Yasuko Tada, Yosuke Togashi, Daisuke Kotani, Takeshi Kuwata, Eichi Sato, Akihito Kawazoe, Toshihiko Doi, Hisashi Wada, Hiroyoshi Nishikawa and Kohei Shitara

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:106

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Immune-related enterocolitis (irEC) is the most common serious complication from checkpoint inhibitors (CPIs). The current front-line treatment for irEC, high-dose corticosteroids (CS), have significant side e...

    Authors: Daniel H Johnson, Chrystia M Zobniw, Van A Trinh, Junsheng Ma, Roland L Bassett Jr, Noha Abdel-Wahab, Jaime Anderson, Jennifer E Davis, Jocelyn Joseph, Marc Uemura, Ali Noman, Hamzah Abu-Sbeih, Cassian Yee, Rodabe Amaria, Sapna Patel, Hussein Tawbi…

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:103

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Nivolumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor, has revolutionized the treatment of many cancers. Due to its novel mechanisms of action, nivolumab induces a distinct profile of adverse events. Currently, the incide...

    Authors: Bin Zhao, Hong Zhao and Jiaxin Zhao

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:101

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2019 7:9

  44. Content type: Research article

    Immunoscore, as a prognostic tool defined to quantify in situ immune cell infiltrates, appears to be superior to the TNM staging system. In esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), no immunoscore has been es...

    Authors: Jingjing Duan, Yongwei Xie, Lijuan Qu, Lingxiong Wang, Shunkai Zhou, Yu Wang, Zhongyi Fan, Shengsheng Yang and Shunchang Jiao

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:100

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPI) are efficacious treatments for advanced malignancies but can result in immune mediated diarrhea and colitis (IDC). Currently, the guidelines for the treatment of IDC depend ...

    Authors: Hamzah Abu-Sbeih, Faisal S. Ali, Wenyi Luo, Wei Qiao, Gottumukkala S. Raju and Yinghong Wang

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:95

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  46. Content type: Research article

    This open-label, first-in-human, phase 1 study evaluated the safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of AMG 228, an agonistic human IgG1 monoclonal antibody targeting gluco...

    Authors: Ben Tran, Richard D. Carvajal, Aurelien Marabelle, Sandip Pravin Patel, Patricia M. LoRusso, Erik Rasmussen, Gloria Juan, Vijay V. Upreti, Courtney Beers, Gataree Ngarmchamnanrith and Patrick Schöffski

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:93

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Low absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) has previously been established as a marker of poor prognosis in multiple cancer types. There is growing evidence that ALC may also be associated with response to immunother...

    Authors: Won Jin Ho, Mark Yarchoan, Alex Hopkins, Ranee Mehra, Stuart Grossman and Hyunseok Kang

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:84

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Preclinical studies suggest that BRAF inhibitors enhance anti-tumor immunity and antigen presentation. Combination BRAF inhibition with immunotherapy is an appealing therapeutic approach. We sequenced vemurafe...

    Authors: Joseph I. Clark, Jatinder Singh, Marc S. Ernstoff, Christopher D. Lao, Lawrence E. Flaherty, Theodore F. Logan, Brendan Curti, Sanjiv S. Agarwala, Bret Taback, Lee Cranmer, Jose Lutzky, Theresa L. Luna, Sandra Aung and David H. Lawson

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:76

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  49. Content type: Short report

    Adoptive transfer of T cells transduced with Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CAR) are now FDA-approved for the treatment of B-cell malignancies. Yet, the functionality of the endogenous TCR in CART cells has not b...

    Authors: Benjamin O. Tschumi, Nina Dumauthioz, Bastien Marti, Lianjun Zhang, Pascal Schneider, Jean-Pierre Mach, Pedro Romero and Alena Donda

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:71

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:92

  50. Content type: Review

    Immunotherapy represents the third important wave in the history of the systemic treatment of cancer after chemotherapy and targeted therapy and is now established as a potent and effective treatment option ac...

    Authors: Paolo A. Ascierto, James Brugarolas, Luigi Buonaguro, Lisa H. Butterfield, David Carbone, Bruno Daniele, Robert Ferris, Bernard A. Fox, Jérôme Galon, Cesare Gridelli, Howard L. Kaufman, Christopher A. Klebanoff, Ignacio Melero, Paul Nathan, Chrystal M. Paulos, Marco Ruella…

    Citation: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2018 6:69

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