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1.  31st Annual Meeting and Associated Programs of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC 2016): part two 
Ager, Casey | Reilley, Matthew | Nicholas, Courtney | Bartkowiak, Todd | Jaiswal, Ashvin | Curran, Michael | Albershardt, Tina C. | Bajaj, Anshika | Archer, Jacob F. | Reeves, Rebecca S. | Ngo, Lisa Y. | Berglund, Peter | ter Meulen, Jan | Denis, Caroline | Ghadially, Hormas | Arnoux, Thomas | Chanuc, Fabien | Fuseri, Nicolas | Wilkinson, Robert W. | Wagtmann, Nicolai | Morel, Yannis | Andre, Pascale | Atkins, Michael B. | Carlino, Matteo S. | Ribas, Antoni | Thompson, John A. | Choueiri, Toni K. | Hodi, F. Stephen | Hwu, Wen-Jen | McDermott, David F. | Atkinson, Victoria | Cebon, Jonathan S. | Fitzharris, Bernie | Jameson, Michael B. | McNeil, Catriona | Hill, Andrew G. | Mangin, Eric | Ahamadi, Malidi | van Vugt, Marianne | van Zutphen, Mariëlle | Ibrahim, Nageatte | Long, Georgina V. | Gartrell, Robyn | Blake, Zoe | Simoes, Ines | Fu, Yichun | Saito, Takuro | Qian, Yingzhi | Lu, Yan | Saenger, Yvonne M. | Budhu, Sadna | De Henau, Olivier | Zappasodi, Roberta | Schlunegger, Kyle | Freimark, Bruce | Hutchins, Jeff | Barker, Christopher A. | Wolchok, Jedd D. | Merghoub, Taha | Burova, Elena | Allbritton, Omaira | Hong, Peter | Dai, Jie | Pei, Jerry | Liu, Matt | Kantrowitz, Joel | Lai, Venus | Poueymirou, William | MacDonald, Douglas | Ioffe, Ella | Mohrs, Markus | Olson, William | Thurston, Gavin | Capasso, Cristian | Frascaro, Federica | Carpi, Sara | Tähtinen, Siri | Feola, Sara | Fusciello, Manlio | Peltonen, Karita | Martins, Beatriz | Sjöberg, Madeleine | Pesonen, Sari | Ranki, Tuuli | Kyruk, Lukasz | Ylösmäki, Erkko | Cerullo, Vincenzo | Cerignoli, Fabio | Xi, Biao | Guenther, Garret | Yu, Naichen | Muir, Lincoln | Zhao, Leyna | Abassi, Yama | Cervera-Carrascón, Víctor | Siurala, Mikko | Santos, João | Havunen, Riikka | Parviainen, Suvi | Hemminki, Akseli | Dalgleish, Angus | Mudan, Satvinder | DeBenedette, Mark | Plachco, Ana | Gamble, Alicia | Grogan, Elizabeth W. | Krisko, John | Tcherepanova, Irina | Nicolette, Charles | Dhupkar, Pooja | Yu, Ling | Kleinerman, Eugenie S. | Gordon, Nancy | Grenga, Italia | Lepone, Lauren | Gameiro, Sofia | Knudson, Karin M. | Fantini, Massimo | Tsang, Kwong | Hodge, James | Donahue, Renee | Schlom, Jeffrey | Evans, Elizabeth | Bussler, Holm | Mallow, Crystal | Reilly, Christine | Torno, Sebold | Scrivens, Maria | Foster, Cathie | Howell, Alan | Balch, Leslie | Knapp, Alyssa | Leonard, John E. | Paris, Mark | Fisher, Terry | Hu-Lieskovan, Siwen | Ribas, Antoni | Smith, Ernest | Zauderer, Maurice | Fogler, William | Franklin, Marilyn | Thayer, Matt | Saims, Dan | Magnani, John L. | Gong, Jian | Gray, Michael | Hutchins, Jeff | Freimark, Bruce | Fromm, George | de Silva, Suresh | Giffin, Louise | Xu, Xin | Rose, Jason | Schreiber, Taylor H. | Fantini, Massimo | Gameiro, Sofia R. | Knudson, Karin M. | Clavijo, Paul E. | Allen, Clint T. | Donahue, Renee | Lepone, Lauren | Grenga, Italia | Hodge, James W. | Tsang, Kwong Y. | Schlom, Jeffrey | Gray, Michael | Gong, Jian | Hutchins, Jeff | Freimark, Bruce | Grogan, Jane | Manieri, Nicholas | Chiang, Eugene | Caplazi, Patrick | Yadav, Mahesh | Hagner, Patrick | Chiu, Hsiling | Waldman, Michelle | Klippel, Anke | Thakurta, Anjan | Pourdehnad, Michael | Gandhi, Anita | Henrich, Ian | Quick, Laura | Young, Rob | Chou, Margaret | Hotson, Andrew | Willingham, Stephen | Ho, Po | Choy, Carmen | Laport, Ginna | McCaffery, Ian | Miller, Richard | Tipton, Kimberly A. | Wong, Kenneth R. | Singson, Victoria | Wong, Chihunt | Chan, Chanty | Huang, Yuanhiu | Liu, Shouchun | Richardson, Jennifer H. | Kavanaugh, W. Michael | West, James | Irving, Bryan A. | Tipton, Kimberly A. | Wong, Kenneth R. | Singson, Victoria | Wong, Chihunt | Chan, Chanty | Huang, Yuanhiu | Liu, Shouchun | Richardson, Jennifer H. | Kavanaugh, W. Michael | West, James | Irving, Bryan A. | Jaini, Ritika | Loya, Matthew | Eng, Charis | Johnson, Melissa L. | Adjei, Alex A. | Opyrchal, Mateusz | Ramalingam, Suresh | Janne, Pasi A. | Dominguez, George | Gabrilovich, Dmitry | de Leon, Laura | Hasapidis, Jeannette | Diede, Scott J. | Ordentlich, Peter | Cruickshank, Scott | Meyers, Michael L. | Hellmann, Matthew D. | Kalinski, Pawel | Zureikat, Amer | Edwards, Robert | Muthuswamy, Ravi | Obermajer, Nataša | Urban, Julie | Butterfield, Lisa H. | Gooding, William | Zeh, Herbert | Bartlett, David | Zubkova, Olga | Agapova, Larissa | Kapralova, Marina | Krasovskaia, Liudmila | Ovsepyan, Armen | Lykov, Maxim | Eremeev, Artem | Bokovanov, Vladimir | Grigoryeva, Olga | Karpov, Andrey | Ruchko, Sergey | Nicolette, Charles | Shuster, Alexandr | Khalil, Danny N. | Campesato, Luis Felipe | Li, Yanyun | Merghoub, Taha | Wolchok, Jedd D. | Lazorchak, Adam S. | Patterson, Troy D. | Ding, Yueyun | Sasikumar, Pottayil | Sudarshan, Naremaddepalli | Gowda, Nagaraj | Ramachandra, Raghuveer | Samiulla, Dodheri | Giri, Sanjeev | Eswarappa, Rajesh | Ramachandra, Murali | Tuck, David | Wyant, Timothy | Leshem, Jasmin | Liu, Xiu-fen | Bera, Tapan | Terabe, Masaki | Bossenmaier, Birgit | Niederfellner, Gerhard | Reiter, Yoram | Pastan, Ira | Xia, Leiming | Xia, Yang | Hu, Yangyang | Wang, Yi | Bao, Yangyi | Dai, Fu | Huang, Shiang | Hurt, Elaine | Hollingsworth, Robert E. | Lum, Lawrence G. | Chang, Alfred E. | Wicha, Max S. | Li, Qiao | Mace, Thomas | Makhijani, Neil | Talbert, Erin | Young, Gregory | Guttridge, Denis | Conwell, Darwin | Lesinski, Gregory B. | Gonzales, Rodney JM Macedo | Huffman, Austin P. | Wang, Ximi K. | Reshef, Ran | MacKinnon, Andy | Chen, Jason | Gross, Matt | Marguier, Gisele | Shwonek, Peter | Sotirovska, Natalija | Steggerda, Susanne | Parlati, Francesco | Makkouk, Amani | Bennett, Mark K. | Chen, Jason | Emberley, Ethan | Gross, Matt | Huang, Tony | Li, Weiqun | MacKinnon, Andy | Marguier, Gisele | Neou, Silinda | Pan, Alison | Zhang, Jing | Zhang, Winter | Parlati, Francesco | Marshall, Netonia | Marron, Thomas U. | Agudo, Judith | Brown, Brian | Brody, Joshua | McQuinn, Christopher | Mace, Thomas | Farren, Matthew | Komar, Hannah | Shakya, Reena | Young, Gregory | Ludwug, Thomas | Lesinski, Gregory B. | Morillon, Y. Maurice | Hammond, Scott A. | Schlom, Jeffrey | Greiner, John W. | Nath, Pulak R. | Schwartz, Anthony L. | Maric, Dragan | Roberts, David D. | Obermajer, Nataša | Bartlett, David | Kalinski, Pawel | Naing, Aung | Papadopoulos, Kyriakos P. | Autio, Karen A. | Wong, Deborah J. | Patel, Manish | Falchook, Gerald | Pant, Shubham | Ott, Patrick A. | Whiteside, Melinda | Patnaik, Amita | Mumm, John | Janku, Filip | Chan, Ivan | Bauer, Todd | Colen, Rivka | VanVlasselaer, Peter | Brown, Gail L. | Tannir, Nizar M. | Oft, Martin | Infante, Jeffrey | Lipson, Evan | Gopal, Ajay | Neelapu, Sattva S. | Armand, Philippe | Spurgeon, Stephen | Leonard, John P. | Hodi, F. Stephen | Sanborn, Rachel E. | Melero, Ignacio | Gajewski, Thomas F. | Maurer, Matthew | Perna, Serena | Gutierrez, Andres A. | Clynes, Raphael | Mitra, Priyam | Suryawanshi, Satyendra | Gladstone, Douglas | Callahan, Margaret K. | Crooks, James | Brown, Sheila | Gauthier, Audrey | de Boisferon, Marc Hillairet | MacDonald, Andrew | Brunet, Laura Rosa | Rothwell, William T. | Bell, Peter | Wilson, James M. | Sato-Kaneko, Fumi | Yao, Shiyin | Zhang, Shannon S. | Carson, Dennis A. | Guiducci, Cristina | Coffman, Robert L. | Kitaura, Kazutaka | Matsutani, Takaji | Suzuki, Ryuji | Hayashi, Tomoko | Cohen, Ezra E. W. | Schaer, David | Li, Yanxia | Dobkin, Julie | Amatulli, Michael | Hall, Gerald | Doman, Thompson | Manro, Jason | Dorsey, Frank Charles | Sams, Lillian | Holmgaard, Rikke | Persaud, Krishnadatt | Ludwig, Dale | Surguladze, David | Kauh, John S. | Novosiadly, Ruslan | Kalos, Michael | Driscoll, Kyla | Pandha, Hardev | Ralph, Christy | Harrington, Kevin | Curti, Brendan | Sanborn, Rachel E. | Akerley, Wallace | Gupta, Sumati | Melcher, Alan | Mansfield, David | Kaufman, David R. | Schmidt, Emmett | Grose, Mark | Davies, Bronwyn | Karpathy, Roberta | Shafren, Darren | Shamalov, Katerina | Cohen, Cyrille | Sharma, Naveen | Allison, James | Shekarian, Tala | Valsesia-Wittmann, Sandrine | Caux, Christophe | Marabelle, Aurelien | Slomovitz, Brian M. | Moore, Kathleen M. | Youssoufian, Hagop | Posner, Marshall | Tewary, Poonam | Brooks, Alan D. | Xu, Ya-Ming | Wijeratne, Kithsiri | Gunatilaka, Leslie A. A. | Sayers, Thomas J. | Vasilakos, John P. | Alston, Tesha | Dovedi, Simon | Elvecrog, James | Grigsby, Iwen | Herbst, Ronald | Johnson, Karen | Moeckly, Craig | Mullins, Stefanie | Siebenaler, Kristen | SternJohn, Julius | Tilahun, Ashenafi | Tomai, Mark A. | Vogel, Katharina | Wilkinson, Robert W. | Vietsch, Eveline E. | Wellstein, Anton | Wythes, Martin | Crosignani, Stefano | Tumang, Joseph | Alekar, Shilpa | Bingham, Patrick | Cauwenberghs, Sandra | Chaplin, Jenny | Dalvie, Deepak | Denies, Sofie | De Maeseneire, Coraline | Feng, JunLi | Frederix, Kim | Greasley, Samantha | Guo, Jie | Hardwick, James | Kaiser, Stephen | Jessen, Katti | Kindt, Erick | Letellier, Marie-Claire | Li, Wenlin | Maegley, Karen | Marillier, Reece | Miller, Nichol | Murray, Brion | Pirson, Romain | Preillon, Julie | Rabolli, Virginie | Ray, Chad | Ryan, Kevin | Scales, Stephanie | Srirangam, Jay | Solowiej, Jim | Stewart, Al | Streiner, Nicole | Torti, Vince | Tsaparikos, Konstantinos | Zheng, Xianxian | Driessens, Gregory | Gomes, Bruno | Kraus, Manfred | Xu, Chunxiao | Zhang, Yanping | Kradjian, Giorgio | Qin, Guozhong | Qi, Jin | Xu, Xiaomei | Marelli, Bo | Yu, Huakui | Guzman, Wilson | Tighe, Rober | Salazar, Rachel | Lo, Kin-Ming | English, Jessie | Radvanyi, Laszlo | Lan, Yan | Zappasodi, Roberta | Budhu, Sadna | Hellmann, Matthew D. | Postow, Michael | Senbabaoglu, Yasin | Gasmi, Billel | Zhong, Hong | Li, Yanyun | Liu, Cailian | Hirschhorhn-Cymerman, Daniel | Wolchok, Jedd D. | Merghoub, Taha | Zha, Yuanyuan | Malnassy, Gregory | Fulton, Noreen | Park, Jae-Hyun | Stock, Wendy | Nakamura, Yusuke | Gajewski, Thomas F. | Liu, Hongtao | Ju, Xiaoming | Kosoff, Rachelle | Ramos, Kimberly | Coder, Brandon | Petit, Robert | Princiotta, Michael | Perry, Kyle | Zou, Jun | Arina, Ainhoa | Fernandez, Christian | Zheng, Wenxin | Beckett, Michael A. | Mauceri, Helena J. | Fu, Yang-Xin | Weichselbaum, Ralph R. | DeBenedette, Mark | Lewis, Whitney | Gamble, Alicia | Nicolette, Charles | Han, Yanyan | Wu, Yeting | Yang, Chou | Huang, Jing | Wu, Dongyun | Li, Jin | Liang, Xiaoling | Zhou, Xiangjun | Hou, Jinlin | Hassan, Raffit | Jahan, Thierry | Antonia, Scott J. | Kindler, Hedy L. | Alley, Evan W. | Honarmand, Somayeh | Liu, Weiqun | Leong, Meredith L. | Whiting, Chan C. | Nair, Nitya | Enstrom, Amanda | Lemmens, Edward E. | Tsujikawa, Takahiro | Kumar, Sushil | Coussens, Lisa M. | Murphy, Aimee L. | Brockstedt, Dirk G. | Koch, Sven D. | Sebastian, Martin | Weiss, Christian | Früh, Martin | Pless, Miklos | Cathomas, Richard | Hilbe, Wolfgang | Pall, Georg | Wehler, Thomas | Alt, Jürgen | Bischoff, Helge | Geissler, Michael | Griesinger, Frank | Kollmeier, Jens | Papachristofilou, Alexandros | Doener, Fatma | Fotin-Mleczek, Mariola | Hipp, Madeleine | Hong, Henoch S. | Kallen, Karl-Josef | Klinkhardt, Ute | Stosnach, Claudia | Scheel, Birgit | Schroeder, Andreas | Seibel, Tobias | Gnad-Vogt, Ulrike | Zippelius, Alfred | Park, Ha-Ram | Ahn, Yong-Oon | Kim, Tae Min | Kim, Soyeon | Kim, Seulki | Lee, Yu Soo | Keam, Bhumsuk | Kim, Dong-Wan | Heo, Dae Seog | Pilon-Thomas, Shari | Weber, Amy | Morse, Jennifer | Kodumudi, Krithika | Liu, Hao | Mullinax, John | Sarnaik, Amod A. | Pike, Luke | Bang, Andrew | Ott, Patrick A. | Balboni, Tracy | Taylor, Allison | Spektor, Alexander | Wilhite, Tyler | Krishnan, Monica | Cagney, Daniel | Alexander, Brian | Aizer, Ayal | Buchbinder, Elizabeth | Awad, Mark | Ghandi, Leena | Hodi, F. Stephen | Schoenfeld, Jonathan | Schwartz, Anthony L. | Nath, Pulak R. | Lessey-Morillon, Elizabeth | Ridnour, Lisa | Roberts, David D. | Segal, Neil H. | Sharma, Manish | Le, Dung T. | Ott, Patrick A. | Ferris, Robert L. | Zelenetz, Andrew D. | Neelapu, Sattva S. | Levy, Ronald | Lossos, Izidore S. | Jacobson, Caron | Ramchandren, Radhakrishnan | Godwin, John | Colevas, A. Dimitrios | Meier, Roland | Krishnan, Suba | Gu, Xuemin | Neely, Jaclyn | Suryawanshi, Satyendra | Timmerman, John | Vanpouille-Box, Claire I. | Formenti, Silvia C. | Demaria, Sandra | Wennerberg, Erik | Mediero, Aranzazu | Cronstein, Bruce N. | Formenti, Silvia C. | Demaria, Sandra | Gustafson, Michael P. | DiCostanzo, AriCeli | Wheatley, Courtney | Kim, Chul-Ho | Bornschlegl, Svetlana | Gastineau, Dennis A. | Johnson, Bruce D. | Dietz, Allan B. | MacDonald, Cameron | Bucsek, Mark | Qiao, Guanxi | Hylander, Bonnie | Repasky, Elizabeth | Turbitt, William J. | Xu, Yitong | Mastro, Andrea | Rogers, Connie J. | Withers, Sita | Wang, Ziming | Khuat, Lam T. | Dunai, Cordelia | Blazar, Bruce R. | Longo, Dan | Rebhun, Robert | Grossenbacher, Steven K. | Monjazeb, Arta | Murphy, William J. | Rowlinson, Scott | Agnello, Giulia | Alters, Susan | Lowe, David | Scharping, Nicole | Menk, Ashley V. | Whetstone, Ryan | Zeng, Xue | Delgoffe, Greg M. | Santos, Patricia M. | Menk, Ashley V. | Shi, Jian | Delgoffe, Greg M. | Butterfield, Lisa H. | Whetstone, Ryan | Menk, Ashley V. | Scharping, Nicole | Delgoffe, Greg | Nagasaka, Misako | Sukari, Ammar | Byrne-Steele, Miranda | Pan, Wenjing | Hou, Xiaohong | Brown, Brittany | Eisenhower, Mary | Han, Jian | Collins, Natalie | Manguso, Robert | Pope, Hans | Shrestha, Yashaswi | Boehm, Jesse | Haining, W. Nicholas | Cron, Kyle R. | Sivan, Ayelet | Aquino-Michaels, Keston | Gajewski, Thomas F. | Orecchioni, Marco | Bedognetti, Davide | Hendrickx, Wouter | Fuoco, Claudia | Spada, Filomena | Sgarrella, Francesco | Cesareni, Gianni | Marincola, Francesco | Kostarelos, Kostas | Bianco, Alberto | Delogu, Lucia | Hendrickx, Wouter | Roelands, Jessica | Boughorbel, Sabri | Decock, Julie | Presnell, Scott | Wang, Ena | Marincola, Franco M. | Kuppen, Peter | Ceccarelli, Michele | Rinchai, Darawan | Chaussabel, Damien | Miller, Lance | Bedognetti, Davide | Nguyen, Andrew | Sanborn, J. 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Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer  2016;4(Suppl 1):107-221.
doi:10.1186/s40425-016-0173-6
PMCID: PMC5123381
2.  31st Annual Meeting and Associated Programs of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC 2016): part one 
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Peter | Shankaran, Veena | Piha-Paul, Sarina A. | Yearley, Jennifer | Seiwert, Tanguy | Ribas, Antoni | McClanahan, Terrill K. | Cristescu, Razvan | Mogg, Robin | Ayers, Mark | Albright, Andrew | Murphy, Erin | Yearley, Jennifer | Sher, Xinwei | Liu, Xiao Qiao | Nebozhyn, Michael | Lunceford, Jared | Joe, Andrew | Cheng, Jonathan | Plimack, Elizabeth | Ott, Patrick A. | McClanahan, Terrill K. | Loboda, Andrey | Kaufman, David R. | Forrest-Hay, Alex | Guyre, Cheryl A. | Narumiya, Kohei | Delcommenne, Marc | Hirsch, Heather A. | Deshpande, Amit | Reeves, Jason | Shu, Jenny | Zi, Tong | Michaelson, Jennifer | Law, Debbie | Trehu, Elizabeth | Sathyanaryanan, Sriram | Hodkinson, Brendan P. | Hutnick, Natalie A. | Schaffer, Michael E. | Gormley, Michael | Hulett, Tyler | Jensen, Shawn | Ballesteros-Merino, Carmen | Dubay, Christopher | Afentoulis, Michael | Reddy, Ashok | David, Larry | Fox, Bernard | Jayant, Kumar | Agrawal, Swati | Agrawal, Rajendra | Jeyakumar, Ghayathri | Kim, Seongho | Kim, Heejin | Silski, Cynthia | Suisham, Stacey | Heath, Elisabeth | Vaishampayan, Ulka | Vandeven, Natalie | Viller, Natasja Nielsen | O’Connor, Alison | Chen, Hui | Bossen, Bolette | Sievers, Eric | Uger, Robert | Nghiem, Paul | Johnson, Lisa | Kao, Hsiang-Fong | Hsiao, Chin-Fu | Lai, Shu-Chuan | Wang, Chun-Wei | Ko, Jenq-Yuh | Lou, Pei-Jen | Lee, Tsai-Jan | Liu, Tsang-Wu | Hong, Ruey-Long | Kearney, Staci J. | Black, Joshua C. | Landis, Benjamin J. | Koegler, Sally | Hirsch, Brooke | Gianani, Roberto | Kim, Jeffrey | He, Ming-Xiao | Zhang, Bingqing | Su, Nan | Luo, Yuling | Ma, Xiao-Jun | Park, Emily | Kim, Dae Won | Copploa, Domenico | Kothari, Nishi | doo Chang, Young | Kim, Richard | Kim, Namyong | Lye, Melvin | Wan, Ee | Kim, Namyong | Lye, Melvin | Wan, Ee | Kim, Namyong | Lye, Melvin | Wan, Ee | Knaus, Hanna A. | Berglund, Sofia | Hackl, Hubert | Karp, Judith E. | Gojo, Ivana | Luznik, Leo | Hong, Henoch S. | Koch, Sven D. | Scheel, Birgit | Gnad-Vogt, Ulrike | Kallen, Karl-Josef | Wiegand, Volker | Backert, Linus | Kohlbacher, Oliver | Hoerr, Ingmar | Fotin-Mleczek, Mariola | Billingsley, James M. | Koguchi, Yoshinobu | Conrad, Valerie | Miller, William | Gonzalez, Iliana | Poplonski, Tomasz | Meeuwsen, Tanisha | Howells-Ferreira, Ana | Rattray, Rogan | Campbell, Mary | Bifulco, Carlo | Dubay, Christopher | Bahjat, Keith | Curti, Brendan | Urba, Walter | Vetsika, E-K | Kallergi, G. | Aggouraki, Despoina | Lyristi, Z. | Katsarlinos, P. | Koinis, Filippos | Georgoulias, V. | Kotsakis, Athanasios | Martin, Nathan T. | Aeffner, Famke | Kearney, Staci J. | Black, Joshua C. | Cerkovnik, Logan | Pratte, Luke | Kim, Rebecca | Hirsch, Brooke | Krueger, Joseph | Gianani, Roberto | Martínez-Usatorre, Amaia | Jandus, Camilla | Donda, Alena | Carretero-Iglesia, Laura | Speiser, Daniel E. | Zehn, Dietmar | Rufer, Nathalie | Romero, Pedro | Panda, Anshuman | Mehnert, Janice | Hirshfield, Kim M. | Riedlinger, Greg | Damare, Sherri | Saunders, Tracie | Sokol, Levi | Stein, Mark | Poplin, Elizabeth | Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Lorna | Silk, Ann | Chan, Nancy | Frankel, Melissa | Kane, Michael | Malhotra, Jyoti | Aisner, Joseph | Kaufman, Howard L. | Ali, Siraj | Ross, Jeffrey | White, Eileen | Bhanot, Gyan | Ganesan, Shridar | Monette, Anne | Bergeron, Derek | Amor, Amira Ben | Meunier, Liliane | Caron, Christine | Morou, Antigoni | Kaufmann, Daniel | Liberman, Moishe | Jurisica, Igor | Mes-Masson, Anne-Marie | Hamzaoui, Kamel | Lapointe, Rejean | Mongan, Ann | Ku, Yuan-Chieh | Tom, Warren | Sun, Yongming | Pankov, Alex | Looney, Tim | Au-Young, Janice | Hyland, Fiona | Conroy, Jeff | Morrison, Carl | Glenn, Sean | Burgher, Blake | Ji, He | Gardner, Mark | Mongan, Ann | Omilian, Angela R. | Conroy, Jeff | Bshara, Wiam | Angela, Omilian | Burgher, Blake | Ji, He | Glenn, Sean | Morrison, Carl | Mongan, Ann | Obeid, Joseph M. | Erdag, Gulsun | Smolkin, Mark E. | Deacon, Donna H. | Patterson, James W. | Chen, Lieping | Bullock, Timothy N. | Slingluff, Craig L. | Obeid, Joseph M. | Erdag, Gulsun | Deacon, Donna H. | Slingluff, Craig L. | Bullock, Timothy N. | Loffredo, John T. | Vuyyuru, Raja | Beyer, Sophie | Spires, Vanessa M. | Fox, Maxine | Ehrmann, Jon M. | Taylor, Katrina A. | Korman, Alan J. | Graziano, Robert F. | Page, David | Sanchez, Katherine | Ballesteros-Merino, Carmen | Martel, Maritza | Bifulco, Carlo | Urba, Walter | Fox, Bernard | Patel, Sapna P. | De Macedo, Mariana Petaccia | Qin, Yong | Reuben, Alex | Spencer, Christine | Guindani, Michele | Bassett, Roland | Wargo, Jennifer | Racolta, Adriana | Kelly, Brian | Jones, Tobin | Polaske, Nathan | Theiss, Noah | Robida, Mark | Meridew, Jeffrey | Habensus, Iva | Zhang, Liping | Pestic-Dragovich, Lidija | Tang, Lei | Sullivan, Ryan J. | Logan, Theodore | Khushalani, Nikhil | Margolin, Kim | Koon, Henry | Olencki, Thomas | Hutson, Thomas | Curti, Brendan | Roder, Joanna | Blackmon, Shauna | Roder, Heinrich | Stewart, John | Amin, Asim | Ernstoff, Marc S. | Clark, Joseph I. | Atkins, Michael B. | Kaufman, Howard L. | Sosman, Jeffrey | Weber, Jeffrey | McDermott, David F. | Weber, Jeffrey | Kluger, Harriet | Halaban, Ruth | Snzol, Mario | Roder, Heinrich | Roder, Joanna | Asmellash, Senait | Steingrimsson, Arni | Blackmon, Shauna | Sullivan, Ryan J. | Wang, Chichung | Roman, Kristin | Clement, Amanda | Downing, Sean | Hoyt, Clifford | Harder, Nathalie | Schmidt, Guenter | Schoenmeyer, Ralf | Brieu, Nicolas | Yigitsoy, Mehmet | Madonna, Gabriele | Botti, Gerardo | Grimaldi, Antonio | Ascierto, Paolo A. | Huss, Ralf | Athelogou, Maria | Hessel, Harald | Harder, Nathalie | Buchner, Alexander | Schmidt, Guenter | Stief, Christian | Huss, Ralf | Binnig, Gerd | Kirchner, Thomas | Sellappan, Shankar | Thyparambil, Sheeno | Schwartz, Sarit | Cecchi, Fabiola | Nguyen, Andrew | Vaske, Charles | Hembrough, Todd
Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer  2016;4(Suppl 1):1-106.
doi:10.1186/s40425-016-0172-7
PMCID: PMC5123387
3.  Immune-related tumor response dynamics in melanoma patients treated with pembrolizumab: Identifying markers for clinical outcome and treatment decisions 
Purpose
Characterize tumor burden dynamics during PD-1 inhibitor therapy and investigate the association with overall survival (OS) in advanced melanoma.
Experimental Design
The study included 107 advanced melanoma patients treated with pembrolizumab. Tumor burden dynamics were assessed on serial CT scans using irRECIST and were studied for the association with OS.
Results
Among 107 patients, 96 patients had measurable tumor burden and 11 had non-target lesions alone at baseline. In the 96 patients, maximal tumor shrinkage ranged from -100% to 567% (median:-18.5%). Overall response rate was 44% (42/96; 5 irCR, 37 irPR). Tumor burden remained <20% increase from baseline throughout therapy in 57 patients (55%). Using a 3-month landmark analysis, patients with <20% tumor burden increase from baseline had longer OS than pts with ≥20% increase (12-month OS rate: 82 vs. 53%). In extended Cox models, patients with <20% tumor burden increase during therapy had significantly reduced hazards of death (HR=0.19, 95%CI:0.08–0.43, p<0.0001 univariate; HR=0.18, 95%CI:0.08-0.41, p<0.0001, multivariable). Four patients (4%) experienced pseudoprogression; 3 patients had target lesion increase with subsequent response, which was noted after confirmed irPD. One patient without measurable disease progressed with new lesion that subsequently regressed.
Conclusions
Tumor burden increase of <20% from the baseline during pembrolizumab therapy was associated with longer OS, proposing a practical marker for treatment decision guides that needs to be prospectively validated. Pseudoprogressors may experience response after confirmed irPD, indicating a limitation of the current strategy for immune-related response evaluations. Evaluations of patients without measurable disease may require further attention.
doi:10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-17-0114
PMCID: PMC5559305  PMID: 28592629
PD-1 inhibitor; immune-checkpoint inhibitors; melanoma; computed tomography; tumor response
4.  An Immunogenic Personal Neoantigen Vaccine for Melanoma Patients 
Nature  2017;547(7662):217-221.
Effective anti-tumor immunity in humans has been associated with the presence of T cells directed at cancer neoantigens1, which are T cell epitopes with tumor-specific expression arising from non-silent somatic mutations. They are highly immunogenic because they are not expressed in normal tissues and hence bypass central thymic tolerance. Although neoantigens were long-envisioned as optimal targets for an anti-tumor immune response2, their systematic discovery and evaluation only became feasible with the recent availability of massively-parallel sequencing for detection of all coding mutations within tumors, and of machine learning approaches to reliably predict those mutated peptides with high-affinity binding of autologous HLA molecules. We hypothesized that vaccination with neoantigens can both expand pre-existing neoantigen-specific T cell populations and induce a broader repertoire of new T cell specificities in cancer patients, tipping the intra-tumoral balance in favor of enhanced tumor control. Here we demonstrate the feasibility, safety and immunogenicity of a vaccine that targets up to 20 predicted personal tumor neoantigens. Vaccine-induced polyfunctional CD4+ and CD8+ T cells targeted 58 (60%) and 15 (16%), respectively, of the 97 unique neoantigens used across patients. These T cells discriminated mutated from wildtype antigens, and in some cases, directly recognized autologous tumor. Of 6 vaccinated patients, 4 had no recurrence at 25 months post-vaccination, while 2 with progressive disease were subsequently treated with anti-PD-1 therapy and experienced complete tumor regression, with expansion of the repertoire of neoantigen-specific T cells. These data provide a strong rationale for further development of this approach, alone and in combination with checkpoint therapies.
doi:10.1038/nature22991
PMCID: PMC5577644  PMID: 28678778
Neoantigen; melanoma; vaccine; checkpoint; personal; personalized; pICLC; epitope; HLA
5.  Clinical outcomes in metastatic uveal melanoma treated with PD-1 and PD-L1 antibodies 
Cancer  2016;122(21):3344-3353.
BACKGROUND
Antibodies inhibiting the programmed death receptor 1 (PD-1) have shown significant activity in the treatment of advanced cutaneous melanoma. The efficacy and safety of PD-1 blockade in patients with uveal melanoma has not been well characterized.
METHODS
58 stage IV uveal melanoma patients received PD-1 or PD-L1 antibodies between 2009 and 2015 at nine academic centers. Patients who were evaluable for response were eligible for analysis. Imaging was performed every 12-weeks and at the investigators’ discretion. Safety and clinical efficacy outcomes including best overall response (BOR), progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS) were determined retrospectively.
RESULTS
Of 56 eligible patients, 48 (86%) had received prior therapy and 35 (63%) had been treated with ipilimumab. Three patients had an objective response to ipilimumab and 8 patients had stable disease as the best response. 38 (68%) received pembrolizumab, 16 (29%) received nivolumab, and 2 (4%) received atezolizumab. Objective tumor responses were observed in two patients for an overall response rate of 3.6% (95% CI 1.8-22.5%). Stable disease (≥ 6 months) was observed in 5 (9%) patients. The median PFS was 2.6 months (95% CI 2.4-2.8 months) and the median OS was 7.6 months (95% CI 0.7-14.6 months). There was no association between prior treatment with ipilimumab or liver directed therapy and PFS or OS. Treatment was well tolerated and only 1 patient discontinued treatment due to toxicity.
CONCLUSIONS
PD-1 and PD-L1 antibodies rarely confer durable remissions in patients with metastatic uveal melanoma. Clinical trial enrollment should be prioritized in this population.
doi:10.1002/cncr.30258
PMCID: PMC5767160  PMID: 27533448
uveal melanoma; immunotherapy; nivolumab; pembrolizumab; atezolizumab
6.  Characterization of Thyroid Disorders in Patients Receiving Immune Checkpoint Inhibition Therapy 
Cancer immunology research  2017;5(12):1133-1140.
Thyroid disorders have emerged as one of the most common immune-related adverse events associated with anti–PD-1 monotherapy or combination anti–PD-1 and anti–CTLA-4 therapy. This study characterizes and compares the evolution of monotherapy and combination therapy-related thyroid disorders. We analyzed the dynamic evolution of thyroid disorders in 45 patients who developed thyroid disorders following treatment with either anti–PD-1 monotherapy or anti–PD-1 and anti–CTLA-4 combination therapy. The patients presented with thyrotoxicosis or hypothyroidism as the initial presentation of their thyroid disorder. Thyrotoxicosis as the initial presentation occurred in the majority of patients (93% and 56% of the patients receiving combination therapy and monotherapy, respectively). The onset pattern of the thyroid disorder was significantly different between the two groups (P = 0.01). Subsequently, 76% and 90% of the patients with thyrotoxicosis evolved to develop hypothyroidism in the combination and monotherapy groups, respectively. In the combination therapy and monotherapy groups, the median times to onset of thyrotoxicosis and hypothyroidism after first treatment were 21 and 63 days, and 31 and 68 days, respectively. The median time for transition from thyrotoxicosis to hypothyroidism was 42 days in both groups. Our study demonstrates that most thyroid disorders induced by either anti–PD-1 or combination anti–PD-1 and anti–CTLA-4 therapy are thyroiditis. The time to onset of thyrotoxicosis after treatment initiation and evolution of thyrotoxicosis to hypothyroidism was short, emphasizing the importance of close monitoring of thyroid function in these patients.
doi:10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-17-0208
PMCID: PMC5748517  PMID: 29079654
7.  Nivolumab and Ipilimumab versus Ipilimumab in Untreated Melanoma 
The New England journal of medicine  2015;372(21):2006-2017.
Background
In a phase 1 dose-escalation study, combined inhibition of T-cell checkpoint pathways by nivolumab and ipilimumab demonstrated a high objective response rate, including complete responses in patients with advanced melanoma.
Methods
In this double-blind study, 142 treatment-naïve patients with metastatic melanoma were randomized 2:1 to receive ipilimumab 3 mg/kg combined with either nivolumab 1 mg/kg or placebo every 3 weeks for 4 doses, followed by nivolumab 3 mg/kg or placebo every 2 weeks until disease progression. The primary endpoint was investigator-assessed objective response in BRAF wild-type patients.
Results
Among BRAF wild-type patients, the confirmed objective response rate was 61.1% (44/72) in the nivolumab and ipilimumab combination group versus 10.8% (4/37) in the ipilimumab monotherapy group (P<0.001), with complete responses reported in 16 (22.2%) patients in the combination group; none in the ipilimumab group. Median duration of response was not reached with either treatment. Median progression-free survival was not reached for the combination versus 4.4 months for ipilimumab monotherapy (hazard ratio 0.40, 95% CI 0.23 to 0.68; P<0.001). Similar results for response and progression-free survival were also observed in 33 BRAF mutation-positive patients. Grade 3–4 drug-related adverse events were reported in 54.3% of patients receiving the combination compared with 23.9% with ipilimumab monotherapy. Select adverse events of immunological etiology were consistent with phase 1 reports, and most resolved with immune-modulating medication.
Conclusion
Nivolumab combined with ipilimumab significantly improved objective response rate and progression-free survival compared with ipilimumab monotherapy in treatment-naïve patients with advanced melanoma, and had a manageable safety profile. (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01927419)
doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1414428
PMCID: PMC5744258  PMID: 25891304
8.  PD-1 inhibitor-related pneumonitis in advanced cancer patients: Radiographic patterns and clinical course 
Purpose
Investigate the clinical characteristics, radiographic patterns, and treatment course of PD-1 inhibitor-related pneumonitis in advanced cancer patients.
Experimental Design
Among patients with advanced melanoma, lung cancer, or lymphoma treated in trials of nivolumab, we identified those who developed pneumonitis. Chest CT scans were reviewed to assess extent, distribution, and radiographic patterns of pneumonitis.
Results
Among 170 patients treated in 10 different trials of nivolumab, 20 patients (10 melanoma, 6 lymphoma, 4 lung cancer) developed pneumonitis. Five patients received nivolumab monotherapy and 15 received combination therapy. Median time from therapy initiation to pneumonitis was 2.6 months. Radiographic pattern was cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) in 13, nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) in 3, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) in 2, and acute interstitial pneumonia (AIP)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in 2 patients. AIP/ARDS pattern had the highest grade, followed by COP, while NSIP and HP had lower grade (median Grade: 3, 2, 1, 1, respectively; p=0.006). COP pattern was most common in all tumors and treatment regimens. Most patients (17/20;85%) received corticosteroids, and 3 (15%) also required infliximab. Seven patients restarted nivolumab therapy; two of them developed recurrent pneumonitis and were successfully retreated with corticosteroids. One of the patients experienced a pneumonitis flare after completion of corticosteroid taper without nivolumab retreatment.
Conclusions
PD-1 inhibitor-related pneumonitis showed a spectrum of radiographic patterns, reflecting pneumonitis grades. COP was the most common pattern across tumor types and therapeutic regimens. Most patients were successfully treated with corticosteroids. Recurrent pneumonitis and pneumonitis flare were noted in a few patients.
doi:10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-16-1320
PMCID: PMC5161686  PMID: 27535979
PD-1 inhibitor; pneumonitis; nivolumab; pembrolizumab; immune-related adverse event
9.  PD-1 inhibitors in endometrial cancer 
Oncotarget  2017;8(63):106169-106170.
doi:10.18632/oncotarget.22583
PMCID: PMC5739721
endometrial cancer; immunotherapy; PD-1 inhibition; microsatellite instability-high; POLE
10.  Efficacy of Anti-PD-1 Agents in Acral and Mucosal Melanoma 
Cancer  2016;122(21):3354-3362.
Background
Therapeutic antibodies against programmed death receptor 1 (PD-1) are considered front-line therapy in metastatic melanoma. The efficacy of PD-1 blockade for patients with biologically distinct melanomas arising from acral and mucosal surfaces has not been well described.
Methods
A multi-institutional retrospective cohort analysis identified adults with advanced acral and mucosal melanoma treated with nivolumab or pembrolizumab as standard clinical practice, via expanded access programs, or published prospective trials. Objective responses were determined utilizing investigator-assessed Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1. Progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were assessed using Kaplan-Meier methods.
Results
60 individuals were identified; 25 (42%) with acral and 35 (58%) with mucosal melanoma. Fifty-one (85%) patients had received prior therapy, including 77% with prior ipilimumab. Forty patients (67%) received pembrolizumab at 2mg/kg or 10mg/kg and 20 (33%) received nivolumab at 1mg/kg or 3mg/kg every 2–3 weeks. ORR (95% confidence interval, CI) was 32% (15–54%) in acral and 23% (10–40%) in mucosal melanoma. After a median follow up of 20 months in acral and 10.6 months in mucosal, median PFS was 4.1 months and 3.9 months, respectively. Only two patients (3%) discontinued treatment due to toxicity.
Conclusions
Response rates to PD-1 blockade in patients with acral and mucosal melanomas were comparable to published rates in cutaneous melanoma and support the routine use of PD-1 blockade in clinical practice. Further investigation is needed to identify the mechanisms of response and resistance to therapy in these subtypes.
doi:10.1002/cncr.30259
PMCID: PMC5134420  PMID: 27533633
acral melanoma; mucosal melanoma; immunotherapy; anti-PD-1; nivolumab; pembrolizumab
11.  Nivolumab monotherapy in recurrent metastatic urothelial carcinoma (CheckMate 032): a multicentre, open-label, phase 1/2 trial 
The Lancet. Oncology  2016;17(11):1590-1598.
Summary
Background
There are few effective treatments for advanced urothelial carcinoma after progression following platinum-based chemotherapy. We assessed the activity and safety of nivolumab in patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma who progressed after prior platinum-based therapy.
Methods
This phase 1/2 multicentre open-label study enrolled patients aged ≥18 years with urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis, ureter, bladder, or urethra unselected by programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1). Tumour PD-L1 membrane expression was assessed. Patients received nivolumab 3 mg/kg intravenously every 2 weeks until disease progression or study treatment discontinuation, whichever occurred later. The primary endpoint was objective response rate by investigator assessment. All patients who received at least one dose of any study medication were analysed. Here we report an interim analysis of this ongoing trial. CheckMate 032 is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT01928394.
Findings
Between June 2014 and April 2015, 86 patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma were enrolled and 78 were treated with nivolumab monotherapy. At data cutoff (March 24, 2016), minimum follow-up was 9 months. A confirmed investigator-assessed objective response was achieved in 19 (24·4%) of 78 patients (95% CI 15·3–35·4). Grade 3/4 treatment-related adverse events occurred in 17 (21·8%) of 78 patients, the most common being laboratory abnormalities: asymptomatic elevated lipase in four (5·1%) and asymptomatic elevated amylase three (3·8%) patients. Serious adverse events were reported in 36 (46·2%) of 78 patients. Two (2·6%) of 78 patients discontinued due to treatment-related adverse events (pneumonitis and thrombocytopenia) and subsequently died.
Interpretation
Nivolumab monotherapy was associated with significant and durable clinical responses and a manageable safety profile in previously treated patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma. These data indicate a favourable benefit:risk profile for nivolumab and support further investigation of nivolumab monotherapy in advanced urothelial carcinoma.
doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(16)30496-X
PMCID: PMC5648054  PMID: 27733243
CheckMate 032; metastatic urothelial carcinoma; nivolumab; PD-L1; programmed death ligand-1
12.  Safety, Antitumor Activity, and Immune Activation of Pegylated Recombinant Human Interleukin-10 (AM0010) in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors 
Journal of Clinical Oncology  2016;34(29):3562-3569.
Purpose
Interleukin-10 (IL-10) stimulates the expansion and cytotoxicity of tumor-infiltrating CD8+ T cells and inhibits inflammatory CD4+ T cells. Pegylation prolongs the serum concentration of IL-10 without changing the immunologic profile. This phase I study sought to determine the safety and antitumor activity of AM0010.
Patients and Methods
Patients with selected advanced solid tumors were treated with AM0010 in a dose-escalation study, which was followed by a renal cell cancer (RCC) dose-expansion cohort. AM0010 was self-administered subcutaneously at doses of 1 to 40 μg/kg once per day. Primary end points were safety and tolerability; clinical activity and immune activation were secondary end points.
Results
In the dose-escalation and -expansion cohorts, 33 and 18 patients, respectively, were treated with daily subcutaneous injection of AM0010. AM0010 was tolerated in a heavily pretreated patient population. Treatment-related adverse events (AEs) included anemia, fatigue, thrombocytopenia, fever, and injection site reactions. Grade 3 to 4 nonhematopoietic treatment-related AEs, including rash (n = 2) and transaminitis (n = 1), were observed in five of 33 patients. Grade 3 to 4 anemia or thrombocytopenia was observed in five patients. Most treatment-related AEs were transient or reversible. AM0010 led to systemic immune activation with elevated immune-stimulatory cytokines and reduced transforming growth factor beta in the serum. Partial responses were observed in one patient with uveal melanoma and four of 15 evaluable patients with RCC treated at 20 μg/kg (overall response rate, 27%). Prolonged stable disease of at least 4 months was observed in four patients, including one with colorectal cancer with disease stabilization for 20 months.
Conclusion
AM0010 has an acceptable toxicity profile with early evidence of antitumor activity, particularly in RCC. These data support the further evaluation of AM0010 both alone and in combination with other immune therapies and chemotherapies.
doi:10.1200/JCO.2016.68.1106
PMCID: PMC5657013  PMID: 27528724
13.  Two-year overall survival rates from a randomised phase 2 trial evaluating the combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab versus ipilimumab alone in patients with advanced melanoma 
The Lancet. Oncology  2016;17(11):1558-1568.
Summary
Background
Previously reported results of phase 2 and phase 3 trials showed a significant improvement in the rate of objective response and progression-free survival with nivolumab (anti-PD-1 antibody) plus ipilimumab (anti-CTLA-4 antibody) vs ipilimumab alone in patients with advanced melanoma. To our knowledge, this is the first report of overall survival data from a randomised, controlled trial evaluating the combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab in advanced melanoma.
Methods
In this phase 2 trial (CheckMate 069), 142 patients aged ≥18 years with previously untreated, unresectable stage III or IV melanoma, with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 or 1, were randomly assigned 2:1 to receive an intravenous infusion of nivolumab 1 mg/kg plus ipilimumab 3 mg/kg or ipilimumab 3 mg/kg plus placebo, every 3 weeks for 4 doses, followed by nivolumab 3 mg/kg or placebo, respectively, every 2 weeks until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Randomisation was done by an interactive voice response system with a permuted block schedule and stratification by BRAF mutation status. The primary endpoint (previously reported) was the rate of investigator-assessed objective response among patients with BRAF V600 wild-type melanoma. Overall survival was an exploratory endpoint. Efficacy analyses were done on the intention-to-treat population, where safety was evaluated in all treated patients. This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT01927419, and is ongoing but no longer enrolling patients.
Findings
Between September 16, 2013, and February 6, 2014, we screened 179 patients, randomly allocating 95 patients to nivolumab plus ipilimumab and 47 to ipilimumab (72 [76%] and 37 [79%] patients with BRAF V600 wild-type tumors, respectively). At a median follow-up of 24 months, overall survival rates in all randomized patients were 63·8% (95% CI 53·3–72·6) for nivolumab plus ipilimumab vs 53·6% (95% CI 38·1–66·8) for ipilimumab alone; median overall survival had not been reached in either group (hazard ratio 0·74, 95% CI 0·43–1·26; p=0.26). Grade 3–4 adverse events related to nivolumab plus ipilimumab were reported in 51 [54%] of 94 patients vs 9 [20%] of 46 patients related to ipilimumab alone. The most common treatment-related grade 3–4 adverse events in the combination group were colitis (12 [13%] of 94 patients) and increased alanine aminotransferase (10 [11%]), and for ipilimumab alone, were diarrhoea (five [11%] of 46 patients) and hypophysitis (two [4%]). Serious grade 3–4 adverse events related to nivolumab plus ipilimumab were reported in 34 [36%] of 94 patients vs 4 [9%] of 46 patients related to ipilimumab alone, which included colitis (10 [11%]) and diarrhoea (5 [5%]) in the combination group and diarrhoea (2 [4%]), colitis (1 [2%]), and hypophysitis (1[2%]) in the ipilimumab alone group.
Interpretation
While follow-up of the patients continues, the results of this analysis suggest that the combination of first-line nivolumab plus ipilimumab may lead to a higher overall survival rate vs first-line ipilimumab in patients with advanced melanoma. The results suggest encouraging survival outcomes with immunotherapy in this patient population.
Funding
Bristol-Myers Squibb.
doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(16)30366-7
PMCID: PMC5630525  PMID: 27622997
14.  Comprehensive meta-analysis of key immune-related adverse events from CTLA-4 and PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors in cancer patients 
Cancer immunology research  2017;5(4):312-318.
Immune-related adverse events (irAEs) have been described with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs), but the incidence and relative risk (RR) of irAEs associated with these drugs remains unclear. We selected five key irAEs from treatments with approved cytotoxic T-lymphocyte–associated protein 4 (CTLA-4), programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitors (ipilimumab, nivolumab or pembrolizumab, and atezolizumab, respectively) to better characterize their safety profile. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized phase II/III immunotherapy trials, with non-ICI control arms, conducted between 1996 and 2016. We calculated the incidence and RR of selected all-grade and high-grade gastrointestinal, liver, skin, endocrine, and pulmonary irAEs across the trials using random-effect models. Twenty-one trials were included, totaling 11,454 patients, of whom 6528 received an ICI (nivolumab, 1534; pembrolizumab, 1522; atezolizumab, 751; and ipilimumab, 2721) and 4926 had not. Compared to non-ICI arms, ICIs were associated with more all-grade colitis (RR 7.66, P < 0.001), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) elevation (RR 1.80; P = 0.020), rash (RR 2.50; P = 0.001), hypothyroidism (RR 6.81; P < 0.001), and pneumonitis (RR 4.14; P = 0.012). Rates of high-grade colitis (RR 5.85; P < 0.001) and AST elevation (RR 2.79; P = 0.014) were higher in the ICI arms. Ipilimumab was associated with a higher risk of all-grade rash (P = 0.006) and high-grade colitis (P = 0.021) compared to PD-1/PD-L1 ICIs. Incidence of fatal irAE was < 1%. This meta-analysis offers substantial evidence that ICIs are associated with a small but significant increase in risk of selected all-grade irAEs and high-grade gastrointestinal and liver toxicities. Although fatal irAEs remain rare, AEs should be recognized promptly as early interventions may alleviate future complications.
doi:10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-16-0237
PMCID: PMC5418853  PMID: 28246107
Immune checkpoint inhibitors; Cancer; Immune related adverse events (irAEs); Toxicity; PD-1; CTLA-4
15.  Clinicopathological features of acute kidney injury associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors 
Kidney international  2016;90(3):638-647.
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (CPIs), monoclonal antibodies that target inhibitory receptors expressed on T cells, represent an emerging class of immunotherapy used in treating solid organ and hematologic malignancies. We describe the clinical and histologic features of 13 patients with CPI-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) who underwent kidney biopsy. Median time from initiation of a CPI to AKI was 91 (range, 21 to 245) days. Pyuria was present in 8 patients, and the median urine protein to creatinine ratio was 0.48 (range, 0.12 to 0.98) g/g. An extra-renal immune-related adverse event occurred prior to the onset of AKI in 7 patients. Median peak serum creatinine was 4.5 (interquartile range, 3.6-7.3) mg/dl with 4 patients requiring hemodialysis. The prevalent pathologic lesion was acute tubulointerstitial nephritis in 12 patients, with 3 having granulomatous features, and one thrombotic microangiopathy. Among the 12 patients with acute tubulointerstitial nephritis, 10 received treatment with glucocorticoids, resulting in complete or partial improvement in renal function in 2 and 7 patients, respectively. However, the two patients with acute tubulointerstitial nephritis not given glucocorticoids had no improvement in renal function. Thus, CPI-induced AKI is a new entity that presents with clinical and histologic features similar to other causes of drug-induced acute tubulointerstitial nephritis, though with a longer latency period. Glucocorticoids appear to be a potentially effective treatment strategy. Hence, AKI due to CPIs may be caused by a unique mechanism of action linked to reprogramming of the immune system, leading to loss of tolerance.
doi:10.1016/j.kint.2016.04.008
PMCID: PMC4983464  PMID: 27282937
acute kidney injury; ipilimumab; nivolumab; pembrolizumab
16.  Response to single agent PD-1 inhibitor after progression on previous PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors: a case series 
Background
Monoclonal antibodies targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 axis have gained increasing attention across many solid tumors and hematologic malignancies due to their efficacy and favorable toxicity profile. With more than 1 agent now FDA-approved in a wide variety of tumor types, and with others in clinical trials, it is becoming more common that patients present to clinic for potential treatment with a second PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor.
Case presentation
In this report, we present two patients with renal cell carcinoma and one with melanoma who received PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors. Upon progression on their first-line PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors, these patients received a different PD-1 inhibitor (nivolumab in all cases) and all had progressive disease as their best response to the subsequent PD-1 inhibitor. The reported clinical information focuses on the course of the disease and the responses to all treatment regimens.
Conclusions
Clinicians should refrain from using multiple PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors sequentially outside of clinical trials until there is sufficient data to support this practice routinely. Prospective studies that allow prior treatment with PD-1/PD-L1 are needed to validate the efficacy and safety of these drugs in the second line or later setting. Furthermore, ongoing efforts that aim to identify mechanisms of resistance to immunotherapy will be informative and may ultimately assist physicians in select the optimal treatment following progression on PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor.
doi:10.1186/s40425-017-0273-y
PMCID: PMC5557522  PMID: 28807048
PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor; Sequential treatment; Immune checkpoint blockade; Case reports
17.  Regression of multifocoal in transit melanoma metastases after palliative resection of dominant masses and 2 years after treatment with ipilimumab 
Background
Spontaneous regression of metastatic melanoma and delayed responses more than one year after treatment with ipilimumab are rarely seen.
Case presentation
Here, we present the case of a patient with in transit metastases from cutaneous melanoma on his right lower extremity who achieved complete regression of all metastatic lesions 13 months after the first of two consecutive palliative resections of dominant masses and more than two years after treatment with ipilimumab.
Conclusion
The exact cause of our patient’s sudden onset of tumor regression remains speculative. We hypothesize that the operative trauma followed by the postoperative infections augmented an innate immune response.
doi:10.1186/s40425-017-0259-9
PMCID: PMC5514538
PD-1; Immune checkpoint blockade; Antibody therapy; Melanoma; Immunotherapy
18.  Combination immunotherapy: a road map 
Cancer immunotherapy and in particular monoclonal antibodies blocking the inhibitory programed cell death 1 pathway (PD-1/PD-L1) have made a significant impact on the treatment of cancer patients in recent years. However, despite the remarkable clinical efficacy of these agents in a number of malignancies, it has become clear that they are not sufficiently active for many patients. Initial evidence, for example with combined inhibition of PD-1 and CTLA-4 in melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), has highlighted the potential to further enhance the clinical benefits of monotherapies by combining agents with synergistic mechanisms of action. In order to address the current progress and consider challenges associated with these novel approaches, the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) convened a Combination Immunotherapy Task Force. This Task Force was charged with identifying and prioritizing the most promising prospects for combinatorial approaches as well as addressing the challenges associated with developing these strategies. As a result of the extensive clinical benefit and tolerable side effects demonstrated with agents inhibiting the PD-1 pathway, an overview of current evidence to support its promising potential for use as a backbone in combination strategies is presented. In addition, key issues in the development of these strategies including preclinical modeling, patient safety and toxicity considerations, clinical trial design, and endpoints are also discussed. Overall, the goal of this manuscript is to provide a summary of the current status and potential challenges associated with the development and clinical implementation of these strategies.
doi:10.1186/s40425-017-0218-5
PMCID: PMC5319100
Immunotherapy; Combination; Checkpoint inhibitors; Preclinical models; Clinical trial; Endpoints
19.  31st Annual Meeting and Associated Programs of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC 2016): late breaking abstracts 
Althammer, Sonja | Steele, Keith | Rebelatto, Marlon | Tan, Tze Heng | Wiestler, Tobias | Schmidt, Guenter | Higgs, Brandon | Li, Xia | Shi, Li | Jin, Xiaoping | Antal, Joyce | Gupta, Ashok | Ranade, Koustubh | Binning, Gerd | Bellmunt, Joaquim | de Wit, Ronald | Vaughn, David J. | Fradet, Yves | Lee, Jae Lyun | Fong, Lawrence | Vogelzang, Nicholas J. | Climent, Miguel A. | Petrylak, Daniel P. | Choueiri, Toni K. | Necchi, Andrea | Gerritsen, Winald | Gurney, Howard | Quinn, David I. | Culine, Stéphane | Sternberg, Cora N. | Mai, Yabing | Puhlmann, Markus | Perini, Rodolfo F. | Bajorin, Dean F. | Sharma, Padmanee | Callahan, Margaret K. | Calvo, Emiliano | Kim, Joseph W. | de Braud, Filipo | Ott, Patrick A. | Bono, Petri | Pillai, Rathi N. | Morse, Michael | Le, Dung T. | Taylor, Matthew | Spilliopoulou, Pavlina | Bendell, Johanna | Jaeger, Dirk | Chan, Emily | Antonia, Scott J. | Ascierto, Paolo A. | Hennicken, Delphine | Tschaika, Marina | Azrilevich, Alex | Rosenberg, Jonathan | Levy, Ofer | Chan, Christopher | Cojocaru, Gady | Liang, Spencer | Ophir, Eran | Ganguly, Sudipto | Toporik, Amir | Kotturi, Maya | Kfir, Tal Fridman | Murter, Benjamin M. | Logronio, Kathryn | Dassa, Liat | Leung, Ling | Greenwald, Shirley | Azulay, Meir | Kumar, Sandeep | Alteber, Zoya | Pan, Xiaoyu | Machlenkin, Arthur | Benita, Yair | Drake, Andrew W. | Chajut, Ayelet | Salomon, Ran | Vankin, Ilan | Safyon, Einav | Hunter, John | Levine, Zurit | White, Mark | Leidner, Rom | Kang, Hyunseok | Haddad, Robert | Segal, Neil H. | Wirth, Lori J. | Ferris, Robert L. | Hodi, F. Stephen | Sanborn, Rachel E. | Gajewski, Thomas F. | Sharfman, William | McDonald, Dan | Srivastava, Shivani | Gu, Xuemin | Phillips, Penny | Passey, Chaitali | Seiwert, Tanguy | Habtetsion, Tsadik | Zhou, Gang | Sakellariou-Thompson, Donastas | Haymaker, Cara | Creasy, Caitlin | Hurd, Mark | Uraoka, Naohiro | Canales, Jaime Rodriguez | Koptez, Scott | Hwu, Patrick | Maitra, Anirban | Bernatchez, Chantale | Coyle, Scott M. | Roybel, Kole T. | Rupp, Levi J. | Santoro, Stephen P. | Secrest, Stephanie | Spelman, Michael | Ho, Hanson | Gomes, Tina | Tse, Tiffany | Yung-Wu, Chia | Taunton, Jack | Lim, Wendell | Emtage, Peter | Moudgil, Tarsem | Ballesteros-Merino, Carmen | Hilton, Traci | Paustian, Christopher | Leidner, Rom | Page, David | Urba, Walter | Fox, Bernard | Bell, Bryan | Patel, Ashish | Olafsen, Tove | Satpayev, Daulet | Torgov, Michael | Marchioni, Filippo | Romero, Jason | Jiang, Ziyue Karen | Zamilpa, Charles | Keppler, Jennifer S. | Mascioni, Alessandro | Jia, Fang | Lee, Chen-Yu | Gudas, Jean | Sullivan, Ryan J. | Hoshida, Yujin | Logan, Theodore | Khushalani, Nikhil | Giobbie-Hurder, Anita | Margolin, Kim | Roder, Joanna | Bhatt, Rupal | Koon, Henry | Olencki, Thomas | Hutson, Thomas | Curti, Brendan | Blackmon, Shauna | Mier, James W. | Puzanov, Igor | Roder, Heinrich | Stewart, John | Amin, Asim | Ernstoff, Marc S. | Clark, Joseph I. | Atkins, Michael B. | Kaufman, Howard L. | Sosman, Jeffrey | Signoretti, Sabina | McDermott, David F. | Anderson, Abraham A. | Puzanov, Igor | Milhem, Mohammed M. | Andtbacka, Robert H. I. | Minor, David | Gorski, Kevin S. | Baker, Daniel M. | Hamid, Omid | Kaufman, Howard L. | Akporiaye, Emmanuel | Curti, Brendan | Koguchi, Yoshinobu | Leidner, Rom | Sutcliffe, Kim | Conder, Kristie | Urba, Walter | Marron, Thomas | Bhardwaj, Nina | Hammerich, Linda | George, Fiby | Kim-Schulze, Seunghee | Keler, Tibor | Davis, Tom | Crowley, Elizabeth | Salazar, Andres | Brody, Joshua | Monjazeb, Arta | Daly, Megan E. | Riess, Jonathan | Li, Tianhong | Murphy, William J. | Kelly, Karen | Hu, Zhiwei | Shen, Rulong | Campbell, Amanda | McMichael, Elizabeth | Yu, Lianbo | Ramaswam, Bhuvaneswari | London, Cheryl A. | Xu, Tian | Carson, William | Kokolus, Kathleen M. | Repasky, Elizabeth A. | Schell, Todd D. | Drabick, Joseph D. | Messenheimer, David J. | Jensen, Shawn | Fox, Bernard | Rubinstein, Mark | Andrijauskaite, Kristina | Swiderska-syn, Marzena | Lind, Kristin | Choppin, Agnes | Roell, Marina K. | Wrangle, John | Andrijauskaite, Kristina | Swiderska-syn, Marzena | Rhode, Peter | Wong, Hing | Rubinstein, Mark | Ahmad, Shamim | Webb, Mason | Abu-Eid, Rasha | Shrimali, Rajeev | Verma, Vivek | Doroodchi, Atbin | Berrong, Zuzana | Yashar, David | Samara, Raed | Mkrtichyan, Mikayel | Khleif, Samir | Powell, Steven | Gitau, Mark | Sumey, Christopher | Terrell, Andrew | Lohr, Michele | Nowak, Ryan K. | McGraw, Steven | Jensen, Ash | Blanchard, Miran | Gold, Kathryn A. | Cohen, Ezra E. W. | Ellison, Christie | Black, Lora | Lee, John | Spanos, William Chad | Wennerberg, Erik | Schwitzer, Emily | Lhuillier, Claire | Koelwyn, Graeme | Hiner, Rebecca | Jones, Lee | Demaria, Sandra | Amanda, Vandeveer | Greiner, John W. | Schlom, Jeffrey | Bookstaver, Michelle | Jewell, Christopher M. | Paustian, Christopher | Gunderson, Andrew | Boulmay, Brian | Li, Rui | Spieler, Bradley | Happel, Kyle | Moudgil, Tarsem | Feng, Zipei | Ballesteros-Merino, Carmen | Dubay, Christopher | Fisher, Brenda | Koguchi, Yoshinobu | Aung, Sandra | Mederos, Eileen | Bifulco, Carlo B. | McNamara, Michael | Bahjat, Keith | Redmond, William | Ochoa, Augusto | Hu, Hong-Ming | Mehta, Adi | Lund-Johansen, Fridtjof | Fox, Bernard | Urba, Walter | Sanborn, Rachel E. | Hilton, Traci | Bedu-Addo, Frank | Conn, Greg | King, Michael | Dutta, Panna | Shepard, Robert | Einstein, Mark | Adams, Sylvia | Wang, Ena | Jin, Ping | Novik, Yelena | Morrison, Debra | Oratz, Ruth | Marincola, Franco M. | Stroncek, David | Goldberg, Judith | Demaria, Sandra | Formenti, Silvia C. | Galon, Jérôme | Mlecnik, Bernhard | Marliot, Florence | Ou, Fang-Shu | Bifulco, Carlo B. | Lugli, Alessandro | Zlobec, Inti | Rau, Tilman T. | Nagtegaal, Iris D. | Vink-Borger, Elisa | Hartmann, Arndt | Geppert, Carol | Roehrl, Michael H. | Bavi, Prashant | Ohashi, Pamela S. | Wang, Julia Y. | Nguyen, Linh T. | Han, SeongJun | MacGregor, Heather L. | Hafezi-Bakhtiari, Sara | Wouters, Bradley G. | Kawakami, Yutaka | Papivanova, Boryana | Xu, Mingli | Fujita, Tomonobu | Hazama, Shoichi | Suzuki, Nobuaki | Nagano, Hiroaki | Okuno, Kiyotaka | Itoh, Kyogo | Zavadova, Eva | Vocka, Michal | Spacek, Jan | Petruzelka, Lubos | Konopasek, Bohuslav | Dundr, Pavel | Skalova, Helena | Torigoe, Toshihiko | Sato, Noriyuki | Furuhata, Tomohisa | Takemasa, Ichiro | Van den Eynde, Marc | Jouret-Mourin, Anne | Machiels, Jean-Pascal | Fredriksen, Tessa | Lafontaine, Lucie | Buttard, Bénédicte | Church, Sarah | Maby, Pauline | Angell, Helen | Angelova, Mihaela | Vasaturo, Angela | Bindea, Gabriela | Berger, Anne | Lagorce, Christine | Patel, Prabhu S. | Vora, Hemangini H. | Shah, Birva | Patel, Jayendrakumar B. | Rajvik, Kruti N. | Pandya, Shashank J. | Shukla, Shilin N. | Wang, Yili | Zhang, Guanjun | Masucci, Giuseppe V. | Andersson, Emilia K. | Grizzi, Fabio | Laghi, Luigi | Botti, Gerardo | Tatangelo, Fabiana | Delrio, Paolo | Cilberto, Gennaro | Ascierto, Paolo A. | Marincola, Franco | Sargent, Daniel J. | Fox, Bernard A. | Algazi, Alain | Tsai, Katy | Rosenblum, Michael | Nandoskar, Prachi | Andtbacka, Robert H. I. | Li, Amy | Nonomura, John | Takamura, Kathryn | Dwyer, Mary | Browning, Erica | Talia, Reneta | Twitty, Chris | Gargosky, Sharron | Campbell, Jean | Ballesteros-Merino, Carmen | Bifulco, Carlo B. | Fox, Bernard | Le, Mai | Pierce, Robert H. | Daud, Adil | Gartrell, Robyn | Marks, Douglas | Stack, Edward | Lu, Yan | Izaki, Daisuke | Beck, Kristen | Jia, Dan Tong | Armenta, Paul | White-Stern, Ashley | Fu, Yichun | Blake, Zoe | Kaufman, Howard L. | Taback, Bret | Horst, Basil | Saenger, Yvonne M. | Leonardo, Steven | Gorden, Keith | Fulton, Ross B. | Fraser, Kathryn | Kangas, Takashi O. | Walsh, Richard | Ertelt, Kathleen | Graff, Jeremy | Uhlik, Mark | Sims, Jennifer S. | Lei, Liang | Tsujiuchi, Takashi | Bruce, Jeffrey N. | Canoll, Peter | Tolcher, Anthony W | Alley, Evan W | Chichili, Gurunadh | Canoll, Jan E | Moore, Paul | Bonvini, Ezio | Johnson, Syd | Shankar, Sadhna | Vasselli, James | Wigginton, Jon | Powderly, John
doi:10.1186/s40425-016-0191-4
PMCID: PMC5260784
20.  Radiographic Profiling of Immune-related Adverse Events in Advanced Melanoma Patients Treated With Ipilimumab 
Cancer immunology research  2015;3(10):1185-1192.
Ipilimumab is a promising novel immunotherapy agent and is associated with a variety of immune-related adverse events (irAEs). The purpose of the study was to investigate the manifestations of irAEs on body imaging in advanced melanoma patients treated with ipilimumab. One-hundred forty-seven advanced melanoma patients (59 women, 88 men, median age: 64.5) treated with ipilimumab were studied. All patients had the baseline and at least one follow-up chest/abdomen/pelvis CT or PET/CT during therapy, which were reviewed by a consensus of two radiologists blinded to the clinical data. Findings indicative of individual types of irAEs were assessed, including thyroiditis, sarcoid-like lymphadenopathy, pneumonitis, hepatitis, pancreatitis, and colitis. Among the 147 patients, 46 (31%) had radiologically identified irAEs. Time interval from initiation of therapy to the development of irAEs was less than 3 months in 76% (35/46) of the patients [range: 0.2-9.1 months]. Clinical characteristics did not differ between patients with and without irAEs (P>0.18). Among the individual types of irAEs, colitis was most common (n=28; 19%), followed by sarcoid-like lymphadenopathy (n=8; 5%) and pneumonitis (n=8; 5%). Hepatitis (n=3), thyroiditis (n=2), and pancreatitis (n=1) were less common. The resolution of irAEs was noted in 32 among 36 patients (89%) with further follow-up scans, with a median time of 2.3 months after the detection of irAE. In conclusion, immune-related adverse events were noted on body imaging in 31% of melanoma patients treated with ipilimumab. Colitis was the most common, followed by sarcoid-like lymphadenopathy and pneumonitis. The results call for an increased awareness of irAEs, given the expanding role of cancer immunotherapy.
doi:10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-15-0102
PMCID: PMC4596761  PMID: 26100356
Immunotherapy; immune-related adverse events; melanoma; ipilimumab; imaging
21.  Single Institution Experience of Ipilimumab 3 mg/kg with Sargramostim (GM-CSF) in Metastatic Melanoma 
Cancer immunology research  2015;3(9):986-991.
Ipilimumab (IPI) 10 mg/kg with sargramostim (GM-CSF; GM) improved overall survival (OS) and safety of patients with advanced melanoma over IPI in a randomized phase II trial. The FDA-approved dose of IPI 3 mg/kg has not been assessed with GM (IPI-GM). Consecutive patients treated with IPI-GM at a single institution were reviewed. Treatment included IPI every 3 weeks x 4 and GM 250 mcg subcutaneous injection days 1–14 of each IPI cycle. Efficacy, clinical characteristics, toxicities and blinded radiology review of tumor burden were evaluated. 32 patients were identified with 25 (78%) having immune-related response criteria (irRC) measurable disease and 41% with CNS metastases. 88.6% of GM doses were administered. Response rate by irRC and disease control rate at 12 weeks were 20% and 44%, respectively (median follow-up 37 weeks). Immune-related adverse events (irAE) were observed in 10 (31.3%) patients, with 3 (9.4%) Grade 3 events. Patients with Grade 3 irAEs had prior autoimmunity, advanced age and poor performance status. The median OS from first dose of ipilimumab was 41 weeks. Ipi-GM treatment is feasible and in this poor-risk advanced melanoma population, efficacy appeared similar but safety appeared improved relative to historical IPI alone.
doi:10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-15-0066
PMCID: PMC4561189  PMID: 25943535
ipilimumab; CTLA-4; sargramostim; GM-CSF; immunotherapy
22.  Cardiotoxicity associated with CTLA4 and PD1 blocking immunotherapy 
Immune-checkpoint blocking antibodies have demonstrated objective antitumor responses in multiple tumor types including melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and renal cell cancer (RCC). In melanoma, an increase in overall survival has been demonstrated with anti-CTLA-4 and PD-1 inhibition. However, a plethora of immune-mediated adverse events has been reported with these agents. Immune-mediated cardiotoxicity induced by checkpoint inhibitors has been reported in single cases with variable presentation, including myocarditis and pericarditis.
Among six clinical cancer centers with substantial experience in the administration of immune-checkpoint blocking antibodies, eight cases of immune-related cardiotoxicity after ipilimumab and/or nivolumab/pembrolizumab were identified. Diagnostic findings, treatment and follow-up are reported. A large variety of cardiotoxic events with manifestations such as heart failure, cardiomyopathy, heart block, myocardial fibrosis and myocarditis was documented.
This is the largest case series to date describing cardiotoxicity of immune-checkpoint blocking antibodies. Awareness, monitoring of patients with pre-existing cardiac disorders and prompt evaluation by the treatment team is essential. Treatment including application of steroids is critical for patient safety.
doi:10.1186/s40425-016-0152-y
PMCID: PMC4986340  PMID: 27532025
Checkpoint inhibitor; Immune-related adverse events; Melanoma; Immunotherapy; Myocarditis; Cardiomyopathy; Ipilimumab; Nivolumab; Pembrolizumab
23.  A systematic evaluation of abscopal responses following radiotherapy in patients with metastatic melanoma treated with ipilimumab 
Oncoimmunology  2015;4(11):e1046028.
Case reports and preclinical data suggest radiotherapy and immunotherapy may synergize to generate “abscopal” responses outside the radiation field. This phenomenon remains relatively unexplored, prompting our systematic evaluation of metastatic melanoma patients treated with the CTLA-4 inhibitor ipilimumab and palliative radiation therapy. We evaluated 47 consecutive metastatic melanoma patients treated with ipilimumab and 65 courses of radiation. Responses of index lesions outside the radiation field were compared before and after radiotherapy, and parameters associated with favorable response were assessed. Median survival was 28 months, with an estimated 20% 5-y survival. Index lesions shrank in 7 instances prior to radiation therapy (11%), compared with 16 instances (25%) after radiation therapy; in 11 of the latter instances (69%), the index lesion had been increasing in size prior to radiotherapy (P = 0.03). In 68% of cases, radiotherapy was associated with an improved rate of index lesion response (P = 0.006). Radiation fraction size ≤ 3 Gy was the only parameter identified associated with favorable index lesion response (P = 0.014). Our systematic review of melanoma patients treated with radiotherapy and ipilimumab suggests that a subset of patients may have more favorable out-of-field responses following treatment with radiation. Interestingly, we found that multiple fraction radiation regimens were associated with a more favorable response. These results are encouraging regarding potential synergies between radiation and immunotherapy, but suggest that attention and even prospective testing of radiation parameters critical to producing abscopal effects in human patients would be of value.
doi:10.1080/2162402X.2015.1046028
PMCID: PMC4589983  PMID: 26451318
abscopal effect; immunotherapy; ipilimumab; melanoma; radiation therapy
24.  Tumor control with PD-1 inhibition in a patient with concurrent metastatic melanoma and renal cell carcinoma 
Blockade of the immunological checkpoint programmed death 1 (PD-1) using monoclonal antibodies has shown robust anti-tumor activity across a broad range of solid and hematological malignancies including melanoma and renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Characteristic markers such as the presence of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, PD-L1 status, and mutational load may be equally or even more important in predicting clinical benefit from PD-1 pathway blockade than tumor histology. This case of a patient with concurrent metastatic melanoma and metastatic RCC, both of which were controlled for more than a year after a single dose of the anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab, illustrates the potential to simultaneously treat distinct immunogenic tumors with anti-PD-1 agents.
doi:10.1186/s40425-016-0129-x
PMCID: PMC4837591  PMID: 27099755
PD-1; Immune checkpoint blockade; Antibody therapy; Melanoma; Renal cell cancer; Immunotherapy; Concurrent cancer
25.  Resiquimod as an Immunologic Adjuvant for NY-ESO-1 Protein Vaccination in Patients with High Risk Melanoma 
Cancer immunology research  2015;3(3):278-287.
The TLR7/8 agonist, Resiquimod has been used as an immune adjuvant in cancer vaccines. We evaluated the safety and immunogenicity of the cancer testis antigen NY-ESO-1 given in combination with Montanide with or without Resiquimod in high-risk melanoma patients. In Part I of the study, patients received 100ug full length NY-ESO-1 protein emulsified in 1.25mL Montanide (day 1) followed by topical application of 1000mg of 0.2% Resiquimod gel on days 1 and 3 (Cohort 1) versus days 1, 3, and 5 (Cohort 2) of a 21 day cycle. In Part II, patients were randomized to receive 100ug NY-ESO-1 protein plus Montanide (day 1) followed by topical application of placebo gel (Arm-A; N=8) or 1000mg of 0.2% Resiquimod gel (Arm-B; N=12) using the dosing regimen established in Part I. The vaccine regimens were generally well-tolerated. NY-ESO-1-specific humoral responses were induced or boosted in all patients, many of whom had high titer antibodies. In Part II, 16 of 20 patients in both arms had NY-ESO-1-specific CD4+ T-cell responses. CD8+ T-cell responses were only seen in 3 of 12 patients in Arm B. Patients with TLR7 SNP rs179008 had a greater likelihood of developing NY-ESO-1-specific CD8+ responses. In conclusion, NY-ESO-1 protein in combination with Montanide with or without topical Resiquimod is safe and induces both antibody and CD4+ T-cell responses in the majority of patients; the small proportion of CD8+ T-cell responses suggests that the addition of topical Resiquimod to Montanide is not sufficient to induce consistent NY-ESO-1-specific CD8+ T-cell responses.
doi:10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-14-0202
PMCID: PMC4374362  PMID: 25633712

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