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    1. Testing a new immunotherapy treatment for neuroblastoma

      Testing a new immunotherapy treatment for neuroblastoma

      Immunotherapies are changing the outlook for many cancer patients.

      Drugs that block cancer cells from deflecting an immune attack are now routinely used to treat advanced skin and kidney cancers, and are showing promise in other types of cancer too.

      But cancers are complex and diverse – what works well against one type of cancer might have little effect against another. The immunotherapies available for some patients aren’t a magic bullet that will work for everyone.

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    2. Chemoimmunotherapeutic effect of combined treatment with ex vivo generated antigen-presenting immune cells and conventional antitumor agents in a mouse neuroblastoma model.

      Chemoimmunotherapeutic effect of combined treatment with ex vivo generated antigen-presenting immune cells and conventional antitumor agents in a mouse neuroblastoma model.

      J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Apr 21;:

      Authors: Inoue S, Setoyama Y, Odaka A, Kitagawa D, Beck Y

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      Mentions: Treatment
    3. Fighting cancer with immunotherapy: Signaling molecule causes regression of blood vessels

      Fighting cancer with immunotherapy: Signaling molecule causes regression of blood vessels

      Immunotherapy with T-cells offers great hope to people suffering from cancer. Some initial successes have already been made in treating blood cancer, but treating solid tumors remains a major challenge. The signaling molecule interferon gamma, which is produced by T-cells, plays a key role in the therapy. It cuts off the blood supply to tumors, as a new study reveals.

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    4. Fighting cancer with immunotherapy: Signaling molecule causes regression of blood vessels

      Fighting cancer with immunotherapy: Signaling molecule causes regression of blood vessels

      Immunotherapy with T-cells offers great hope to people suffering from cancer. Some initial successes have already been made in treating blood cancer, but treating solid tumors remains a major challenge. The signaling molecule interferon gamma, which is produced by T-cells, plays a key role in the therapy. It cuts off the blood supply to tumors, as a new study in the journal Nature reveals.

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    5. Tolcapone induces oxidative stress leading to apoptosis and inhibition of tumor growth in Neuroblastoma.

      Tolcapone induces oxidative stress leading to apoptosis and inhibition of tumor growth in Neuroblastoma.

      Cancer Med. 2017 Apr 21;:

      Authors: Maser T, Rich M, Hayes D, Zhao P, Nagulapally AB, Bond J, Saulnier Sholler G

      Abstract Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) is an enzyme that inactivates dopamine and other catecholamines by O-methylation.

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    6. Novel targeted therapy for neuroblastoma: Silencing the MXD3 gene using siRNA.

      Novel targeted therapy for neuroblastoma: Silencing the MXD3 gene using siRNA.

      Pediatr Res. 2017 Apr 18;:

      Authors: Duong C, Yoshida S, Chen C, Barisone G, Diaz E, Li Y, Beckett L, Chung J, Antony R, Nolta J, Nitin N, Satake N

      Abstract BACKGROUND: Neuroblastoma is the second most common extracranial cancer in children.

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    7. Iobenguane I-131 or Crizotinib and Standard Therapy in Treating Younger Patients With Newly-Diagnosed High-Risk Neuroblastoma or Ganglioneuroblastoma

      Conditions :   Childhood Ganglioneuroblastoma;   Childhood Neuroblastoma;   NMYC Gene Amplification;   Recurrent Neuroblastoma Interventions :   Biological: Aldesleukin;   Procedure: Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation;   Drug: Busulfan;   Drug: Carboplatin;   Drug: Cisplatin;   Drug: Crizotinib;   Drug: Cyclophosphamide;   Drug: Dexrazoxane Hydrochloride;   Biological: Dinutuximab;   Drug: Doxorubicin Hydrochloride;   Drug: Etoposide Phosphate;   Radiation: External Beam Radiation Therapy;   Radiation: Iobenguane I-131;   Drug: Isotretinoin;   Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis;   Drug: Melphalan;   Other: Pharmacological Study;   Biological: Sargramostim;   Procedure: Therapeutic Conventional Surgery;   Drug: Thiotepa;   Drug: Topotecan Hydrochloride;   Drug: Vincristine Sulfate Sponsors :   Children's Oncology Group;   National Cancer Institute (NCI) Not yet recruiting - verified April 2017

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    8. Armed Oncolytic Adenovirus-Expressing PD-L1 Mini-Body Enhances Antitumor Effects of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells in Solid Tumors

      Chimeric antigen receptor–modified T cells (CAR T cells) produce proinflammatory cytokines that increase expression of T-cell checkpoint signals such as PD-L1, which may inhibit their functionality against solid tumors. In this study, we evaluated in human tumor xenograft models the proinflammatory properties of an oncolytic adenovirus (Onc.Ad) with a helper-dependent Ad (HDAd) that expresses a PD-L1 blocking mini-antibody (mini-body; HDPDL1) as a strategy to enhance CAR T-cell killing.

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      Mentions: Antibody PD-1
    9. Residual tumor in cases of intermediate-risk neuroblastoma did not influence the prognosis.

      Residual tumor in cases of intermediate-risk neuroblastoma did not influence the prognosis.

      Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2016 Jul;46(7):661-6

      Authors: Iehara T, Yagyu S, Tsuchiya K, Kuwahara Y, Miyachi M, Tajiri T, Sugimoto T, Sawada T, Hosoi H

      Abstract BACKGROUND: It remains unclear whether a residual tumor mass following therapy influences the prognosis of neuroblastoma.

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      Mentions: MIBG
    10. Study finds more childhood cancer survivors would likely benefit from genetic screening

      Study finds more childhood cancer survivors would likely benefit from genetic screening

      WASHINGTON, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve percent of childhood cancer survivors carry germline mutations that put them or their children at increased risk of developing cancer, according to a landmark study presented today at the annual meeting of the American Association for...

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    11. Transcriptomic profiling of 39 commonly-used neuroblastoma cell lines.

      Transcriptomic profiling of 39 commonly-used neuroblastoma cell lines.

      Sci Data. 2017 Mar 28;4:170033

      Authors: Harenza JL, Diamond MA, Adams RN, Song MM, Davidson HL, Hart LS, Dent MH, Fortina P, Reynolds CP, Maris JM

      Abstract Neuroblastoma cell lines are an important and cost-effective model used to study oncogenic drivers of the disease.

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      Mentions: ALK MYCN
    12. ICR scientists awarded £1.5m precision medicine funding for targeted, less toxic childhood cancer treatments

      ICR scientists awarded £1.5m precision medicine funding for targeted, less toxic childhood cancer treatments

      Scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, have been awarded £1.5 million by the charity Children with Cancer UK to advance precision medicine in the UK and improve cancer treatment for children and young adults.

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      Mentions: Treatment
    13. Epidemiological analysis of childhood cancer in Japan based on population-based cancer registries, 1993-2009.

      Epidemiological analysis of childhood cancer in Japan based on population-based cancer registries, 1993-2009.

      Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2017 Mar 17;:1-4

      Authors: Ishihara H, Ohno Y, Fujii M, Hara J, Soda M

      Abstract Background: There are few recent data on trends in childhood cancer incidence using population-based cancer registries in Japan. Methods: This study comprised 6110 reported cases of patients aged 0-14 years who were diagnosed as having primary cancer between 1993 and 2009.

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    14. Androgen Receptor Regulates the Growth of Neuroblastoma Cells in vitro and in vivo.

      Androgen Receptor Regulates the Growth of Neuroblastoma Cells in vitro and in vivo.

      Front Neurosci. 2017;11:116

      Authors: Sun J, Wang D, Guo L, Fang S, Wang Y, Xing R

      Abstract Background: Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial tumors in children. At present about the true etiology of neuroblastoma is unclear and many studies have tried to find effective treatments for these primary malignant tumors.

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    15. Bronchiectasis following treatment for high-risk neuroblastoma: A case series.

      Bronchiectasis following treatment for high-risk neuroblastoma: A case series.

      Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Mar 10;:

      Authors: Adams M, Traunecker H, Doull I, Cox R

      Abstract High-risk (HR) neuroblastoma remains a very challenging disease to treat and long-term cure is only possible with intensive, multimodal treatment including chemotherapy, high-dose therapy, radiotherapy, surgery, and immunotherapy. As a result, treatment-related morbidity and late effects are common in survivors.

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    16. Bronchiectasis following treatment for high-risk neuroblastoma: A case series

      High-risk (HR) neuroblastoma remains a very challenging disease to treat and long-term cure is only possible with intensive, multimodal treatment including chemotherapy, high-dose therapy, radiotherapy, surgery, and immunotherapy. As a result, treatment-related morbidity and late effects are common in survivors. This report outlines a case series of six patients who developed a chronic productive cough following treatment for HR neuroblastoma.

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    17. Polyphyllin D, a steroidal saponin in Paris polyphylla, induces apoptosis and necroptosis cell death of neuroblastoma cells.

      Polyphyllin D, a steroidal saponin in Paris polyphylla, induces apoptosis and necroptosis cell death of neuroblastoma cells.

      Pediatr Surg Int. 2017 Mar 04;:

      Authors: Watanabe S, Suzuki T, Hara F, Yasui T, Uga N, Naoe A

      Abstract PURPOSE: Neuroblastoma is a refractory pediatric malignant solid tumor. The previous studies demonstrated that Polyphyllin D, the main constituent of Paris polyphylla, a traditional Chinese medicine, exerts an anti-tumor effect on many tumors.

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      Mentions: Refractory MYCN
    18. Advances in emerging drugs for the treatment of neuroblastoma.

      Advances in emerging drugs for the treatment of neuroblastoma.

      Expert Opin Emerg Drugs. 2017 Mar;22(1):63-75

      Authors: Berlanga P, Cañete A, Castel V

      Abstract INTRODUCTION: Neuroblastoma is the most common solid extracranial tumor of childhood. Outcome for children with high-risk neuroblastoma remains suboptimal. More than half of children diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma either do not respond to conventional therapies or relapse after treatment with dismal prognosis.

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      Mentions: Treatment Relapse ALK
    19. Lin BioScience Licenses a Novel Anti-Cancer Therapy for Hematological Malignancies and Solid Tumors from Columbia University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

      Lin BioScience Licenses a Novel Anti-Cancer Therapy for Hematological Malignancies and Solid Tumors from Columbia University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

      SAN DIEGO, March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lin BioScience has licensed the intellectual property portfolio for a novel inhibitor of CDC7 kinase. Under this worldwide exclusive licensing agreement with Columbia University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Lin BioScience plans to...

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