Special Issue "Cancer Immunotherapy Using Checkpoint Inhibitors: Future Directions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: cancer immunotherapy; radioimmunotherapy; monoclonal antibody therapy; targeting cancer stem cells; TRAIL-DR5 therapy; Wnt/β-catenin inhibitors
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Immune checkpoints are regulators of the immune system. Checkpoint-inhibitor monoclonal antibodies that block CTLA-4 or PD1/PD-L1 have been approved for the treatment of several cancers including melanoma, bladder, and lung cancer. Despite increases in overall survival, not all patients respond to this treatment. Approaches to increase survival include the use of new checkpoint inhibitors to regulate T cell responses and other immune effectors, identification of predictive biomarkers and modulators of the immune response, and the use of combination immunotherapies and therapies. This special will incorporate, but is not limited to, the following sub-topics:
- Novel checkpoints and inhibitors
- Immune checkpoint activators
- Immune regulation
- Biomarkers predictive of response
- Immunomodulatory agents including cytokines
- Targeting of innate immunity
- Adaptive immunity
- Neoantigen-targeted therapies
- T cell exhaustion
- Targeting of immunosuppressive cells
- Mechanisms of tumor immune cell evasion
- Modulation of immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment
- Targeting Wnt ligand signaling
Prof. Dr. Donald J. Buchsbaum
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- Cancer immunotherapy
- Checkpoint inhibitors
- Innate immunity
- Adaptive immunity