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Title: Evolving role of tumor antigens for future melanoma therapies.
Austin Authors: Andrews, Miles C;Woods, Katherine;Cebon, Jonathan S ;Behren, Andreas
Affiliation: Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2014
Publication information: Future Oncology (london, England); 10(8): 1457-68
Abstract: Human tumor rejection antigens recognized by T lymphocytes were first defined in the early 1990s and the identification of shared tumor-restricted antigens sparked hopes for the development of a therapeutic vaccination to treat cancer, including melanoma. Despite decades of intense preclinical and clinical research, the success of anticancer vaccines based on these antigens has been limited. While melanoma is a highly immunogenic tumor, the ability to prime immunity with vaccines has not generally translated into objective disease regression. However, with the development of small molecules targeting oncogenic proteins, such as V600-mutated BRAF, and immune checkpoint inhibitors with demonstrable long-lasting clinical benefit, new opportunities for antigen-targeted directed therapies are emerging.
Gov't Doc #: 25052755
DOI: 10.2217/fon.14.84
Journal: Future oncology (London, England)
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: checkpoint inhibitors
combination treatments
tumor antigens
Adaptive Immunity
Antigens, Neoplasm.immunology.metabolism
Cancer Vaccines
Immunotherapy, Adoptive
Tumor Escape.immunology
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