John Rothman

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Invasive carcinoma of the cervix (ICC) is the second most common cancer in women worldwide. Lm-LLO-E7 vaccine is a live-attenuated Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) that secretes the HPV-16 E7 antigen fused to a non-hemolytic fragment of the Lm protein listeriolysin O (LLO). In this Phase I trial, the safety of Lm-LLO-E7 was assessed in 15 patients with(More)
HPV infection is a direct cause of neoplasia and malignancy. Cellular immunologic activity against cells expressing HPV E6 and E7 is sufficient to eliminate the presence of dysplastic or neoplastic tissue driven by HPV infection. Live attenuated Listeria monocytogenes- (Lm-) based immunotherapy (ADXS11-001) has been developed for the treatment of(More)
BACKGROUND One of the significant tumor immune escape mechanisms and substantial barrier for successful immunotherapy is tumor-mediated inhibition of immune response through cell-to-cell or receptor/ligand interactions. Programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) interaction with its ligands, PD-L1 and PD-L2, is one of the important strategies that many tumors(More)
Radiation therapy (RT) is an integral part of prostate cancer treatment across all stages and risk groups. Immunotherapy using a live, attenuated, Listeria monocytogenes-based vaccines have been shown previously to be highly efficient in stimulating anti-tumor responses to impact on the growth of established tumors in different tumor models. Here, we(More)
For decades Listeria monocytogenes has been used as a model of host-disease immunology, and a considerable body of knowledge has been amassed regarding the complex immune response to L. monocytogenes. Attenuated strains of L. monocytogenes are currently being assessed as therapeutic bacterial vectors to present tumor-associated antigens to the immune system(More)
Bisantrene is an anthracene with anthracycline-like antitumor activity that has been the subject of over 60 clinical trials but which was lost for over 30 years due to various merger and acquisition transactions. In over 2000 patients, bisantrene has been well tolerated and shown to lack the cardiac dose-limiting toxicity of the anthracycline class and(More)
While there has been significant progress in advancing novel immune therapies to the bedside, much more needs to be done to fully tap into the potential of the immune system. It has become increasingly clear that besides practical and operational challenges, the heterogeneity of cancer and the limited efficacy profile of current immunotherapy platforms are(More)
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