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UNLABELLED T cell-mediated immunotherapies are promising cancer treatments. However, most patients still fail to respond to these therapies. The molecular determinants of immune resistance are poorly understood. We show that loss of PTEN in tumor cells in preclinical models of melanoma inhibits T cell-mediated tumor killing and decreases T-cell trafficking(More)
PURPOSE Adoptive cell therapy with autologous tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) is a therapy for metastatic melanoma with response rates of up to 50%. However, the generation of the TIL transfer product is challenging, requiring pooled allogeneic normal donor peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) used in vitro as "feeders" to support a(More)
Treatment options are limited in well differentiated (WD) and dedifferentiated (DD) retroperitoneal liposarcoma. We sought to study the intratumoral adaptive immune response and explore the potential feasibility of immunotherapy in this disease. Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) were isolated from fresh surgical specimens and analyzed by flow cytometry(More)
T-cell-based immunotherapies are promising treatments for cancer patients. Although durable responses can be achieved in some patients, many patients fail to respond to these therapies, underscoring the need for improvement with combination therapies. From a screen of 850 bioactive compounds, we identify HSP90 inhibitors as candidates for combination with(More)
The ability of the immune system to treat established tumors is very well recognized. Immunotherapeutic approaches such as Adoptive T cell therapy and antiCTLA-4 antibody treatment can result in long-term responses in some patients with metastatic melanoma. However, the majority of patients do not respond. A thorough understanding of the mechanisms by which(More)
Myxoid liposarcoma (MLS) is a soft tissue sarcoma characterized by a recurrent t(12;16) translocation. Although tumors are initially radio- and chemosensitive, the management of inoperable or metastatic MLS can be challenging. Therefore, our aim was to identify novel targets for systemic therapy. We performed an in vitro high-throughput drug screen using(More)
Adoptive T cell therapy (ACT) is a promising treatment for melanoma patients with a clinical response rate of about 50%. However, half of patients treated do not respond to this therapy, underlining the need for improvement . One of the limitations of ACT is the poor effector function of transferred T cells influenced by the immunosuppressive tumor(More)
Adoptive cell therapy (ACT) with expanded autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) has emerged to be a powerful salvage therapy for metastatic melanoma with response rates up to 50%. However, the generation of the TIL ACT product is technically challenging with current methods requiring a large excess of allogeneic normal donor (pool) or(More)
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