Tina Chang Albershardt

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Our previous studies found that B16-F10 melanoma growth in the rear footpad of immunocompetent mice induces marked B cell accumulation within tumor-draining popliteal lymph nodes (TDLN). This B cell accumulation drives TDLN remodeling that precedes and promotes metastasis, indicating a tumor-promoting role for TDLN B cells. Here we show that phenotypic(More)
Tumor-draining lymph nodes (TDLNs) often enlarge in human cancer patients and in murine tumor models, due to lymphocyte accumulation and lymphatic sinus growth. B lymphocytes within TDLNs can drive lymph node hypertrophy in response to tumor growth, however little is known about the mechanisms directing the preferential accumulation of B lymphocytes(More)
We have engineered an integration-deficient lentiviral vector, LV305, to deliver the tumor antigen NY-ESO-1 to human dendritic cells in vivo through pseudotyping with a modified Sindbis virus envelop protein. Mice immunized once with LV305 developed strong, dose-dependent, multifunctional, and cytotoxic NY-ESO-1-specific cluster of differentiation 8 (CD8) T(More)
The clinical efficacy of tumor-specific effector T cells can be limited by their proper trafficking to the site of the tumor and the immunosuppressed local environment. Strategies to improve homing of effector cells to tumors and to enhance activity of these effector cells could further unlock the potential of active cancer immunotherapy. G100 is the(More)
The dysregulation of immune checkpoints by tumors is an important mechanism of immune resistance, as administration of checkpoint inhibitors has resulted in impressive clinical responses in patients with late stage cancers. However , a subset of patients exhibits insufficient or no clinical response presumably due to the absence of tumor-specific cytotoxic(More)
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