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Immunotherapy seeks to restore and augment the unique ability of the immune system to recognize and kill malignant cells. This strategy has previously been incorporated into standard of care in myeloma with the use of immunomodulatory drugs and allogeneic transplant. The following review will discuss the rationale for immunotherapy to reverse critical aspects of the immunosuppressive milieu in myeloma and avenues where cellular therapies are now revolutionizing myeloma treatment. Areas covered: A particular focus is outcomes of clinical trials in myeloma published in PubMed database or abstract form using vaccines or adoptive cell transfer: marrow infiltrating lymphocytes, T cell receptor and chimeric antigen receptor T cells. Expert Commentary: Immunotherapy has extraordinary potential in myeloma. Combinations of cellular therapies with immunomodulatory molecules or checkpoint inhibitors are likely to be synergistic and now underway. Future directions include neoantigen or nanoparticle vaccines and further modifications of engineered T cells such as use of dual-antigens, suicide genes or allogeneic cells.
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Name: Expert review of hematology
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The purpose of this study is to better understand what effects Bortezomib, a drug used for multiple myeloma therapy, has on the immune system.
This study will test the ability of a specially designed monoclonal antibody to destroy multiple myeloma cells. This antibody is unique in its ability to promote the death of multiple my...
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignant plasma cell disorder, characterized by the presence of more than 10 % of clonal plasma cells in the bone marrow. Therapeutic intervention is recommende...
The objective of this protocol is to assess therapeutic activity of thalidomide in previously untreated patients with asymptomatic multiple myeloma.
A rare, aggressive variant of MULTIPLE MYELOMA characterized by the circulation of excessive PLASMA CELLS in the peripheral blood. It can be a primary manifestation of multiple myeloma or develop as a terminal complication during the disease.
Abnormal immunoglobulins characteristic of MULTIPLE MYELOMA.
Maf proto-oncogene protein is the major cellular homolog of the V-MAF ONCOGENE PROTEIN. It was the first of the mammalian MAF TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS identified, and it is induced in activated T-LYMPHOCYTES and regulates GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION of INTERLEUKIN-4. c-maf is frequently translocated to an immunoglobulin locus in MULTIPLE MYELOMA.
Brief therapeutic approach which is ameliorative rather than curative of acute psychiatric emergencies. Used in contexts such as emergency rooms of psychiatric or general hospitals, or in the home or place of crisis occurrence, this treatment approach focuses on interpersonal and intrapsychic factors and environmental modification. (APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 7th ed)
Therapeutic approach tailoring therapy for genetically defined subgroups of patients.
Biological therapy involves the use of living organisms, substances derived from living organisms, or laboratory-produced versions of such substances to treat disease. Some biological therapies for cancer use vaccines or bacteria to stimulate the body&rs...
Allergies Automimmune Disease Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunology Vaccine Immunology is the study of immunity and the defence mechanisms of the body. A greater understanding of immunology is needed to develop vaccines, understand ...