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Grivennikov S.I.,Fox Chase Cancer Center
Seminars in Immunopathology | Year: 2013

Connection between inflammation and cancer is a rapidly developing field. Epidemiological data suggests that inflammation along with distinct arms of host immune system plays a very important role in the development and progression of many different cancers. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an important risk factor for the development of colon cancer, namely, colitis-associated cancer (CAC). The molecular mechanisms by which inflammation promotes cancer development are still being uncovered and may differ between CAC and other forms of colorectal cancer. Recent work has shed light on the role of distinct immune cells, cytokines, and other immune mediators in virtually all of the steps of colonic tumorigenesis, including tumor initiation and promotion as well as progression and metastasis. The close proximity of colonic tumors to the myriad of intestinal microbes, as well as instrumental role of microbiota in IBD, introduces microbes as new players capable of triggering inflammation and possibly promoting tumorigenesis. Various mechanisms of CAC tumorigenesis as well as new possible hints for the future approaches for prevention and therapy are discussed in this review. © 2012 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Source

Compositions and methods are disclosed for identifying agents useful for the treatment of malignancy, particularly GISTs which are resistant to imatinib mesylate (IM). In a preferred embodiment, agents which sensitize cancer cells to IM are provided.

Compositions and methods for the treatment and diagnosis of cancer are disclosed.

Fox Chase Cancer Center | Date: 2013-01-17

The present invention relates to novel inhibitors having high selectivity and specificity for FAP (fibroblast activation protein). Said inhibitors are useful as a human and/or veterinary medicine, in particular for the treatment and/or prevention of FAP-related disorders such as but not limited to proliferative disorders.

Fox Chase Cancer Center | Date: 2015-08-26

The invention provides a natural killer cell, NK-92, modified to express an Fc receptor on the surface of the cell, such as CD 16 (FcRIII-A), or other Fc or Fc receptors. The modified NK-92 cell can be further modified to concurrently express an associated accessory signaling protein, such as FcRI-,TCR-, or to concurrently express interleukin-2 (IL-2) or other cytokines. Additional methods are disclosed for various assays, assessments, and therapeutic treatments with the modified NK-92 cells.

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