H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Research Institute and Serametrix Corporation | Date: 2016-06-09
The present invention concerns differential therapeutic treatment of cancer patients based on prognostic antigen/antibody profiles used for predicting (prognosticating) a clinical response (efficacy) and/or adverse event to an immunotherapy for treatment of a malignancy in a subject, and for treating or delaying the onset or relapse of a malignancy in a subject.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Research Institute and University of South Florida | Date: 2017-05-03
The current invention pertains to a molecular conjugate comprising an antagonist of a cell surface receptor specific to a target cell and an immune effector, such as a T cell modulator, conjugated to the antagonist. The target cell can be a cell responsible for development of a disease in a subject, for example, a cancer cell. In certain embodiments, the immune effector is an immune effector protein or an immune effector fragment thereof. The current invention also pertains to a method of treating a disease in a subject, the method comprising administering to the subject a pharmaceutically effective amount of the molecular conjugates of the current invention to the subject. The methods of the current invention can be used to treat cancer, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, or melanoma.
University of Arizona, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute | Date: 2017-03-15
Disclosed is CT or MR contrast agent which comprises a base or carrier scaffold formed of a polyhydroxol compound having a linker to which a Gd-DOTA is covalently bonded. Also disclosed is a method of screening a patient for colon cancer using a CT or MR contrast, which method comprises administering to a patient undergoing screening a compound as above described.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute | Date: 2015-04-10
This invention relates to methods for selecting a treatment, treating, and predicting survival time in subjects with cancer, such as colorectal cancer, based on tumor expression levels of chemokines, cytotoxic genes, and/or dendritic cell genes.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Research Institute and University of South Florida | Date: 2015-03-31
The current invention pertains to stabilized peptoids or peptoid-peptide hybrids. The peptoids or peptoid-peptide hybrids are stabilized by side chain-side to side chain linkages and/or backbone cyclization. The current invention also provides a positional library scanning method for identification of peptoids or peptoid-peptide hybrids having a desired biological activity.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Research Institute and Lixte Biotechnology Holdings | Date: 2017-05-31
Disclosed are methods for treating a meylodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in a subject that involves administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) inhibitor.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Research Institute and Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System | Date: 2017-04-19
Disclosed herein is a method for ex vivo expanding tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes for use in adoptive cell therapy (ACT). The method involves culturing tumor fragments from the subject in a culture medium containing IL-2 and a 41BB agonist in an amount effective to expand tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes with enriched tumor-reactivity and specificity. Also disclosed is a method for treating a tumor in a subject that involves treating the subject with nonmyeloablative lymphodepleting chemotherapy, and administering tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes expanded by the disclosed methods.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute | Date: 2017-01-18
The present application relates to endotracheal tubes and to systems and methods for detecting airway edema and evaluating breathing with an endotracheal tube. An example endotracheal tube includes a distal portion, a proximal portion, and a linker portion. The linker potion couples the distal portion and the proximal portion. The linker portion includes at least two struts. The struts extend between the distal portion and the proximal portion. Also, there is at least one opening defined between and along the length of the struts. The linker portion is configured to contact the vocal cords of the subject when in use.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Research Institute, University of South Florida and University of Central Florida | Date: 2017-03-24
The present invention concerns compounds, compositions containing these compounds, and methods of using these compounds and compositions as inhibitors of Stat3 signaling, Stat3 dimerization, Stat3-DNA binding, Stat5-DNA binding, and/or aberrant cell growth in vitro or in vivo, e.g., as anti-cancer agents for treatment of cancer, such as breast cancer. The compounds of the invention include, but are not limited to, NSC 74859 (S3I-201), NSC 42067, NSC 59263, NSC 75912, NSC 11421, NSC 91529, NSC 263435, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and analogs of the foregoing. Other non-malignant diseases characterized by proliferation of cells that may be treated using the compounds of the invention, but are not limited to, cirrhosis of the liver; graft rejection; restenosis; and disorders characterized by a proliferation of T cells such as autoimmune diseases, e.g., type 1 diabetes, lupus and multiple sclerosis. The invention further includes an in-vitro screening test for the presence of malignant cells in a mammalian tissue; a method of identifying inhibitors of constitutive Stat3 activation, Stat3-DNA binding, Stat5-DNA binding, and/or Stat3 dimerization; and a method of identifying anti-cancer agents.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Research Institute, Intezyne Technologies, Llc, University of Arizona and University Of Texas System | Date: 2016-09-12
The subject invention pertains to a modified MC1R peptide ligand comprising a peptide that is a melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) ligand and a functionality or linker, such as a click functionality, for conjugation to a surface or agent. The modified MC1R peptide ligand can be coupled, e.g., via a click reaction with a complementary click functionality attached, to a moiety to form an MC1R-targeted agent. Drugs, contrast agents, polymers, particles, micelles, surfaces of larger structures, or other moieties can be targeted to the MC1R. The subject invention also pertains to a MC1R peptide ligand-micelle complex comprising a peptide that is a melanocortin 1 receptor ligand connected via a click reaction product to a micelle. The micelle is stable in vivo and can target melanoma tumor cells by association of the peptide ligand with the MC1R or the tumor and selectively provide a detectable and/or therapeutic agent (such as an imageable contrast agent and/or anti-cancer agent) selectively to the tumor cell.