NEW STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING CHIMERIC ANTIGEN RECEPTOR (CAR) T CELL THERAPY FOR CANCER
Grant number: 1136680 | Funding period: 2018 - 2022
The role of the immune system in cancer is now recognised as highly important, highlighted by the success of immunotherapy in patients. Yet many patients fail to respond to this form of treatment due to low frequency of lymphocytes present at the tumor site. A new form of immunotherapy involving transfer of gene-modified lymphocytes is a potential way to overcome this problem. This project will explore new strategies to enhance the utility of this approach against blood and solid cancers.
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Cellular networks controlling T cell persistence in adoptive cell therapy.
Jack D Chan, Junyun Lai, Clare Y Slaney, Axel Kallies, Paul A Beavis, Phillip K Darcy
The antitumour activity of endogenous or adoptively transferred tumour-specific T cells is highly dependent on their differentiati..
IL-15 Preconditioning Augments CAR T Cell Responses to Checkpoint Blockade for Improved Treatment of Solid Tumors
Lauren Giuffrida, Kevin Sek, Melissa A Henderson, Imran G House, Junyun Lai, Amanda XY Chen, Kirsten L Todd, Emma Petley, Sherly Mardiana, Izabela Todorovski, Emily Gruber, Madison J Kelly, Benjamin J Solomon, Stephin J Vervoort, Ricky W Johnstone, Ian A Parish, Paul J Neeson, Lev M Kats, Phillip K Darcy, Paul A Beavis
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy has been highly successful in hematological malignancies leading to their US Food a..
Pharmacological and genetic strategies for targeting adenosine to enhance adoptive T cell therapy of cancer
Kevin Sek, Lev M Kats, Phillip K Darcy, Paul A Beavis
Adoptive cellular therapy involves the ex vivo expansion of immune cells, conventionally T cells, before reinfusion back to the pa..
Macrophage-Derived CXCL9 and CXCL10 Are Required for Antitumor Immune Responses Following Immune Checkpoint Blockade
Imran G House, Peter Savas, Junyun Lai, Amanda XY Chen, Amanda J Oliver, Zhi L Teo, Kirsten L Todd, Melissa A Henderson, Lauren Giuffrida, Emma V Petley, Kevin Sek, Sherly Mardiana, Tuba N Gide, Camelia Quek, Richard A Scolyer, Georgina V Long, James S Wilmott, Sherene Loi, Phillip K Darcy, Paul A Beavis
PURPOSE: Response rates to immune checkpoint blockade (ICB; anti-PD-1/anti-CTLA-4) correlate with the extent of tumor immune infil..
PTPN2 phosphatase deletion in T cells promotes anti-tumour immunity and CAR T-cell efficacy in solid tumours
Florian Wiede, Kun-Hui Lu, Xin Du, Shuwei Liang, Katharina Hochheiser, Garron T Dodd, Pei K Goh, Conor Kearney, Deborah Meyran, Paul A Beavis, Melissa A Henderson, Simone L Park, Jason Waithman, Sheng Zhang, Zhong-Yin Zhang, Jane Oliaro, Thomas Gebhardt, Phillip K Darcy, Tony Tiganis
Enhancing chimeric antigen receptor T-cell immunotherapy against cancer using a nanoemulsion-based vaccine targeting cross-presenting dendritic cells
Jack D Chan, Bianca von Scheidt, Bijun Zeng, Amanda J Oliver, Ashleigh S Davey, Aesha Ali, Ranjeny Thomas, Joseph A Trapani, Phillip K Darcy, Michael H Kershaw, Riccardo Dolcetti, Clare Y Slaney
Objectives: Adoptive transfer of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified T cells is a form of cancer immunotherapy that has achie..
Single-cell profiling of breast cancer T cells reveals a tissue-resident memory subset associated with improved prognosis
Peter Savas, Balaji Virassamy, Chengzhong Ye, Agus Salim, Christopher P Mintoff, Franco Caramia, Roberto Salgado, David J Byrne, Zhi L Teo, Sathana Dushyanthen, Ann Byrne, Lironne Wein, Stephen J Luen, Catherine Poliness, Sophie S Nightingale, Anita S Skandarajah, David E Gyorki, Chantel M Thornton, Paul A Beavis, Stephen B Fox
Enumeration, functional responses and cytotoxic capacity of MAIT cells in newly diagnosed and relapsed multiple myeloma
Nicholas A Gherardin, Liyen Loh, Lorenztino Admojo, Alexander J Davenport, Kelden Richardson, Amy Rogers, Phillip K Darcy, Misty R Jenkins, H Miles Prince, Simon J Harrison, Hang Quach, David P Fairlie, Katherine Kedzierska, James McCluskey, Adam P Uldrich, Paul J Neeson, David S Ritchie, Dale I Godfrey