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Oncolytic viruses as therapeutic cancer vaccines

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Cancer, September 2013
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Oncolytic viruses as therapeutic cancer vaccines
Published in
Molecular Cancer, September 2013
DOI 10.1186/1476-4598-12-103
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David L Bartlett, Zuqiang Liu, Magesh Sathaiah, Roshni Ravindranathan, Zongbi Guo, Yukai He, Zong Sheng Guo


Oncolytic viruses (OVs) are tumor-selective, multi-mechanistic antitumor agents. They kill infected cancer and associated endothelial cells via direct oncolysis, and uninfected cells via tumor vasculature targeting and bystander effect. Multimodal immunogenic cell death (ICD) together with autophagy often induced by OVs not only presents potent danger signals to dendritic cells but also efficiently cross-present tumor-associated antigens from cancer cells to dendritic cells to T cells to induce adaptive antitumor immunity. With this favorable immune backdrop, genetic engineering of OVs and rational combinations further potentiate OVs as cancer vaccines. OVs armed with GM-CSF (such as T-VEC and Pexa-Vec) or other immunostimulatory genes, induce potent anti-tumor immunity in both animal models and human patients. Combination with other immunotherapy regimens improve overall therapeutic efficacy. Coadministration with a HDAC inhibitor inhibits innate immunity transiently to promote infection and spread of OVs, and significantly enhances anti-tumor immunity and improves the therapeutic index. Local administration or OV mediated-expression of ligands for Toll-like receptors can rescue the function of tumor-infiltrating CD8+ T cells inhibited by the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment and thus enhances the antitumor effect. Combination with cyclophosphamide further induces ICD, depletes Treg, and thus potentiates antitumor immunity. In summary, OVs properly armed or in rational combinations are potent therapeutic cancer vaccines.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 2 <1%
Malaysia 2 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 256 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 67 25%
Student > Master 51 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 44 16%
Researcher 40 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 4%
Other 32 12%
Unknown 21 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 77 29%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 59 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 47 18%
Immunology and Microbiology 31 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 3%
Other 18 7%
Unknown 27 10%

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