Reviews

Section edited by Thomas F. Gajewski, MD, PhD and Per Thor Straten, PhD

Fact/data-driven works that cumulate several articles of importance on a particular subject or research area in a review format with the goal of providing the “state of the art” in the field. Includes recent major advances and discoveries, significant gaps in the research, current debates, and/or ideas of where research might go next.

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  1. Review

    The immune system in cancer metastasis: friend or foe?

    Metastatic disease is the leading cause of death among cancer patients and involves a complex and inefficient process. Every step of the metastatic process can be rate limiting and is influenced by non-maligna...

    Louise M.E. Janssen, Emma E. Ramsay, Craig D. Logsdon and Willem W. Overwijk

    Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2017 5:79

    Published on: 17 October 2017

  2. Review

    Immuno-thermal ablations – boosting the anticancer immune response

    The use of immunomodulation to treat malignancies has seen a recent explosion in interest. The therapeutic appeal of these treatments is far reaching, and many new applications continue to evolve. In particula...

    Ryan Slovak, Johannes M. Ludwig, Scott N. Gettinger, Roy S. Herbst and Hyun S. Kim

    Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2017 5:78

    Published on: 17 October 2017

  3. Meeting report

    Workshop on challenges, insights, and future directions for mouse and humanized models in cancer immunology and immunotherapy: a report from the associated programs of the 2016 annual meeting for the Society for Immunotherapy of cancer

    Understanding how murine models can elucidate the mechanisms underlying antitumor immune responses and advance immune-based drug development is essential to advancing the field of cancer immunotherapy. The Soc...

    Andrew Zloza, A. Karolina Palucka, Lisa M. Coussens, Philip J. Gotwals, Mark B. Headley, Elizabeth M. Jaffee, Amanda W. Lund, Arlene H. Sharpe, Mario Sznol, Derek A. Wainwright, Kwok-Kin Wong and Marcus W. Bosenberg

    Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2017 5:77

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  4. Review

    Colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R) inhibitors in cancer therapy

    The tumor-permissive and immunosuppressive characteristics of tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) have fueled interest in therapeutically targeting these cells. In this context, the colony-stimulating factor 1 ...

    Michael A. Cannarile, Martin Weisser, Wolfgang Jacob, Anna-Maria Jegg, Carola H. Ries and Dominik Rüttinger

    Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2017 5:53

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  5. Review

    New Cancer Immunotherapy Agents in Development: a report from an associated program of the 31stAnnual Meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, 2016

    This report is a summary of ‘New Cancer Immunotherapy Agents in Development’ program, which took place in association with the 31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), on November...

    Prasad S. Adusumilli, Edward Cha, Mark Cornfeld, Thomas Davis, Adi Diab, Thomas W. Dubensky Jr., Elizabeth Evans, Jane L. Grogan, Bryan A. Irving, Rom S. Leidner, Shane A. Olwill, Patrick Soon-Shiong, Frederic Triebel, David Tuck, Adrian Bot, Roger D. Dansey…

    Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2017 5:50

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  6. Review

    Identifying baseline immune-related biomarkers to predict clinical outcome of immunotherapy

    As cancer strikes, individuals vary not only in terms of factors that contribute to its occurrence and development, but as importantly, in their capacity to respond to treatment. While exciting new therapeutic...

    Sacha Gnjatic, Vincenzo Bronte, Laura Rosa Brunet, Marcus O. Butler, Mary L. Disis, Jérôme Galon, Leif G. Hakansson, Brent A. Hanks, Vaios Karanikas, Samir N. Khleif, John M. Kirkwood, Lance D. Miller, Dolores J. Schendel, Isabelle Tanneau, Jon M. Wigginton and Lisa H. Butterfield

    Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2017 5:44

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  7. Review

    Systematic evaluation of immune regulation and modulation

    Cancer immunotherapies are showing promising clinical results in a variety of malignancies. Monitoring the immune as well as the tumor response following these therapies has led to significant advancements in ...

    David F. Stroncek, Lisa H. Butterfield, Michael A. Cannarile, Madhav V. Dhodapkar, Tim F. Greten, Jean Charles Grivel, David R. Kaufman, Heidi H. Kong, Firouzeh Korangy, Peter P. Lee, Francesco Marincola, Sergio Rutella, Janet C. Siebert, Giorgio Trinchieri and Barbara Seliger

    Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2017 5:21

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  8. Review

    Combination immunotherapy: a road map

    Cancer immunotherapy and in particular monoclonal antibodies blocking the inhibitory programed cell death 1 pathway (PD-1/PD-L1) have made a significant impact on the treatment of cancer patients in recent yea...

    Patrick A. Ott, F. Stephen Hodi, Howard L. Kaufman, Jon M. Wigginton and Jedd D. Wolchok

    Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2017 5:16

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  9. Review

    Canine cancer immunotherapy studies: linking mouse and human

    Despite recent major clinical breakthroughs in human cancer immunotherapy including the use of checkpoint inhibitors and engineered T cells, important challenges remain, including determining the sub-populatio...

    Jiwon S. Park, Sita S. Withers, Jaime F. Modiano, Michael S. Kent, Mingyi Chen, Jesus I. Luna, William T. N. Culp, Ellen E. Sparger, Robert B. Rebhun, Arta M. Monjazeb, William J. Murphy and Robert J. Canter

    Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2016 4:97

    Published on: 20 December 2016

  10. Review

    A New VISTA on combination therapy for negative checkpoint regulator blockade

    Negative checkpoint regulators function to restrain T cell responses to maintain tolerance and limit immunopathology. However, in the setting of malignancy, these pathways work in concert to promote immune-med...

    Jie Deng, Isabelle Le Mercier, Anna Kuta and Randolph J. Noelle

    Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2016 4:86

    Published on: 20 December 2016

  11. Review

    Adjuvants for peptide-based cancer vaccines

    Cancer therapies based on T cells have shown impressive clinical benefit. In particular, immune checkpoint blockade therapies with anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD-1/PD-L1 are causing dramatic tumor shrinkage and prolo...

    Hiep Khong and Willem W. Overwijk

    Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2016 4:56

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  12. Meeting report

    What have we learned from immunotherapy? Report from the 3rd and 4th meetings of the Campania Society of Oncology Immunotherapy (SCITO)

    Treatment strategies that target the immune system provide the opportunity for antitumor activity across multiple cancer types, regardless of mutational status or tumor histology. While many of the initial adv...

    Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Giacomo Cartenì, Cesare Gridelli, Sandro Pignata, Antonio Pinto, Carmen Criscitiello, Luigi Buonaguro, Stefano Pepe, Roberto Mabilia, Vincenzo Montesarchio, Bruno Daniele and Sabino De Placido

    Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2016 4:41

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  13. Review

    B cell regulation of the anti-tumor response and role in carcinogenesis

    The balance between immune effector cells such as T cells and natural killer cells, and immunosuppressive Treg cells, dendritic, myeloid and monocytic sub-populations in the tumor microenvironment acts to cali...

    Marc Schwartz, Yu Zhang and Joseph D. Rosenblatt

    Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2016 4:40

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  14. Review

    Immunodynamics: a cancer immunotherapy trials network review of immune monitoring in immuno-oncology clinical trials

    The efficacy of PD-1/PD-L1 targeted therapies in addition to anti-CTLA-4 solidifies immunotherapy as a modality to add to the anticancer arsenal. Despite raising the bar of clinical efficacy, immunologically t...

    Holbrook E. Kohrt, Paul C. Tumeh, Don Benson, Nina Bhardwaj, Joshua Brody, Silvia Formenti, Bernard A. Fox, Jerome Galon, Carl H. June, Michael Kalos, Ilan Kirsch, Thomas Kleen, Guido Kroemer, Lewis Lanier, Ron Levy, H. Kim Lyerly…

    Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2016 4:15

    Published on: 15 March 2016

  15. Review

    From bench to bedside a comprehensive review of pancreatic cancer immunotherapy

    The incidence of pancreatic cancer has been increasing while its 5-year survival rate has not changed in decades. In the era of personalized medicine, immunotherapy has emerged as a promising treatment modalit...

    Paul R. Kunk, Todd W. Bauer, Craig L. Slingluff and Osama E. Rahma

    Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2016 4:14

    Published on: 15 March 2016

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