A pilot study of preoperative single-dose ipilimumab and/or cryoablation in women with early-stage breast cancer with comprehensive immune profiling Journal Article


Authors: McArthur, H. L.; Diab, A.; Page, D. B.; Yuan, J.; Solomon, S. B.; Sacchini, V.; Comstock, C.; Durack, J. C.; Maybody, M.; Sung, J.; Ginsberg, A.; Wong, P.; Barlas, A.; Dong, Z.; Zhao, C.; Blum, B.; Patil, S.; Neville, D.; Comen, E. A.; Morris, E. A.; Kotin, A.; Brogi, E.; Wen, Y. H.; Morrow, M.; Lacouture, M. E.; Sharma, P.; Allison, J. P.; Hudis, C. A.; Wolchok, J. D.; Norton, L.
Article Title: A pilot study of preoperative single-dose ipilimumab and/or cryoablation in women with early-stage breast cancer with comprehensive immune profiling
Abstract: Purpose: To assess the safety and tolerability of preoperative cryoablation-mediated tumor antigen presentation and/or ipilimumab- mediated immune modulation in women with operable breast cancer. Experimental Design: In this pilot study, 19 women with breast cancer for whom mastectomy was planned were treated with preoperative tumor cryoablation (n = 7), single-dose ipilimumab at 10 mg/kg (n = 6), or both (n = 6). The primary outcome for this pilot study was safety/tolerability as defined as freedom from delays in pre-planned, curative-intent mastectomy. Exploratory studies of immune activationwere performed on peripheral blood and tumor. Results: Preoperative cryoablation and/or ipilimumab were safe and tolerable, with no delays in pre-planned surgery. Grade III toxicity was seen in 1 of 19 (unrelated rash after ipilimumab). Combination therapy was associated with sustained peripheral elevations in: Th1-type cytokines, activated (ICOS+) and proliferating (Ki67+) CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, and posttreatment proliferative T-effector cells relative to T-regulatory cells within tumor. Conclusions: Preoperative cryoablation and single-dose ipilimumab are safe alone or in combination with no surgical delays incurred. Potentially favorable intratumoral and systemic immunologic effects were observed with the combination, suggesting the possibility for induced and synergistic antitumor immunity with this strategy. © 2016 American Association for Cancer Research.
Journal Title: Clinical Cancer Research
Volume: 22
Issue: 23
ISSN: 1078-0432
Publisher: American Association for Cancer Research  
Date Published: 2016-12-01
Start Page: 5729
End Page: 5737
Language: English
DOI: 10.1158/1078-0432.ccr-16-0190
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC5161031
PUBMED: 27566765
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 3 January 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Sujata Patil
    383 Patil
  2. Monica Morrow
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  3. Janice Sinae Sung
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  4. Mario E Lacouture
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  5. Clifford Hudis
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  6. Larry Norton
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  7. Alan L Kotin
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  8. Jedd D Wolchok
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  9. Elizabeth A Morris
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  10. Phillip Wong
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  11. Majid Maybody
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  12. Elizabeth Comen
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  13. Yong Hannah Wen
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  14. Stephen Solomon
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  15. Afsar Barlas
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  16. Edi Brogi
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  17. Jianda Yuan
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  18. Deirdre Neville
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  19. Zhiwan Dong
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  20. David B Page
    28 Page
  21. Brian Philip Blum
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  22. Jeremy Charles Durack
    84 Durack
  23. Chunjun   Zhao
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