Combination of a novel heat shock protein 90-targeted photodynamic therapy with PD-1/PD-L1 blockade induces potent systemic antitumor efficacy and abscopal effect against breast cancers

Published in: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer

Authors: Kensuke Kaneko, Chaitanya R Acharya, Hiroshi Nagata, Xiao Yang, Zachary Conrad Hartman, Amy Hobeika, Philip F Hughes, Timothy A J Haystead, Michael A Morse, Herbert Kim Lyerly, Takuya Osada


Heat shock protein (HS291) targeted PDT was studied in mice with ML7710 to understand immunological component and combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors. The study demonstrates the potential of combined Hsp90-targeted PDT and PD-1/PD-L1 blockade in breast cancer immunotherapy and abscopal effect i.e. efficacy on distal tumors.


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