The administration of IL-12/GM-CSF and Ig-4-1BB ligand markedly decreases murine floor of mouth squamous cell cancer OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY Adappa, N. D., Sung, C., Choi, B., Huang, T., Genden, E. M., Shin, E. J. 2008; 139 (3): 442-448


To assess immune-based gene therapy in a murine floor of mouth (FOM) squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) model.In vitro and in vivo testing of immune therapy for SCC.Multiple SCC lines were infected by using advRSV-interleukin-12 (IL-12) and advCMV-interleukin-12/granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (IL-12/GM-CSF) and monitored for production of IL-12 and GM-CSF. Intratumoral injections of viral vectors were administered with systemic Ig-4-1BB ligand in an orthotopic murine FOM SCC model and followed for tumor size and survival.In vitro, all cell lines produced substantial levels of IL-12 and GM-CSF. In vivo, tumors treated with advCMV-IL-12/GM-CSF and Ig-4-1BBL showed a striking reduction in tumor volume (vs control P<0.0001) and improved median survival (38 days vs 19 days for control, P<0.0001).Combination immune-based therapies effectively improve survival in mice bearing FOM SCC over single-modality therapy.

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