Oncogene-driven immune escape (OncoEscape)
Collaborative Research Centre 1479

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1479 “Oncogene-driven immune escape” is a research consortium of clinical and basic tumor biologists and immunologist. Our CRC builds on the scientific hypothesis that oncogenic signalling and immune escape mechanisms are closely connected. This concept implies that targeting of oncogene-driven immune evasion could take treatment beyond palliative therapy towards cures for different types of cancer.

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Ho JNHG, Schmidt D, Lowinus T, Ryoo J, Dopfer EP, Gonzalo Núñez N, Costa-Pereira S, Toffalori C, Punta M, Fetsch V, Wertheimer T, Rittmann MC, Braun LM, Follo M, Briere C, Vinnakota JM, Langenbach M, Koppers F, Shoumariyeh K, Engel H, Rückert T, Märklin M, Holzmayer S, Illert AL, Magon F, Andrieux G, Duquesne S, Pfeifer D, Staniek J, Rizzi M, Miething C, Köhler N, Duyster J, Menssen HD, Boerries M, Buescher JM, Cabezas-Wallscheid N, Blazar BR, Apostolova P, Vago L, Pearce EL, Becher B, Zeiser R. Targeting MDM2 enhances antileukemia immunity after allogeneic transplantation via MHC-II and TRAIL-R1/2 upregulation. Blood. 2022 Sep 8;140(10):1167-1181. doi: 10.1182/blood.2022016082.

Highlighted by this Editorial: Bleakley M, Biernacki M. MDM2 inhibition augments GVL effect. Blood. 2022 Sep 8;140(10):1064-1065. doi: 10.1182/blood.2022017724. PMID: 36074535.

Avery TY, Köhler N, Zeiser R, Brummer T, Ruess DA. Onco-immunomodulatory properties of pharmacological interference with RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK pathway hyperactivation. Front Oncol. 2022 Jul 27;12:931774. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2022.931774.

Zhang YW, Mess J, Aizarani N, Mishra P, Johnson C, Romero-Mulero MC, Rettkowski J, Schönberger K, Obier N, Jäcklein K, Woessner NM, Lalioti ME, Velasco-Hernandez T, Sikora K, Wäsch R, Lehnertz B, Sauvageau G, Manke T, Menendez P, Walter SG, Minguet S, Laurenti E, Günther S, Grün D, Cabezas-Wallscheid N. Hyaluronic acid-GPRC5C signalling promotes dormancy in haematopoietic stem cells. Nat Cell Biol. 2022 Jun 20. doi: 10.1038/s41556-022-00931-x. Epub ahead of print.

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