Publications

  1. Oechsle CM, Showalter LE, Novak CM, Czerniecki BJ, Koski GK. Statin Drugs Plus Th1 Cytokines Potentiate Apoptosis and Ras Delocalization in Human Breast Cancer Lines and Combine with Dendritic Cell-Based Immunotherapy to Suppress Tumor Growth in a Mouse Model of HER-2(pos) Disease. Vaccines 2020;8
  2. Costa RLB, Czerniecki BJ. Clinical development of immunotherapies for HER2(+) breast cancer: a review of HER2-directed monoclonal antibodies and beyond. NPJ breast cancer 2020;6:10
  3. Kodumudi KN, Ramamoorthi G, Snyder C, Basu A, Jia Y, Awshah S, Beyer AP, Wiener D, Lam L, Zhang H, Greene MI, Costa RLB, Czerniecki BJ. Sequential Anti-PD1 Therapy Following Dendritic Cell Vaccination Improves Survival in a HER2 Mammary Carcinoma Model and Identifies a Critical Role for CD4 T Cells in Mediating the Response. Front Immunol 2019;10:1939
  4. Basu A, Ramamoorthi G, Jia Y, Faughn J, Wiener D, Awshah S, Kodumudi K, Czerniecki BJ. Immunotherapy in breast cancer: Current status and future directions. Adv Cancer Res 2019;143:295-349
  5. Burke EE, Kodumudi K, Ramamoorthi G, Czerniecki BJ. Vaccine Therapies for Breast Cancer. Surg Oncol Clin N Am 2019;28:353-67
  6. Lowenfeld L, Xu S, Czerniecki BJ. CD4(+) Th1 to the rescue in HER-2+ breast cancer. Oncoimmunology 2019;8:e1078062
  7. Showalter LE, Oechsle C, Ghimirey N, Steele C, Czerniecki BJ, Koski GK. Th1 cytokines sensitize HER-expressing breast cancer cells to lapatinib. PLoS One 2019;14:e0210209
  8. Namjoshi P, Showalter L, Czerniecki BJ, Koski GK. T-helper 1-type cytokines induce apoptosis and loss of HER-family oncodriver expression in murine and human breast cancer cells. Oncotarget 2019;10:6006-20
  9. Rosemblit C, Datta J, Lowenfeld L, Xu S, Basu A, Kodumudi K, Wiener D, Czerniecki BJ. Oncodriver inhibition and CD4(+) Th1 cytokines cooperate through Stat1 activation to induce tumor senescence and apoptosis in HER2+ and triple negative breast cancer: implications for combining immune and targeted therapies. Oncotarget 2018;9:23058-77
  10. Somasundaram R, Zhang G, Fukunaga-Kalabis M, Perego M, Krepler C, Xu X, Wagner C, Hristova D, Zhang J, Tian T, Wei Z, Liu Q, Garg K, Griss J, Hards R, Maurer M, Hafner C, Mayerhofer M, Karanikas G, Jalili A, Bauer-Pohl V, Weihsengruber F, Rappersberger K, Koller J, Lang R, Hudgens C, Chen G, Tetzlaff M, Wu L, Frederick DT, Scolyer RA, Long GV, Damle M, Ellingsworth C, Grinman L, Choi H, Gavin BJ, Dunagin M, Raj A, Scholler N, Gross L, Beqiri M, Bennett K, Watson I, Schaider H, Davies MA, Wargo J, Czerniecki BJ, Schuchter L, Herlyn D, Flaherty K, Herlyn M, Wagner SN. Tumor-associated B-cells induce tumor heterogeneity and therapy resistance. Nat Commun 2017;8:607
  11. Nocera NF, Lee MC, Czerniecki BJ. Boosting anti-HER2 CD4 T-helper responses in HER2 expressing ductal carcinoma in situ. Future Oncol 2017;13:1459-62
  12. Lowenfeld L, Zaheer S, Oechsle C, Fracol M, Datta J, Xu S, Fitzpatrick E, Roses RE, Fisher CS, McDonald ES, Zhang PJ, DeMichele A, Mick R, Koski GK, Czerniecki BJ. Addition of anti-estrogen therapy to anti-HER2 dendritic cell vaccination improves regional nodal immune response and pathologic complete response rate in patients with ER(pos)/HER2(pos) early breast cancer. Oncoimmunology 2017;6:e1207032
  13. Lowenfeld L, Mick R, Datta J, Xu S, Fitzpatrick E, Fisher CS, Fox KR, DeMichele A, Zhang PJ, Weinstein SP, Roses RE, Czerniecki BJ. Dendritic Cell Vaccination Enhances Immune Responses and Induces Regression of HER2(pos) DCIS Independent of Route: Results of Randomized Selection Design Trial. Clin Cancer Res 2017;23:2961-71
  14. Fracol M, Datta J, Lowenfeld L, Xu S, Zhang PJ, Fisher CS, Czerniecki BJ. Loss of Anti-HER-3 CD4+ T-Helper Type 1 Immunity Occurs in Breast Tumorigenesis and is Negatively Associated with Outcomes. Ann Surg Oncol
  15. De La Cruz LM, McDonald ES, Mick R, Datta J, Nocera NF, Xu S, Fisher CS, Czerniecki BJ. Anti-HER2 CD4(+) T-Helper Type 1 Immune Response is Superior to Breast MRI for Assessing Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy in Patients with HER2-Positive Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 2017;24:1057-63
  16. Costa RLB, Soliman H, Czerniecki BJ. The clinical development of vaccines for HER2(+) breast cancer: Current landscape and future perspectives. Cancer Treat Rev 2017;61:107-15
  17. Nocera NF, Lee MC, De La Cruz LM, Rosemblit C, Czerniecki BJ. Restoring Lost Anti-HER-2 Th1 Immunity in Breast Cancer: A Crucial Role for Th1 Cytokines in Therapy and Prevention. Front Pharmacol 2016;7:356
  18. De La Cruz LM, Nocera NF, Czerniecki BJ. Restoring anti-oncodriver Th1 responses with dendritic cell vaccines in HER2/neu-positive breast cancer: progress and potential. Immunotherapy 2016;8:1219-32
  19. Datta J, Fracol M, McMillan MT, Berk E, Xu S, Goodman N, Lewis DA, DeMichele A, Czerniecki BJ. Association of Depressed Anti-HER2 T-Helper Type 1 Response With Recurrence in Patients With Completely Treated HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: Role for Immune Monitoring. JAMA Oncol 2016;2:242-6
  20. Cintolo JA, Datta J, Xu S, Gupta M, Somasundaram R, Czerniecki BJ. Type I-polarized BRAF-pulsed dendritic cells induce antigen-specific CD8+ T cells that impact BRAF-mutant murine melanoma. Melanoma Res 2016;26:1-11
  21. Yang RL, Mick R, Lee K, Graves HL, Nathanson KL, Domchek SM, Kelz RR, Zhang PJ, Czerniecki BJ. DCIS in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: prevalence, phenotype, and expression of oncodrivers C-MET and HER3. J Transl
  22. Datta J, Xu S, Rosemblit C, Smith JB, Cintolo JA, Powell DJ, Jr., Czerniecki BJ. CD4(+) T-Helper Type 1 Cytokines and Trastuzumab Facilitate CD8(+) T-cell Targeting of HER2/neu-Expressing Cancers. Cancer Immunol Res 2015;3:455-63
  23. Datta J, Rosemblit C, Berk E, Showalter L, Namjoshi P, Mick R, Lee KP, Brod AM, Yang RL, Kelz RR, Fitzpatrick E, Hoyt C, Feldman MD, Zhang PJ, Xu S, Koski GK, Czerniecki BJ. Progressive loss of anti-HER2 CD4(+) T-helper type 1 response in breast tumorigenesis and the potential for immune restoration. Oncoimmunology 2015;4:e1022301
  24. Datta J, Berk E, Xu S, Fitzpatrick E, Rosemblit C, Lowenfeld L, Goodman N, Lewis DA, Zhang PJ, Fisher C, Roses RE, DeMichele A, Czerniecki BJ. Anti-HER2 CD4(+) T-helper type 1 response is a novel immune correlate to pathologic response following neoadjuvant therapy in HER2-positive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res 2015;17:71
  25. Datta J, Berk E, Cintolo JA, Xu S, Roses RE, Czerniecki BJ. Rationale for a Multimodality Strategy to Enhance the Efficacy of Dendritic Cell-Based Cancer Immunotherapy. Front Immunol 2015;6:271
  26. Swoboda RK, Somasundaram R, Caputo L, Ochoa EM, Gimotty PA, Marincola FM, Van Belle P, Barth S, Elder D, Guerry D, Czerniecki B, Schuchter L, Vonderheide RH, Herlyn D. Shared MHC class II-dependent melanoma ribosomal protein L8 identified by phage display. Cancer Res 2007;67:3555-9
  27. Xu S, Koski GK, Faries M, Bedrosian I, Mick R, Maeurer M, Cheever MA, Cohen PA, Czerniecki BJ. Rapid high efficiency sensitization of CD8+ T cells to tumor antigens by dendritic cells leads to enhanced functional avidity and direct tumor recognition through an IL-12-dependent mechanism. J Immunol 2003;171:2251-61
  28. Czerniecki BJ, Carter C, Rivoltini L, Koski GK, Kim HI, Weng DE, Roros JG, Hijazi YM, Xu S, Rosenberg SA, Cohen PA. Calcium ionophore-treated peripheral blood monocytes and dendritic cells rapidly display characteristics of activated dendritic cells. J Immunol 1997;159:3823-37 

 

Awards

2020

  • CIIRC award - B. Czenriecki(PI):  Association of Gut Microbiome with Pathological Complete Response After Immune Based or Standard Neoadjuvant Therapy in Breast Cancer.

2019

  • Moffitt symposium Translational Science Featured Poster Award - Amber Beyer:  Adoptive cell therapy using HER2 specific CD4 T cells for breast cancer.
  • Junior team science partnership award - A.Basu and N.Rajarajan:  Analysis of HER3 expression in primary TNBC tissues: a potential target for the development of immunotherapeutic strategies.
  • CIIRC award - B.Czerniecki(PI):  Role of the gut microbiome in response to Dendritic Cells and HER2 targeted therapies. 
  • Miles for Moffitt award - B.Czerniecki(PI), K.Kodumudi(Co-PI),G.Ramamoothi(Co-PI):  Role of anti-oncodriver Th1 immune response on disseminated cancer cells to prevent breast cancer metastasis.

2018

  • Travel award by CIIRC (Center for Immunization and Infection Research in Cancer) - K.Kodumudi
  • Best poster award at Moffitt symposium - C.Snyder:  Anti-tumor efficacy of Type 1 polarized dendritic cells in combination with immune checkpoint blockade in a preclinical model of breast cancer.