Jessica Esandrio

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Programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1)/programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) checkpoint blockade has led to remarkable and durable objective responses in a number of different tumor types. A better understanding of factors associated with the PD-1/PD-L axis expression is desirable, as it informs their potential role as prognostic and predictive biomarkers and(More)
Purpose: PD-L1 expression in the pretreatment tumor microenvironment enriches for response to anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapies. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively compare the performance of five monoclonal anti-PD-L1 antibodies used in recent landmark publications.Experimental Design: PD-L1 IHC was performed on 34 formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded(More)
PD-L1 expression in the tumor immune microenvironment is recognized as both a prognostic and predictive biomarker in patients with cutaneous melanoma, a finding closely related to its adaptive (IFN-γ-mediated) mechanism of expression. Approximately 35% of cutaneous melanomas express PD-L1, however, the expression patterns, levels, and prevalence in rarer(More)
Cutaneous eruptions are among the most common immune-related adverse events (irAEs) associated with anti-programmed cell death protein 1/programmed cell death ligand 1 therapy, and are often clinically and histologically characterized as lichenoid. Nonlichenoid patterns may also occur and are likely to be encountered by surgical pathologists, given the(More)
BACKGROUND The shave biopsy using a razor with an open blade is the current standard of care for sampling superficial skin lesions. OBJECTIVE To enhance safety, the authors developed a novel biopsy device with a closed blade design for removing the epidermal layer of skin and evaluated against the open razor blade for tolerability, scarring, and accuracy(More)
Background Immunohistochemical detection of PD-L1 may be used in the future as a biomarker to help select an immunotherapeutic regimen for patients with advanced melanoma. For example, patients whose tumors are PD-L1+ may receive anti-PD-1 monotherapy, and those whose tumors are PD-L1(-) may receive combination anti-PD-1 and anti-CTLA-4. The evaluation of(More)
Monoclonal antibodies that block immune regulatory proteins such as programmed death-1 (PD-1) have demonstrated remarkable efficacy in controlling the growth of multiple tumor types. Unresectable or metastatic basal cell carcinoma, however, has largely gone untested. Because PD-Ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression in other tumor types has been associated with(More)
Importance The programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) pathway play an important immunosuppressive role in cancer and chronic viral infection, and have been effectively targeted in cancer therapy. Anal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is associated with both human papillomavirus and HIV infection. To date, patients with HIV(More)
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