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Darcy A Click here . Krueger, M.D., Ph.D., Marguerite M. Treatment, M.D., Katherine Holland, M.D., Ph.D., Karen Agricola, F.N.P., Cynthia Tudor, P.N.P., Prajakta Mangeshkar, M.S., Kimberly A. Wilson, M.S., Anna Byars, Ph.D., Tarek Sahmoud, M.D., Ph.D., and David Neal Franz, M.D.: Everolimus for Subependymal Giant-Cell Astrocytomas in Tuberous Sclerosis The tuberous sclerosis complex, an autosomal dominant disorder with a prevalence approaching 1 in 6000 live births,1 is a potentially devastating disorder characterized by benign tumors in multiple organ systems, including the mind, skin, kidney, lung, heart, and retina.2 The proteins encoded by both of these genes form a tumor-suppressor complicated acting through the Ras homologue enriched in brain protein to limit activation of the mammalian focus on of rapamycin complex 1.

Rutledge, M.B.A., Jin Zhang, Ph.D., Jared K. Lunceford, Ph.D., Reshma Rangwala, M.D., Gregory M. Lubiniecki, M.D., Charlotte Roach, B.S., Kenneth Emancipator, M.D., and Leena Gandhi, M.D.3,4 One hallmark of malignancy is immune evasion, where the immune system does not mount a highly effective antitumor response.5 Programmed cell death 1 is a negative costimulatory receptor expressed primarily on the surface of activated T cells.6,7 The binding of PD-1 to 1 of its ligands, PD-L2 or PD-L1, can inhibit a cytotoxic T-cell response.10-12 Pembrolizumab, a selective highly, humanized monoclonal IgG4 kappa isotype antibody against PD-1, may disrupt the engagement of PD-1 with its ligands and impede inhibitory signals in T cells, with resultant tumor acknowledgement by cytotoxic T cells.13-16 Developing reliable, validated biomarkers that identify patients with an increased possibility of response to these antibodies remains a challenge.