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p63 expression in Merkel cell carcinoma predicts poorer survival yet may have limited clinical utility.

Stetsenko Gy, Malekirad J, Paulson KG, Iyer JG, Thibodeau Rm, Nagase K, Schmidt M, Storer BE, Argenyi ZB, Nghiem P.

Am J Clin Pathol. 2013 Dec;140(6):838-44.

PMID: 24225752

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Merkel cell polyomavirus-specific T cells fluctuate with Merkel cell carcinoma burden and express therapeutically targetable PD-1 and Tim-3 exhaustion markers.

Afanasiev OK, Yelistratova L, Miller N, Nagase K, Paulson KG, Iyer JG, Ibrani D, Koelle DM, Nghiem P.

Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Oct 1;19(19):5351-60.

PMID: 23922299

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Vascular E-selectin expression correlates with CD8 lymphocyte infiltration and improved outcome in Merkel cell carcinoma.

Afanasiev OK, Nagase K, Simonson W, Vandeven N, Blom A, Koelle DM, Clark R, Nghiem P.

J Invest Dermatol. 2013 Aug;133(8):2065-73.

PMID: 23353989

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Tumor-specific T cells in human Merkel cell carcinomas: a possible role for Tregs and T cell exhaustion in reducing T cell responses.

Dowlatshahi M, Huang V, Gehad A, Jiang Y, Calarese A, Teague JE, Dorosario A, Cheng J, Nghiem P, Schanbacher C, Thakuria M, Schmults C, Wang LC, Clark RA.

J Invest Dermatol. 2013 Jul;133(7):1879-89.

PMID: 23419694

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Systemic immune suppression predicts diminished Merkel cell carcinoma-specific survival independent of stage.

Paulson KG, Iyer JG, Blom A, Warton EM, Sokil M, Yelistratova L, Schuman L Nagase K, Bhatia S, Asgari MM, Nghiem P.

J Invest Dermatol. 2013 Mar;133(3):642-646.

PMID: 23190897

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Diagnostic biopsy does not commonly induce intratumoral CD8 T cell infiltration in Merkel cell carcinoma.

Koba S, Paulson KG, Nagase K, Tegeder A, Thibodeau R, Iyer JG, Narisawa Y, Nghiem P.

PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e41465.

PMID: 22859987

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Surgical removal of the parametrial fat pads stimulates apoptosis and inhibits UVB-induced carcinogenesis in mice fed a high-fat diet.

Lu YP, Lou YR, Bernard JJ, Peng QY, Li T, Lin Y, Shih WJ, Nghiem P, Shapses S, Wagner GC, Conney AH.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 5;109(23):9065-70.

PMID: 22615388

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A new American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: Creation and rationale for inclusion of tumor (T) characteristics.

Farasat S, Yu SS, Neel VA, Nehal KS, Lardaro T, Mihm MC, Byrd DR, Balch CM, Califano JA, Chuang AY, Sharfman WH, Shah JP, Nghiem P, Otley CC, Tufaro AP, Johnson TM, Sober AJ, Liégeois NJ.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Jun;64(6):1051-9.

PMID: 21255868

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