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Anti-PD1 and anti-PD-L1 in the treatment of metastatic melanoma

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Programmed cell death receptor-1 (PD-1) and programmed cell death-1 ligand-1 (PD-L1) represent promising novel targets in immunotherapy. PD-1 is an inhibitory receptor involved in T-cell regulation that is expressed by activated T cells. Nivolumab and pembrolizumab are anti-PD-1 antibodies that have shown antitumor activity and acceptable tolerability in patients with metastatic melanoma in preclinical development and Phase I/II clinical trials.

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