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Immune checkpoint inhibitors for treatment of periorbital squamous cell carcinoma
  1. Jeremy Allan Goldfarb1,
  2. Renata Ferrarotto2,
  3. Neil Gross3,
  4. Ryan Goepfert3,
  5. James Matthew Debnam4,
  6. Brandon Gunn5,
  7. Priyadharsini Nagarajan6,
  8. Bita Esmaeli1
  1. 1Orbital Oncology and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  2. 2Department of Head and Neck Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  3. 3Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  4. 4Department of Neuroradiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  5. 5Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Division of Radiation Oncology, Houston, Texas, USA
  6. 6Department of Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bita Esmaeli, Orbital Oncology & Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA; besmaeli{at}mdanderson.org

Abstract

Purpose To report on the outcomes of immunotherapy in patients with locally advanced periorbital squamous cell carcinoma.

Methods We performed a retrospective chart review of seven consecutive patients with locally advanced periorbital cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma treated with anti-PD-1 immunotherapy. Treatments and therapeutic outcomes were reviewed.

Results Of the seven patients, six were treated with cemiplimab, and one was treated with pembrolizumab. Five patients were treated with immunotherapy as neoadjuvant therapy before planned surgical resection; two patients received immunotherapy for treatment of advanced recurrent lesions deemed unresectable following multiple previous excisions and radiation therapy. In all seven patients, measurable clinical and/or radiologic response was observed.

Conclusions Our findings support the emerging role of anti-PD-1 immunotherapy in the management of locally advanced periorbital cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

  • eye lids
  • neoplasia
  • orbit
  • pathology
  • treatment medical

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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