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Alexander M. Lesokhin

Ludwig Center at MSKĀ 
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
United States of America


I am a clinician in our center’s Immunotherapeutics Clinical Core and the hematologic oncology division. I have been involved in the development of cancer testis antigen vaccines for myeloma (MAGE-A3, CT7) and several immunomodulatory antibody clinical studies (anti-CTLA4, anti-PD-1, anti-CD137) for both solid and liquid tumors. I have taken a leading role in the development of biomarkers that might improve clinical outcome via risk adapted immunotherapy for cancer.

Research Interest

Clinical trials, immunotherapy, biomarkers


  • Lesokhin, Alexander M., et al. "Monocytic CCR2+ myeloid-derived suppressor cells promote immune escape by limiting activated CD8 T-cell infiltration into the tumor microenvironment." Cancer research 72.4 (2012): 876-886.

  • Ansell, Stephen M., et al. "PD-1 blockade with nivolumab in relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma." New England Journal of Medicine 372.4 (2015): 311-319.

  • Wolchok, Jedd D., et al. "Nivolumab plus ipilimumab in advanced melanoma." New England Journal of Medicine 369.2 (2013): 122-133.

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