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Robert Albert Anders, MD PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology
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  • Associate Professor of Pathology
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Centers & Institutes

  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center



Research Interests

Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology


  • English

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  • Education +


    • Mayo Clinic Medical School College of Medicine ( Rochester MN) (1998)


    • University of Chicago Hospitals / Anatomic and Clinical Pathology ( Chicago IL) (2002)


    • University of Chicago Hospitals / Pathology ( Chicago IL) (2004)


    • American Board of Pathology / Anatomic & Clinical Pathology (2002)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Anders, R.A.; Kamel, I.R. Biopsy considerations in the diagnosis of hepatic masses. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 May;5(5):541-544.

    Carnell, A.J.; Hale, I.; Denis, S.; Wanders, R.J.; Isaacs, W.B.; Wilson, B.A.; Ferdinandusse, S. Design, synthesis, and in vitro testing of alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase inhibitors. J Med Chem. 2007 May 31;50(11):2700-2707.

    Grosso, J.F.; Kelleher, C.C.; Harris, T.J.; Maris, C.H.; Hipkiss, E.L.; De Marzo, A.; Anders, R.; Netto, G.; Getnet, D.; Bruno, T.C.; Goldberg, M.V.; Pardoll, D.M.; Drake, C.G. LAG-3 regulates CD8+ T cell accumulation and effector function in murine self- and tumor-tolerance systems. J Clin Invest. 2007 Nov;117(11):3383-3392.

    Sanders, R.P., M. Kocak, P.C. Burger, T.E. Merchant, A. Gajjar, and A. Broniscer. High grade astrocytoma in very young children. Pediatric blood & cancer. 2007;49:888-893.

    Xu, Y.; Flies, A.S.; Flies, D.B.; Zhu, G.; Anand, S.; Flies, S.J.; Xu, H.; Anders, R.A.; Hancock, W.W.; Chen, L.; Tamada, K. Selective targeting of the LIGHT-HVEM costimulatory system for the treatment of graft-versus-host disease. Blood. 2007 May 1;109(9):4097-4104.

    Collins, S.; Lutz, M.A.; Zarek, P.E.; Anders, R.A.; Kersh, G.J.; Powell, J.D. Opposing regulation of T cell function by Egr-1/NAB2 and Egr-2/Egr-3. Eur J Immunol. 2008 Jan 17;38(2):528-536.

    Steinhardt, A.A.; Gayyed, M.F.; Klein, A.P.; Dong, J.; Maitra, A.; Pan, D.; Montgomery, E.A.; Anders, R.A. Expression of Yes-associated protein in common solid tumors. Hum Pathol. 2008 Aug 12.

    Singer, A.L.; Locke, J.E.; Stewart, Z.A.; Lonze, B.E.; Hamilton, J.P.; Scudiere, J.R.; Anders, R.A.; Rother, R.P.; Brodsky, R.A.; Cameron, A.M. Successful liver transplantation for Budd-Chiari syndrome in a patient with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria treated with the anti-complement antibody eculizumab. Liver Transpl. 2009 May;15(5):540-543.

    Wada, S.; Yoshimura, K.; Hipkiss, E.L.; Harris, T.J.; Yen, H.R.; Goldberg, M.V.; Grosso, J.F.; Getnet, D.; Demarzo, A.M.; Netto, G.J.; Anders, R.; Pardoll, D.M.; Drake, C.G. Cyclophosphamide augments antitumor immunity: studies in an autochthonous prostate cancer model. Cancer Res. 2009 May 15;69(10):4309-4318.

    Yen, H.R.; Harris, T.J.; Wada, S.; Grosso, J.F.; Getnet, D.; Goldberg, M.V.; Liang, K.L.; Bruno, T.C.; Pyle, K.J.; Chan, S.L.; Anders, R.A.; Trimble, C.L.; Adler, A.J.; Lin, T.Y.; Pardoll, D.M.; Huang, C.T.; Drake, C.G. Tc17 CD8 T cells: functional plasticity and subset diversity. J Immunol. 2009 Dec 1;183(11):7161-7168.

    Brahmer, J.R.; Drake, C.G.; Wollner, I.; Powderly, J.D.; Picus, J.; Sharfman, W.H.; Stankevich, E.; Pons, A.; Salay, T.M.; McMiller, T.L.; Gilson, M.M.; Wang, C.; Selby, M.; Taube, J.M.; Anders, R.; Chen, L.; Korman, A.J.; Pardoll, D.M.; Lowy, I.; Topalian, S.L. Phase I study of single-agent anti-programmed death-1 (MDX-1106) in refractory solid tumors: safety, clinical activity, pharmacodynamics, and immunologic correlates. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jul 1;28(19):3167-3175.

    De Jong, M.C.; Hong, S.M.; Augustine, M.M.; Goggins, M.; Wolfgang, C.L.; Hirose, K.; Schulick, R.; Choi, M.; Anders, R.; Pawlik, T.M. Proximal cholangiocarcinoma: Tumor Depth Predicts Outcome. Arch Surg. 2010;In Press.

    Karp, J.K.; Akpek, E.K.; Anders, R.A. Autoimmune hepatitis in patients with primary Sjogren''s syndrome: a series of two-hundred and two patients. Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2010;3(6):582-586.

    Tretiakova, M.S.; Shabani-Rad, M.T.; Guggisberg, K.; Hart, J.; Anders, R.A.; Gao, Z.H. Genomic and immunophenotypical differences between hepatocellular carcinoma with and without cirrhosis. Histopathology. 2010 May;56(6):683-693.

    Yan, B.C.; Gong, C.; Song, J.; Krausz, T.; Tretiakova, M.; Hyjek, E.; Al-Ahmadie, H.; Alves, V.; Xiao, S.Y.; Anders, R.A.; Hart, J.A. Arginase-1: a new immunohistochemical marker of hepatocytes and hepatocellular neoplasms. Am J Surg Pathol. 2010 Aug;34(8):1147-1154.

    Zhang, N.; Bai, H.; David, K.K.; Dong, J.; Zheng, Y.; Cai, J.; Giovannini, M.; Liu, P.; Anders, R.A.; Pan, D. The Merlin/NF2 tumor suppressor functions through the YAP oncoprotein to regulate tissue homeostasis in mammals. Dev Cell. 2010 Jul 20;19(1):27-38.
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