Accepted for Publication: November 25, 2011.
Published Online: January 16, 2012. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.2842
Author Contributions: All authors had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Zimmer, Hillen, and Schadendorf. Acquisition of data: Zimmer, Livingstone, Hillen, D ömkes, Becker, and Schadendorf. Analysis and interpretation of data: Zimmer, Livingstone, Hillen, and Schadendorf. Drafting of the manuscript: Zimmer, Livingstone, Hillen, D ömkes, and Schadendorf. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Zimmer, Livingstone, Hillen, Becker, and Schadendorf. Obtained Funding: Schadendorf. Administrative, technical, and material support: Zimmer, Livingstone, Hillen, D ömkes, Becker, and Schadendorf. Study supervision: Zimmer and Schadendorf.
Financial Disclosure: Dr Schadendorf is a consultant to and received honoraria and research support from Roche, GSK, MSD, Novartis, Morphotek, and Genentech.
Additional Contributions: We thank the WTZ Research Support Service (supported in part by the Deutsche Krebshilfe Comprehensive Cancer Center financing) for manuscript editing.