Journal article

Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio is an independent predictor of outcome for patients undergoing definitive resection for stage IV melanoma

Stefanos Kanatsios, Melbourne Melanoma Project, Connie SN Li Wai Suen, Jonathan Simon Cebon, David E Gyorki

JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to perform a retrospective analysis of survival rates and determine prognostic indicators for patients who underwent definitive surgical resection of stage IV melanoma. METHODS: Patients included were those who underwent complete resection of metastatic melanoma. Data was analyzed using IBM SPSS 2.0. Survival estimates were derived from Kaplan-Meier, log-rank, and Breslow tests. RESULTS: The study population (n = 95) consisted of 60 males and 35 females. Median overall survival (OS) from the first metastasectomy was 49 months (95% confidence interval, 31-67 months). OS at 1, 2, and 5 years was 92%, 87%, and 50% respectively. Predictors of ..

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