Journal article

Prognostic utility of inflammation-based biomarkers, neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio and change in neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio, in surgically resected lung cancers

Daniel Thompson, Luke A Perry, Jesse Renouf, Domagoj Vodanovich, Adele Hwee Hong Lee, Jahan Dimiri, Gavin Wright

ANNALS OF THORACIC MEDICINE | WOLTERS KLUWER MEDKNOW PUBLICATIONS | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Given the poor overall survival (OR) and progression-free survival (PFS) rates for lung cancers managed with surgical resection, there is a need to identify the prognostic markers that would improve the risk stratification of patients with operable lung cancer to inform treatment decisions. We investigate the prognostic utility of two established inflammation-based scores, the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the change in neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (ΔNLR), throughout the operative period in a prospective cohort of patients with lung cancer who underwent surgical resection. METHODS: Demographic, clinical, and treatment details for 345 patients with lung cancer who..

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