Do the derived neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio and the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio predict prognosis in breast cancer?


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Dirican A., Kucukzeybek B. B. , Alacacioglu A., Kucukzeybek Y., Erten C., Varol U., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.20, pp.70-81, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10147-014-0672-8
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-81

Abstract

Background The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a strong predictor of mortality in patients with cancer. Similarly, a study in a large series has shown that the newly defined derived NLR (dNLR; neutrophil/leukocyte-lymphocyte ratio) also has prognostic value. The present study retrospectively evaluates the prognostic significance of NLR and dNLR in breast cancer.