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Neutrophil lymphocytic ratio in cancer

Marek Sierzega, Marzena Lenart, Magdalena Rutkowska, Marta Surman, Bozenna Mytar, Andrzej Matyja, Maciej Siedlar, Jan Kulig
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and lymphocyte-monocyte ratio (LMR) may serve as a simple index of the immune function. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic significance of NLR, PLR, and LMR in patients with resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and to verify whether such biomarkers are associated with changes in populations of lymphoid cells. METHODS: The prognostic implications of blood count parameters were evaluated in a retrospective cohort of 442 subjects undergoing pancreatic resections for PDAC...
October 21, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Yoshio Nakamura, Shigehisa Kitano, Akira Takahashi, Arata Tsutsumida, Kenjiro Namikawa, Keiji Tanese, Takayuki Abe, Takeru Funakoshi, Noboru Yamamoto, Masayuki Amagai, Naoya Yamazaki
BACKGROUND: An anti-programmed cell death protein 1 monoclonal antibody, nivolumab, is one of the most effective drugs for advanced melanoma. Tumor cell-derived or immune cell-derived markers and clinical predictors such as serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and cutaneous adverse events, have already been described as prognostic factors for advanced melanoma treated with nivolumab. We sought to identify further clinical predictors that can be determined in routine clinical practice. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed clinical findings of 98 consecutive patients with unresectable stage III or IV melanoma treated with nivolumab, at the National Cancer Center Hospital or at Keio University Hospital, in Tokyo, Japan, between July 2014 and July 2016...
October 15, 2016: Oncotarget
Masano Sagawa, Hirokazu Yagawa, Souichi Konno, Atsuko Usuda, Hiroyuki Maeda, Kanu Kim, Toshifumi Watanabe, Emiko Yamaya, Takebumi Usui, Hajime Yokomizo, Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu, Takeshi Shimakawa, Takao Katsube, Yoshihiko Naritaka
BACKGROUND: We examined the significance of neutrophil lymphocyte ratio(NLR)in gastric cancer and colon cancer in the perioperative period. METHOD: There were 46 patients(21 with gastric cancer and 25 with colon cancer). We examined the association between preoperative NLR and other indicators of nutritional status, as well as the relationship between preoperative NLR and the incidence of postoperative complications(all complications/infectious complications). RESULT: NLR was higher in those with zinc<65 mg, prognostic nutritional index(PNI)≤40, and modified Glasgow prognostic score(mGPS)of 2 (p<0...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
K B Huang, W Z Fan, Y Y Zhang, Y Wang, W Cui, J P Li
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) combined with cryoablation in patients with unresectable large hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: A total of 122 patients with unresectable large HCC admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University between November 2011 and July 2015 were retrospectively involved.The patients were divided into study group (58 patients who underwent TACE combined with cryoablation) and control group (64 patients who underwent TACE alone)...
October 11, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Ke Jiang, Jianyong Lei, Wenjie Chen, Yanping Gong, Han Luo, Zhihui Li, Rixiang Gong, Jingqiang Zhu
The preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are known to be prognostic factors in several cancers. However, no previous investigation has been performed to evaluate the significance of the NLR and PLR in medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC).The aim of this study was to identify the ability of the preoperative NLR or PLR to predict lymph node metastasis and recurrence in patients with MTC. Data from all patients with MTC who had undergone surgery at our institution from May 2009 to May 2016 were retrospectively evaluated...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yuanyuan Xiao, Zhihui Xie, Zhenyi Shao, Wen Chen, Hua Xie, Guoyou Qin, Naiqing Zhao
Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been found to be significantly associated with pancreatic cancer (PC) survival. However, no existing studies discussed the association between neutrophil count, lymphocyte count, and PC survival jointly. In this study, we aimed to analyze the influence of neutrophil and lymphocyte counts measured at disease diagnosis on the overall survival (OS) of PC. A total of 288 PC patients diagnosed between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013, were retrospectively selected from a population-based electronic inpatients database...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Damiano Caputo, Marco Caricato, Alessandro Coppola, Vincenzo La Vaccara, Michele Fiore, Roberto Coppola
In order to evaluate neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and derived neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (d-NLR) in predicting response and complications in rectal cancer patients who underwent surgery after neo-adjuvant radio-chemotherapy, 87 patients were evaluated. Cutoffs before and after radio-chemotherapy were respectively 2.8 and 3.8 for NLR, and 1.4 and 2.3 for d-NLR. They were analyzed in relation to clinical and pathological outcomes. Patients with preoperative NLR and d-NLR higher than cutoffs had significantly higher rates of tumor regression grade response (TRG ≥ 4) and postoperative complications...
October 14, 2016: Cancer Investigation
Suguru Yamashita, Rahul A Sheth, Andrew S Niekamp, Thomas A Aloia, Yun Shin Chun, Jeffrey E Lee, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Claudius Conrad
OBJECTIVE: To investigate prognostic impact of postoperative complications for colorectal liver metastases (CLM) in the era of RAS mutation analysis. BACKGROUND: Postoperative complications have been associated with cancer-specific outcomes in multiple malignancies. METHODS: We identified 575 patients with known RAS mutation status who underwent hepatic resection for CLM during 2008 to 2014. Postoperative complications were scored with the comprehensive complication index (CCI), and the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) was used as an indicator of systemic inflammation before and after surgery...
October 4, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Hong-Bo Yang, Meng Xing, Lei-Na Ma, Ling-Xin Feng, Zhuang Yu
SETTING: For now, hematological markers of inflammatory response have emerged as prognostic factors for patients with cancer. Many articles have confirm that neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio(NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are relate with poor prognosis in various types of tumors Objective: To investigate the association between NLR/PLR and progression free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS) and clinicopathologic parameters in lung cancer patients. DESIGN: We performed relevant searches in PubMed database, Google Scholar, Springer Link...
October 8, 2016: Oncotarget
O Skor, A Fuchs-Baumgartinger, A Tichy, M Kleiter, I Schwendenwein
Leukocyte ratios correlate with outcome in several human cancers. Little is known about their prognostic significance in mast cell tumour (MCT). The aim of the study was to evaluate the prognostic significance of pretreatment leukocyte concentrations and their ratios in dogs with MCT for survival. Medical records of 92 dogs with MCT were retrospectively reviewed. Tumour diagnosis was made by tumour biopsy or fine-needle aspirate. Only dogs without prior treatment were included. Eosinophil, lymphocyte, monocyte and neutrophil concentration were obtained by ADVIA 2120™ (Siemens Healthcare, Vienna, Austria)...
October 9, 2016: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
Y Zhang, C Ma, M Wang, H Hou, L Cui, C Jiang, J Sun, X Qu
BACKGROUND: The role of the interaction between tumor cells and inflammatory cells in gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) is unclear. Inflammatory cells exist in both the tumor immune microenvironment and the host peripheral blood circulatory system. In the current study, we examined the prognostic value of inflammatory cells in the tumor microenvironment and peripheral blood in patients with GBC. METHODS: 98 patients with GBC were recruited in this retrospective study...
October 7, 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
Mehmet Artaç, Mükremin Uysal, Mustafa Karaağaç, Levent Korkmaz, Zehra Er, Tunç Güler, Melih Cem Börüban, Hakan Bozcuk
PURPOSE: Metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is a lethal disease and fluorouracil-leucovorin-irinotecan (FOLFIRI) plus bevacizumab (bev) is a standard approach. Hence, there is a strong need for identifying new prognostic factors to show the efficacy of FOLFIRI-bev. METHODS: This is a retrospective study including patients (n = 90) with mCRC from two centers in Turkey. Neutrophil/lymphocyte (N/L) ratio, platelet count, albumin, and C-reactive protein (CRP) were recorded before FOLFIRI-bev therapy...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
Eun Young Kim, Nambeom Kim, Young Saing Kim, Ja-Young Seo, Inkeun Park, Hee Kyung Ahn, Yu Mi Jeong, Jeong Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Advanced lung cancer inflammation index (ALI, body mass index [BMI] x serum albumin/neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio [NLR]) has been shown to predict overall survival (OS) in small cell lung cancer (SCLC). CT enables skeletal muscle to be quantified, whereas BMI cannot accurately reflect body composition. The purpose was to evaluate prognostic value of modified ALI (mALI) using CT-determined L3 muscle index (L3MI, muscle area at L3/height2) beyond original ALI. METHODS: L3MIs were calculated using the CT images of 186 consecutive patients with SCLC taken at diagnosis, and mALI was defined as L3MI x serum albumin/NLR...
2016: PloS One
Xin Wang, Feifei Teng, Li Kong, Jinming Yu
BACKGROUND: The inflammatory response indexes, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), have prognostic value for a variety of cancers. However, their prognostic value for small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) has been rarely reported. In this study, we monitored changes of NLR and PLR along with the clinical outcomes in patients with limited-stage and extensive-stage SCLC who received standard treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 153 patients who were pathologically diagnosed with SCLC and collected their hematological data at different time points during disease and treatment process...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Leonardo S Lino-Silva, Rosa A Salcedo-Hernández, Erika B Ruiz-García, Leticia García-Pérez, Ángel Herrera-Gómez
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported that an elevation in neutrophils/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is correlated with poor survival in patients with colorectal cancer, but in rectal cancer (RC), it has been reported only in a few studies. It is necessary to separate colon cancer and rectal cancer to clarify the prognostic significance of NLR, especially in patients who received chemoradiotherapy. METHODS: It is a comparative, observational retrospective study of a cohort of 175 patients...
July 27, 2016: Medical Archives
Yosuke Hirasawa, Jun Nakashima, Daisuke Yunaiyama, Toru Sugihara, Tatsuo Gondo, Yoshihiro Nakagami, Yutaka Horiguchi, Yoshio Ohno, Kazunori Namiki, Makoto Ohori, Koichi Tokuuye, Masaaki Tachibana
PURPOSE: To investigate the prognostic significance of sarcopenia on long-term outcomes in patients with bladder cancer after radical cystectomy (RC). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 136 patients undergoing RC for urothelial carcinoma at our institution. Prognostic impact of the preoperative clinical, laboratory, and radiologic parameters were evaluated by Cox proportional hazard model analyses, and a nomogram was developed to predict cancer-specific survival (CSS) after RC...
October 3, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Jun Wang, Neda Kalhor, Jianhua Hu, Baocheng Wang, Huili Chu, Bicheng Zhang, Yaping Guan, Yun Wu
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been shown to be a prognostic indicator in several types of cancer. We aimed to investigate the association between NLR and survival in surgery-treated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. STUDY DESIGN: This large retrospective study included 1,245 patients who underwent initial surgery for stage I-III NSCLC at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center between December 2002 and November 2010. We analyzed the relationship of NLR with clinicopathological variables, local recurrence-free survival (LRFS), distant recurrence-free survival (DRFS), recurrence-free survival (RFS), overall survival (OS), and disease-specific survival (DSS) in patients with high or low NLR using Kaplan-Meier method...
2016: PloS One
Georgia Karpathiou, Jean-Baptiste Giroult, Fabien Forest, Pierre Fournel, Alessandra Monaya, Marios Froudarakis, Jean Marc Dumollard, Jean Michel Prades, Marie Gavid, Michel Peoc'h
OBJECTIVES: Induction chemotherapy (IC) is occasionally used in head and neck cancer, leading to less extensive surgery and reduced need for irradiation. Factors predicting the response to IC have not been determined. In this study, we investigated the clinical and histopathologic factors that predict the response to IC. METHODS: Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas from 81 patients were analyzed; clinical factors, histologic parameters, and expression of p16 and p53 were correlated with response to chemotherapy and prognosis...
September 30, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Zhengshui Xu, Wei Xu, Hua Cheng, Wei Shen, Jiaqi Ying, Fei Cheng, Wenji Xu
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammatory parameters, such as the elevator PLR (platelet-lymphocyte ratio), the NLR (neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio) and the platelet count (PLT), have been found to be associated with the prognosis in gastric cancer; however, these results, especially those relating to the PLR, remain inconsistent. So we aimed to evaluate the prognostic role of the PLR in gastric cancer by conducting and presenting the findings of this meta-analysis. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search in PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library to evaluate the prognostic value of the PLR in gastric cancer...
2016: PloS One
Leila Khoja, Eshetu G Atenafu, Arnoud Templeton, Ye Qye, Mary Anne Chappell, Sam Saibil, David Hogg, Marcus O Butler, Anthony M Joshua
Ipilimumab produces durable responses in some metastatic melanoma patients. Neutrophil, platelet, and eosinophil to lymphocyte ratios (NLR, PLR, and ELR) may be associated with the immune response in cancer thereby acting as biomarkers of toxicity and efficacy in ipilimumab-treated patients. Data were collected on clinical characteristics and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), NLR, PLR, and ELR at baseline, post cycle 2 and at the end of treatment for 183 patients treated with ipilimumab between 2008 and 2015 at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre...
September 29, 2016: Cancer Medicine
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