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Prognostic value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio in gastric cancer



Prognostic value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio in gastric cancer



Medicine 97(12): E0144



The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) have been presented to be a prognostic indicator in several types of cancer. However, these issues have not been concluded yet. The present study was therefore performed to determine the prognostic value of NLR and PLR in gastric cancer (GC).A total of 182 GC patients, diagnosed between January 2011 and January 2014, were enrolled in the study. The clinicopathological parameters, laboratory analyses, and outcomes were collected. The association between NLR, PLR, and clinicopathological characters was analyzed with univariate and multivariate analyses.NLR was significantly related to age (P = .026), surgery (P = .006), node status (P = .004), and clinical stage (P = .009). The median overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were poor in the High-NLR group (OS: 36.0 vs 20.5 months, P < .001, PFS: 33.0 vs 12.0 months, P < .001) and High-PLR group (OS: 31.5 vs 18.5 months, P = .003, PFS: 26.0 vs 11.0 months, P = .01). Multivariate analyses indicated both surgery [for OS hazard ratio (HR) = 2.092, 95% confidence interval (95% CI): 1.345-3.253, P = .001; for PFS HR = 1.939, 95% CI: 1.259-2.988, P = .003] and NLR (for OS HR = 1.585, 95% CI: 1.011-2.485, P = .045) were independent prognostic factors.Elevated NLR and PLR were related with poor prognosis in GC patients before treatment. The NLR was an independent prognostic factor for OS. More studies should be conducted to address the potential prognostic value of NLR and PLR in GC.

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DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000010144


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