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Elevated Preoperative Platelet to Lymphocyte Ratio Associated with Decreased Survival of Women with Ovarian Clear Cell Carcinoma

  • Supoken, Amornrat;Kleebkaow, Pilaiwan;Chumworathayi, Bandit;Luanratanakorn, Sanguanchoke;Kietpeerakool, Chumnan
    • Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
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    • v.15 no.24
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    • pp.10831-10836
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    • 2015
  • This study was conducted to establish whether the preoperative platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is predictive of survival of women with ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC). A PLR > 300 was deemed elevated. Progression-free survival (PFS) was estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Cox proportional hazard analysis was used to determine the independent effect of PLR. Thirty-six patients were reviewed. Elevated PLRs were more commonly noted in patients with an advanced vs an early stage of disease (88.9% vs 11.1%). Women with elevated PLR carried a higher rate of disease progression during primary therapy than that those in the normal PLR group (44.4 vs 22.2%). The median PFS for patients with elevated PLR was notably worse than that for patients with normal PLR (10 vs 34 months). Despite the impact of elevated PLR on PFS, it was found to be marginally significant when controlling for commonly applied prognostic markers. It, however, trended toward significance (HR=4.76; 95%CI, 0.95-23.8). In conclusion, an elevated PLR appears to be directly associated with adverse survival rather than being a surrogate for other indicators of a poor prognosis. PLR may be a useful biomarker for predicting survival of women with OCCC and merits further large-scale studies.

Prognostic value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy

  • Park, Eun Young;Kim, Yeon-Sil;Choi, Kyu Hye;Song, Jin Ho;Lee, Hyo Chun;Hong, Sook-Hee;Kang, Jin-Hyoung
    • Radiation Oncology Journal
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    • v.37 no.3
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    • pp.166-175
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    • 2019
  • Purpose: This study aimed to investigate neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) as prognostic factors in patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who received concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT). Materials and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 66 patients with locally advanced NSCLC treated with definitive CCRT. Among these patients, 95% received paclitaxel/carboplatin or docetaxel/cisplatin. The median radiation dose was 66 Gy in 33 fractions. The NLR and PLR before/after CCRT were evaluated. The maximally selected log-rank test was used to obtain the cutoff values related to the overall survival (OS). Results: Patients with high post-CCRT NLR (>3.12) showed worse OS, locoregional progression-free survival (LRPFS), and distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) than those with low NLR (2-year OS: 25.8% vs. 68.2%, p < 0.001; 2-year LRPFS: 12.9% vs. 33.8%, p = 0.010; 2-year DMFS: 22.6% vs. 38.2%, p = 0.030). Patients with high post-CCRT PLR (>141) showed worse OS and LRPFS than those with low PLR (2-year OS: 37.5% vs. 71.1%, p = 0.004; 2-year LRPFS: 16.5% vs. 40.3%, p = 0.040). Patients with high NLR change (>1.61) showed worse OS and LRPFS than those with low NLR change (2-year OS: 26.0% vs. 59.0%, p < 0.001; 2-year LRPFS: 6.8% vs. 31.8%, p = 0.004). The planning target volume (hazard ration [HR] = 2.05, p = 0.028) and NLR change (HR = 3.17, p = 0.025) were the significant factors for OS in the multivariate analysis. Conclusion: NLR change after CCRT was associated with poor prognosis of survival in patients with locally advanced NSCLC. An elevated NLR after CCRT might be an indicator of an increased treatment failure risk.