Joanna Szkandera

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Background:Inflammation has a critical role in the pathogenesis and progression of cancer. The lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR) could be shown to be prognostic in haematologic neoplasia. In this study, we analysed the LMR with clinical outcome in stage II and III colon cancer patients.Methods:Three hundred and seventy-two patients with stage II and III(More)
Background:The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been proposed as an indicator of systemic inflammatory response. Previous findings from small-scale studies revealed conflicting results about its independent prognostic significance with regard to different clinical end points in pancreatic cancer (PC) patients. Therefore, the aim of our study was the(More)
Increasing evidence indicates the involvement of inflammation and coagulation in cancer progression and metastases. Inflammatory biomarkers hold great promise for improving the predictive ability of existing prognostic tools in cancer patients. In the present study, we investigated several inflammatory indices with regard to their prognostic relevance for(More)
Background:Inflammation has a critical role in the pathogenesis and progression of cancer. Recently, the derived neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (absolute count of neutrophils divided by the absolute white cell count minus the absolute count of neutrophils; dNLR) has been shown to influence clinical outcome in various cancer entities. In this study, we(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the concentrations of cobalt, chromium, and molybdenum in the serum of paediatric tumour patients after fixed hinge total knee arthroplasty. Further, these metal ion levels were compared with serum metal ion levels of patients with other orthopaedic devices such as hip and knee prostheses with metal-on-metal or(More)
Genetic polymorphisms are responsible for inter-individual variation and diversity and have been recently considered as the main genetic elements involved in the development and progression of cancer. We examined associations between common germline genetic variants in 7 genes involved in folate metabolism, cell proliferation and apoptosis, prostaglandin(More)
UNLABELLED AIM/ BACKGROUND: The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), a combined indicator of inflammation and immunology, is as yet unidentified regarding the clinical outcome of stage II and III colon cancer patients. We evaluated the effect of NLR on time-to-recurrence (TTR) and overall survival (OS) in selected patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total(More)
Epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) is the most common form of ovarian malignancies and the most lethal gynecologic malignancy in the United States. To date, in spite of treatment to it with the extensive surgical debulking and chemotherapy, the prognosis of EOC remains dismal. Recently, it has become increasingly clear that in many instances, the signaling(More)
With an incidence of about 300 000 new cases colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in Europe and the United States. Environmental and genetic factors influence CRC risk. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), a heterodimeric protein composed of two subunits, HIF-1 alpha and HIF-1 beta, plays a critical role in oxygen(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence indicates that tumor progression involves factors of systemic inflammation, such as platelets and lymphocytes. In this study, we investigated the prognostic relevance of the preoperative platelet to lymphocyte (P/L) ratio on time to recurrence (TTR) and overall survival (OS) in patients with stage II and III colon cancer (CC) who(More)