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BACKGROUND Peripheral blood-derived inflammation-based scores such as the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) have recently been proposed as prognostic markers in solid tumours. Although evidence to support these markers as unfavourable prognostic factors is more compelling in gastrointestinal cancers, very little is known(More)
INTRODUCTION Changes in the American Joint Commission on Cancer staging for breast cancer occurred when the 5th Edition was updated to the 6th Edition. OBJECTIVE To investigate how these changes affected stage and survival. METHODS 3127 cases of breast cancer were restaged. RESULTS Late stages increased from 27.7% to 38.1%. The five-year survival(More)
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