Can Lymph Node Ratio Take the Place of pN Categories in the UICC/AJCC TNM Classification System for Colorectal Cancer?

@article{Tong2011CanLN,
  title={Can Lymph Node Ratio Take the Place of pN Categories in the UICC/AJCC TNM Classification System for Colorectal Cancer?},
  author={Lin-lin Tong and P. P. Gao and PhD Zhen-ning Wang and Yongxi Song and PhD Ying-ying Xu and PhD Zhe Sun and PhD Cheng-zhong Xing and Xin Wang and PhD Hui-mian Xu},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={18},
  pages={2453-2460}
}
Lymph node ratio (LNR) has been reported to represent a powerful independent prognostic value in some malignancies. The significance of LNR in colorectal cancer is still under debate. A total of 505 patients with stage III colorectal cancer were reviewed. Using running log-rank statistics, we calculated the best cutoff values for LNRs and proposed a novel… CONTINUE READING