Existing models, but not neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, are prognostic in malignant mesothelioma

Abstract

Background:Recent studies proposed neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as a prognostic biomarker in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). We examined baseline prognostic variables including NLR and the EORTC and CALGB models as predictors of overall survival (OS) in MPM.Methods:In this retrospective study, 274 consecutive eligible, newly presenting… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/bjc.2013.504

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