Neutrophil‐to‐lymphocyte ratio in head and neck cancer

@article{Haddad2015NeutrophiltolymphocyteRI,
  title={Neutrophil‐to‐lymphocyte ratio in head and neck cancer},
  author={Carol R. Haddad and Linxin Guo and Stephen J. Clarke and Alex Guminski and Michael F Back and Thomas N Eade},
  journal={Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={
          514-9
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an index of systemic inflammatory burden in malignancy. An elevated NLR has been associated with poor prognosis in a number of cancer sites. We investigated its role in a cohort of patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer. METHODS Eligible patients had primary mucosal squamous cell carcinoma treated with chemoradiotherapy and a minimum follow-up of 12 months (unless deceased). NLR was analysed as <5 vs. ≥5 and above and below… CONTINUE READING

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