Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and overall survival in all sites of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{Rachidi2016NeutrophiltolymphocyteRA,
  title={Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and overall survival in all sites of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Saleh Rachidi and Kristin B. Wallace and John M Wrangle and Terry A. Day and Anthony J. Alberg and Zihai Li},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2016},
  volume={38 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          E1068-74
        }
}
BACKGROUND Current prognostic criteria are insufficient in predicting outcomes in head and neck cancer, necessitating new, readily available biomarkers. METHODS Pretreatment neutrophil and lymphocyte counts and their ratio (NLR) were retrospectively investigated for correlation with overall survival while controlling for demographic and clinical confounders. RESULTS Patients in the highest tertile of neutrophil counts and those in the lowest tertile of lymphocytes experienced shorter… CONTINUE READING