Peripheral blood lymphocyte/monocyte ratio at diagnosis and survival in classical Hodgkin's lymphoma.

@article{Porrata2012PeripheralBL,
  title={Peripheral blood lymphocyte/monocyte ratio at diagnosis and survival in classical Hodgkin's lymphoma.},
  author={Luis F Porrata and Kay M. Ristow and Joseph P. Colgan and Thomas Matthew Habermann and Thomas E Witzig and David James Inwards and Stephen M Ansell and Ivana N M Micallef and Patrick Gerard Johnston and Grzegorz S Nowakowski and Carrie A Thompson and Svetomir N. Markovic},
  journal={Haematologica},
  year={2012},
  volume={97 2},
  pages={262-9}
}
BACKGROUND Lymphopenia and tumor-associated macrophages are negative prognostic factors for survival in classical Hodgkin's lymphoma. We, therefore, studied whether the peripheral blood absolute lymphocyte count/absolute monocyte count ratio at diagnosis affects survival in classical Hodgkin's lymphoma. DESIGN AND METHODS We studied 476 consecutive patients with classical Hodgkin's lymphoma followed at the Mayo Clinic from 1974 to 2010. Receiver operating characteristic curves and area under… CONTINUE READING