Pretreatment neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio: an independent predictor of survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Gao2015PretreatmentNR,
  title={Pretreatment neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio: an independent predictor of survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Fangyuan Gao and Xiaoshu Li and Mingfan Geng and Xieqiong Ye and Huimin Liu and Yao Liu and Gang Wan and Xianbo Wang},
  journal={Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={94 11},
  pages={e639}
}
The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been shown to be associated with prognosis in various types of cancer. We evaluated pretreatment NLR as a predictor of poor prognosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and we compared the prognostic value of NLR with other prognostic scores.We retrospectively analyzed 825 patients diagnosed with HCC between October 2008 and May 2012. Baseline data, including the NLR and the Child-Pugh class or Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD… CONTINUE READING

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