Pretreatment predictive value of blood neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio in R0 gastric cancer resectability.

@article{Borda2017PretreatmentPV,
  title={Pretreatment predictive value of blood neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio in R0 gastric cancer resectability.},
  author={Ana Borda and Juan Jos{\'e} Vila and Ignacio Fern{\'a}ndez-Uri{\'e}n and Jos{\'e} Manuel Zozaya and Ana Guerra and Fernando Borda},
  journal={Gastroenterologia y hepatologia},
  year={2017},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
INTRODUCTION New parameters complementary to clinical TNM classification are needed, to orient preoperative on the possibility of a R0 gastric cancer resection. We analysed the possible predictive value of blood neutrophil/lymphocytic ratio (N/L) in relation to resectability. METHODS Two hundred and fifty-seven gastric cancers consecutively diagnosed and without neoadjuvant treatment were retrospectively studied. Univariate and multivariate analysis of the frequency of R0 cases was performed… CONTINUE READING