Prognostic significance of the lymphocyte-to-neutrophil ratio in percutaneous fine-needle aspiration biopsy specimens of advanced nonsmall cell lung carcinoma.

@article{Nakahara2005PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic significance of the lymphocyte-to-neutrophil ratio in percutaneous fine-needle aspiration biopsy specimens of advanced nonsmall cell lung carcinoma.},
  author={Yasuharu Nakahara and Yoshiro Mochiduki and Yoshihiro Miyamoto and Y. Nakahara and Yoshitaka Katsura},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={104 6},
  pages={1271-80}
}
BACKGROUND The prognostic significance of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in surgically resected carcinomas was reported. To apply this to inoperable nonsmall cell lung carcinomas (NSCLC) of Stage IIIB-IV, the authors estimated the occurrence of TILs using percutaneous fine-needle aspiration biopsy specimens, and tested the validity of this method… CONTINUE READING