The elevated preoperative platelet to lymphocyte ratio predicts decreased time to recurrence in colon cancer patients.

@article{Szkandera2014TheEP,
  title={The elevated preoperative platelet to lymphocyte ratio predicts decreased time to recurrence in colon cancer patients.},
  author={Joanna Szkandera and Martin Felix Pichler and Gudrun Absenger and Michael Stotz and Franziska Arminger and Melanie Weissmueller and Renate Schaberl-Moser and Hellmut Samonigg and Peter Kornprat and Tatjana Stojakovi{\'c} and Alexander Avian and Armin Gerger},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={208 2},
  pages={210-4}
}
BACKGROUND Recent evidence indicates that tumor progression involves factors of systemic inflammation, such as platelets and lymphocytes. In this study, we investigated the prognostic relevance of the preoperative platelet to lymphocyte (P/L) ratio on time to recurrence (TTR) and overall survival (OS) in patients with stage II and III colon cancer (CC) who underwent curative resection. METHODS In this retrospective study, 372 CC patients were included. Kaplan-Meier curves and multivariate Cox… CONTINUE READING

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