OSCC: neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio predicts treatment response and survival

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Takeaway

  • An elevated neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is associated with poor response to chemotherapy and decreased survival for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients.

Key results

  • A high NLR was significantly associated with advanced T-stage (p=.016).
  • A high NLR was significantly associated with poor response to chemoradiotherapy (p=.038).
  • A high NLR was significantly associated with reduced disease-free survival in multivariate analysis (p=.041).

Study desig...