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