Prognostic value of lymphocyte-related systemic inflammatory biomarkers in triple negative breast cancer. Original article
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The aim was to evaluate inflammatory biomarkers as prognostic factors in patients with triple negativbreast cancer. We have collected data from 143 patients and evaluated using Chi-Squared test, Wilcoxon–Mann–Whitney test and Cox regression. We found a relationship between high neutrophil- to-lymphocyte ratio, platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio, and systemic immune inflammation index and local advancement features: tumor (T3/T4) (P = 0.0001, P = 0.0198, P = 0.0001), positive regional lymph nodes (P = 0.0014, P = 0.0075, P = 0.0206). In the multivariate analysis metastatic disease, worse performance status and high NLR (Hazard ratio: 4.48 [2.05–9.80], P=0.0002; 2.23 [1.24–4.03], P=0.0010; 2.23 [1.24–4.03], P=0.0075) were adverse prognostic factors. High neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio with worse performance status turned out an adverse independent prognostic factors.
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