Association of intra-tumoral tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio is an independent prognostic factor in non-small cell lung cancer


Dirican N., Karakaya Y. A. , Gunes S., Daloglu F. T. , Dirican A.

CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.11, no.6, pp.789-796, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/crj.12417
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.789-796

Abstract

BackgroundStudies suggest that tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and inflammation markers have independent roles in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but the relationship between the two pronostic factors remains unclear. In this study, we investigated TILs and inflammation markers in with patients advanced stage NSCLC and assessed the association of their levels with prognosis.