Prognostic importance of the nutritional status and systemic inflammatory response in non-small cell lung cancer

Yildirim M., Yildiz M., Duman E., Goktas S., Kaya V.

JOURNAL OF BUON, vol.18, no.3, pp.728-732, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Page Numbers: pp.728-732


Purpose: Despite all primary prevention and therapeutic efforts around the world, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) continues to be an important public health problem. In the treatment of patients, laboratory parameters can be used for the determination of treatment intensity. These laboratory parameters should be easily accessible, cheap and easy to use. For this purpose, the prognostic importance in NSCLC of serum albumin levels, neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and thrombocyte-lymphocyte ratio (TLR) was investigated in the present study.