Elevated Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio Predicts Poor Prognosis in Advanced Colorectal Cancer Patients Receiving Oxaliplatin-Based Chemotherapy

Oncology, 04/26/2012

Elevated neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a powerful predictor of poor response to oxaliplatin–based chemotherapy in patients with unresectable colorectal cancer (CRC). The ratio is a simply accessible and inexpensive but useful biomarker in CRC patients receiving chemotherapy.

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