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Neoplasma Vol.66, No.6, p.971–977, 2019

Title: Prognostic impact of prognostic nutritional index in advanced (stage IIIB/IV) non-small cell lung cancer patients
Author: X. L .Li, Z. H. Yao, Y. Y. Wan, X. Y. Mou, Y. H. Ni, E. L. Sun, D. Zang , D. J. Lin

Abstract: Prognostic nutritional index (PNI) is a parameter reflecting prognosis for various cancers, including resected lung cancer. However, there were few reports to study the relationship between the PNI and overall survival (OS) in patients with advanced (stage IIIB/IV) non-small lung cancer (NSCLC). In this study, we collected the clinical data of 315 patients with advanced (stage IIIB/IV) NSCLC who had received chemotherapy or epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) between January 2010 and June 2011. Survival curves were plotted using the Kaplan-Meier method. Multivariate analyses were used to evaluate prognostic significance of PNI in patients with advanced (stage IIIB/IV) NSCLC. In our analysis, we found that PNI (p=0.001) was significantly associated with OS in patients with advanced (stage IIIB/IV) NSCLC, so was smoking (p

Keywords: non-small cell lung cancer, prognostic nutritional index, prognosis
Published online: 07-Aug-2019
Year: 2019, Volume: 66, Issue: 6 Page From: 971, Page To: 977

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