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Riedl, JM; Posch, F; Moik, F; Bezan, A; Szkandera, J; Smolle, MA; Kasparek, AK; Pichler, M; Stoger, H; Stotz, M; Gerger, A.
Inflammatory biomarkers in metastatic colorectal cancer: prognostic and predictive role beyond the first line setting
ONCOTARGET. 2017; 8(56): 96048-96061.
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Gerger Armin
Riedl Jakob

Introduction: Inflammatory biomarkers are useful prognostic tools in cancer patients. However, the prognostic and predictive value of inflammatory biomarkers beyond the 1st-line setting in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is unclear. Results: In multivariate analysis 1 standard deviation increase in neutrophillymphocyte- ratio (NLR) was associated with an 8.5% absolute lower objectiveresponse- rate (ORR) in 1st-line (p<0.0001), 3% lower ORR in 2nd-line (p<0.0001), and 3% lower ORR in 3rd-line (p=0.24), respectively. Regarding progression free survival (PFS), an increase in the NLR was significantly associated with rising hazard-ratios (HR) over all treatment lines (HR=1.30, p=0.021 1st-line); (HR=1.37, p<0.0001 2nd-line); (HR=1.44, p=0.042 3rd-line). The platelet-lymphocyte-ratio (PLR) was associated with 6-month PFS over all three treatment lines. Higher C-reactiveprotein (CRP) predicted for worse PFS in the first two chemotherapy lines and in best supportive care (BSC). (HR=1.49 (p<0.0001 1st-line); HR=1.25 (p=0.007 2nd-line); HR=1.09 (95% CI 0.81-1.48, p=0.552 3rd-line and HR=1.43 (p=0.002 in BSC)). Methods: Two-hundred-fifty-eight patients with mCRC undergoing palliative chemo(immuno-) therapy were retrospectively included. Primary endpoints were 6-month PFS and ORR during 1st-line, 2nd-line, and 3rd-line treatment, and 6-month overall survival during BSC. Conclusion: This study shows that inflammatory biomarkers are useful predictors of disease outcome and treatment response over several treatment lines in mCRC patients.

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