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Suppan, C; Bjelic-Radisic, V; La Garde, M; Groselj-Strele, A; Eberhard, K; Samonigg, H; Loibner, H; Dandachi, N; Balic, M.
Neutrophil/Lymphocyte ratio has no predictive or prognostic value in breast cancer patients undergoing preoperative systemic therapy.
BMC Cancer. 2015; 15(5):1027-1027 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Balic Marija
Bjelic-Radisic Vesna
Dandachi Nadia
Eberhard Katharina
Groselj-Strele Andrea
Samonigg Hellmut
Suppan Christoph
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The primary goal of preoperative systemic treatment (PST) in patients with breast cancer is downsizing of tumors to enhance the rate of breast conserving surgery. Additionally, preoperative systemic treatment offers the possibility to assess for chemosensitivity of early stage disease. In various cancers the prognostic value of neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) was demonstrated, indicating that high NLR determines worse prognosis of the patients. The goal of our study was to evaluate the predictive and prognostic value of NLR in early stage breast cancer patients undergoing PST. 247 female patients with histologically proven breast cancer were analysed in this retrospective analysis. The NLR before the initiation of PST was documented. Histopathological response in surgically removed specimens was evaluated using a modified Sinn regression score and the pCR defined as no invasive tumor in primary tumor and lymph nodes. NLR was correlated with response to PST and disease free survival. PST was categorized into five groups (anthracycline containing, anthracycline and taxane containing, taxane containing, hormone treatment and other chemotherapies). pCR rate was defined as no invasive rest of tumor either in primary tumor or (ypT0 = Sinn) or in primary tumor and in lymph nodes (ypT0isypN0). Median NLR in patients without any invasive tumor rest was significantly higher than in patients either with some invasive tumor rest or not responding to chemotherapy. Despite this primary difference, the results were not stable across the analysed treatment groups particularly in the group with highest pCR rates (taxane and anthracycline treatment). Further, no association with disease free survival could be observed. Although there was a reverse trend with the higher NLR prior to systemic treatment in patients who achieved pCR, we could not demonstrate predictive or prognostic value of NLR in the cohort of early stage breast cancer patients treated with PST.
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Blood Cell Count -
Breast Neoplasms - blood
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Breast Neoplasms - pathology
Breast Neoplasms - surgery
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant -
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Lymphocytes - pathology
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Neutrophils - pathology
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Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio
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