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Graupp, M; Schaffer, K; Wolf, A; Vasicek, S; Weiland, T; Pondorfer, P; Holzmeister, C; Moser, U; Thurnher, D.
C-reactive protein is an independent prognostic marker in patients with tongue carcinoma - A retrospective study.
Clin Otolaryngol. 2018;
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Graupp Matthias
Holzmeister Clemens
Moser Ulrich Christian
Pondorfer Prisca
Thurnher Dietmar
Vasicek Sarah Marvis
Weiland Thomas
Wolf Axel
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Reliable prognostic markers are lacking for tongue carcinoma. C-reactive protein (CRP) and a ratio from neutrophils/lymphocytes (NLR) are biomarkers, associated with prognosis in solid cancers. Aim of this work was to investigate the role of CRP and NLR in prognosis of patients with tongue carcinoma. Retrospective cohort study. We retrospectively analysed data of patients treated for tongue carcinoma at our institution. Levels of CRP, Neutrophils and Lymphocytes were measured pretherapeutic. 197 patients treated for squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue between 2002 and 2015. Overall survival, disease-free survival. Elevated CRP was significantly associated with shorter overall survival in our cohort in uni- and multivariate analysis. NLR was not associated with prognosis. In the present study we could confirm the role of CRP as an independent prognostic marker in patients with tongue carcinoma. Incorporating this marker in prognostication could represent a valuable and moreover inexpensive tool for improved decisions making concerning therapy in the future. © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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