volume 10, issue 1, P288-297 2021
DOI: 10.21037/tcr-20-2032
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Abstract: Background: More accurate predictive factors for colorectal cancer (CRC) are urgently needed. This study aimed to assess the potential prognostic roles of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in CRC patients. Methods: Between 2014 and 2017, 118 CRC patients newly diagnosed at the Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University were retrospectively analyzed, including 72 (61%) patients that underwent radical resection (resectable CRC) and 46 (…

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