volume 9, issue 9, P5128-5138 2020
DOI: 10.21037/tcr-20-1037
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Abstract: Background: The platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) have been found to be associated with prognosis in several solid tumours. However, the prognostic roles of PLR and NLR in gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) remain controversial. The aim of this meta-analysis was to assess the prognostic roles of PLR and NLR in GISTs.Methods: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library for relevant articles. A systematic review was performed to calculate pooled hazard rat…

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