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The systemic inflammatory response predicts overall and cancer specific survival in patients with malignant lymphoma

Maqsood M. Elahi, Donald C. McMillan, Colin S. McArdle, Wilson J. Angerson, Michael Soukop, Jennie Johnstone, Naveed Sattar

Med Sci Monit 2005; 11(2): CR75-78

ID: 14161

Background:The value of C-reactive protein concentrations in the assessment of prognosis in patients with advanced lymphoma has not been clearly defined.Material/Methods:Patients with a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (n=108) and Hodgkin’s lymphoma, (n=39) and who had measurements of C-reactive protein were studied retrospectively and the data was reviewed over 8 years.Results:Median survival, from the time of sampling, was 7.4 months. On univariate analysis there was a significant relationship between the duration of cancer specific survival and tumour type (p

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