Elevated Blood Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio: A Readily Available Biomarker Associated with Death due to Disease in High Risk Nonmetastatic Melanoma Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Melanoma
  • Receptor Protein-Tyrosine Kinases
  • Skin Neoplasms


  • NLR is a readily available blood test that was independently associated with DOD in patients with high-risk, nonmetastatic melanoma. It is unclear whether high NLR is a passive indicator of poor prognosis or a potential therapeutic target. Further studies to evaluate the prognostic role of NLR to potentially identify those more likely to benefit from adjuvant immunotherapy may prove informative.

publication date

  • March 16, 2017



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-017-5836-0

PubMed ID

  • 28303429

Additional Document Info

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