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Nomogram based on systemic inflammatory response markers predicting the survival of patients with resectable gastric cancer after D2 gastrectomy

Jianjun Liu _, Qirong Geng, Shangxiang Chen, Xuechao Liu, Pengfei Kong, Zhiwei Zhou, Youqing Zhan and Dazhi Xu

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Oncotarget. 2016; 7:37556-37565. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.8788

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Jianjun Liu1,2,*, Qirong Geng1,3,*, Shangxiang Chen1,2, Xuechao Liu1,2, Pengfei Kong1,2, Zhiwei Zhou1,2, Youqing Zhan1,2, Dazhi Xu1,2

1State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Guangzhou, China

2Department of Gastric and Pancreatic Surgery, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, China

3Department of Hematology Oncology, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, China

*These authors have contributed equally to this work

Correspondence to:

Dazhi Xu, e-mail: [email protected]

Keywords: resectable gastric cancer, nomogram, survival analysis, systemic inflammatory response

Received: October 12, 2015    Accepted: March 28, 2016    Published: April 18, 2016


This study aimed to construct a nomogram to predict survival of patients with resectable gastric cancer (RGC) based on both clinicopathology characteristics and systemic inflammatory response markers (SIRMs). Of 3,452 RGC patients after D2 gastrectomy at the Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, 1058 patients who met the inclusion criterion were analyzed. The patients operated on from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2009 were assigned to the training set (817 patients) to establish a nomogram, and the rest (241 patients) were selected as validation set. Based on the training set, seven independent risk factors were selected in the nomogram. The calibration curves for probability of 1-year, 3-year and 5-year overall survival (OS) showed satisfactory accordance between nomogram prediction and actual observation. When the metastatic lymph node stage (mLNS) is replaced by metastasis lymph node ratio (mLNR) in validation set, the C-index in predicting OS rise from 0.77 to 0.79, higher than that of 7th American Joint Committee on Cancer 7th (AJCC) staging system (0.70; p<0.001). In conclusions, the proposed nomogram which including mLNR and routine detected SIRMs resulted in optimal survival prediction for RGC patients after D2 gastrectomy.

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