Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most frequent canine lymphoid neoplasm. Despite treatment, the majority of dogs with DLBCL experience tumour relapse and consequently die, so practical models to characterise dogs with a poor prognosis are needed. This study examined whether the lymphocyte/monocyte ratio (LMR) can predict outcome in dogs with newly diagnosed DLBCL with regard to time-to-progression (TTP) and lymphoma specific survival (LSS).A retrospective study analysed the prognostic significance of LMR obtained at diagnosis by flow cytometry (based on morphological properties and CD45 expression) in 51 dogs that underwent complete staging and received the same treatment, comprising multi-agent chemotherapy and administration of an autologous vaccine. Dogs with an LMR ≤ 1.2 (30% of all cases) were found to have significantly shorter TTP and LSS, and it was concluded that LMR was a useful independent prognostic indicator with biological relevance in dogs with DLBCL treated with chemoimmunotherapy.
|Titolo:||Peripheral blood lymphocyte/monocyte ratio as a useful prognostic factor in dogs with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma receiving chemoimmunotherapy|
MARTINI, VALERIA (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||Chemoimmunotherapy; Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma; Dog; Lymphocyte-monocyte ratio; Prognosis; Animal Science and Zoology; Veterinary (all)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/03 - Patologia Generale e Anatomia Patologica Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.tvjl.2015.07.009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|