Is lymph node ratio prognostic factor for survival in elderly patients with node positive breast cancer? The Anatolian Society of Medical Oncology

Inal A., Akman T., Yaman S., Ozturk S. C., Geredeli C., BİLİCİ M., ...More

ANNALI ITALIANI DI CHIRURGIA, vol.84, no.2, pp.143-148, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.143-148
  • Keywords: Breast cancer, Elderly patients, Lymph Node Ratio, LONG-TERM, POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN, RECURRENCE, NUMBER, AGE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Several studies have now demonstrated that the lymph node ratio (LNR), as a superior indicator of axillary tumor burden to the number of excised nodes. While, about the prognostic value of LNR on the the survival of elderly patients is limited. The aim of this retrospective multicenter study is to evaluate the prognostic value of lymph node ratio in elderly patients with node positive breast cancer.