The role of apelin in the assessment of response to chemotherapy and prognosis in stage 4 nonsmall cell lung cancer


ERMİN S., ÇOK G. , VERAL A. , KÖSE T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.46, no.5, pp.1353-1359, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1411-9
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1353-1359
  • Keywords: Nonsmall cell lung cancer, apelin, prognosis, STATISTICS

Abstract

Background/aim: Prediction of response to chemotherapy and prognosis bears clinical significance in patients with lung cancer. The aim of the study was to examine the association between apelin expression in tumor tissues and overall survival, progression-free survival, chemoresistance, and treatment response in stage 4 nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients undergoing chemotherapy.