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Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio as a predictive biomarker for response to high dose interleukin-2 in patients with renal cell carcinoma

  • James A. Kuzman1,
  • David D. Stenehjem1, 2,
  • Joseph Merriman1,
  • Archana M. Agarwal3,
  • Shiven B. Patel1,
  • Andrew W. Hahn1,
  • Anitha Alex1,
  • Dan Albertson1,
  • David M. Gill1 and
  • Neeraj Agarwal1Email author
BMC UrologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:1

Received: 14 October 2016

Accepted: 7 December 2016

Published: 5 January 2017

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Original Submission
14 Oct 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
24 Oct 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mark Ball
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 Dec 2016 Editorially accepted
5 Jan 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12894-016-0192-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute
Department of Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah
Department of Pathology and ARUP Laboratories, University of Utah