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Comment & Response
November 27, 2019

Application of the Lung Immune Prognostic Index From Research to Clinical Practice

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  • 1Department of Liver Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
JAMA Oncol. Published online November 27, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.5151

To the Editor We read with great interest the impressive article by Kazandjian and colleagues,1 which demonstrated an association of the lung immune prognostic index (LIPI) score (derived from the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio [NLR] and the lactate dehydrogenase [LDH] level) with overall survival and progression-free survival among patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors, targeted therapy, or cytotoxic chemotherapy. However, we propose the following 3 points, which should be emphasized in future clinical practice.

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