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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Long J, Lin J, Zhao H. Application of the Lung Immune Prognostic Index From Research to Clinical Practice. JAMA Oncol. 2020;6(2):299–300. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.5151
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