Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (panNETs) are rare tumours of pancreas. Lymphocyte subsets in the peripheral blood are reported to reflect tumour prognosis and progression. The objective of the study is to investigate the hypotheses that the levels of peripheral lymphocytes may reflect tumour progression and may predict the prognosis of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (panNETs).
A retrospective cohort study consisting of 73 patients diagnosed with panNETs was conducted. Kaplan–Meier methods and Log rank tests were used to compare the survival rates, and a Cox regression model was used to perform multivariate analyses. Read more . . .