Age, serum PSA level at the start of chemotherapy, and Hb were identified as independent prognostic factors of OS, and ECOG PS and the CRP-to-albumin ratio were not significant but were considered as possible predictors for OS in Japanese CRPC patients treated with docetaxel. Risk stratification based on these factors could be helpful for estimating OS.
ALP: alkaline phosphatase; ARC: Armstrong risk classification; CRP: C-reactive protein; CRPC: castration-resistant prostate cancer; EAU: European Association of Urology; ECOG: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group; GPS: Glasgow Prognostic Score; Hb: hemoglobin; LDH: lactate dehydrogenase; NCCN: National Comprehensive Cancer Network; NLR: neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio; OS: overall survival; PNI: Prognostic Nutritional Index; PS: performance status; PSA: prostate specific antigen; PSADT: PSA doubling time.
BMC Urol. 2016;16(13) © 2016 BioMed Central, Ltd.