The Combination of Inflammation and Nutrition Factors Reinforces the Prognostic Prediction for Stage III Colorectal Cancer Patients After Curative Resection
Abstract Purpose Inflammation and nutritional status are known to be associated with the prognosis of several malignancies. Herein, we attempted to develop inflammation–nutrition scores and predict the prognosis of stage III colorectal cancer (CRC). Methods This retrospective study included 262 patients with stage III CRC who underwent curative surgery and were divided into two groups: a training set (TS) of 162 patients and a validation set (VS) of 100 patients. In the TS, clinicopathological factors were tested using a Cox regression model, and the Kansai prognostic score (KPS) was assessed by 1 point each for <3.5 g/dL albumin level, >450 monocyte counts, and <1.65 × 105 platelet counts, which were associated with disease-free survival (DFS). Using KPS, DFS and overall survival (OS) were validated in VS. Results The C-indices of KPS to predict DFS and OS in TS were 0.707 and 0.772. It was validated in VS that the C-indices of KPS to predict DFS and OS were 0.618 and 0.708, respectively. A high KPS was a significant predictor of DFS and OS. Conclusion KPS serves as a new model for the prognosis of patients with stage III CRC.